Just as the weekend was about to begin, a family in southeast Missouri had reason to celebrate. Three-year-old Remington “Remy” Elliott and her dog, Fat Heath, were found safe and sound after spending the night in a cornfield together.
Remy wandered away from her home Thursday night around 8 p.m. in Qulin, Mo. Her Yorkshire terrier did what many dogs do: he followed.
Off they went into the big world together as night began to fall. Remy and the one-year-old canine walked about a quarter-mile from their Butler County home. That’s when everything started to look the same.
Cornfields surrounded them, along with the bright moon, scary noises and wildlife. They stayed there the entire night with Fat Heath likely serving as Remy’s protector and morale police.
Cape Girardeau television station KFVS reports that about 50 volunteers, deputies and two helicopters set out this morning to search for the young duo. They spent hours looking high and low for the girl and her four-legged friend.
Then came music to their ears. Fat Heath’s little voice stretched across the tall rows of corn.
With the help of a strong community, the rendezvous had a happy ending for a frightened little girl and her resilient best friend. Other than several mosquito bites, they are doing fine and maybe sticking close to home.