|Barked: Thu Feb 21, '13 10:15am PST |
|That is one of those proud momma moments, isn't it?! You should be extremely proud. Not "good boy," but "EXCEPTIONAL boy."
I have something similar, if a little different. Had to do with my little Dachshund, Oscar, who never listened to me and was very sassy We were vacationing and took a starlit ride in the Adirondacks, but it was still very dark as there are no street lights. We paused by the lake, and all hopped out to admire the stars while the dogs sniffed around, and then hopped back in the car. We'd driven off maybe ten minutes when I realized Oscar was NOT IN THE CAR! Driving back was the longest ten minutes in my life. You are talking about a little Mr. Adventure type Dachshund out there in the wilderness. At night. How on earth are we to find him? Who would we call the next morning? How would we, on vacation, put out "lost dog" flyers? And we only had four days for someone to stumble upon him? I mean....we had to get home at some point! I reminded myself of our childhood cat, Moose (no, I am not making that name up, Moose the dog! ), who went missing for SIX weeks back when my family was vacationing there, but showed back up on the day we were leaving....how cat like can you get But this was a mini Dachs, with no sense of the world and a curious nose. All I could do was get more and more in a state of panic of this little dog, unlike Moose (the cat) not a half mile from town but in the middle of NOWHERE. I am always a careful manager with my dogs, but while he jumped in, he must have turned around and hopped back out, with it too dark for us to have noticed. It was just so tragic. He was black and small, so very easy to not notice him not being in the car as we pulled away. It was just so sad and tragic
As we arrived back at the spot to begin our futile search, as his recall was, well, NOT .....Dennis turned the car into the spot and as the spotlight shone? OSCAR! There he was! At the very spot we pulled away from. Just sitting patiently and awaiting our return! Hadn't moved in an inch! Just sat and waited for us.
I had been very breedist. I would not say without justification....the GSD and Doberman we had at the time, both I am sure would have dutifully waited....but a little hound doggie? I thought for SURE he'd be off and away. But he really had shown the sense to figure we did not mean to leave and that we would be back. Had the horse sense to just stay put. *Amazing*!
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