With heavy hearts we all go to bed tonight, knowing that Willow won’t be coming home.
When we came home from a busy day, Mummy read on Facebook that Willow’s body had been found.
It was not the news we wanted to read. It was not the ending we had hoped for. There is only one small bit of comfort – that Willow has been reunited with her Mummy and Daddy.
Willow was “lost” more likely stolen on the 30th September, 2014. There has been an outpouring of help and support for her owners. Rewards were posted and many hopeful postings. But today we heard the sad, sad news. We cannot imagine why anyone would have done what they did. It is just too sad.
RIP Willow. Your Mummy and Daddy did everything they could to find you. You touched so many lives. We prayed and we hoped. You are definitely in a better place where there is only love, freedom and no one to ever hurt you again.
Willow’s decomposed body was left to be found where people walk past – not under bushes, not hidden somewhere. After the vets checked over the body, it showed a few inconsistencies that did not add up. It’s been almost two months since she was last seen by her dog walkers. Her nails were clean and her paws did not look like she had been traversing the earth. They could tell from her tail that it was a cockapoo. But they could not determine the gender as the body was pretty much decomposed – and therefore could not check for the microchip. Her collar and tag were also removed.
There were no sightings of Willow at all in the two months. In other words, Willow did not get lost and starved to death along a path that people walk past. It seems a great likelihood that she was stolen/kidnapped/taken. And it seems that the body was placed there so the owners would find the body and put an end to their search for Willow.
Maybe the search for Willow was getting too hot to handle.
Why did they do it? What did they do to Willow? We have no answers. But someone out there knows what happened.
It’s pointless to harbour negative thoughts, but even as we have to let go of our hopes of Willow coming home alive, we hope that whoever took Willow, whoever harmed her will never rest in peace for what they have done.
Nothing can justify such a cruel act. She belonged to someone, she was much loved and she was a life.