ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Bobbie Buffi and her husband are desperate for answers after their dogs Bleu and KC disappeared.
"It's just really sad because I feel like I've lost my nurse," said Buffi. "And for him, he's lost his life."
The dogs had been laying outside, something very typical of them. But when Bobbi went outside to check out them, they had disappeared.
"So of course we all panicked and started looking," said Buffi.
Bobbi and her husband Ritchie Buff believe someone stole their animals. They said there were no signs of the dogs digging their way out of their fenced in backyard.
"Just not even a hair of them," said Buffi, distraught about her dogs. "There was nothing. They were just gone, like they fell off the side of the earth. Just poof!"
But for Ritchie, the dogs were not just pets.
"If you ever wanted a friend or a loved one, she was it," said Buffi.
Bobbie claims Bleu was like a family nurse who cared for her sick husband.
Ritchie Buffi is suffering from complete kidney failure, diabetes, COPD and congestive heart failure.
He said every night Bleu would sleep right by his side.
"If he had a problem, Bleu would come and open my door and stare at me like, 'Get up!' And that was my cue to get up," said Bobbi Buffi. "Something was wrong."
And without the dogs, Bobbie admitted she is worried about her husband.
The Bobbi's have put signs up around town. They are offering a $700 cash reward.
"When you mess with family, that's a whole different ball game," said Ritchie Buffi.
But the Buffis will keep looking. They said they aren't giving up hope.
"It's all we ask is bring our dogs home," said Bobbi Buffi, her eyes filled with tears."That's what we want."
If you've seen KC or Bleu, please call the Buffi family at (229) 886-8327.