The late Catherine Virden and her loyal companion "Bubby" (2001)
Dianne Weaver dutifully, since 2001, did the Herald's Animal Alert, helping owners of dogs, cats, horses, cows and miscellaneous other animals returned to their owners.
It also helped place hundreds of animals in new homes.
The column started with the late Catherine Virden's missing dog Bubby. Dianne offered to put an announcement on the Herald regarding Bubby's disappearance. Fortunately, Bubby was found without her help. But the concept caught-on, and Animal Alert has has helped hundreds and hundreds of pets, animals and owners reunite.
Nos, with closure of the Herald, so goes the dutiful service.
"Bubby" Takes A Fourth of July Holiday (2001)
Catherine Virden went to the courthouse on Tuesday to the Assessor's Office to pay the dog tax on her favorite "Bubby," who trotted along and waited dutifully outside the door.
The animal is a well-known pet around Grantsville, and is always at her side. When Catherine came out of the Assessor's office, the dog had vanished and she began the search.
With no dog in sight, Catherine figured he might have been locked-up in the county courthouse, so Circuit Clerk Shelia Garretson and others came and unlocked the building on July 4th, with no dog found.
About noon yesterday, July 5, a worker went to the third floor "attic" of the courthouse to discover Bubby, who is getting on in age. He was anxious to see human beings and after some serious water drinking was returned to Catherine.