|<font face="Verdana" size="2" color="Black"><FONT face=Arial>After searching 3 hours last night and another 8 hours today, I went back to the area tonight. Felt like with things being quiet and calm compared to the noises of the day, I went and searched the area where Noel has been spotted twice. Anyway, nothing, searched homes being built and the area/neighborhood in general. As a last resort, I drove by the house where Noel was left on her home visit. Although she was only there for 2 hours, there was Noel. Asleep on her bed the family left out on the front porch. I couldnt believe my eyes. After seeing so many things in the dark I thought was her, I wasnt convinced. I stopped the car in the middle of the road and she rose as if to bolt. I dropped to all fours in the front yard and cried out for her. She came running to me and then crawled to me on her belly. She was a repeated escape artist at her original home, the reason she was taken to the pound. I am sure she was used to being scolded or worse for getting out but she still returned to a home she had only been at for a few hours. I put her in the car and knocked on the door. The lady said she had recently looked out and Noel wasnt there so she must have come home right before I found her. She is still interested in adopting her and we decided since she has alot of traffic coming and going this weekend, we will wait until next week when Noel can have more quiet time to acclimate to her home. I will also take Noel for short visits before leaving her for good next time. We visited for about an hour and a half before leaving and Noel was much more relaxed and at ease. So even though she is still nervous and shy, she is doing extremely well for Noel. She is upstairs right now and will stay here with me until she goes to Donna's for good unless it doesnt work out. I think she loves it too much at the foster home and this would be a good transition place for now. I am so thankful she is home safe and sound. Clean as a whistle and not a hair out of place. NOW I can get some sleep :0) Thanks for your thoughts and prayers for Noel. They must have worked!! </FONT></font>
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