If someone told you that a celebrity found your lost dog, you might initially think it’s a joke. So Chelsea Blackwell was skeptical when someone said her missing Dachshund mix was with actress Hilary Swank. Still, she couldn’t bear to go without her furry friend Blue any longer, and she was willing to follow any lead.
To Blackwell’s surprise, the rumors were true that Swank would find Blue. Not only did Blackwell get her beloved dog back, but she also got to have a once-in-a-lifetime interaction with the movie star. The day was a rollercoaster of emotions.
Senior dachshund free
15-year-old Blue is a talkative dog who likes to find small animals to run after. He escaped from his New York home when he chased something out of Blackwell’s yard. Blackwell’s other dog, Ladybug, came running back to the house shortly after going out, but when Blackwell called Blue, the oldest dog was nowhere to be seen.
“I was just going crazy because I’ve had Blue since he was a little puppy,” Blackwell said. “After losing my mother and my cousin, I didn’t want to lose my best friend too.”
Blackwell drove around looking for Blue for about an hour. Then she encountered a crowd of people with several police cars and cameras nearby. When she stopped to ask someone what was going on, she discovered it was a movie set.
She asked someone there if anyone had seen a little brown dog, and to her surprise the answer was yes! But Blackwell was skeptical when she heard the details.
“I had stopped and asked if anyone had seen a little brown dog? A man walked up to my car and said, yes, this woman picked it up. I said who? He replied: a celebrity,” Blackwell said.
Hilary Swank saves the day
When someone told Blackwell that Hilary Swank had her dog, she was sure it was a joke. She also had no idea if the brown dog they were talking about was Blue. So Blackwell kept her expectations low when someone reached out to the person who supposedly had her dog.
When a gray car pulled up about an hour later, Blackwell couldn’t believe her eyes. The dog peeking out of the vehicle was definitely Blue. And when the car door opened, Blackwell saw that Blue was sitting on Swank’s lap.
“I was like, ‘No way,'” Blackwell said. “As soon as she got out of the car, I kissed Blue and said, ‘Thank you so much.'”
Rescuing dogs is a big part of Swank’s life. She has her own organization that links abandoned dogs to children “abandoned by society”. Swank also has several rescue dogs of his own.
Before returning home, Blackwell asked Swank for an autograph. however, the Million Dollars Baby star gave the dog mother something even better. Swank took a picture with Blackwell and Blue so they can always remember this special day.
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