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Jessica Simpson wants dog back from wily coyote
This star-search drama comes courtesy of social networking website Twitter, where Simpson posted a missing poster on Monday with a picture of the small, caramel-colored dog.
“My heart is broken because a coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes. HORROR! We are searching. Hoping. Please help!” Simpson wrote on the page.
And on Wednesday came another Twitter message from Simpson, this one bearing all the fighting tenacity of a pitbull in a prize match. It seems some folks have been critical of Simpson’s public plea to find Daisy, a fact that evidently upset Simpson.
“Still holding out hope despite the (jerks) that say is it a dumb thing to do. Daisy is my baby… why would I stop searching? I’m a mom,” Simpson wrote, apparently meaning by the word “mom” that she loves her pet like a mom, a la Leona Helmsley.
Unfortunately for Simpson, these things don’t often end well when a coyote makes off with a live creature. At its most tragic end, coyotes can kill small children.
One of the most famous cases involved the 1980 disappearance of a baby named Azaria Chamberlain in Australia. Her parents said that Azaria was taken by a dingo, which is a wild dog similar to a coyote, when the family was camping, but the authorities did not believe them and the girl’s mother, Lindy, spent three years in prison. When a new investigation backed up Lindy’s dingo claim, she was freed.
Meanwhile, Simpson can keep holding out hope, but it’s looking grim for Daisy. This may be a very wily coyote indeed, and unless it wants to end up in a reality show, the predator will probably keep a low profile.
One drawback of Simpson’s Twitter search poster is that it fails to say where the dog was snatched by the coyote. Simpson probably wants to keep a low profile herself, but does that mean she expects all of America to look for her dog? Or should the search be confined to Los Angeles and her home state of Texas?