3 3 This dog is now being reunited with his owner .. a U-S marine who left the dog here in Jacksonville while he was away serving our country. The dog got lost. A local man who found him .. wound up caring for the dog for the past 4 years. The marine now lives in Denver. Channel 4's Ashley Mitchem went to the airport for the dog's sendoff. 3 00-0820-24Blue, a10-year-old Shih tzu, is homeward bound to Denver after almost 4 years of living in St.Augustine. Blue's been in the care of Gary Larson...but Blue's owner is a Marine who was serving two tours in Afghanistan.It all happened after the Marine's parents asked Larson to watch the dog while their son served our country.GARY LARSON, RETURNING DOG 13:25 they said we want to travel our son is in Afghanistan would you like to have the dog for a while I said ok I'll keep him.He may have kept the dog a little longer than expected, but he didn't mind. Blue got very comfortable living with Larson...sleeping in the bed with Larson and his wife.Larson is parting ways with Blue but knows he will be loved by his original family too.14:15 Blue gets in at 5 o'clock this afternoon and he'll have a whole welcoming committeeWe reached out to the Marine who owns Blue.He says he's looking forward to seeing his dog and bonding with him again. AM C4 TLS.