February 5th 2014 7:39 am
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Yesterday we had a blizzard and I went to pick up the grandkids at school. I got there early and waited in the car line to get them and then they needed some things from their house so we went to their house and back home to mine. This all took over an hour because the roads were so bad we had to go very slow.
When I walked in my husband asked me if Bailey was with me. She was not in the house and he assumed I took her with for the ride. The kids and I ran outside to look for her in the snowstorm. I was heartsick and sure I would not find her. She must have thought she was going with me and followed me out to the garage when I left to get the kids and I did not see her and then ran outside while the garage door was up. Since it had been over an hour and the snow was coming down so hard I was almost sure I would not find her.
It was so awful. I knew she had been outside on her own for over an hour. A white dog in a blizzard, no collar because we do not keep it on in the house. She normally stays close to home but she was not in the front yard. She also is good about staying off the street when she comes out with me when I get the mail but with the snow she would not know where the street is. I figured she could get very disoriented in the snow too.
The visibility and the roads were so bad that I knew taking the car to look for her was not going to work. The kids and I set out on foot to look for her. I saw a neighbor down the street shoveling and I yelled to her and asked her if she had seen any dogs out. She said no. I said I am looking for a white dog and then Bailey came running out from this lady's backyard. She had not even seen her back there. Bailey tends to blend into snow. She said "you mean this one"!
I was so relieved and happy. She must have wandered down the street ( only 2 houses) and she came running out when she heard me. I felt so lucky to see her coming towards me.
Yesterday mommy was going somewhere and I wanted to go too. I followed her out to the garage but she did not open the car door for me. When she opened the garage door I went outside to go peepee. Next thing I knew mom was driving down the street without me.
I sat and waited and got a little bored so I went and investigated the neighbors yard. Then I heard mom and the kids yelling and I came running. They acted like I had been gone for a year! I got treats when I came in the house and I did zoomies to let them know they should not have left me outside by myself.
Mommy will certainly take me with her next time.
P.S. The next day I got in trouble for catching a squirrel. SHEESH!
Bailey, that must have been great, out on your own like that and you could do all the exploring you want! Mom says for us not to get so excited about how much fun you had, she says think about Bailey's mom and how scared she must have been. Ok, so we are really really happy that you were found and nothing bad happened but we still thinks you had an awesome adventure!
That must be why mommy and daddy make us wear our collars and tags all the time, even in the house! Mommy says your mommy's heart must have just dropped. But we think you just saw an opportunity and seized it!