By APRIL WRIGHT
For the Dows, it was the best Christmas present they could ever ask for.
The family’s boxer, Daisy, was returned to them before Christmas after being missing for a year-and-a-half.
In July 2010, during a family gathering, the Dows’ rat terrier broke her leash and escaped from their yard on Nuckolls Curve Road in Galax. Soon after, Daisy slipped out of her collar and followed behind.