Search dog Lassie rescues missing woman
KCOY Central Coast News: “ It's a case of life imitating art. In central California, a Search and Rescue collie named Lassie located a woman who had been missing for days.
Sixty-two-year-old Felisa Lizada went missing on Monday. About 55 Search and Rescue team members embarked on a massive search, canvassing the area near her Los Osos home. Some team members even took to the skies to search for her. Family members feared that Lizada, who suffers from dementia, could have wandered off anywhere.
After two days of searching, the team's Lassie was the first to spot Lizada. The hunched-over woman was sitting in a creek, surrounded by dense brush.”
When Lassie returned to the search team and she was barking, what did they ask, “Is Tommy all right? Did you find the beer, girl?"
“Lassie looked brilliant, in part because the farm family she lived with was made up of idiots. Remember? One of them was always getting pinned under the tractor, and Lassie was always rushing back to the farmhouse to alert the other ones. She'd whimper and tug at their sleeves, and they'd always waste precious minutes saying things: "Do you think something's wrong? Do you think she wants us to follow her? What is it, girl?" as if this had never happened before, instead of every week. What with all the time these people spent pinned under the tractor, I don't see how they managed to grow any crops whatsoever. They probably got by on federal crop supports, which Lassie filed the applications for.” Dave Barry