You may have heard about Vivi, the championship whippet
[*1] that escaped from her crate at New York’s JFK airport about a month ago.
Apparently, there’s been a sighting[*2] (well, technically, I guess it would be a “sniffing”) as Newsday reports:
Almost a month after a champion whippet named Vivi escaped from her crate at Kennedy Airport after competing in the Westminster Kennel Club show, a pet detective said she believes the elusive California show dog has been trotting around the borough.
“She’s really doing New York,” said Karin Goin, of Depew, Okla., who searched the airport area Friday and yesterday. “This is the toughest breed to catch, and she’s traveling.”
Goin used her two tracking dogs – Cade, a chocolate Lab-coonhound mix, and Boone, whose pedigree is murkier – to search the airport area.
The two canine sleuths picked up a trail in South Jamaica that led them to 110-acre Baisley Pond Park, just north of the airport.
But later in the day, after a phone tip from someone who said she had seen the white and brindle dog trotting down her street, Goin took the dogs to a residential area near 192nd Street and 45th Avenue in Flushing, where she said she could tell by her dogs’ body language, including the position of their head and the pace, that the trail was likely only a day old.