On Super Bowl Sunday while some local families were watching pre-game coverage, Jeff and Belinda Hickey were taking their recently adopted dog Bella to the West Columbia Gorge Humane Society in Washougal, to see if another border collie recognized her as a long-lost “family” member.
Jeff and Bella stayed by the family car in the shelter’s parking lot, while Belinda brought the other dog Ben out of the shelter.
“They looked at each other,” Belinda said. “You could tell they recognized each other. They walked to each other.
“He put his head around her neck, and we just took them for a walk,” she added.
Bella’s age is estimated at 8 to 10 years old, while Ben is approximately 3 years old.