Aug 5, 2009

Muffy Homeward Bound

This morning when I was sleepily walking into my kitchen at work to get my Joe's O's and soy milk I happened to look down at the newspaper. The feature on the particular page that caught my eye melted my heart...

Have you ever seen the movie Homeward Bound?

Yes...the one where the adorable two dogs and cat travel across lands to come home to their family? Well let's just say this story does exist through an adorable dog in Australia named Muffy.

Muffy the Terrier Cross was found in Melbourne after being away for 9 years from Gold Coast in Australia! The owner Chloe Rushby, who is now 17 was 8 when her dog was lost. Her and her mum were thrilled when they learned Muffy would be coming home.

Muffy traveled 1,200 miles to be united with her family. Now that is true love and dedication to find her owners. Here is Chole's happy face after she found out that her dog was coming home.

The fluffy white doggie is known to have been kept in a filthy back yard for the past two years. The previous seven years of her life are a mystery. Ms Coulter found Muffy sleeping on a tattered piece of cardboard after a tip-off about animal cruelty.

I am a sap for stories like this one, so I hope this tugged at your heartstrings the way it did mine.

I walked out of my lunch room with the article and I told my co-workers whenever we were having an unhappy day that I would remind them of Muffy, the doggie who didn't give up until she was safely home. I was a bit frustrated about a few things this morning, but after reading this article I put things into perspective. What if I could love this much? It made me think that I should love more and hope more. Anything is possible!

The owners mentioned that they have a beach they can take Muffy to so she can run and play now that she is home. Aww, a perfect ending to a perfect story. Happy almost Thursday darlings!

32 comments :

  1. I seen this story on the news the other day and had tears in my eyes while hearing about it. What a sweet sweet story. Makes me happy just thinking about the love between the owner and dog now =]

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  2. That is the sweetest story!! Def reminds me to have hope about things...thank for sharing...I can't imagine how the owner felt!!

    Happy almost Thursday love! XO

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  3. omg, I love this post. What a great story. I'm such a dog lover, it definitely tugged at my heart strings. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh I love this story! Thank you so much for posting! How exciting for the young girl!

    Hope you had a great day XOXO

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  5. Makes me want to cry, gee what a courageous dog.
    xxx

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  6. What a beautiful story. I can only imagine the samme situation with my dog and me. If she left, I'd be devastated. Some how and some way I would hope and pray the we would be brought back together.
    Great post!!! Dog lover right here!!

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  7. This post is so wonderful, darling!

    FM~FP~AF

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  8. Lovely blog!

    Have a nice day
    Hugs Gunilla in Singapore

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  9. Wonderful Story thanks for sharing Ocean

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  10. oh my gosh!!! AMAZING!!! my oldest daughter has such a heart for animals and i know that if our ruby girl got lost she would have that exact smile even if it was 9 years later!! crazy!

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  11. That is the sweetest story!! It makes me smile that he found his way home after all these years! I couldn't imagine losing my furbabies. :( Thanks for sharing! :)

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  12. I haven't seen this movie but I will have to now! Awe Muffy, that's amazing!

    Oh hon, of course I remembered you did this already, I even commented, LOL. Soooo sorry! I told myself to check who's done it already - it was a scheduled post - usually schedule them for midnight and I completely forgot to check. Sorry!

    I love that your mom is your best friend :)

    Hope you're having a great week!xx

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  13. Aww I read this on yahoo and got all teary! I love happy ending doggy stories!
    P.S. I totally forgot about Homeward Bound I used to watch that movie on repeat when I was little!!

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  14. Awww that is such a great story! I have heard stories about animals traveling far and wide to get back to their owners and it just warms your heart doesn't it? Hope you have a great rest of the week!

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  15. omg!! what a great story! thank you so much for sharing!

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  16. And now I'm sobbing. What a brave little fur baby.

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  17. WOW.

    That is truly unbelievable. Can you imagine that dog living on its own all those years? Unreal.

    Animals are astounding, I swear.

    And YES, this didn't tug - it YANKED at my heartstrings! :)

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  18. AWWWWW!!! i am a sucker for stories like this. i LOVE dogs and i cry whenever i read anything sad about them or anything happy like this. like right now, i'm getting all emotional.

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  19. Awe!! that is such a great story! thanks for posting it!!!

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  20. I love Homeward Bound...

    What a cutie!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  21. Awww. That did dig at my heart strings. That is such a sweet story. Finally Muffy gets to finsih her happy little life on the beach wither her true owners.

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  22. Oh my gosh... this is why I love dogs. ugh I just can't stand to think of dogs being away from their humans... they are the best!

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  23. how cute! i love dogs so so much!

    thanks for letting me know. unfortunately there was an error =( fixed now though. would love you to vote.

    doesn't matter if you don't have whole body shot. if can be whatever you like. i'm much better at close ups/portraits.

    mwaaaa

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  24. I have come to learn over these past few years that hope is a beautiful thing. We all have our down moments where we feel lost, but in the end there is always hope. That story is quite cute :0)

    And I love the film Homeward Bound lol.

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  25. okay... whoa!! just read your comment on my last post!! I wont tell... but I AM SO EXCITED!! yeee! :) You are a total sweetheart and genuinely one of my fave blogger friends :) Keep me posted on the details! Was there any sort of "shopping" or "looking" involved in the discussion?

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  26. What a sweet story with a happy ending! I love that!!! I always loved the movie Homeward Bound and now to think that this little white doggie and it's owner will be reunited.....so very cool! sniffle, sniffle.

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  27. Wow! Great minds think alike! Hurray for dog lovers! This story was quite a tear jerker by the way. Beautifully written. Have a wonderful day, dahlin!!

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  28. I've once heard about a similar story..., where a dog found its way back home over a long distance. It is so touching and remarkable as well as puzzling. Nothing seems impossible.

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  29. Oh my gosh! That is so adorable! I LOVE the Homeward Bound movie (and coincidentally I commented on a post about it haha). Shadow the golden retriever was my favorite. I'm actually in the mood to watch it now...
    I'm so glad that dog was saved from animal cruelty too! =(

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  30. What a great story - I loved that film as a kid.

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  31. I LOVE that movie sooooo much! its one of the best childhood movie memories ever!

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  32. That movie makes me cry inconsolably the way that only animal movies (IE: Marley and Me) can! I am so glad that Muffy came home.

    I had a similar experience with my cat Spooky, who jumped off my balcony in the middle of the night. A month and a half later, I found him, 5 lbs lighter, next to my car when I went outside to take the new kitten to the vet!

    http://confessionsofacocktailnapkin.blogspot.com/

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