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Miraculous reunion between dog lost for nearly two years and her guardian

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If only dogs could talk, what a story some could tell...for dogs who have disappeared from home, there might be tales of loss, adventure, travels, danger and then, in the best of tales, a reunion.

A little, long-haired Chihuahua named "Lily," who was just reunited with her stunned guardian, would likely be one such dog with a interesting story to share, reported Sunday's KWTX News.

Lily's mysterious adventure began in April of 2012 when she vanished from her Scottsdale, Ariz., home on Easter Sunday.

Lily's guardian, 33-year-old Christy Tripp, searched high and low for her small companion, but Lily was nowhere to be found. After eight months, Tripp finally wrapped her head around the finality of Lily's disappearance and accepted that there would be no happy reunion.

Eventually, Tripp moved from Arizona to Elm Mott, Texas, leaving behind her former home and any potential hope of ever seeing Lily again.

Everything changed when Tripp received an email just over a week ago from Lily's microchip company; a stranger had brought Lily in to Tripp's old Scottsdale veterinary clinic and the information on the dog's implanted chip led to Lily's true guardian.

Amazingly, the good Samaritan had picked Lily up in the same neighborhood that the dog and her person had once called home.

Lily is too small to fly in the cargo hold of an airplane, so the veterinary clinic utilized Facebook to see if there was anyone willing and able to take Lily in the plane's cabin.

The veterinary clinic hit pay dirt - someone was able to fly with Lily, and the journey would be free of charge.

On Sunday, the long lost friends were reunited at DFW International Airport.

Tripp told KWTX News:

This is honestly, the best Christmas present my family could have ever received,”

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