Mumsie here...a decade older than I was yesterday...upon arising I took the dogs out for their morning use of the outdoor facilities. It had snowed AGAIN....they were romping as usual and I grabbed a shovel to see how much snow we had on the driveway. I noticed Lacie wasn't pestering the boyz as she usually does...after a little while of shoveling I walked to the back to see what she was doing...no Lacie...I checked under the deck where she has a habit of getting stuck....no Lacie...I called and called her, but no response. PANIC!
I ran inside and grabbed a box of Cheerios and just stood there not knowing where even to look. We have woods on three sides of our yard.... tons of snow, 22 degrees still snowing hard and she um well HAD NO COLLARS ON. Nothing...well, she HAD just rolled out of bed and they are really good with the property lines. Not today. I could have kicked myself. Hard.
I went to the far back edge of our yard where they have NEVER tried to escape. There were fresh pawprints. Yes, I attemped to track her....and it worked. Between screeching for her, shaking the cheerio box and following those tiny pawprints, I found her. She was waaaaaaaaaay back in the woods. And cold and shaking. So was I!! It was like looking for a needle in a haystack. I am so grateful!
I checked her electric collar and found it wasn't even working...not that it was even on her. It will be fixed pronto and they will NOT go out without them ever again...we will be reviewing the boundaries...
When interviewed, Lacie made these comments:
"Honestly, Mumsie, I don't know why the &*&# I went back there. I mean, I hadn't even had my breakfast. It's so unusual for me to be the troublemaker.....I'm actually surprised you saw me...I mean, my derriere is so tiny that when I turn sideways I'm totally invisible...."
Sheesch...alls well that ends well....
Still quaking in her boots,