A Day in the life of Swamper & Rye...
They both had their morning ritual on May 20, 2012. As Rocky was leaving on the Kenworth, there were gunshots in the desert, being deathly afraid of the gunshots, Rye ran, with Swamper chasing after her into the desert. We searched every day, calling their name, with neighbors looking, airplanes flying searching the desert, dirt bikes riding, jeeps and 4-wheelers nothing for 11 days. Flyers, TV, Radio, stores out of town animal controls in case someone saw them and picked them up.We were averaging 30 to 50 miles per day.
Then the heartbreaking news thru a co-worker that he had heard thru another party that the dogs we were searching for had been killed by a neighbor thinking that they were going to get into his livestock on the day that they so scared ran because of gunshots.
So now Swamper & Rye, run free at Rainbow Bridge and their remains have been collected and buried in the
‘Uncle George” Memorial Garden at the Pig-A-Sus Homestead.
For those attending Open House on July 14, 2012, we will have a short Memorial for both.