MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life

MAGGIE: the dog who changed my life
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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Intuition & Instinct Saves Dog from Mountain Lion

Today I want to share with you an amazing story that my friend, Susie, shared with me about a mountain lion getting her little Lhasa Apso, Kashi, last spring in Boulder, CO. What Susie shared with me that she doesn't talk about in detail here is how she followed her instincts every step of the way, and how she felt Kashi directing her and calling to her. I could never recount her story as well as Susie can tell it, so here is the letter she sent out to friends after Kashi disappeared from their yard in the mouth of a mountain lion:

Hello friends,

I just wanted to let you all know that my dear, sweet. Little Kashi was attacked and taken from our fenced yard last Wednesday at about 10:30pm. This is such an amazing story, I just have to share it. We were getting ready for bed. I told her to go out and pee and within seconds, I heard her yelp. I screamed for my husband, "Jerry, something is not right with Kashi ...!"

I ran out the front door to the fenced area where she would be and I called her name really loud. At that moment, I saw a huge animal jump the fence and run towards the alley. I looked every where for her in the yard, calling her name. I started to panic and started praying ...

"Dear God do not let anything happen to her ... please please please ..." I was running on adrenalin and instinct. I kept praying while I was on automatic instinct, and there was a fear that she could be gone. But I stopped that feeling and just had a sure sense that I was going to find her…

I ran into the house, grabbed the car keys, and screamed again for Jerry. He jumped into the car with me and I just drove down the alley where I thought the animal took her. Oh my gosh, there was a huge mountain lion crouching in the middle of the alley with Kashi!

I stepped on the gas and drove as fast as I could, and as the headlights hit the lion, it jumped up with Kashi and jumped the fence into the nearest house and yard. I jumped out of the car as fast as I could and opened the gate of this unknown house and ran into the dark, while Jerry was holding the flashlight, and yelling loudly, "Kashi, Kashi…!"

There, about 60 feet away, was that huge, 150-200lb mountain lion with Kashi! I ran and continued to yell and that “Frikkin” mountain lion got up and left Kashi and ran away from me and jumped the next fence ... and it was gone.

While Jerry was holding the flashlight, we ran to Kashi, not knowing what we would see. It did not matter to me; I believed she was going to be ok. But at the same time, I thought her guts could be falling out, her neck broken, bones broken ... so many things could have happened. But I pushed all those horrible thoughts away, picked her up ... there was blood. We ran back to the car and Jerry drove unbelievably fast to the closest Animal hospital. While he was driving I was holding her close and continuing to pray and telling her, “everything is going to be ok. Sweet Kashi. God is watching over you. You are so sweet and perfect ... we are taking you to the hospital.”

I then felt her heartbeat!!!!! Oh my gosh, she was alive!!! I said, "Yay, Kashi, you are going to be OK ... Oh my gosh this is a miracle!!

And she lifted her head up and looked at me!!! I was in shock and I actually started laughing and knowing that she was going to be ok ... And thanking God so many times.

We got her into the emergency room and they took her so fast and with such good care. It was so hard waiting for them to come out and tell me she was going to be OK., But they finally did, and a nice lady in the waiting room was crying with me, and we hugged when they came out with the good news.

It is Saturday, and she is doing good, her spunk is coming back. She is a miracle. We all thought of so many ways this could have ended badly ... if I hadn’t heard her yelp ... if the mountain lion ran in a different direction ... if the mountain lion continued to take her over the next fence. All the doctors were amazed, too.k

She has multiple puncture wounds around her neck and is on antibiotics, pain pills, anti-inflammatory medicine, and sleeping a lot and getting better every day!

I am the happiest girl in the world … My sweet baby is going to still be with me for at least 10 more years.

Thanks for all your prayers and good thoughts.

Susie F.

What a demonstration of the importance of following our guts! In this case it saved Susie's precious dog's life. Was that unspoken, spiritual bond between Kashi and Susie the invisible thread that guided Susie's actions, that same magical bond I speak of in MAGGIE the dog who changed my life A Story of Love that was instrumental in my dream messages about Maggie?

Kashi recovered fully. When I saw her this fall, you'd never know ... Thank you, Susie & Kashi, for sharing your miraculous story.

Posted By:

Dawn Kairns
Author of
MAGGIE the dog who changed my life A Story of Love

2009 Indie Book Awards Finalist
DWAA 2008 Merial Human-Animal Bond Award Finalist


Ingrid King said...

What an incredible story! I can't even imagine what your friend must have gone through. Thank goodness Kashi is okay!

Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life said...

I know -- I love this story. It's so amazing that Kashi survived. I just had to share such a happy ending...

Frankie, the Walk 'N Roll Dog said...

Wow, I was blown away by this story! I am so glad this sweet little dog survived... I just can't even imagine this happnening.

Barbara Techel

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

That is an awesome story! So glad barb and Frankie shared it with us all! Please come meet my puppers and some of their friends. Bennie is a deaf/visually impaired doxie teaching humans that life is great no matter what!

Dawn Kairns, Author of MAGGIE the dog who changed my life said...

Thanks, Barb, I was, too. That's why I wanted to share it. I hear you did, too -- thanks!

Michelle, thank for visiting and commenting. I'm glad you liked the story. Where did Barb share? Didn't see on her blog ...