Tennessee Dog Volunteers To Go Home After Roaming To Michigan
73-year-old Tennessee man Jim Arrighi had been searching for his lost dog since July, but obviously he wasn't looking in Michigan. Four-year-old Jack Russell Petey wandered his way far over the Mason-Dixon line all the way up to Michigan where, ironically a Humane Society 'volunteer" returned the Terrier to Tennessee.
Petey's 73-year-old owner, Jim Arrighi, has been searching for him since the dog wandered away from his yard July 28 in Erin, Tenn. Arrighi's stepdaughter, Tyanne Morrison, 54, spoke to reporters about the ordeal:
"He’s tickled to death," Morrison said about her stepfather, who lives in a house the other side of Muster Ground Creek from her, in a county west of Nashville with a population of 7,000 people. "We’ve hunted and hunted everywhere. He’s had pictures put in the paper. We put posters up everywhere. We rode around on four wheelers in the area, so we knew he wasn’t hit by a car."
Arrighi's wife of 37 years, Juanita, 77, died Oct. 12, so he believes she helped Petey return home, Morrison said.
"That’s what he thinks -- he truly thinks that," Morrison said. "A lot of people think that. They think she was looking over him.
76 volunteers offered to drive Petey back to Tennessee for the heart-warming reunion.