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Pooch Pulled From Storm Sewer

June 5, 1999

MOSINEE, Wis. (AP) _ A terrier that likes to sniff around drainage pipes fell into a storm sewer and wandered for four days, traveling about two miles in tunnels before children heard its barking.

Stephanie Xiong, 4, and her brother, Dominic, 3, were dropping rocks into a manhole cover near their home when they heard the barks Wednesday.

``They came up to me and told me there was a dog in the sewer and I thought, `No way,‴ said Kou Xiong, their father.

Xiong removed the cover and rescued the dog. Later, the 2-year-old West Highland White, named Reggie White after the former football star, was reunited with its owner, Pat Rondeau.

``I cried all the way up to the humane society. I was so excited,″ Mrs. Rondeau said Friday. ``He didn’t smell bad. He was really dirty but in very good shape. Apparently he had water. Who knows what he munched on.″

She said the dog vanished after somehow sliping through a drainage culvert and falling into the sewer near her home.

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