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Happy ending: Bear is back

Richard Robertson, in a socially lateral cross county move from the elite Lower Bull Run neighborhood to the elite Mt. Carmel community in Adair County, had taken his dogs on a familiarization exercise at the new location. All returned but the great feist, Bear. An APB was put out. But, on a search trip, Robertson returned to find that neighbor Jeff Biggs had Bear in custody, back at his new Mt. Carmel home.
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The search for the great feist, Bear, is off. Richard Robertson, now of Lower Bull Run, soon to be a proud member of the elite Mt. Carmel community, reports that Bear is back. He had been turned loose in a familiarization exercise and did not return from the woods as expected that day.

But the story has a happy ending.

Richard Robertson writes, "Late Friday morning, good neighbor Jeff Biggs returned Bear to his Mt. Carmel home, while I was out looking for the lost dog.

"Bear was there to greet me when I returned, probably wondering why I left him.

"Of course, Bear was found on the lake side of Mt. Carmel Road, not where I thought he would be. The accompanying photo of him is back at his Bull Run kennel, where he was emerging from the warmth of his insulated house."

It should be noted that it is customary for residents of the elite Bull Run neighborhood to pamper their pets. Wayne and Barbara Armitage have at least one dog house with television, and make regular runs to one dog's favorite fast food drive through.

The neigborhood is generous to birds, as well, with martin condominiums and single family residences for perhaps the greatest concentrated population of bluebirds in Adair County.

This story was posted on 2011-04-02 03:03:00
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Bear is missing: If sighted, or in custody, please call

2011-04-01 - Adair Co., KY - Photo Richard Robertson.
This photo was posted by a frantic Richard Robertson on April 1, 2011. Later, the same day, he wrote to call off the All Points Bulleting. Bear was back, thanks to the help of a good man Jeff Biggs, in Robertson's - and Bear's soon to be new neighborhood in the Mt. Carmel community
Bear is lost from his soon-to-be new home in Mt. Carmel.. Richard Robertson writes, "Bear did not return with my 3 other dogs after exploring the deep woods between Mt. Carmel Road and Cane Valley. This area is bordered by Mt. Carmel , Beech Top, Old KY 55, And Kellyville roads. Bear is a young male feist, 35lbs. He is a very dark black and tan, friendly, with upright ears and wearing a green nylon collar along with a black shock collar. If sighted, or is in custody, please call Richard Robertson: (270) 384-9596 or (270) 805-1742.

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Bear, back home, emerges from his insulated den

2011-04-02 - Columbia, KY - Photo by Richard Robertson.
Bear, Richard Robertson's great mountain feist, back at his old home on Lower Bull Run, emerges from the warmth of his insulated house.

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