Beloved Yorkie Stays With Girl for Entire 12-Hour Ordeal

3-year-old Remy Elliott and Fat Heath were lost in a corn field nearly half a day
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2018 3:30 PM CDT
Dog Stays Stays All Night With Girl, 3, Lost in Corn Field
Dog stays with lost 3-year-old girl overnight in cornfield   (Missouri State Highway Patrol)

A little girl is home in the arms of her mother after reportedly getting lost in a Missouri cornfield for nearly 12 hours, during which her beloved pooch never left her side. Per KFVS, 3-year-old Remy Elliott had a friend in the family's Yorkshire Terrier, named Fat Heath, when she wandered into the field around 8pm Thursday. For nearly 12 hours, the girl and dog were missing as a search party ballooned from five to nearly 100 people, according to Remy's mother, Timber Merritt. According to the Kansas City Star, Merritt's brother even drove in from Kentucky to aid in the search. Ultimately, he was the one who discovered the dog and little Remy, who was asleep at the time.

Exhausted and covered in mosquito bites, Remy reportedly said she wasn't scared at all during the ordeal because she had Fat Heath there at her side. Local authorities who aided in the search called the help of all involved, including the pup, an admirable community effort. "Law enforcement, 1st Responders and community volunteers coming together to find a missing child. Her dog stayed by her side all night," wrote the Missouri State Highway Patrol in a Twitter post that shared a snapshot of Fat Heath and of Merritt hugging her newly found daughter. Merritt joked that now might be time to put a fence around the yard. (More missing child stories.)

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