this morning I let my 2 dogs out as usaual but clipped the female lab mix Shayde up to her cable and let my male pit run because he'll do his business and come immediately back to the door. I stepped back inside to hit the button that brews the magic beans and through the baby monitor I hear the sounds of my daughter waking up with an attitude. I abandon the dogs and coffee and go tend to the 7 month old with the emergency which happened to be a diaper bomb that was generated sometime in the middle of the night. After I got her calm and breakfast fed I remembered the dogs and went to let them in. No dogs. Since I live in a fairly rural setting and its not unheard of for my dogs to be loose I thought little about it until 1/2 hour later when my pit came home and my Lab didn't. My wife posted the missing do to all the local facebook groups and we contacted the neighbors. after lunch I decided to go looking for the dog figured I'd take my son and make a game at following her tracks in the snow. we followed the tracks to the river. From what i can tell of the tracks she went out onto the shore ice and either decided to go for a swim or fell into the water. I'm holding out hope that maybe since it had gotten warmer today that the ice chunk where she urned around and came back to shore had just floated away. she has a history of taking off but usaually comes home in a couple hours. My name and phone number are on her tags i never did get around to getting her microchipped.