"As far as doing crazy stuff she likes to drag and chew on pillows, and if she gets a squeak toy she'll squeak it for like 10 minutes just to see if you're paying attention to her," McGuirk said. "But climbing trees - I never saw that one coming."
When McGuirk arrived home one night last week, he didn't see Kora out playing in the yard with their other dog, Heineken, and assumed she was inside hanging out with his roommate. When he went to look for her, his roommate said she was outside - but neither of them could see Kora anywhere.
McGuirk and his roommate searched all over, looking for possible holes in the ground or a fence she could have escaped through. They checked all of the usual places she liked to hang out, but to no avail.
What they didn't realize at first was, throughout all this, they could actually hear her.
"During this I would hear a low occasional whimper but I figured it was Heineken. About 45 minutes into this I was getting very concerned," McGuirk said. "We searched again, nothing, then heard the same whimper but this time I was looking right at the little guy."
To rule him out, McGuirk put Heineken inside, went back out - and could still hear the whimper.
"I heard it again but this time above me. I was like, 'No friggin way.' We raised our flashlights up together and there she was," McGuirk said.