SAN MARCOS, TX - Six months and thousands of dollars after May's devastating floods in Texas, life is starting to get back to normal for San Marcos resident Eddie Hurtado.
But a big piece of his heart has been missing ever since he and his family evacuated leaving his dogs behind.
"I figured they'd jump on the deck and they'd be okay."
The flood waters broke down the fence - and the dogs took off. He found two, but the third, Thor, just turned up more than 2,000 miles away.
"I didn't think he would be found in northern California."
He somehow made his way from San Marcos to an animal shelter in Crescent City, California. A quick scan of Thor's microchip revealed he was a long way from home.
"Ever since my grandson found out that he was out there, he says that's what he wants for Christmas. He wants to get his baby back."
Thor's trip to California may have been free, but his voyage back was going to cost a pretty penny ... pennies the Hurtado family just doesn't have.
After hearing Thor's story,a trucker stepped up volunteering to drive the dog back to San Marcos
Now, Hurtado just needs to teach him how to "stay."