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Canine Travels

IAN AND Joyce Campbell thought they would never see their Bearded Collie Chester again.

Terrified by the thunder and lighting on Tuesday of last week, the dog took off. And in spite of spending long hours searching high and low, the couple, who live at Bendochy, Portpatrick, resigned themselves to the fact he was gone for good.

On Saturday came the call that put the smile back on their faces. Eric McCaig, Port O’Spittal Farm, phoned them to say his son Robert had found Chester alive and well in one of the fields.

Said the couple:

"It was really quite humbling to realise just how supportive neighbours and fellow villagers can be when one is faced with a dilemma such as we were.

"Some may say it was just a dog but that does not detract from the spontaneous generosity and genuine concern that was shown. "The support we received from all our fellow residents in Portpatrick and the various agencies that we contacted was exceptional and we would like to thank them all most sincerely".

And Chester? He is just glad to be home again.

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