King Kong Dog Missing
By Olivia Leigh in News on Dec 13, 2007 10:08PM
Five days ago, a New Foundland dog escaped from its owner's office in River North, not having been seen since. While it's fairly common to have a pup go missing in the city, most dogs aren't quite like Johnny B. Good, who weighs in at a staggering 125 pounds and stands at over three feet tall on all fours.
His owner, Chad Munger, said that the dog opened two doors himself, using his head and heft, to flee the office building. Maybe we're not the best at visualizing weight, but it wasn't until we saw Johnny B. Good (neé, Tug) in photographs that we were completely flabbergasted.
How did this ape-size dog go missing? How could this bear of an animal possibly go unseen bounding around the streets of River North?
Regardless of how the dog has managed to go unnoticed, Munger and his girlfriend, Tracy Hickman, who adopted the cataract-afflicted pure-bred just five days before he disappeared, are pleading for his safe return, offering up a plumb $5,000 reward. The dog was last seen "heading toward Cabrini Green" (ruh roh!) and has a microchip embedded in him with identification information that can be read at veterinarian offices and shelters (in case, you know, you see dogs of legendary size on a regular basis). Munger asks that anyone who has spotted the dog call him directly at 773-251-2521.