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Kudos & Kindness: Lucky Lucy survives escape

Provided to the Tahoe Daily Tribune. Lucy Nielsen, a 16-pound black toy poodle, is thankful to many people for saving her life.

My name is Lucy Nielsen and I’m a 16-pound black toy poodle. I’m writing this letter to all the many people who helped me the day I escaped – Friday, March 10, between noon and 1 p.m. This is my story.

I was tired of helping my mommy and daddy do weddings – (Jackie and Gary Nielsen, who own The Entertainer). We live on Winnemucca Avenue, so when I was let out to just go potty with Ricky and Sunni, I decided to jump off the 4-foot tall deck and then dig my way out under the fence. I then ran all the way down Winnemucca Avenue to Highway 50. I crossed the highway a few times and lots of cars stopped for me – except one car hit me. It hurt. I was very scared, and bleeding, too.

I want to thank the nice people who were eating lunch at Steamers and tried to catch me; Rose and Gary T., who stopped traffic for me many times; and the other nice people who saw me running down Highway 50 and tried to help me. I especially want to thank Maria, who owns Kindertown. She followed me on the highway at Staples and was able to pick me up and take me home.

If it weren’t for my brother Travis’ girlfriend, Montana, buying me a shiny red heart with my address on it just the night before, Maria would not have known where I live. Thank you Nanny for praying for me, and thank you to Dr. Laura Doering of Alpine Animal Hospital and all her helpers who put me back together. I had many guardian angels that hour of my escape and me and my mommy, daddy and family are forever grateful to all of you.

Lucy Nielsen and Jackie, Gary, Travis, Tana and all the doggies