Tuesday, May 15, 2012
UPDATE: Canine mascot of Tandy Hills Natural Area is
She was found after six days.
Dog owner Don Young said his 20-pound terrier Olive often accompanied him on walks in Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth, leaping high in the air to see above the tall grass. On Sunday, May 13, Olive went missing.
Olive and her owners, Don and Debora Young, live across the street from the nature area. Don is the founder of Friends of Tandy Hill, and he moved across the street from the prairie land 12 years ago so he could enjoy it daily. "Tandy Hills is kind of like [Olive's] front yard," Don said.
Don reports that 5-year-old Olive has a microchip but was not wearing a collar on Sunday morning when she went missing. The dog spends lots of time outside the Young's home and in the prairie, though she sleeps inside.
He said she has never run off before. "She's extremely well cared for here, and I'm afraid that someone saw her and took her because she's so cute and so friendly," he said. "She seems, to us, like she's almost human. She has something in her eyes that you don't see in other dogs."
Olive has a distinctive underbite and is friendly. If you have information about Olive, call Don and Debora Young at 817-731-2787.
UPDATE: Olive is back home. A man who works near Tandy Hills saw Olive and took her in. The man saw one of the signs posted and returned the dog on Friday, May 18.