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.)

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Is this for real?

Yes, caller, it's for real.  And yes, we are still hoping to bring her home even though it's been "like a year" (473 days, but who's counting?).

I wish I had some news to post, but there have been no new sightings.  No new sightings is not necessarily something to worry about because of the weather here in Washington:  it's very hot, so she's probably only on the move late at night; and we have a pattern of storms in the evening hours so people aren't walking around much.

I appreciate all the notes I've been getting to let me know people are still thinking of her.  I appreciate all the volunteers who are helping keep the flyers up that the caller was calling about.

I hope that everyone understands that we wish we could bring her home, but we can only do what we can do, and one of the things I can't do is stitch my sorrow into my daughter's childhood memories, or, actually, into my memories of my daughter's childhood.

Sam once brought a dog home who had been lost for 20 months; that's her record.


  1. I think of her everyday. There was a recent story about 2 basset hounds that had been stolen and were found after 5 years. She's a smart little cookie and I hope we can bring her home.

  2. I'm always thinking of Sassafras and your family and saying prayers for both each night. I hope she is found very soon to both relieve your stress and build new memories with her and to also have her safe and sound at home.

    If you do think she is staying near water because of this heat you are having, I hope you can have volunteers go there each say and see if she is there and catch her. And I hope you have people willing to also go out at night.

    If you need funding to hire people, I have said before and I would not hesitate one minute to donate for your needs. Another push for professionals to come in and help may be what is needed. I am very willing to give you what you need for this.

    Your family and Sassafras are in my thoughts always and I hope each day I would read great news and you could go back to a normal life.

    Take care.