It’s A Tiny Miracle – Kip

January 21, 2015

Last summer, Kip the Cardigan disappeared from the yard of his owners’ home in Pecos NM.  Because the property is gated — no road nearby, and because Kip has suffered IVDD and was not as fast as a Cardigan can be, we surmised he had been snatched by a lynx (seen prowling the area).  His heartbroken people walked miles looking and calling, but never found him.

Today the Santa Fe Animal Control people called his owners because they had Kip, had scanned his microchip, and determined his owners’ phone number.  The owners are driving to Santa Fe tomorrow to claim him.  I don’t know any details — his condition — I don’t know.  What I do know is WE MUST ALL MICROCHIP OUR PUPPIES.  Kip is coming home because he was microchipped.  Six months — and Kip is coming home!


  1. Taryn says:

    OMG! I remember being so sad when I read about this! I cried for a dog/people I didn’t even know and now I am doing it again but this time it is happy tears! Please let us know more when you do.

  2. Jean says:

    Wow that is absolutely AMAZING. Yes, microchip!

  3. kim Gibson says:

    OMG that is wonderful news!

  4. Dawn says:

    So very happy for you all! I too was so sad thinking Kip had been prey. I hope he is fine. Please let us know.

  5. Robin says:

    That is the BEST news! Please let us know more of the story, if you find out. (P.S. I’m loving the pictures and updates on your new litter.)

  6. Lin Bare says:

    The best news of the day!

  7. Lin Bare says:

    I want to the “rest of the story.”

  8. Cheryl Kienast says:

    That is a miracle! I agree! Microchip AND REGISTER your chip! Keep your information current!

  9. Laura says:

    Such an expectedly happy ending! I can’t even imagine the joy this family must be feeling…to be able to hug their old friend again. Microchips are essential.

  10. Fay says:

    A true miracle and very happy news.

  11. Denise says:

    That is great news but a WARNING TO ALL ….. have your microchip checked on a yearly basis to make sure it is still there. I have had two dogs who lost their chips (put in by different veterinarians) and then had to have them replaced. A good idea to check when in the vets office.

  12. Terry says:

    Wow, such good news and a great testimonial for the microchip. I didn’t really know of Kip. So I searched and went back in your blog. What a story! I have a lump in my throat.

  13. Such wonderful news Penni I know you are thrilled!

  14. hello penni its dennis the vizsla dog hay hooray for kips reetern!!! tail wags all arownd!!! ok bye