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A great team effort

Dear Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the people involved in the search and rescue of my beloved doggie Sierra. She was lost on Sunday, Oct. 24, in Old Snowmass. Thanks to the efforts of many people here and around the world who were praying for her, she made her way back home.

A huge thank-you goes out to Larry Rather, who saw her running down Capitol Creek Road in the snowstorm Monday morning. He had the wisdom to know she didn’t belong out there running down the road, and had the heart and fortitude to chase her down and grab her despite her attempt to bite him.

He will be our hero forever!

Thank-yous also go out to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s department and Deputy Lathrop, who looked for her Sunday and sent out the word of my lost dog; the Aspen Animal Shelter, which called me when Larry brought Sierra into them; ReRe Baker, the radio stations, neighbors in Little Elk Creek, and every single person who helped in any way. I also would like to thank Dr. Martha Rideout, who helped me search for her Sunday then tended to her feet and eye wounds right away. And Alpine Animal Hospital: They were great and so relieved to see her.

If ever you’re in the same frantic situation, make sure to send out the word everywhere and have anyone spread the news and start looking. Every single prayer, positive thought and hopeful wishes made the difference in her successful homecoming.

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I have lived in the valley for almost 30 years, and I’m so happy to live among such wonderful people. Sierra truly beat the odds, and I’m so very grateful.

Kris Forke

Old Snowmass