Most Recent Possible Sightings

Confirmed Sighting: May 9 2012, north Chevy Chase. [2011]December 11, neighborhood outside Colombia Country Club. October 20, Colombia Country Club. September 14, Candy Cane City and into Rock Creek Park. September 7 or 8, Brookville and Shepherd in Chevy Chase, and then back south on Connecticut to Chevy Chase circle (where she is getting water, we believe). August 28th, on Thornapple in Chevy Chase, and then headed south on Connecticut!

(For other sightings, see archive at the bottom of the page.)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Today's Track [updated with map]

Today's track was a short one, by choice.  It eventually lead us to streets we know Sassafras frequents, so Sam didn't really think we'd learn anything new.  Basically, we followed the perimeter fence of the Columbia Country Club for a while, then headed north on Connecticut Ave to Newdale Rd, where the track crossed over to the Georgetown Branch Trail, which we followed through the Country Club and then eventually up a little path, back onto East West Highway, where she turned on Meadow Lane, up Aspen and back to Connecticut. (See yellow portion of map.)

The dog walker who called in this sighting said she was with another dog, about her size.  We guess that it might have been a male from the way Salsa was following the track.  That's because Salsa will put her nose down where Sassafras put her nose down (a little wet nose leaves a good strong bit of scent) and there were a lot of those spots - as if Sass was sniffing where a male dog was marking.  But, by the time we came out to the Georgetown Branch trail, it seemed like that behavior was gone, and Sassafras' confident walk down the middle of sidewalks was back.  So we think that other dog has gone back home now.

If we could, we'd keep following her trail all night, all day until we caught up to her, but it doesn't work that way.



View Tracks - Oct 22, Sept 18, 17, 10 and Aug 3 in a larger map

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