The girls searched for Violet everywhere, posting flyers and asking neighbors if they’d seen her — but she was never found.
“We’d only had her for about a year and a half, but we had all made a solid bond with Violet,” Potter said. “So when she left, it was really hard. Violet was dearly loved by all of us.”
Eventually, Potter and his family had no choice but to accept that Violet was gone. The family also left their old home — Potter moved into a place on his own, and his former partner, daughter and stepdaughter moved to Sparta, Michigan.