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Bienja: The story of my missing dogs, Kadie and Thor

Bienja Eastham carefully composed this letter about the terrible day Kadie and Thor, her beloved German Shepherds went missing. It's a great story, an important bit of literature, because it illustrates again how people of this area look out for each other. And it shows how much that effort is appreciated.- CM
Click on headline for photo of Bienja's handwritten manuscript, and the happy reunion photo.

By Bienja Eastham

It was a Monday Morning, March 5, 2012. I was off school that day because of parent-teacher conferencing.

My Mom went to work and my Dad was staying with me. I wanted to sleep in, but unfortunately I couldn't, because all of the sudden I heard my Dad yell, "Kadie! Thor!"

I knew that meant something bad had happened, so I went out of my bed and asked my Dad what had happened. He said that my dogs had run away.

Well, to make a long story short, my dogs still weren't back.

My Mom found a picture of Kadie and Thor. My Mom told me that she would put the letter and photos of Kadie and Thor on Columbia Magazine.

I told her thanks.

When I was in school that day I got a note; well actually it was papers stapled together. My homeroom teacher, Mrs. Pike, gave it to me. And she said, "Your Mom told me to give this to you, and that folks are looking for your dogs."

I said, "OK. Thank you."

Later on in the day when I was at L.W.C., my Dad called and said that somebody had found them.

I was thrilled!

So me and my Mom went home. And a few minutes later my Dad came home. I ran to the road and looked in the back of my Dad's truck and they were there! I was as happy as can get.

They jumped out and we hugged and kissed them.

They were worn out.

Anyway, they're doing just fine. Thank you to everyone who looked for them.

And lots and lots of thanks to the people who found my dogs in Cumberland County. -Bienja

This story was posted on 2012-03-08 02:46:45
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Bienja, happily reunited with Kadie & Thor

2012-03-07 - Breeding, KY - Photo by Sabine M. Eastham.

Bienja Eastham
is happy again after being reunited with her beloved German Shepherds, Kadie and Thor, who were found by Good Samaritan Ms. Amanda Reliford, in Chance, KY Above, they are back where they belong, in Breeding, KY.

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Bienja Eastham Manuscript

2012-03-08 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Sabine Eastham.
Bienja Eastham
sent this delightful account of the story of her the worrisome time she had when here buddies, Kadie and Thor, were missing. The dogs had strayed all the way from the Breeding area to Chance, but, fortunately, were found by Ms. Amanda Reliford, who looked after them and notified the Easthams. When Mr. Eastham brought them back home, there was a very, very happy reunion.

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Author of story about Kadie and Thor is recognized writer

2012-03-08 - JAIS, 202 Gen. John Adair School, Columbia, KY .
Bienja Eastham
the writer the wrote the accompanying article, "The story of my missing dogs, Kadie and Thor," is already a recognized writer. She's shown above with her teacher at John Adair Intermediate School, Cyndi Smith, with the award won for her short story, "The Sneaky Leopard," which won first place, statewide in the Kentucky Women's Club writing contest. The photo was posted May 25, 2011.

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