McKinlay told The Olympian (http://is.gd/oSZowB) her husband wrapped him in a blanket on Dec. 3 and left him under a wheelbarrow to keep animals away. They prepared to bury him the next morning.
She told her 6-year-old twin grandchildren that Scamp had gone to heaven.
But when her husband returned, Scamp was sitting up.
The family has spent $3,000 on veterinary bills since. McKinlay says Scamp's return is the family's Christmas present.