UPDATE: MARCH 23
Jessie the beagle was found in a wooded area, dead of natural causes, a few hours after she went missing. Apparently she wandered off to pass along by herself.
Aumann emailed her thanks for everyone who volunteered their time to look for her.
Given that this week is our annual Animal Issue and our focus is on all things furry, fuzzy, feathered, etc., it seems apropos to pass along a lost-dog query for help.
Mindy Aumann, the foster director with Beagles of New England States (B.O.N.E.S., heh-heh), emailed to say that "a sweet, 11-year-old beagle" named Jessie, a rescue in the Essex Junction area, took off during a walk last Saturday and has not been seen since. That's Jessie pictured here. But you probably guessed that.
So, if any of you see this "sensational senior," here's the number to call: 603-781-1983.
And by the way, if you're a beagle lover, mark your calendar: The B.O.N.E.S. Beagle Bash — aka Woofstock — is coming up on September 24.
But before that, find Jessie. And have a nice spring and summer, and please pick up your dog poop.
Check the B.O.N.E.S. website for more info, including how to adopt your very own beagle.