Oh Lynne, I'm so sorry this has happened to your brother & sweet Paisley, but I'm thrilled to hear that both are OK!! What a wonderful group of people who went out searching for Paisley!!
Thank you for sharing this story, Lynne. And, yes, it is very heartwarming.My brother (Mike) was in a bad motorcycle accident in Kanab, Utah on Thursday afternoon. He hit a guardrail at 65 mph, flipped his bike end over end. He was in serious condition for awhile, but we know now that he is going to be alright. He still has a rough road ahead of him.
He has a special buddy that goes everywhere with him. Her name is Paisley. Mike has built a special seat on his bike for Paisley and has rigged up a harness that is attached to him. Here's a couple of pics of Paisley on the bike with him.
Yes, Paisley was with him that day.
After the wreck, Paisley was not attached to her harness, and there was blood on the harness. Mike called and called for Paisley, but she didn't come. They loaded Mike in an ambulance and took him to a small local hospital, he still didn't know what had happened to Paisley.
I don't know who made the calls, but 40-something volunteers went out where that accident happened, walked side by side until they found Paisley. To make this long story short, Paisley is fine, no one single broken bone. I don't know who to thank for "rescueing" Paisley, but I did want to share this story of a group of strangers and their generous giving of themselves.
My brother - he has no idea that Paisley has been found. He's in a drug induced coma. The doctors are hoping that they will be able to start letting him wake up towards the end of this coming week. We thought his leg might have to be amputated, but today's surgery (his 2nd surgery) gave us hope that that would not happen.
My sister in law has been told that once Mike is waking up and stable that she will be able to take Paisley in to be with Mike.
I think this is a great idea. What they did was selfless and caring and wonderful and this would be a great way to thank them.Just a suggestion, Lynne. If you have not done so already, you might want to consider sending a letter to the editor of your local newspaper with this story. It is a wonderful story to share ... and, most importantly, a wonderful way to thank the many strangers that were there to help your son and Paisley.