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The backcountry adventures of Mo: a 9-month mystery

BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - What makes the human canine relationship so unique is that we can't exactly speak with each other.

If only Mo could.

What a story she would tell.

Mo, a 14-year-old Chesapeake Bay Retriever, went missing last September on a family camping trip between Horseshoe Bend and Placerville.

Owners Darwin and Cindy Cameron say she bounded out of the RV, never to be seen again.

Or so they thought.

Nine months would pass, and despite searching, nothing turned up.

Not good news - considering the backcountry's brutal winter and wild animals.

Simply put, it didn't look good for Mo.

Until this past June.

Cheri Glanker, a canine rescuer in Garden Valley, found herself looking at a thin, flea-infested dog.

A rancher had found the dog, but no one knew its name.

Cheri took to social media and the Camerons got wind of the possibility of the unthinkable.

Had Mo survived alone in the backcountry for almost 300 days?

The Camerons made the drive to Garden Valley, where they found Mo, a bit banged up from her ordeal.

She had lost half her body weight.

But one look in those eyes and the Cameron family knew man's best friend was telling them... "I'm ready to go home sweet home."

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