Life in the Slow Lane: In the Doghouse

Saturday 9 April 2011

In the Doghouse

There I was, a couple of hours ago, deadheading some flowers when I heard a voice (my neighbour's ) saying 'what are you doing out here Boo?' in a rather surprised voice. I turned to see said neighbour and her husband passing my OPEN gate! As I went to investigate, I saw a little flash of white streak past amount of coaxing would bring her running back to me, and she headed off up the road/lane. 

 This is of course, not a flat, level road but a steep, winding ,stony 'road' leading halfway up a mountain...keeping up was almost impossible. It dawned on me that I had forgotten to put her collar on this morning, so panic set in as I realised that if she got lost she had no ID. Eventually I had to give up and decided to go back and get the car, hoping that I could follow the road right to it's end that way and catch up with her.

When I DID get to the top of the road ,imagine my horror to discover it just stopped and turned into a little lane where no cars could get through. Totally distraught, I drove back down...and who should be trotting down the road with another lady and her little dog, but Boo! It was like finding a lost child...I didn't know whether to cry with relief or anger! I scolded her all the way home, but....

does this look like one repentant dog? I don't think so!

Now I do realise that it was my fault the gate was open, as I had forgotten to lock it earlier in the day and it had obviously blown open (it doesn't take much-that's why I keep it locked!) .It was also my fault she didn't have her collar on, so maybe it's me who should be in the doghouse? 

Thanks for dropping by!
Take care of you
Alison xx 


  1. So glad this had a happy ending!

  2. Aaah Alison how can you be cross with that dear creature?! Don't blame yourself either - these things happen & all's well that ends well - enjoy your Sunday!

  3. Oh, no!! I'm so glad she was OK though... xx

  4. Phew - glad she's home safe of you have had some explaining to do to your DD!

  5. Oh, I can just imagine how you were feeling. Glad this story had a happy ending!


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