Wind-Borne Chihuahua Safe

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 28, 2009 5:21 PM CDT
Dorothy, left, and Lavern Utley of Rochester Hills, Mich., hold Tinker Bell.   (AP Photo/The Detroit News, Mark Hicks)
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(Newser) – It is never fun to be a chihuahua in a wind storm, but this tale has a happy ending. It seems Tinker Bell, all 6 pounds of her, blew away from her owners amid 70mph gusts while at a flea market, the Detroit News reports. Her owners consulted a pet psychic, assembled 50 volunteers, and, lo and behold, found Tinker Bell two days later nearly a mile away in the woods.

"That dog was so happy," said one of her owners. "She just went wild. She was so hungry, and we had to bathe her."