Today's early morning rain brought more than just mud with it.
returned safely to her grateful family’s home in the Autumn Hill neighborhood at about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
“She just showed up at the back door in the rain,” said Kelli Rathfon, Ripley’s owner, in an email. “She hates the rain so that might have made her find her way home.”
Rathbon said the tan-and-white boxer is a little beat up from being outside for several days and hungry, but otherwise OK.
In the days Ripley was missing, the Rathfon family plastered the area with flyers featuring the 5-year-old missing boxer’s photo and notified and the Humane Society about the missing dog.
Rathfon said they also received calls about Ripley sightings in the Freedom Road area. The family is thrilled to have her back safe and sound.
“We are just so, so happy our Ripley is home!” Rathfon said.