As she ran through the house to get the keys, the phone rang. For some strange reason, she grabbed it and it was a neighbor down the street. She asked Mom if one of her dogs was out and she told her that she had me. She knew who to call when she saw a loose Airedale! Mom and Dad finally jumped into the Aire-mobile and went to her house. She had me by the collar, but as Dad got out to get me, I slipped out of the collar and took off again. She didn't realize that you have to grab the right part of a Martingale collar for it to tighten up. I headed back toward my house with about 5 or 6 people yelling at me. As Mom and Dad pulled up in front of our house, I was standing in front of my own gate, but Mom had closed it on her way out so Poppy and Penny didn't decide to join me on my adventure. When Dad started coming toward me, I ran to the other neighbor's house, but I finally turned around and went back to the gate. This time, Dad got it open and I ran in! I was home safe, but Mom was still freaking out! I don't know what her big problem was...I just wanted to sniff out all my new neighbors! The roofers felt really bad about leaving the gate open, but that didn't help anything! After my second great adventure, Mom and Dad walked all the way through the house to check both gates before opening the door again!
Poppy is feeling slightly better, today, but I think she's still going to go to the v-e-t tomorrow. She didn't eat her breakfast or dinner, yesterday and didn't want breakfast this morning. She IS up walking around more and she's wagging her tail this morning.
A few days ago, Poppy came into the house with blood all over the side of her face and Mom freaked out! She does that a lot where one of us doggies are concerned. She cleaned the blood off Poppy's face and couldn't figure out how it happened. She saw two little punctures and thought "snake bite". She kept going back to look at it again and decided that it wasn't a snake bite, but maybe Poppy scraped her face on the fence. We got the bleeding stopped and Mom "doctored" her and decided to watch her very closely. The area never swelled up and Poppy was fine for about 2 days before she started feeling puney. Of course, all this happened in the evening after the vet's office was closed. Now, Mom is thinking maybe she should have taken her to the emergency vet and paid through the nose.
The roof is finally all done so hopefully, I won't be escaping anymore and if Poppy was upset about all the pounding, she should should settle down now. The only one who hasn't freaked Mom out this week, is Penny. She barked a lot when the roofers were here, but she hasn't escaped and she isn't sick or anything. It's a good thing ONE of us is normal!
See you all next time!
Patches (and Poppy & Penny too!)