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Dawn Brooks of The Associated Press wrote a wonderful story yesterday about Jessica Namath being reunited with her Shih Tzu Tula after Tula escaped her yard about five years ago. Since this is a time for miracles, Tula and Jessica’s story is perfect for this season!

How many people have been present even while their dog is slipping away or someone is luring them away for purposes of their own? As a dog lover, it is easy to feel sad for even those individuals you have never met that have lost the furry love of their lives. However, it is equally as emotional when stories of dogs being reunited with their families come about – especially during Christmas!

A favorite Christmas tale has been that of The Little Drummer Boy. It is evident that love for animals began way back in the early days of humanity (although this is a tale that is only about 2,000 years old). The boy in the story had only his animals to love and his sheep was injured and dying. The Christ child cured the boy’s pet since the boy lovingly offered a song to the baby. The boy was elated that he had his beloved sheep back! This must have been the feeling that Joe Namath’s daughter, Jessica, had when she got the phone call about her little dog!

Although not every dog has a microchip, those that do can more readily be returned if the chip gets read (and is active). A computer chip is no miracle in these times of technology, but the results certainly must feel like a miracle nonetheless!

The first family that found ‘the stray’ did not check for a chip, but when the dog slipped away from this family, too, the next man to locate the canine took it somewhere where they were able to check the device and discovered that Tula was Jessica’s long-lost doggie. This certainly will be a great Christmas for those two!

Dogs of all types tend to provide humans with miracles on a daily basis. They don’t have to return home after being gone for a long time in order to do that. The miracles that they provide may not be that evident, but unconditional love and devotion is not always thought to be a miracle until it is gone!

Be grateful for your canine. They only want to love you. Keep them safe for they will do the same for you. Feed them and they will return your efforts thousands of times over.

Merry Christmas Tula and Jessica! So glad you are back together again!

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