DICKINSON, N.D.—After an accident and more spending more than a week in the North Dakota cold, Kota, an 11-month old boxer, is finally where he belongs—with his family.
“Our family is complete now,” Susan Love, Kota’s owner, said. “… It’s a miracle to us. He is rough-looking but he’s going to make it through this. He’s going to be fine.”
“Kota ended up in the front, on the floor and I thought he was dead,” she said. “He didn’t move. He just sat there just staring at me, he didn’t blink, nothing. He was in shock.”
But, when Love went to move Kota to get her driver’s license for officers the dog got loose and ran for than half a mile away scared and confused.
“He was gone. We just figured we lost him,” she said. “I didn’t want to leave.”
Love said she gave the state troopers her contact information in case Kota was spotted or found overnight, but when the couple went to continue looking for the dog the next morning, he couldn’t be found.
“It was really hard for me, but we had to continue on,” she said. “… If it was up to me I would have stayed in Dickinson until we found him, whether he was dead or alive.”
Love said they had so many unanswered questions until they got a call on Monday, Nov. 13, 10 days after the crash, that Kota was safe after wandering up to a home outside of Dickinson.
Man, dogs are the best creatures out there. I have a cat but no dog (yet) because I live in an apartment and I’m a firm believer that if you don’t have a yard for a pup don’t fukn let it grow up in a small ass apartment. Spoiler alert: it’ll be miserable.
Sad that this 11-month old boxer was in shock but dogs get scared, man. They do. They give you love but they get nervous sometimes. Ten days after this crash outside a city in western North Dakota that young dog that was in shock was found. Damn, I’m in tears right now. I love feel good stories even though the beginning sucked.
Dogs are dogs and they’ll always come back because they are tough as hell.
Get well, Kato.