Hello, bl*g readers, I'm writing to ask a big favor of all of you. My friend Laura got married last weekend in Colorado and decided to take a road-trip honeymoon with her new husband so they could bring along her fifteen-year-old dog, Jackie.
While they were passing through Phoenix, Arizona, this past Thursday, Jackie, along with her leash and water bowl, was stolen from outside a bookstore (they tied her up outside while they went in to buy a map). They are, obviously, completely devastated and panicked, and are staying in Phoenix to find her. I met Jackie when Laura visited me at the convent -- she's a very, very sweet old girl, and it's heartbreaking to think of her being separated from Laura, who noted in her e-mail to me that "Jackie has been the love of [her] life for the past fifteen years."
If any of you know anyone in Phoenix, or if you know anyone who knows anyone, please send them a flyer and ask them to print and post a few. My theory is that the more flyers are posted, not only the more people who might see Jackie, but also the more likely that whoever took her will feel guilty and return her so Laura and her new husband and Jackie can go home.