She’s 13-years-old, just 22 pounds, and a little hard of hearing. Middi, a
dachshund mix belonging to Libby Carstensen, is also lost.
The black canine, with gray on its face, stomach, paws, and tip of its tail, has been missing since Friday, Aug. 14, when it dug out from under a fence at a location just off State Route 163 in Lake Township. It is the longest time Carstensen, 20, has been without her dog.
“She slept with me every night,” said Carstensen, who adopted Middi nearly 13 years ago when Carstensen was just eight-years-old.
Back then, her brother, who is two years older than she, got a puppy, which prompted Libby to ask her parents for one, too.
“My mom took me down the road and there was just one puppy left, which had worms and was kind of ugly,” she fondly recalled. “My mom asked if she could get me a Pomeranian instead. I said, `No. I want this one. And her name is Midnight. She is mine.’ So I brought her home and made huge puppy eyes at my dad. And he said, `Alright. You can keep her.”