Middleton family’s delight as farmer finds dog

Wendy Rowat's dog 'Olly' went missing from the North Middleton/Borthwick area on Saturday 6th July.
Wendy Rowat's dog 'Olly' went missing from the North Middleton/Borthwick area on Saturday 6th July.

A Middleton family are rejoicing after the safe return of their epileptic dog, who had been missing for nearly three weeks.

The Rowats turned to the Advertiser for help when their beloved 18-month-old red setter Olly disappeared.

Despite our appeal in the paper and online, they had all but given up hope of seeing Olly again, particularly as he had been so long without medication.

But Wendy Rowat was over the moon when a farmer found Olly at Western Middleton last Friday, around a mile from where he was last seen on July 6: “I’m quite surprised, he’s not often away from home. But he’s in a good way.

“The farmer saw him early on Friday morning but thought he was a deer, it wasn’t until he went closer that he realised it was a dog.

“When he phoned us to say he had found Olly, we thought he had just found his body and not that he was alive, as we had given up hope because he had been unwell recently.

“We are absolutely delighted that he is fine and back with his family. The vets said he was remarkably well considering.”

Read more on this story in the August 1 edition of the Midlothian Advertiser.