Rejoice for Layla |

Rejoice for Layla

Dear Editor:

Layla the dog was found! I have never in my life experienced the love and support from so many people, some who didn’t even know me or my dog – who put incredible amounts of time and energy into helping us find our sweet little pup, Layla.

I know it is so cliche, but I am absolutely speechless and overwhelmed by this community. There are so few places in the world where an entire community would set aside their own lives in order to help someone else in a time of need. Layla (7-month-old Australian shepherd) jumped out of a moving vehicle on Two Rivers road in Basalt on Tuesday, Sept. 27, and then fled across the Frying Pan River and disappeared into the brush on the other side.

We searched for two days, put up posters, and had the entire town of Basalt looking and praying for her. On Day Three, Todd Arcomano and Riley Gessele found Layla in a pipe in a ditch between Highway 82 and Emma Road. She was alive and well, but tired and sore.


Words cannot express how full my heart is, and how grateful I am to have my sweet little girl back in my arms. We are so blessed to live in such a loving, caring community. I truly owe my joy and gratitude to the following angels for sacrificing their own time to help search, to help pray, and to show incredible, selfless love: Todd Arcomano and Riley Gessele, Jayne Gottlieb, Josh Tukman, Suzi Johnson and Jack, Karl Wolfgang, Yisel Johnson, Pam and John Fisher, Lisbeth Oden, Lynn Haynes, Kelly Ehlers and Mom, Samantha Benavidez, Basalt Sanitation District, Will and Leslie VanHook, Yvette and Kiko Trincado, Donna and Jerry Timroth, Jim Tarr, Kylie Barr, John and Rosemary Lowenberg, Jennifer Michaud and KDNK, KSPN, Aspen Times, Roaring Fork Crossfit, Midland Bakery, TRTC and the cast of The House of Blue Leaves, Michael and the Basalt Police Department, town of Basalt, and most importantly, an all-knowing, all-powerful, and all-loving God who knows our hearts and hears our prayers.

I believe in the power of prayer! Thank you, Jesus.

Logan and Chase Carter


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