|Barked: Sat Jan 30, '10 2:47pm PST |
|now, before i tell this story, i know shibas should NEVER be off leash. however, since vixen is so small this hasnt been an issue until today. the past week or so she's been a little more explorative and not listening as well so we started doing a bit of leash training, but this morning....
i took her out to potty after she ate her breakfast. first, she saw someone on a bike and kinda started to chase them but then stopped. then she went potty and started running back towards our front door. then she saw THEM. the DUCKS. 3 ducks. duck #1 took off down the sidewalk and vixen took off after it, which was kinda cute to watch her 'hunt'. duck #2 then flew off in between 2 buildings towards the lake. so she followed him. not so cute. duck #3 went in the same direction so she continued TOWARDS THE LAKE...until she FELL IN. not cute, only terrifying. fortunately i wasnt far behind and when i reached the edge she was already trying to climb up the steep bank so i got down there and helped her out the rest of the way. her head was dry so she didnt go under but it was VERY scary. so many things could have happened. plus i had a dream a few days ago she fell in a pool and sank to the bottom and i was trying to get to her in time so that was replaying in my head the whole time. i'm pretty sure we were both quite traumatized. i'm surprised our neighbors werent coming out because i was yelling for her to stop running. needless to say, this all resulted in a bath and some cuddle time while she got dried off. and i may have been a bit teary too. my worst fears are having something bad happening to my hubby or one of our 'kids' so today was a bit nerve racking. apparently we will be in full-swing leash-trainnig-mode from here on out.
in a day or two this may be funny, but it so was not this morning.
since its girl scout cookie season, think i'll try to decompress with a few Thin Mints.
Edited by author Sat Jan 30, '10 3:19pm PST
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