It appeared the narrative wouldn’t get a happy ending.
His parents sought for months, but Alan and Jeanne Reid supposed Ruger was gone when summer turned to fall, then to winter. He had either been taken, they figured, or he had drifted in the woods to expire.
“A month goes by, and you go, ‘We’re never going to see him again,'” Alan said. “I was trying to keep (Jeanne) calm, but I really didn’t think we were going to find him.”
Ruger vanished from his Mount Vernon Road backyard. On Thursday, he returned to the Reids and was discovered on a nearby road. He appears mostly OK, although he is emaciated and exhausted, Jeanne Reid said.