But on the Sunday that weekend, Casale’s husband reviewed their security camera footage and he noticed an image and sent it to her.
She added: “At first I didn’t see it until he pointed it out.” The image shows the Casales outdoors, a bright white light obscuring some of the image, and then what could be the blurry shape of a dog by their feet.
“I came to the realisation that the shape resembled Rocky,” says Casale. “I started crying happy tears at what I was seeing.”
Rocky “turned from an older dog into a puppy again” when the family moved from a city to a rural area last year, and loved running around all day in the wide open space, she explains, recalling the beloved dog.