Monday, August 4, 2008

Lost dog returns by ferry

A missing dog found his way home by hitching a ride on a passenger ferry. The Jack Russell called Jarvis coolly walked on to the boat after going missing chasing a rabbit. When it docked in Plymouth he bravely trotted half a mile across busy roads to return to his delighted owners.
Jarvis, six, went missing on an outing to a park on the Cornish side of Plymouth Sound with Vivienne Oxley, 56, and granddaughter Kaytie, two. Vivienne, from Stoke, Plymouth, said: "I was really, really upset when he ran off and honestly didn't expect to see him again."A few hours after his disappearance, Mrs Oxley received a call from the warden to say there had been a sighting, matching Jarvis' description, on the Cremyll ferry. She was about to make her way to the ferry when her husband, Tony, called her to say that Jarvis had miraculously turned up at home in Stoke."I just couldn't believe it. I was so relieved. The staff at Cremyll, who said that he had made several trips on the ferry, laughed and said 'isn't he clever'. When I got home he was just sat in the window as if nothing had happened!"

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