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Mystery as Ziggy comes home

PUBLISHED: 14:43 20 August 2001 | UPDATED: 10:26 03 March 2010

WHAT happened to Ziggy Star Dog?

For mystery today

surrounds the missing past few days of the Jack Russell terrier who vanished from her home only to surprise her owner by racing back in through their front door.

WHAT happened to Ziggy Star Dog?

For mystery today

surrounds the missing past few days of the Jack Russell terrier who vanished from her home only to surprise her owner by racing back in through their front door.

Frantic with worry, Georgiana Cavendish, of Butley, made an appeal for her pet's return after the disappearing act two weeks ago.

Georgiana thought that the car hopping canine was up to her old tricks again and put posters up all over the area.

But worry ended when Ziggy just trotted back to her home in Butley as if nothing had happened.

The relieved 13-year-old owner said: "I was just watching TV on Friday

morning when suddenly she came running in. I heard her and thought "Oh my God" and just burst into tears. It was a huge relief.

"It was really horrible when she was away. It was the little things like when you throw down bread for the dog and realise she isn't there, or if you are watching TV and she's not on your lap."

Now she can only

speculate on what happened during the mystery fortnight.

"My mum thinks she was stuck down a hole," said Georgiana.

"She was so much smaller than she used to be, her collar was falling off her so I think she was trapped somewhere.

"Or someone could have found her in the back of their car and just dropped her off at the bottom of the drive."

The family welcomed her with open arms and took her to the vets to be treated for conjunctivitis and fleas.

Ziggy hit the headlines four years ago after she

clambered in a stranger's car and was thrown out into the street.

The fearless pooch, then just a few months old, was reunited with her owner and given the Evening Star VIP treatment.

Dubbed Ziggy Star Dog, she was taken on a chauffeur-driven tour of Ipswich and Felixstowe where she was treated to steak, ice-cream and a walk on the hallowed turf of Portman Road.

But that wasn't the first time that she had appeared in The Evening Star. She was bought from an advert placed in the paper.

n Can you shed any light on what happened during the

missing weeks? If so, telephone Amanda Cresswell at The Evening Star on 01473 282369.

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