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Reignmaker Miniatures

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I am having a simply awful day today. I woke up early to birdsong and sunshine and got up thinking it was going to be a perfect day. Well I put the coffee on and opened my deck door to call my female bullmastiff and she didn't come. She has always been right there when I call and is always with either me or my special needs daughter who adores her. She is almost 6 and has never wandered and I am terrified that she has met with harm from the large packs of coyotes that hunt in my pastures. I've called the SPCA and the city pound (even tho we're quite some ways from the city many people still call if they find a 'stray') She wears no collar since the risk of becoming tangled in the bush is too great but she is very friendly and the kindest dog I've ever owned or known. I have been trying very hard not to cry since my daughter would be upset and I cannot explain to her what is wrong. She keeps asking for her dog and I have no way to explain to her whats going on. My male (Roxi's 2 year old son) has stopped eating and seems depressed and I am worried that he instinctively knows what I am not ready to face. I have walked as far as I dare from my house calling (she ALWAYS comes running when she hears my voice) and listening but there is nothing but silence and birds. It is such a terribly hot day and I am sick with thinking she may be laying out there hurt and no protection from the sun and nothing to drink. I would search my entire 230+ acres but if I take my daughter and we find her torn up or killed my daughter would be traumatized and if she's already gone it would be even worse. I have now got a terrible headache and am sick to my stomache from this. Normally I don't get physically ill from stress so I guess its from trying to hold it inside. Anyway I just needed to vent because my heart is breaking, my daughter will be crushed and my husband will be devastated too. I know this dog and if she could get home she would so I am expecting the worst.
 

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I am so sorry!!!! I hope so hard that she is home with you soon!!! Praying for a happy update!!!
 

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I am so sorry that she is missing. I hope she is able to come home soon.
 

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Sorry I didn't read this sooner..........

I would actively search for her. I get the feeling that she is injured.
 

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Oh how heartbreaking...I am so sorry! Is there any way that you can gather up a search party and trek for her? I can feel the sadness in your thread....I hope she is found and she is alright.
 

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Here's hoping and praying your girl finds her way home and SOON!
 

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Prayers that your big girl comes home real soon. Don't give up hope. I am saying prayers for her safe return.
 

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I will say some prayers you are able to find her and she will be ok. I wish I could do more. Maryann gave you some insight, maybe Bonnie could help with where on your acreage she is located.

Can someone sit with your daughter while you go searching for her tomorrow?
 

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Thank you all. Still no sign of Roxi. I have just returned from walking many miles since its getting dark now and I can't see much in the bush. My husband took our daughter and drove up and down every road for miles around asking all the neighbours he could find if they'd seen her and left our # with them in case. I took our other dog (her son) and walked and walked calling and whistling but all I found was a mother bear and her cubs that kept me from properly checking out one patch of denser underbrush. I will return there tomorrow and check again when the bear has moved on. I had hoped if I got close Magnum might find her since his nose is better than my eyes but even he didn't seem to have any luck. Not finding her body has given me a little ray of hope that she is still alive somewhere and I have been calling for her so if she can hear me she'll know I'm still looking and not feel alone. If I could I'd search all night but I know there is no point in the dark and i would end up hurt so I will spend a sleepless night and look again tomorrow. The good news is tomorrow my son has the day off and will stay with his sister while I search. Maybe new ideas about where to look will occur to me in the night.
 

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I'm so sorry to hear about you dog going missing. Can't think of anything worse than not knowing where she is. I hope your son finds her tomorrow. My thoughts are with you
 

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Well I'm back from a short hunt in a couple of areas I wanted to search but no luck still. I can't stand the not knowing and will go out again in a bit to try another direction. I keep watching for the crows (we have a large flock that lives in the area) since if I see them gathering it will be for a reason (probably not good) and the fact that I haven't still gives me some hope. If there is any chance she is alive and hurt I can't NOT try to find her. Yesterday I felt like I could feel her calling out for me, today nothing. Perhaps it was just my imagination and hope yesterday, and today I am getting less hopeful but this is the dog who when she had puppies I KNEW she had a problem (turned out to be mastitis) before there was any physical signs. The vet took her temp and pulled blood and told me there was only slight changes and nothing to be concerned about. days later she had full blown mastitis and by day 3 we scheduled reconstuctive surgery (breast removal) and weaned the puppies. Vet couldn't understand how I could know she was getting sick but she's my girl and we understand each other. Another thread on here (about horses) has me thinking and today I'm going to have a talk with Magnum about what seems to have happened and how sorry i am and how I'm trying still to find her. He hasn't eaten hardly at all since she disappeared so I believe he is grieving too.
 
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I am so sorry you are going through this. It is so much harder when the kids are effected also. So sad. I hope you find some good news soon.
 

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i haven't posted till now but i have been WILLING for your girl to return to you safely. thoughts and prayers going out for a fruitful search. bless your heart, i know how frantic you must be.
 

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Is there any chance somebody could of stolen her?

Also I would consider haveing Bonnie do a reading. She could maybe help find her.
 

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I hope you find her soon! have you looked around to see if she may have gotten locked into a building somewhere? Check all cars.

She may have chased something far away and got disoriented. This can happen. If this did happen there is a good chance that she will find her way back. I would still put up flyers because the can go many miles in the wrong direction.

Good luck!
 

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I have an update if I can see thro my tears to post it. I went searching again shortly after my last post and this time I found my beloved Roxi. She wasn't far away, just far enough we never heard her last struggle nor saw anything unusual there. She was so clearly overwhelmed by her attackers and fought long and hard. The packed grass and coyote hair tell the tale as well as a picture but in the end she succumbed to what appears to be shear numbers. By the state of her body she was gone from my world when the battle ended. I shall never forgive myself for leaving her out without Magnum as backup. My only excuse was it was so hot and she wanted to sleep in the moist sand by the house rather than inside. When he didn't want to go I didn't call her back nor send him out and because of that she died alone doing what she considered her duty. Link:

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Sept 2002 - August 6 2008

RIP my beloved girl. I'm so sorry I let you down.
 

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