There’s a woman in Boca Raton, Florida named Penny Howard, who lost her dog back in 2008 . . . a four-year-old terrier mix named Pia.
It got out and ran off while she was away on vacation, and no one ever found it. You’d think she would have given up hope after eight years, but she says she never did.
In fact, she says she kept a photo of Pia that she’s KISSED every single DAY since then. Which is about as sad as it gets. And she kept hoping for a phone call, but never got one.
She also knew Pia would be 12 by now, so even if someone HAD taken her in, she might not be alive anymore.
But two Fridays ago, her phone rang . . . and it turned out Pia WAS still alive. She showed up at a nearby shelter, and they got Penny’s number from a microchip.
They said she was covered in fleas when she came in, but someone had been feeding her. So now she’s back home, EIGHT YEARS after she went missing.