Happy Homecoming for Dog Carried Away by Tornado

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Frank Wood and his two children were forced to ride out a deadly tornado in the ‘safe room’ of their Piedmont home as the storm raged around them, destroying their house and carrying away their dog.

Wood says he urged his dog Roxie to join them in the safe room as the funnel bore down on them. Roxie would not come. “The last thing I remember is looking at her and having to shut that door. Just had to get in, and bless her heart, she just wouldn’t come to me,” he said.

Once the twister passed, the family emerged to find Roxie missing: a subsequent search was unsuccessful. Wood told his children to prepare for the fact that they may never see her again.

When the phone rang yesterday morning the Woods heard some very good news. An oil rig worker had found Roxie cowering in a field almost two miles from home, and NewsOn6 was there to document the moment when Rosie was reunited with her family.

38 thoughts on “Happy Homecoming for Dog Carried Away by Tornado”

  1. Why on earth didn’t he pick up the dog and carry the dog into the safe room? Glad the dog is ok, though.

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    • no kidding.. nothing like begging a stubborn dog to do something they don’t want to, that they don’t understand. grab them by the collar and pull.

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      • I agree! At least the dog is safe and sound, back with her family, who are very fortunate, indeed, to have her.

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    • Just recently we had a scare and I couldn’t get to the dog. Had the cat, but the dog ran under a low queen size bed and I finally gave up and rode out the storm in the bathroom with the smarter cat. Fortunately all we got was a lot of rain and a little wind with no real damage.

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  2. omg how scary! when we get bad weather the first thing I do is heard the animals into the basement well before myself!

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  3. Don’t know our dog would have come either – he’s terrified of storms and would just stand there as well. So happy this turned out well – there are so many people missing as well. Hard, sad times.

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  4. My cats and dogs go with myself and kids into hiding when a storm warning comes up but understand that sometimes there isn’t enough warning…..glad all ends well!

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  5. Unbelievable story! So glad she was found…I can’t imagine the feeling Mr. Wood had when he had to shut the door on her looking at him. I don’t think I could have done it.

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