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.)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


The past few days in Washington have been very mild - weather often gets to my nerves and my imagination, so this has kept some of the thoughts in my head quiet.  Every day I imagine all the dangers Sass might be facing, but when the weather gets bad it's worse.

During the terrible Snowpocalypse and Snowmaggedon week we had a couple of years ago, Jeff was in Vienna and I was trapped in the house with an infant and Sassafras.  When our daughter would fall asleep I'd run outside with the baby monitor in my pocket to clear a path and patch so Sass could pee.  Our Sass has always been very energetic and I really worried about having her cooped up for so long, but she sensed the impossibility of getting her to the dog park and was calm the whole week.

Every night, I have to let her go.  That is, I have to somehow make peace with the fact that she has been lost, that she may be lost forever, and there is nothing else I can do.  Because somehow, I have to sleep.  I have to get up the next morning and make the day a good one for my family or we've lost so much more than Sassafras.

1 comment:

  1. I am so sorry that your dog has not yet been found. I live in the Tenleytown area and keep my eyes open for her every morning as I walk to the metro. I even saw someone in the area yesterday with a Sassafras poster clipped to the back of her wheelchair! I think this story will have a happy ending-- hope it comes soon!