GOOD NEWS: ‘Gracie,’ Dog Missing Since Last Sunday, Has Been Found!

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On Monday (Sept. 3), we first reported about BTB Reader Inga Duncan Thornell’s missing 2-year old Formosan Mountain Dog ‘Gracie,’ who had gone missing Sunday, Sept. 2 in Burien.

After many Comments, tips and helpful searches, Inga reports that Gracie has been found, thanks to a tip from a local, well-known milkman named Marty Good!

We know that many of our Readers are passionate about their pets, so we’re happy to report this great news.

Here’s Inga’s full report from her blog:

Thank you everyone –  WE GOT HER!

I got a call this morning (8:12am) from Marty Good, who drives for Smith Bros Farms. He said he thought he saw Gracie near the intersection of Marine View Drive and Normandy Terrace but he had to leave her to backtrack a block to get my number off one of our signs. I drove down there and called and called, finally I started heading back up the hill and at Brittany Place… I saw her. She was standing on the corner sniffing the air and I stopped the truck and called her name. She turned but looked poised to run, I called again and she ran to me full speed and threw herself on the ground on her back at my feet. I grabbed her, hugged her and quickly pushed her into the truck thru the window where she jumped all over Rob screaming the whole time! Just then Marty pulled up and we hugged like lottery winners!

By 8:36 I had given her a pile of the dog cookies I keep in the truck and we were driving home with her still squeeking, me singing “We got you, We got you” over and over and Rob flapping his tail so hard it sounded like I had an egg-beater running in the jump seat. She is dirty, smells funny according to Rob, and most of her pads are  peeled like open blisters, otherwise she is perfect and even still has her collar on. I’ll get her to her vet this afternoon to weigh her and see how dehydrated she is.

Thank you everyone! All those signs, calming thoughts and eyes on the ground made all the difference. Now, time to put a screen-roof on the dogyard.


Driving home, Gracie is falling asleep already.


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15 Responses to “GOOD NEWS: ‘Gracie,’ Dog Missing Since Last Sunday, Has Been Found!”
  1. Inga says:

    Thank you for updating our story. I emailed Smith Bros to commend Marty and I am proud to live in such a community. >^..^< Inga

  2. Christy says:

    We are so glad Gracie has been found! We saw the sign walking home from school and my kids have been so concerened about Gracie since they heard she was missing. We have a big dog that we love more than life and we would be devastated if he was lost! So glad for happy endings!! Yay for Marty the milkman! My kids love him too!!

  3. Susie says:

    I love a happy ending.

  4. Betsy says:

    This is why I live in Burien. People who live and work here will go out of their way to help reunite a dog with her family.

  5. PJ says:

    YAY, I’m so glad you found her 🙂

  6. Monica says:

    So happy you found her!! Hope she’s feeling better!!

  7. Marianne says:

    Terrific news!

  8. Coverofnight says:

    Please list the email that we can send our thanks to that milkman….!

  9. Vicki Hurley says:

    HURRAY!! My pack rejoices with you also! I’m SO glad you found your dear doggie girl!

  10. sallie tierney says:

    My milkman is a hero! Good for you Marty Good – you live up to your name in so many ways and one of the reasons I’m a Smith Brothers customer even though I know I could probably get dairy cheaper – cheaper could never replace Marty.

  11. Bonnie Moormeier says:

    What a great story….made my day! Marty is a hero for sure!

  12. Erik Robbins says:

    AWESOME!! Great news. This is why I Love Burien.

  13. Greg says:

    Clean up your “Lost PEt” signs then!!!

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