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  1. #1
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    AK - Lost blind dog survives blizzard, -40F temps, reunited with family for Christmas

    Community effort brings missing blind dog home for Christmas (Fairbanks Daily News-Miner)
    FAIRBANKS - McKenzie Grapengeter was resigned to the fact that her family would never see their blind 8-year-old dog, Abby, again.

    Abby, who they raised up from an animal shelter puppy, usually spent afternoons sniffing around their five-acre lot off 14-mile Chena Hot Springs Road, but went missing on Dec. 13 during the worst part of the recent snow storms.

    The family searched and searched the neighborhood, but as hours turned to days and temperatures plummeted to a frigid 40 below zero, Grapengeter wasn’t so sure they’d find the short-haired brown-and-white mixed breed dog who began bumping into household fixtures a few years ago when she went blind.

    But then, on Sunday, she got a call.
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    “It’s a miracle, there’s no other words to describe it,” she said, emotion choking her voice and tears coming to her eyes. “We never expected to have her to be returned safe and alive. She’s blind. It’s a miracle. It’s amazing.”
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    the rest of the story at the link above

    Abby: she's had her adventure and won't be needing another one soon, thanks!

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    What a precious heartwarming article! GB Abby!
    Thoughts and prayers for the people of Paris and all of France!

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    I can't believe she survived those temps, that weather. It's a miracle she made it home!

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    Please microchip your dogs AND cats!

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    What a sweet-looking dog. So glad she is home safe and sound.

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    ...and your parrots...(microchip)



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