The good news is that Dino is not lost anymore, he was found and is now home safe and sound. Two weeks ago he disappeared from his home behind Crossroads Travel Center at the Wye. No one knew where he went or who took him. The bad news is, that when found, his head was no longer attached to his body. Yes, it seems that the cruel thief or thieves who lured Dino away from his perch overlooking I-90, decided in order to keep Dino from talking, they needed to decapitate him.

It is not known for sure why he was taken in the first place. Perhaps he was a witness to an unsolved murder, or maybe he was involved in one of the numerous Walgreen’s robberies, or possibly it was some sort of government conspiracy.

But one thing we do know for sure is that we are glad to have him back. It just wasn’t the same without him. His head has been reunited with his body and he is as good as new. All is right in Zootown again.

Joy Larson is a mother of four boys, graduate of The University of Montana, animal lover and writer.