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Friday, July 6, 2012

"Bella," Bichon/Shiz Tzu mix, White, Castro Valley - Found!

Bella is a six year old Shiz Tzu/Bichon mix. She is not wearing a collar and she is not microchipped. 

Bella went missing the night of July 4 during the time when her family was out at the Independence Day celebration. 

She had been missing for three days when I arrived. 

They did not know how she got out of the house, since the door was closed when they got home. They said that sometimes it does not close properly, so they thought it would have been open when she got out and blown shut after she left. 

I asked them if they had checked the large house and yard just in case she was still in the house, and they said, "yes." 

The only track we found was a current track of her with her person on a very recent walk. She confirmed that this was the way they went the last time they went on a walk a couple of days prior to Bella going missing. 

As we were on the walk, she received a phone call from home that Bella had been found hiding in a large walk-in closet in one of the bedrooms. The person to whom the bedroom belonged to confirmed that she had entered and exited the closet a hundred times since Bella went missing, but never heard a sound, until today while we were on the walk.

What our search confirmed was that the only track leading away from the house was a track of Bella on a recent walk, so, if we had followed the track all the way back to the house, we would have been able to go in a different direction of the search like seeing if Bella was still hiding in the house, or if she had been picked up directly outside her home and put into a car with the windows rolled up. 

I am glad that Bella is safe at home. The photo is of Bella after she was found hiding in the closet. 

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Created by My Tracks on Android.
Total distance: 2.18 km (1.4 mi)
Total time: 45:33
Moving time: 23:18
Average speed: 2.87 km/h (1.8 mi/h)
Average moving speed: 5.62 km/h (3.5 mi/h)
Max speed: 11.52 km/h (7.2 mi/h)
Average pace: 20.88 min/km (33.6 min/mi)
Average moving pace: 10.68 min/km (17.2 min/mi)
Min pace: 5.21 min/km (8.4 min/mi)
Max elevation: 159 m (522 ft)
Min elevation: 112 m (367 ft)
Elevation gain: 79 m (260 ft)
Max grade: 0 %
Min grade: 0 %
Recorded: 7/6/2012 10:48 AM
Activity type: -