30th October 2010 22:53Hi Girls, Posted this on Furry friends too but thought that good news stories should be shared around to another forum!!! My brother lives in the country and has an 11 year old female golden retriever. She's an absolute pet. She knows the area very well, and never really strays too far. Last weekend, she was missing and they walked the roads nearby looking for her but to no avail. They were all really upset, the kids especially, because she had never been missing overnight. There was no sign the following day and my sis in law went out again, searching in local ditches, in case she had been knocked down, and still no sign. Night #2 and no sign of the dog. He said he didn't sleep a wink worrying about her. He took the next day off work and was determined to go out and search the local fields and hopefully find her alive, or even if she had been killed, he wanted to find her and give her a proper send off, as she's a dearly loved family pet for the last 11 years. Anyway, off he went, in his wellies,rain gear and bag on his back with food, dog bowl, water and blanket hoping that he'd have a need for them, and out over the fields calling her name. He was out a couple of hours and he heard her bark when he called her name, and followed her answering barks to a 5 foot deep drain in a field. There she was, down in the drain with a broken leg . There had been a frost the night before and with all the rain, she was absolutely freezing and shivering, but he said through it all she was mad licking his face and so happy to be found! He rang his wife to come and get them, and then He climbed down into the drain and managed to lift her up and push her out onto the edge of the field. He climbed out and wrapped her in the blanket and lifted her to the road where his wife picked them up in the car. Straight to the vet for an IV and get her leg sorted and heat her up. She spent the day there and they were able to collect her and bring her home that evening with a big cast on her leg. She's making good progress and is happy to be home!! I was bawling when they were telling me about it, I'm just soooo happy that she's ok!!