Leo, Lost and Found


We have a doggie tale that many in our community have said is worth sharing. Recently, we lost Leo, our five-pound Chihuahua, for three nights and four days in what was some of the worst winter weather Seattle has seen in some time. An army of friends and complete strangers came together to search for our little guy, but ultimately, it was dogs who found our Leo.

We were walking in Lincoln Park (a 135-acre park in West Seattle) on Thursday, February 11. When Leo lunged at another dog, the handle of his retractable lead popped out of my hand and sprung toward Leo, scaring him and basically “chasing” him. He bolted into the woods and we lost him. We searched from 2:45 p.m. until 9:30 that night. The next day, we started at 5 a.m. and searched through the day until 7:30 p.m., when the snow started to come down heavily.

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