Bo, the dog, will get home after wreck
By Dan Wallach
Published 12:28 p.m., Friday, November 23, 2012
Bo, the dog, might have been thrown clear from the massive Thanksgiving wreck on Interstate 10 near Hamshire, but the plucky Catahoula ran up to perhaps the best people possible in dog lovers Blake Jones, a wrecker driver for Neff Brothers Towing and Recovery, and Jesi Courville, who was delivering Thanksgiving leftovers from Courville’s Catering to the first responders at the scene.
Courville posted a picture of Bo – whose name she did not know when she did – to a local news website and almost immediately, people responded with connections to a story from a Houston television news website about a little boy who had lost his dog in the 100-vehicle pileup.
The little boy, Damien Ortiz, 5, had also taken the Thanksgiving turkey from his car – he and his mother, Dora, who was injured, were en route to Louisiana – and made sandwiches for people whose vehicles were in the pileup.
Courville said she contacted the KTRK-TV website in Houston and was able to locate the family.
She said the reaction was intense when she was able to find Bo’s family.
“Oh my God! You found Bo, you found Bo!” Courville said.
Jones was the one who took in Bo, putting him the cab of his truck for safety “because he looked like he belonged to someone,” Courville said.
“Blake said he couldn’t leave him,” she said.
Getting Bo reunited with his family will be take some effort, but Courville is fine with that. She plans to drive Bo to Louisiana where his family was going. Perhaps she’ll be able to meet them halfway, but Damien, the sandwich maker who wanted to help people, will be reunited with Bo, who has an instinct for finding the most caring rescuers possible.