At one point in John Ford's western film "The Searchers," Hollywood icon John Wayne turns to a member of the search party and says, "So we'll find 'em in the end, I promise you. We'll find 'em. Just as sure as the turnin' of the earth."
While not in the same dramatic fashion, Pat Schaap, a Rockville dog trainer and pet rescue volunteer, offered similar advice to Columbia residents Pat and Lee Brooks during the couple's frantic search for their newly adopted 3-year-old Shetland sheepdog, John Wayne.
"She said, 'It may take several weeks, but you'll find him,' " Pat said.
Fortunately for the couple, it only took five days to find the dog...