Saturday, November 3, 2012


Things have not gone according to plan.  We hauled Flirt home and arrived Monday night at about 8:30 pm. The following morning I hauled the second horse out to deliver her to Skagit County.  Neither Tika or Max were at home; both had been left with the Cowboy so that no one here had to deal with chores while I was away over the weekend.

Flirt didn't like being left alone.  She crashed through the 6' wood fence, breaking the top two boards.

Neighbor kids saw her running down the road, followed by a white van (kids thought the van was the owner.)  The driver eventually contacted 911, but it wasn't until he'd arrived in town.  By then, she had vanished.  No one has seen her beyond 1/2 mile of the house.

We've been out searching the roads, logging roads, fields and into the woods.  Fly overs have been done by many volunteers, including the Heritage Flight Museum, who took their P51 Mustang out to look for MY mustang!  Still, nothing spotted.

Local Search & Rescue has been out.  They asked their dog team, but handlers said they didn't like to use their dogs on horses due to the prey drive.  We were disappointed.

Someone contacted me on Facebook last night to say there IS a dog search team that will find horses.  I've lain awake half the night and finally got back up to look at their website again.  It's ghastly expensive.  But seriously...driving up and down the road isn't exactly cheap.  So I emailed them and will await an answer.  Hopefully they can come in the next couple of days.

Flirt has her own page on Facebook.  If you're a facebook user, please visit it often for updates.  I post a few times each day.


aurora said...

Truly hoping you find Flirt sooner then later, and that she is okay. The reality is, she is somewhere. Poor girl, she must be scared. Sending you the best of luck!

strivingforsavvy said...

I can't imagine what you are going through. I sincerely hope you get Flirt home safe and sound very soon. Keep us posted. Love and hugs in this stressful time.

Shirley said...

Still sending up prayers that you find her soon. Bless al those people who are putting in so much effort to help you- it I was there I'd saddle up Beamer and help.

Cheyenne said...

You`ll find her, it just takes time, she`ll be somewhere, munching on grass or whatever. Hiding out from humans!! Good luck

GunDiva said...

I'm very sad that Flirt is still missing. Sending good vibes your way.

Janice said...

Hope she finds her way back to you or you to her soon.

Paint Girl said...

I was so devastated when I first heard that Flirt broke out and was missing. I am still devastated that she has not been found yet. My heart breaks for you and what you are going through right now.
Sending many positive thoughts and prayers that your girl is found and gets returned safely back to you!!
And I do have a really insecure Arab that will whinny like you wouldn't believe if left alone in a trailer so if you need me to come help just let me know! I don't work and I am available!!

Margaret said...

Oh NO!!!! Please keep us informed. I'm so sorry,