Posted: Jan 11, 2013 10:38 AM by Laura Wilson - MTN News
Updated: Jan 11, 2013 10:39 AM
KALISPELL - A Great Falls couple never could have imagined they'd be reuniting with 3-year-old Lucy after losing the dog while visiting Kalispell nearly three months ago. But it's happening next week.
Tim and Amy Braulick say Lucy managed to roll down the window and jump out of the car while they were driving along U.S. Highway 2 in Evergreen.
They didn't realize she was missing until they picked up their daughter in Kalispell, and then spent countless hours driving to Kalispell in search of Lucy, without any luck.
All the phone calls they received from people who thought they'd spotted her or had found her, ended up being for different dogs - not Lucy.
That is until this week when the Flathead County Animal Shelter brought in a dog matching Lucy's description.
"I was skeptical. We had had so many people say, 'We have your dog.' I said, 'I need to see pictures.' Once I opened up that page [of pictures], I took one look and saw her eyes and her ears, and said, 'That's our Lucy!'" Amy said.
"It was like, 'Wow! Look, it's her,'" Tim said.
Two of the Braulick's relatives will be picking up Lucy on Friday, and she is expected to be reunited with her Great Falls family early next week.