November 2nd 2011 10:24 am
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Things have been pretty much standard around here lately, though I have some things to bark about, but no typist time! Takes something dramatic to get her attention. First let me say that we are just fine, so now to the story. Had a normal morning, Mum up early, take the morning walk – 2 blocks south, 1 block west, 3 blocks north, 1 block east, last block south then the turn to home. Not even a cat to bark at. The squirrels weren’t up yet, nothing stirring. Get home, drink some water, go back up to the bed and make my nest. It’s great once Mum gets out of it. I can rearrange the covers they way I like them! So, like I was saying a normal morning. We are given breakfast, which we ignore, even with cheese on it. Obviously we wanted something else for breakfast, not that food! So Mum does her stuff and then Duncan’s first Mom gets up and does whatever it is she does and they both leave. The neighbor comes over to let us out in the yard after school. We romp a little and bark cause the squirrels are up now!
So Mum gets home early, like maybe an hour before she was supposed to be here. Don’t know what that was about but all the more fun time for us. So we take the afternoon/evening walk and get home. Mum unclips our harnesses and we get to play in the yard for a while. Our yard is completely fenced in so we have freedom to chase each other or blowing leaves, birds, squirrels whatever is out there and moving. So we also like to bark, because we are terriers and it is our job to bark. So we are barking a little, not heavy duty the way Duncan can get, just a little barking a random things. And something happened. I’m not going to tell who did it but somebody opened our gate. Not the usual gate that we always go out for walks. The gate on the other side where the big oil truck pulls up and carries the hose to hook up to the house so we stay warm enough all winter. Well, if the gate is open ,let’s go all the places Mum doesn’t take us! So off we go, up the street to the next block. There’s a kitty that lives there, we can stop and bark. Then there are some cute boys that like us and we take the time to say hi and get pets. By now though Mum figures we have been out long enough and our dinner is ready. So she comes out the door and sees the open gate and no dogs and nearly passes out. She says all those stories about how Scotties just keep going and going and going, and selective hearing and all sorts of things were going through her head. But she saw some people waving and they said aren’t these your pups? Yes, she yelled. And then she waved at us and asked us to come home. I was right on that, Duncan took a few seconds before he followed me. We ran straight for Mum. The next door neighbors were on their way out for dinner and Mum stopped them from pulling out of their driveway so they didn’t block our path. Boy was she ever happy with us. She scooped me up and Jimmy from next door scooped up Duncan. We were home in our yard and then in the house very quickly. There were treats, lots of treats and “good boys” and lots of those too and hugs and kisses and it was great. A little free time and then rewards. So I think that was enough excitement for Mum for a while. She’s not as young as Duncan and me so we’ll stay home and she will put a lock on that gate.
Skeery story! So glad you guys weren't too far from home and came a-running when your Mom called you.
Stay home. Even if that gate gets opened!
Eben doe a lock on da gate r gonna cwamp yur stile in a bery big way, it r da bestest idea, Hammy :)
I r so gwad yu an' Duncan camed home. Gud boys!
ZOINKS! I'm glad you pups didn't go too far!!!! Never ever ever leave the yard again!!!!!
Don't scare your momma like that!
Yep, a lock on the gate is a definite must!! Momma went through somethin' similar when she had bassets-- and didn't get one of them back for days and days... they were so worried!
Mum put a lock on that gate last evening. It is now secure and can't be opened. We are both very glad we came home. Exploring is fun but we have it made here and know it.
holy cow, my sisfur did that once, and Mommy was skeered to death! Glad you made it home safely! The best part of your diary entry was talking about your bed, and how after your mom gets out of it, it's nice to go back to bed in the warm and comfy. I love mom's bed!