Latest News
/‘Christmas miracle’: Ohio man shares emotional reunion with dog, Lucy, after 5 months apart
MOHICANVILLE, Ohio – “Today I got the news I’ve been waiting on for five months,” Mark Krichbaum posted on Facebook Dec. 21. His beloved silver labrador, who vanished in July, was located more than 50 miles away. In what friends commented was a “Christmas miracle,” Krichbaum and Lucy, now about 10 months old, were reunited thanks to Facebook. When Lucy disappeared July 27, she was still fairly new to Krichbaum’s 80-acre family farm. Krichbaum, 55, had bought his silver lab, a rare breed, in the spring.

‘Christmas miracle’: Ohio man shares emotional reunion with dog, Lucy, after 5 months apart


a man holding a dog posing for the camera: Mark Krichbaum and his silver labrador Lucy pose for a photo in Cahn Grove Park Saturday, December 28, 2019. The pair were reunited following a five-month separation.
MOHICANVILLE, Ohio – “Today I got the news I’ve been waiting on for five months,” Mark Krichbaum posted on Facebook Dec. 21. His beloved silver labrador, who vanished in July, was located more than 50 miles away. In what friends commented was a “Christmas miracle,” Krichbaum and Lucy, now about 10 months old, were reunited thanks to Facebook. When Lucy disappeared July 27, she was still fairly new to Krichbaum’s 80-acre family farm. Krichbaum, 55, had bought his silver lab, a rare breed, in the spring.
© Noelle Bye, Ashland Times-Gazette Mark Krichbaum and his silver labrador Lucy pose for a photo in Cahn Grove Park Saturday, December 28, 2019. The pair were reunited following a five-month separation.MOHICANVILLE, Ohio – “Today I got the news I’ve been waiting on for five months,” Mark Krichbaum posted on Facebook Dec. 21.His beloved silver labrador, who vanished in July, was located more than 50 miles away.

In what friends commented was a “Christmas miracle,” Krichbaum and Lucy, now about 10 months old, were reunited thanks to Facebook.

When Lucy disappeared July 27, she was still fairly new to Krichbaum’s 80-acre family farm. Krichbaum, 55, had bought his silver lab, a rare breed, in the spring.

a close up of a dog: Mark Krichbaum's silver labrador Lucy plays with a stick at Cahn Grove Park. the 10-month-old puppy was reunited with her owner Dec. 21, after a five-month separation.© Noelle Bye, Ashland Times-Gazette Mark Krichbaum’s silver labrador Lucy plays with a stick at Cahn Grove Park. the 10-month-old puppy was reunited with her owner Dec. 21, after a five-month separation

Noelle Bye, Ashland Times-Gazette
MOHICANVILLE, Ohio – “Today I got the news I’ve been waiting on for five months,” Mark Krichbaum posted on Facebook Dec. 21.
His beloved silver labrador, who vanished in July, was located more than 50 miles away.
In what friends commented was a “Christmas miracle,” Krichbaum and Lucy, now about 10 months old, were reunited thanks to Facebook.
When Lucy disappeared on July 27, she was still fairly new to Krichbaum’s 80-acre family farm. Krichbaum, 55, had bought his silver lab, a rare breed, in the spring.
That summer day, Lucy was playing with Krichbaum’s sister’s boxer, Plank, while Krichbaum repaired a sawmill on his property.
The dogs eventually wandered down to a neighbor’s yard, unbeknownst to Krichbaum.
“I heard a couple gunshots,” Krichbaum said. “My sister’s dog came back, and he was terrified. At that point, I hollered for Lucy and she never came back.”
Krichbaum spent days searching for his puppy in creeks and ditches for miles with no luck.
Talking with the neighbors, he determined she was last seen playing with their young daughter. But the family didn’t know who Lucy belonged to, and they assumed since she was wearing a collar, she’d find her way back home.
“At least at that point, I knew she wasn’t shot and she was still alive,” Krichbaum said.
As the days turned into weeks, Krichbaum made missing posters, putting up the signs for miles and distributing them to the area animal shelters and veterinarians.
He also posted photo after photo of Lucy on Facebook, hoping someone might recognize her. Many reached back and shared his posts, but no one had seen Lucy.
“My biggest fear was she was stuck in an Amish puppy mill or something like that,” Krichbaum said. “Not knowing was just the hardest thing – not knowing her condition or where she was.”
Original Source

Leave a reply