Thursday, May 10, 2012

Still Missing

Some of you wanted My Vickie to keep you up on the search for the little boy that fell in the river.  We are so sorry to say, he is still missing.
 We still say,(us dogs) that the little boy is about 2 miles down stream, but as time goes by, he could easily float out to the Great Salt Lake and never be found.
 this is my Buddy Keiser.  He is working the other shore.
 It is so hard to believe this quiet peaceful looking river is very dangerous just under the surface.
 Murphy is checking the other side of the shore too.
 This is where the scent is "Pooling"  at least that is what I keep telling My Vickie.  Now that doesn't mean the little boy is right here, it just means that his scent is settling in this area.  You see it can come to the surface, then be carried by the winds on top of the water to lots of places along the shore.
 Water searching can be very frustrating for all..... (FYI.  Some may want to know why I don't wear a vest to identify myself when I am on a search, like Keiser does.  well, as My Vickie tells me, she was on a search many years ago and one of the dogs got injured because he had a vest on and it got caught up in the dense terrain.  Since then, she has always worked her partners off lead and "nekkid"  Just so you Know)
After the day of searching, Kurt wanted to check our pulse and respiration to complete his re certification for his EMT license.  Of course I don't need an EMT license, I just need a good nose.   And I got that.
 After a tough week of searching, Murphy and I got a big reward today.  Yep.....Kids....lots of fun little kids.
 Happy Live Children.  Sometimes searching can be so sad that a day like today can make all the difference in the world.  I was so tired, so sad, so pooped, but today...well, I feel much better now.  Thanks to all the kids who let me and Murphy come and play with them.
 And yes, if you saw Goose's post, My Vickie and Goose's mom went out on the atv's last night WITHOUT us.  She came back so excited because she saw This:
 Yep, a two year old little guy.  You'll have to check into Goose's blog cause his human named this guy and your never gonna guess what she is calling him.
Or maybe you will.   Any Guesses?


JackDaddy said...

Fred? Snooki? Lemondrop? Australia?

I give up. What did he name him?

houndstooth said...

I hope they're not calling him Allred!

We certainly understand about how sad and grueling those searches can be! Hopefully they do find his body, though. It would be so much easier for his family.


harrispen said...

I sure hope they had a long lens on the camera to get that close of a picture of that moose! I wouldn't want to get too close to those huge guys.

I'm glad you had such a good time with the kids.


The Cat From Hell said...

Dearest Bert
It is so hard and Frustrating when your nose knows but there is nowhere to go.
Me thinks yous guys is wonderful for keeping looking.
Visiting kids looks like so much fun, but me must tells yous, me is afraid of little peoples.
Kisses and sweet dreams

GOOSE said...

I sure wish the humans in charge of the search would listen to you SAR dogs.
The kids sure love you Bert, and why wouldn't they!
As for our MOM's sneaking off without us. Well as you know I have forgiven mine. She brought me back 3 big beaver sticks. I love them. She said we get to go next time. But I have to behave my self if they go looking for moose. Those crazy woman. I know Miss Vickie didn't bring anything back for you so I will be glad to share a stick with you.
And I know what my MOM calls the moose. But I'll let the other guess. I know she will be posting pictures for a few days of what they did.

rottrover said...

Oh Bert, so sorry that your search has been so unproductive and sad. Good thing that you got those other kids and all that Nature to off-set the sadness...

-Bart and Ruby

Ina in Alaska said...

That is so frustrating about the missing child. Thanks for the update.

And what interesting antlers on that moose!

haopee said...

Hey buddy. I'm sorry to hear that. Don't lose hope. A little patience can go a long long way.

Huggies and Cheese,


Jeanne Pursell said...

We sure do think it is terrific the work you all do for rescue. Our prayers go out to the little boy and his family.

Wow!!! A MOOSE! A real LIVE Moose!! We aren't sure what Goose's mom might have named the sure do look happy visiting the little kids!! xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Jazzi said...

So sorry about that little boy. That was good that you all were trying to find him, the poor family!! Hope he will be found soon.


Declan said...

Hello mate, thanks for stopping by. Very nice to meet you. Thats great work you're doing there. Deccy x

georgia little pea said...

I'm going to guess ...Bert.

Mitch and Molly said...

You look so happy surrounded by all of the children, Bert. We keep saying our prayers that the little boy is found.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi Bert, we're glad you have done your very best to find the little boy. It must be extremely hard for your Vickie. Hugs to you both.

Did Goose call him Sticks! Have a relaxing weekend. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

2browndawgs said...

Sorry to hear that the child has not been found. Rivers can be scary.

We only vest our dogs when temperatures fall during hunting season. Vests have a purpose, but as you say can get caught up in brush or sticks in the water.

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

We were so hoping the little boy's body had been found by now. The searchers here are looking for a young man who went missing in the creek Sunday night when we had 5 inches of rain in two hours. They have found his pants but no other sign of him. So sad for the families.

We are excited to hear what that moose's name is.

Have a great weekend.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sarge said...

Hey Bert!
Wow, you and your pals are working so hard for that poor boy and his family. All my hopes that he is found.
Gosh, what a great looking fellow! I know...Mighty Moose, Mighty Moose! Okay, how about Mickey Moose?!?
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Casey said...

I'm so sorry the little boy hasn't been found. The humans need to listen to the dogs more!

His name is Bullwinkle, duh!

Patrice and Higgins said...

It is so sad that he still have not been found. Thanks to you and all your furiends for all your hard work!


Amber DaWeenie said...

So very sorry to hear about the missing boy. Remember...miracles can and do still happen.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I am so very much sorry that the silly peeps are NOT LISSENING to YOU!! Foolish... So Foolish.

Now about that name...
How about BULLWINKLE?????

Murphy said...

Great pics Bert! I am glad Miss Vickie always has your safety in mind. I just pray that little boy can be found.

I hope your mom has a zoom lens for getting that close-up of the moose. I think they need to stop going without you and Goose!

Your friends,

Murphy & Stanley

Angus and Molly said...

Hey Bert,

We are so proud that you are able to help out in any way. It must be very tough to see another day come and go without an answer. Sorry to hear that and we pray for the family of the little boy. Thanks for being so awesome!

KSO said...

Bert, I'm so sorry you still haven't found the little boy. But it looks like you made a lot of kids day by visiting them- you must love all the attention!

KB said...

I'm sorry that you've had such sad work with no closure yet. I'm glad that you got to visit with the little kids to cheer you up.

I'm guessing that he's "Goose the Moose"!!!!!

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert, I was worried about you and the other pups searching and not finding the little boy-cause I know you have to get depressed when you aren't successful. Glad you got to play with some little kids though-you are the best Bert!!!!!!!
Going to check out Gooses post right now.
Have a great weekend.
Noreen & Hunter

chicamom85 said...

Bert I am glad you got to play with some little peeps. It must be hard on everyone to keep searching. You are such a brave pal.

Loveys Sasha

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Stoppin' to say "hello" and see how y'all are doing. So sad y'all didn't find the little boy.

What are y'all callin' the moose? Broken nose? Sticks?

Sounds like y'all have had a great week! Except for the gettin' left behind part, that is.

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Bassetmomma said...

I'm so sorry to hear the little boy hasn't been found. You've done such a good job helping out. It's nice that you got to spend some time a bunch of fun loving kids! That moose is adorable!

Asta said...

It must be sooo fwustwating and sad to be seawching and seawching, but what joy when you can be wif happy little kids to give you hugs and smiles and play time
thank you fow yoow hawd wowk!!!!
that Moosey guy is adowabull, but I dont know any Moose names at all
smoochie kisses
(I do love JackDaddy's suggestions, hehehehe)

The Army of Four said...

Wowzers, look at that moose! How exciting! We don't see mooses here in Kansas. I did meet a large schnauzer yesterday, though. Probably not as cool.
I love that you got to play with some kids. I imagine your search and rescue work can get you down - especially in cases like this one. Ask your Vickie to give you a big hug from our mom, OK?
I've GOT to go see what Goose named the moose!
Play bows,

Two Doodles and a Dane said...

how horrible, our thoughts go out to the family of the boy.

The moose put a smile on our faces though! :)


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

We hadn't heard about the little boy. We're so very sorry. Thank you for working so hard to try and help find him.

Jed & Abby

Rumpydog said...

I know it's sad to do what you do sometimes, but I am so grateful to dogs like you that do that kinda hard work.

Mango said...

I am glad you got to restore yourself by visiting with some children. It must be so stressful to work so hard and not find that poor little boy.


Shantra said...

Hi Vicki!
Just thought I'd tell you that that little boy was Nate's cousin's son's cousin... if that makes sense. Really sad. I'm glad they found him. :( That'll give the family some closure, at the very least.