Feel Good Friday: A Golden Retriever Returns Home After 2 Years in the Wilderness

Feel Good Friday: A new segment where we talk about feel good stories in the news!

Photo Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com

Photo Courtesy of www.nydailynews.com

My good friend Heather recently shared this story with me, and I thought it would be a great positive story to share to start the weekend.

According to HaloPets.com, last month a Golden Retriever named Murphy returned home after spending 2 years in the wilderness away from her family (HaloPets).

Erin and Nathan Braun went on a camping trip in Tahoe National Forest, and their beloved dog went missing. After years of searching and exhausting all possible options to find Murphy, the family held on to hope that they would one day be united with their beloved dog (HaloPets).

Recently, they were contacted and told that some campers saw Murphy about 5 miles from where Murphy was last seen. The Braun family rushed out to the camp site and after hours of searching decided to leave some of their clothes and Murphy’s old dog bed, hoping that she would pick up on the scent (HaloPets).

Sure enough, the campground host found Murphy sleeping on the families clothes and was able to get her in a kennel to bring home to the Braun family (HaloPets).

The family was able to confirm it was Murphy due to the L-shaped scar on her elbow. They believed that Murphy survived on scraps and donations from kind neighbors and protected herself from the cold by seeking out garages and other warm places to spend the night (HaloPets).

The family couldn’t be happier that their family is once again complete.

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    August 8, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Murphy, what possessed you to leave in the first place?
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      August 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Squirrel maybe?

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    August 9, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love these stories when a pet finds there way home even if it does take years, you know that family is super happy.
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      August 9, 2014 at 9:36 pm

      Me too Suzy! It is such a great ending!

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    M. K. Clinton
    August 9, 2014 at 6:21 pm

    What a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing it. ☺
    M. K. Clinton recently posted…All I Need To Be HappyMy Profile

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      August 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

      Thank you! Thought we would start the weekend with something positive!

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