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Elderly couple has dog stolen while traveling to funeral


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It’s been a heartbreaking week for a pair of newlyweds from Florida.  Tom Barthlow who is 92 years old  and his new wife, 85-year-old Geraldine, were recently married.  What should have been a happy time was marred by the death of Tom’s brother Harry, who was 91 and worked at Walmart right until he died.  So they made the journey to Houston for the funeral, but en route tragedy struck again when the couple’s dog was stolen from their vehicle during a short stop.

Unfortunately Geraldine had developed an infection right before the memorial and was hospitalized briefly.  “I didn’t get to go to the funeral that I came here to go to,” she said. “They let me out of the hospital that day, but the doctor warned me that I had to get these antibiotics and get them in me.”   Tom made a quick stop at a CSV pharmacy, leaving Geraldine in the car with their dog Honey.  Then Geraldine remembered some other things she needed and went in to tell Tom, leaving Honey in the car alone.  When they came back a few minutes later she was gone.

The devastated couple are desperate to have their baby back.   “A beautiful little dog that we are in love with,” said Tom. “They can have the car if they’ll give me my baby back,” said Geraldine.   The couple plans to remain in Houston for the time being in the hopes that Honey will be found safe and sound.