Local dog owners search for missing loved ones

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 20, 2005

Over the past three months, two local dogs have gone missing. Now, their owners are searching for reasons.

About 10 months ago, a storm raged across Suffolk. One of them knocked a tree onto Mary Gillerlain’s daughter’s home in Windsor. The tree fell onto the electrical fence, and her beagle Blossom dug her way out. The 8-year-old hasn’t been seen since.

&uot;You get attached to them,&uot; Gillerlain said of her dogs. Blossom liked to come to Gillerlain’s Queen Anne’s Court home and play with her two dogs. &uot;They’re family. She came around here all the time, and they know her. I miss her tagging along and playing with the other dogs. Dogs love you no matter what.&uot;

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Blossom has tanned freckles on her front paws, and gray around her eyes. Her back is almost completely black. A reward is being offered. For information, please contact Gillerlain at 539-0597.

After moving into her new home in Whaleyville last weekend, Ella Benson realized that her 12-year-old black lab Sirius had escaped. The dog weighs about 70 pounds, is black with a reddish tint and gray on her muzzle. She has a surgical scar on her chest and black and purple spots on her tongue. One ear sticks up and the other doesn’t due to another surgery. She was last seen on Clover Lane, wearing a black and silver collar with paw prints on it. For more information, call 450-3628.