Losing your best friend
February 10, 2007 4:10am CST
My dog Billy, an aussie, loves to swim. Yesterday I took him to Front beach in Rockport MA. Sooner or later, he gets into the frigid ocean water to chase the ducks. He will swim long distances until he is tired enough to come ashore. Yesterday, I thought I had lost him when he disappeard behind rocks. I yelled and yelled to no avail. I waited for fifteen minutes and then drove my truck up to the next beach to see if he landed there. He wasn't there. After a half hour of driving back and forth to both beachees, I still could not find him. I called the Harbormaster, and they told me that they didn't have a boat in the water to do a search. Sick to my stomach I returned to my home. And then I thought, I'll go back one more time. As I approached the beach, there he was enjoying a run along the shore. Thank God I found him! It would've been a terrible day without him.