It’s been 19 months today since Izzy went missing. Over the months after that, many of us helped to spread the word about #FindIzzy. We prayed for a miracle, we prayed that maybe someone took her by accident. We prayed for her safety. We prayed for her family who’s lives were torn apart – not knowing where she is, how she is and why anyone would do that to them.
Over the months, many of us reached out to Izzy’s family – with possible photos of dogs that could be Izzy, or made suggestions as to what they should do. Myself included. They have already done everything possible. Many helped to hand out leaflets at pet shows and any fairs, put up car stickers and shared on Social Media. Izzy not at home where she should be touched our hearts.
Over time, we got to know them as a family. We’ve heard and felt their grief. We’ve all cried when we look at those beautiful photos of the girls with Izzy, or the selfie moments of dad and Izzy, and to read all those heartfelt words written by Dawn every day. Words of a deep loss and pain of having lost one of her babies.
I just wanted to give Dawn a hug, Ian a hug, Lauren and Eve. And of course Diesel – because he gave them another reason to love.And so we met. It seemed we already know each other but we didn’t. Izzy brought us together but Izzy wasn’t there. I didn’t know how much they wanted to talk about Izzy, so I let them talk.
They met Darcy and they compared their sizes. They watched Darcy and said how they were similar and how they were different. We talked about the colour of their noses. Izzy’s nose was pink. Darcy’s nose was black but became lighter after the first winter. But we don’t think Izzy’s nose will change colour.
We talked about their favourite toys, their habits. Izzy was on their mind but they have also been strong and getting on with life.
Yet the decisions they have made about Diesel was all with Izzy in mind – for when she comes back, it would be better to have a dog rather than a bitch. They said, for the duration of Izzy’s lifespan, they will never have a bitch – because it would be easier for her when she returns.
We believe Izzy is out there. Someone knows where she is. And as long as we believe in hope –
“We will NEVER GIVE UP on you IZZY, we will NEVER EVER give up looking for you. xxx”
So on this 19th month of Izzy being taken, we reach out again to anyone who might know of her whereabouts to please let Izzy go home to her family who has a big hole in their daily lives. May we keep spreading the word till she comes home. Let’s not forget Izzy, let’s get Izzy home.
Missing since Monday 16.02.15 from Outwood Road area, Radcliffe, M26
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