A 2-year-old girl from Michigan managed to sneak out of her home before finally being found safe and sound a few hours later, asleep in a forest with the family’s two dogs.
“Hi mom,” would have happily said, laughing, little Thea Chase, 2, found by police authorities after a brief four-hour escapade in the woods last Wednesday evening, according to CNN on Sunday.
Well asleep on her English springer Hartley and protected by her rottweiler named Buddy, the 2-year-old girl was found around midnight, on the night of Wednesday to Thursday, after having been reported missing by her family a few hours earlier.
It was her mother, Brooke Chase, who noticed her disappearance around 8 p.m., when the little one’s uncle, who was watching her outside, had just asked her to go put her shoes in the House.
Michigan toddler lost in the woods found asleep using family dog as pillow
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The little girl then took advantage of the moment to leave the house, accompanied by the two dogs, before heading towards a heavily wooded area near the house, Michigan State Police Lieutenant Mark Giannunzio said. on CNN Friday.
It was there that a family friend, who was participating in the search on his all-terrain vehicle, would have come across the rottweiler, which would have barked as he approached, near the little girl who was sleeping on the English springer. The latter would also have growled at his approach, according to what he confided.
“She does what she wants with these dogs,” said the mother, who spent the four hours of searching “in a fog,” after quickly contacting the authorities.
The little girl showed no injuries, according to a medical evaluation, according to CNN.