Couple: Find Our Dog, We'll Name Firstborn After You
They fear their Bernese Mountain dog was snatched
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 11:23 AM CST
The Cannons.   (Ottawa Citizen video screenshot)

(Newser) – A Canadian couple, desperate to reclaim their missing dog, has offered an unusual reward: They'll name their soon-to-be-born first child after whoever finds her. Sara and Dan Cannon's 16-month-old Bernese Mountain dog disappeared from their backyard on Jan. 4, reports the New York Daily News. Fearful that someone might have taken her (they noticed an odd white van on their street that night), they've upped the ante by padding their $500 reward with the naming offer. The Cannons don't know the sex of the child yet—but don't expect a daughter named Stuart.

We "have traditional names picked out, but doesn't mean we wouldn't include their name as the (child's) second or third name," said Sara, who is nearly 9 months pregnant. "We want to thank the person and give them the credit due, but we also have to consider our first born." Click to watch an Ottawa Citizen video interview with the Cannons.