Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Internet will Find Myrtle.

Woke up so deeply sad to not have the last known "North American Bed Deer" aka Myrtle next to me. 

Immediately headed back over to the area around McGolrick park and got a text message at 7:30am from the people who have the search and rescue dogs saying they were going to head home and come back tomorrow. They had been out with the dogs since 11pm! They said the dogs really focused on the industrial lots north of McGolrick park. Spent all day calling her name and looking for her in these lots. She really likes to hide and burrow, but I hoped she would come out if she heard me calling her. 

Found a huge gang of rough looking bikers (didn't even know there was a gang of Polish bikers, but there is). I asked for their help and of course, they were really nice and said they would keep a look out. 

Who else is looking for Myrtle? Horatio Sanz, John Hodgman, Neko Case, Ted Leo, The Mountain Goats, Liz Lee, John Wurster, Molly Crabapple. Thanks to my new best friends TrumpetCake (hilarious) and Kate Black (awesome). Please follow them all and buy everything they sell/support them!

Went to the Brooklyn Animal Care and Control center – no sign of her, but many signs of sweet, lovable dogs who need to be saved. Heartbreaking. So many pitbulls and quite a few little chihuahuas. 

My friend Cheyne and her boyfriend Chris went to Manhattan ACC, which was a mad house and were told there was no way they were going to get seen by the staff there today. They did get two look in two areas for Myrtle, and she wasn't there.Just found out they are closed tomorrow, so let's hope she's not there! (The ACC has made some really awful moves in the past that have lead to pets being put to sleep.) 

If anyone can go to the Brooklyn, Queens or Manhattan ACC on Tuesday, that is one thing I just can't do – I don't want to go too far from Greenpoint. Please let me know! 

Found this rogue sign? Don't know who the hell's phone number this is? Alrighty.

One last update, a friend of mine reached out to one of her friends who is a pet psychic! The psychic says Myrtle is alive, with nice people, is happy and not worried and thinks she will find me again. And that I need to chill-the-F-out and that I should find ways to distract myself. Let's hope she's right! 

Thank you everyone for your support and love today, all your ideas, Tweets, Facebook posts, texts, flyer printing and postering, means a lot to me. XOXO to Jim, Kate, Elizabeth, RJ & John & Neve, Julie, Cheyne, Chris, Brian, Christina, Ken & rescue team, Paige, DogVacay, Barkbox peeps....


  1. I'm amazed that the rescue people with sniffer dogs were out all night long! Are you paying the rescue people? Do you require funds to do so?

  2. They are volunteering their time - but I do hope they find her so they can claim the reward! I thought about starting a Chip In for them! Maybe I will do that...

  3. We have Myrtle on our website, twitter, pinterest and facebook... and I see his poster get shared left and right so I'm hoping that the person that found or will find Myrtle will see it.... WE are keeping our fingers crossed and our eyes OPEN!