Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Scruffy's in Big Trouble...


Ok...I'm typing for Mumsie as she is lying on the sofa with all of her muscles turned to mush. She let us out about 6PM....without our electric collars. Five minutes later...no longer, she opened the garage door and like a good Lakie, I was sitting on the steps with my tail down. (We had just gotten home from the vets...I have a bladder infection, and am feeling under the weather.)
But Scruffy was GONE. Like vanished...like he's never done that before. I know he chased a deer. He knows when his collar is on....(Mumsie said she's going to staple it to his neck after this...) and he just took off. He LOVES to chase cars...Mumsie figured if she found him, he'd be lying on the side of the road, hit. She called our neighbors...one took off in the car, our pet sitter took off on her bike, and the other Lakie in the neighborhood's owner searched on foot. Mumsie walked in circles hysterical. Our 14 year old pet sitter found him in 10 minutes flat wandering the neighborhood behind some houses. There, of course, are very busy roads bordering this neighborhood. But Scruffy could have gotten hit in here just as easily...he runs right at the cars. Isabel tackled him.....and Mumsie brought him home in the car. I frankly think if she hadn't been so glad to see him, she woulda killed him. He's covered in burrs. So is Mumsie. She said we'll see just how much poison ivy is in our woods, probably by Friday when she has it all over her.
How we found him within 15 minutes from when he took off is a miracle. We have great neighbors, and there must be a lota Scruffy love looking out for this foxy wire.
Mumise may never recover. The above jail cell is Scruff's new home for the next decade.
Grateful barks,
Lacie

26 comments:

Lorenza said...

Ooops! Sure Scruffy is in trouble! Glad you found him safe! Sure I won't like to be in that place for a decade! I hope your mom forgives him soon! Tell him not to do it again!!
Have a good night
Lorenza

PS Give your mom extra kisses and hugs, sure she needs them!

Kirby said...

Oh Scruffy, I'm so happy they found you. I wouldn't want anything bad to happen to you. You need to remember to stick around home. That's where the food, treats and soft beds are. Why go anywhere else?

Your pal,
Kirby

Noah the Airedale said...

G'day Scruffy and Lacie,
So you had an adventure ay Scruffy. It tends to get the pinkies pretty worried. Not really a good idea matie. I could tell you countless stories about our adventures including one where Willow & Lucy disappeared from 5.30pm until 3am next morning. That wasn't a good night.
We hope you survive your time in your new abode.

Noah, Willow, Tess and Lucy (escapies extrodinaire)

Amber-Mae said...

Oh my, Scruffy must be careful next time. My hoomans would never let us out by ourselves coz there are many people who don't care about dogs & will just run over us for fun. Glad that you all found him! It's a miracle! He could have gotten seriously injured or stolen.

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Molly and Taffy said...

Glad you got home safely Scruffy. Not sure we fancy your new cell, but with a few toys and a few bones perhaps it will be more habitable?

Hope you feel better soon Lacie.

Molly and Taffy

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Oh dear.. It's very scary what happened. I'm glad Scruffy is safe at home with you Lacie now..
Hugs and kisses to your mummy to comfort her.

~ Girl girl

Harry said...

Gosh, thank goodness you're home safe Scruffy. It can be a big bad workld out there, so stay safe, OK.

Toodle pip,
Harry x

Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG! Scruffy, you gave your mom 55 new grey hairs plus itchy poison ivy! Thank goodness you were found un-harmed! And poor Lacie, you have a bladder infection! That's no fun!
You guys sure had an exciting day! I need to rest after reading this!

Love ya lots,
Maggie

Stanley said...

Hey, kiddos!

Funny that, given the chance to run, Scruffy makes a break for it and Lacie is the good pup waiting for her mumsie. Go figure...

Lacie, I hope your pee-wally infection clears up soon. That's NEVER fun.

Scruffy, I hope you know how lucky you are, bud. That you were okay sounds like a miracle. Good thing your neighbors love you and are willing to search for you. Are you really going to live in that jail? When did your mumsie have time to build that??

Goober love,
Stanley

Gus said...

OOOOH, Scruffy and Teka had better learn not to run! Teka is still in trouble with muzzer for the time she ran away from E.Beth. She has about ten years still to serve

Faya said...

Scruffy is safe....ouf !
Scruffy's new room looks great...hum well it could be worse no ?
Kisses, Faya

jaffeboy said...

I smell trouble. But Scruffy wasn't a good boy. Hope he learned his lesson & not take off just like that. It's one thing to chase but another to totally disappear!

Just glad Scruffy is home now!

Asta said...

Lacie
I'm so sowwy you'we not feeling well! mowe ice cweam and chicken noodel soup fow you!
Scruffy! how could you? What am I saying, you'we a fox tewwiew..I would pwobably do the same given the chance, but that's not the point! The point is you awe vewy naughty, you'we going to give mumsie a heawt attack! and you could be killed!
jail is pwobably a good place fow you wight now..tsk,tsk
smoochie kisses
Asta

Koobuss said...

Oh my dear Scruffy,

Please don't run off like that! What would I do if something happened to you? That would break my heart.

Don't worry about transportation to the Penn State game. I overheard my family talking and they are getting me a car for my birthday!!! Yippee!! We'll be able to go anywhere!!!

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

Koobuss said...

Lacie,

I sure hope you are feeling better soon. Recovering from surgery is hard enough without being sick, too. When are you getting your stiches out?

Take care, little Lacie.

Love and Koobuss Kisses,
Koobie

pee ess If Scruffy is still in jail on Saturday, will you help me to spring him?

Jackson said...

Hey Lacie, sorry to hear about your infection. Hope you're doing OK.

Scruffy, glad to hear you're safe and sound. Prison isn't so bad. Just let me know if you want me to send you a cake with a file in it! J x

Agatha and Archie said...

Lacie,sorry you are under the weather. SHould I make you some chicken soup??
SCRUFFY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PL2is shaking for your Mom.OMG.You better smarten up there or she will NEVER EVER let you go anywhere again!!!!Thank goodness all is well now Love A+A

Joe Stains said...

omdog this is sooo scary!! I cant even believe how bad scruffy is, he must be related to the doofus!

Ruby Bleu said...

Oh no Scruffy...not good. not good at all. Your Mumsie doesn't need all that stress...what were you running for?

Lacie...feel better, ok?

Lots of Licks, Ruby

Lacy said...

woofies scruffy and lacie!!! bad bad scruffy, u coulda beens hurt weeelly bad...glad u safes!!!

b safe,
;)lacylulu

pp's this is lacy's mama, i dont know y our furkids dont learn, but we have their best interest in our hearts...one second of them getting away from us could b life or death..i know lacy did that to us,she was headed to a busy road where we had already lost one furkid at..

PreciOus said...

Hi Lacie,

I hope your mumsie feeling better from all that poisoning. *Hugs*

Thank doG Scruffy's not hurt. Hope he'd learned his lesson and will not run off again.

Snuggle,
Precious

Momo :) said...

When I started reading this post, I was worried Scruffy.
I am SOOO happy your pet sitter found you!! Please be careful in case you'll get out from your place next time, ok? :)

Momo xoxo

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh our dawgness, we are so thrilled that Scruffy was found unharmed. Guess the collar will be a permanent ornament on his neck eh?? Mama sure hates those burr & sticky weed things. She gets so mad when we have them stuck in our fur. It can take hours sometimes to remove them.
Poor Lacie, do you think you caught the infection from your surgery?? We hope the medicine works fast so you feel better. Maybe Scruffy can wait on you & bring you lots of goodies while you lounge & watch tv, hehehehe! Sending get well smoochies!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Ferndoggle said...

Oh Scruffy...we're so glad you're home safe & sound. Your poor Mom! Our Mom felt like she was gonna throw up when we showed her this story. You'd better be on your bestest behavior now.

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Jake of Florida said...

I just read about Scruffy's escapade. Remember when JH disappeared for all of 4 minutes and Mom was about to pass out with worry when he came running back up the driveway? That means we can truly identify with what your mom was feeling. )I was so happy when he came home, I even kissed him, something I never do. He kisses me.

Don't do that any more, Scruffy old pal!!! Or you may not live to be an old pal!!!

William Tell said...

I've pulled that a couple of times myself, and once My Family had to come home from work to help corral me. I had a great time, though, and would probably do it again if I had the chance! Don't ask me why, I just can't seem to help myself. :)

William Tell