Author: Pauls Toutonghi
Title: Dog Gone A Lost Pet’s Extraordinary Journey and the Family Who Brought Him Home
Print Length: 272
Language: English, Francais, Italiano, Espanol, Deutsch
Format: PDF, ePub, mobi, azw, kf8, txt, ibook, Kindle
The true story of a lost dogs journey and a familys furious search to find him before it is too late. Saturday, October 10, 1998. Fielding Marshall is hiking on the Appalachian Trail. His beloved doga six-year-old golden retriever mix named Gonkerbolts into the woods. Just like that, he has vanished. And Gonker has Addisons disease. If hes not found in twenty-three days, he will die.The search begins. Fielding and his father, John, are dispatched to the field. They have the familys other dog, Uli, in tow. Combing the trails, Fielding and his father bond like never before. Fieldings sister, Peyton, calls and talks him through some of his lowest moments. Andat homeFieldings mother, Virginia, sets up a command center.Virginia becomes a field general. With a map and a phone book at her side, she contacts animal shelters, police precincts, general stores, community centers, newspapers, radio stations, churches, and park rangers. She is tireless. The local paper in Waynesboro, Virginia, writes a small story about the familys search. The story hits the AP newswire. Tipsmany of them of questionable authenticitypour in from across the country. But as the search continues, the Marshalls realize they may not survive losing Gonker. Even as the wounds of their past return to haunt them and threaten to jeopardize everything, they know they have one mission: bring Gonker home.With a big heart, intelligent humor, and a deft touch, Pauls Toutonghi tells this true tale of loss, love, and resilience.Dog Goneis by turns a story about how a family comes together in a crisisand the way heroism can assert itself in the little things we do each day.From the Hardcover edition.