Likes: I love my toybox full of toys, my beanbag bed and when my people are home
Pet-Peeves: when Jojo comes over and smokes her cigarettes...YUCK...cigarette smoke...
Favorite Toy: Anything that squeaks!!!!
Favorite Food: Most everything, but I get special food mixed into my dry food once a week...And I love the people food I am not supposed to eat!!!
Favorite Walk: just outside...anywhere outside
Best Tricks: spazzing out...
Arrival Story: We got Cody from our local Humane Association when he was a puppy. At the time we had two other dogs, Jetta and Bailey. Bailey was taken away from us (she was a pitbull and was stolen from our yard...long sad story...) and then it was just Cody and Jetta. Last October, we had to leave our house and move to an apartment. It is now myself, my fiance', and Cody. He is very well adapted and just loves when we are home. Jetta went to live with my mom, but was sadly put down last week. She was 12 years old.
Well, I've got to say that I am now going to be a bigger homebody dog. My big adventure started last night at around 8pm, when my people went out for ice cream. I was minding my business when one of my doggie buddies was walking their person behind my apartment. I just got so excited that I jumped out of the back window, tearing a hole in the screen. I couldn't believe I was on my own in the huge outside!!! It was fun for the first few minutes, but the I ran into the woods. I dont like woods. I heard people I dont know calling my name and one girl gave me a few treats. She lives in the apartment upstairs and is always sweet to me. I thought she was trying to play though, because she tried to catch me, so I ran again. It was like a big game. I ran back into the woods and I think i got lost in there. I really dont like the woods. It was getting dark and even though I didn't want to admit it, I was getting scared. I thought i heard my people calling my name, but i wasn't sure and i didn't want to get near the moving cars again. Maybe being outside without my people wasn't so fun.
I kept running and came to a road. I've never liked moving cars much, so I stayed on the side. I got spooked though and darted across the road a couple of times. The cars made huge honking noises at me and boy...I was SCARED. I just wanted to go home. It was getting colder and dark and nothing seemed friendly to me. I kept walking and it was cold and I was hungry and thirsty. Somewhere in my travels, I lost my collar.
Hours must have passed and it started raining. I kept thinking about my Russ and my Chrissy and I knew that they were looking for me. I just wanted to be home with them and my beanbag and my toys...I didn't sleep...I just kept wandering and walking...cold, tired, wet and hungry... Finally, i came across a place with stones in the ground and this building. I huddled up next to the building as it started getting lighter outside. I saw a person watching me but I just stayed where I was. Then a lady came and put me into a van. She seemed nice because she gave me treats, but i was still too scared to care. I wanted my people.
We stopped and she opened the door of the van. There was my Russ!!!!!!!!!! I was so sore from my night of walking the town. My pads hurt and my muscles were sore....but it was my RUSS!!!! I was home again!!!! He brought me into the apartment and was SOO happy to see me. Then he left for a few minutes and when he came back, he had my Chrissy with him. She cried a bit and hugged me and then checked me over. I was so tired that I could only wag my tail a bit. I fell asleep for awhile, then I got up and ate a whole bowl of food.
Being out in the world alone is scary for a dog, especially overnight for more than 12 hours. My Chrissy and my Russ kept petting me and telling me they loved me and that I was a stinky dog... I was glad to be home.