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Friday, May 18, 2012

"Casper," DSH, Black with White, Cupertino -Found!

Casper is a two year old, neutered, indoor/outdoor, black and white DSH. He is not wearing a collar, but he is microchipped.

He was last seen by the husband around 8 AM Monday morning. The only sighting of Casper was in a neighbor's yard later in the same morning. This is a house that Casper regularly visits. We started our search from there.

The track led to a local recreation/farm area where a lot of local events are held. It was only a few blocks from Casper's home. It appeared that Casper was there on a regular visit. However, it also appeared that something happened while Casper was there because the track leading out of the farm, back to his home, suddenly turned around and ran back into the farm. From there the track zig zagged all around the farm and then shot out of the farm. From there the track led around Cupertino and, eventually, into Sunnyvale. The search was stopped at 8:30 PM when it was dark. That was Friday night.

I received an email on Sunday afternoon that Casper suddenly returned home, walking through his cat door.

"From: Sapphire Fein
Subject: Casper is home!
Date: May 20, 2012 7:32:39 AM PDT
To: Jackie Phillips

Ms. Phillips,

We wanted to let you know Casper is home! 

Thank you to you and Dino for helping us out. He came in through the cat door this morning!

Sapphire Fein"

My guess is that Casper was picked up inside the farm/recreation area and carried away. His person said that Casper is generally not friendly toward strangers and does not allow people to hold him. Probably he was forcibly grabbed and put into a bag/backpack. Eventually, Casper got away and made his way back home. He was gone for a one week.

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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 21.78 km (13.5 mi)
Total time: 5:45:13
Moving time: 3:11:48
Average speed: 3.79 km/h (2.4 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 6.81 km/h (4.2 mi/h)
Max speed: 57.04 km/h (35.4 mi/h)
Average pace: 15.85 min/km (25.5 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 8.80 min/km (14.2 min/mi)
Min pace: 1.05 min/km (1.7 min/mi)
Max elevation: 122 m (399 ft)
Min elevation: 27 m (88 ft)
Elevation gain: 678 m (2225 ft)
Max grade: 2 %
Min grade: -2 %
Recorded: 5/18/2012 2:40 PM
Activity type: -