HAVE YOU SEEN MY RAINBOW DOG?
I don’t care what I have to pay to get her back. She’s irreplaceable.
A LITTLE girl from Echuca is desperately searching for Rainbow Dog.
He might just be a soft toy but he is also her best friend — and he’s been missing for almost a month.
Twelve-year-old Bindhi Stewart, who has autism, was given the colourful toy when she was just two. They have been inseparable ever since. Now Bindhi’s mum Misty is offering a reward for anyone who can bring the precious pooch safely home.
‘‘Some kids have blankets for comfort, but Bindhi’s always loved animals — and for her, it’s always been about Rainbow Dog,’’ she said.
‘‘It’s not a toy to her, it’s her best friend, she sleeps with her, takes her everywhere.
‘‘Her dad passed away three years ago and Rainbow went with her to the funeral. They’ve shared every moment together.’’
Misty said it was unusual for Bindhi to leave Rainbow Dog anywhere — but she suspects the toy may have been lost at Squiggles Playhouse in Moama or Gravity Shack in Echuca, where Bindhi attended parties a month ago.
“I’m hoping another child saw Rainbow and liked her, so there’s a chance the toy can still come back to us,” Misty said. “Bindhi’s constantly asking where Rainbow is. “It’s hard to see her this way. I keep telling her I’m still looking.
“And sadly the woman who crocheted it has since passed away. Not that we could replace Rainbow, Bindhi would know the difference.”
She urged anyone who had seen Rainbow Dog to get in touch with her on Facebook (under Misty Stewart). “I don’t care what I have to pay to get her back,” she said. “She’s irreplaceable.”
LITTLE FRIEND LOST: Bindhi Stewart with her Rainbow Dog, her missing pet and best friend.