Piper is a 2-year-old black Pug who adores all the members of her little family.
But the person whom she developed a particular liking was her human brother, Carter. Carter and Piper’s mom, April Licata, shared with The Dodo that her son and their pet dog completely adored one another from the moment they met.
The Licatas were thrilled to spend another holiday season with their precious four-legged pup when the unimaginable happened. Piper, whom all the members of the Licata family adore so much, suddenly went missing on the 18th of November.
I can’t even!Edited story for the curious!On November 18, we let our pug, Piper, out to go potty, and she didn’t come back when we called her. It had been a long two and a half weeks for my oldest two children, Carter and Natalie, thinking they would never see their puppy again. Piper was a very special gift for Carter’s 12th birthday: he had always wanted a black pug since he spent his baby years with another pug he loved very much -Oliver- who had to go live with another family while his baby brother was sick. We posted and shared and talked to neighbors, news venues, and community groups but as the days passed, our hope waned. But then, amazingly we got a message this Monday night that a dog that looked like Piper had been picked up and taken to the animal shelter. I was truly shocked. We had all resigned ourselves to the reality that she prolly wouldn’t come back. Lo and behold, it was her! Seeing her little tail wag as she came out from the back of the GeneseeCounty AnimalShelter where she had been so well taken can of, I lost it!! Carter and Natalie were out of town for a few days with their dads family, and so I hoped to make their reunions special. This video is no doubt the embodiment of that! It’s so amazing to see the love, and honestly the video says more than any words I could write. My son loves his dog so much, was sick while she was gone, and tonite she’s sleeping next to him again. What a Christmas miracle for our family and thank you to everyone who helped bring Piper home ❤️🎄🐶This video is exclusively managed by T&T Creative Media. For licensing / permission to use please contact email@example.com
Posted by April Elizabeth Licata on Thursday, December 5, 2019
April let their family dog out for a quick potty break, but Piper did not come back when she called the Pug back inside their home after a couple of minutes. The Licatas, especially both of April’s children, Carter and Natalie, were beyond heartbroken and inconsolable.
April’s children thought that they would never see their dog ever again, and the two completely lost interest in decorating their home for Christmas. The Licatas searched the neighborhood. They asked their neighbors for help, and even posted on their social media accounts about their lost dog. But nothing happened.
April and her family’s Thanksgiving this year was the saddest one on their books.
Praying for Piper’s safe return was the only thing they could do because no one knew where to find their dog.
The Genesee County Animal Shelter messaged April after two weeks with the news. It was to tell them about a dog that matched Piper’s description was recently dropped off at their shelter. April and her husband were both elated and drove off to the shelter to pick their puppy up.
Carter was out of town when his parents discovered Piper’s whereabouts. The couple decided to keep the great news a secret until their son’s return. April, her husband, and Piper came to pick Carter up from school. They could not contain their happiness that they are finally complete again.
Source: April Elizabeth Licata via Facebook