On Wednesday, Tazzie, the missing English bulldog and his owner Michael Buckley were reunited reported 11alive.com. The dog had been in the back of Buckley's car when it was stolen late last week as Buckley was driving through Georgia from South Carolina heading to Colorado when he developed car trouble.
Late last Thursday, Buckley stayed the night in an Atlanta hotel, and when his car was repaired, stopped at the intersection of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Joseph Lowery Boulevard to ask three teenagers for directions. When he turned away, two of the teens hopped in his car and sped away.
The car was found the next day. Personal items had been stolen, but that didn't matter to Buckley. Most importantly, his dog was missing, and Buckley wanted to find Tazzie.
Into Tazzie's life came Melissa Robinson, who found the dog wandering along the Atlanta street of Westmore Drive, just two blocks from where Buckley's Ford Explorer had been stolen. She bathed the dog, fed him and cared for him, and on Tuesday happened to see one of the flyers that had been posted with Tazzie's picture. At that point she called Buckley. Robinson was so excited to have been able to help:
"He was like, 'Oh my God, it's her.' Yeah he just kept hugging me."
Buckley wants to thank everyone involved in this reunion with Tazzie. He was so surprised and grateful for all of the help he received stating:
"I'm so grateful that everything ended up like this and I'm actually back with her because I'm going to be honest with you, I didn't think that I was gonna have her back."
The two will now finish their trip to Colorado. Don't we all just love happy endings?
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