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Missing Missy!

on February 1, 2015

Well I miss Fergie too but Missy was definitely the most mischievous of the two. No matter what yard we put her in she Houdini-ed her way out of it almost immediately. As a result, we got into the habit of letting all of the dogs (our two and the two we were dog-sitting) out for much of the day.

So, the other day, when Missy was conducting an aerobics lesson with Fergie, Blaze and Jack, I drove up to the local shop to get some groceries and returned 15 minutes later
to
find
that
they
were
GONE!

Not Jack and Blaze; they were resting on the front veranda and initially I didn’t fret about Fergie and Missy having been assured by their owners (my nephew and family) that they would not run away. But, after about half an hour, I began to wonder where on earth they were so I did a preliminary search of the acreage around the house, including the pond,
with
a
growing
sense
of
absolute
DREAD!

Two hours later I was in a state of panic and texted Ming who was at work but he didn’t answer so then, with a lump in my throat, and tears in my eyes, I messaged my nephew’s wife and admitted that I had somehow lost their dogs. Then I went back outside to continue the search. “Where are they, Jack? Where are they, Blaze?” I kept asking our rather subdued dogs but of course dogs can’t talk so they just looked up at me sadly.

When I got back inside, having given up, and having resigned myself to the fact that my nephew, his wife, and their two small children would NEVER forgive me, I checked my messages and was
overcome
with
a tsunami-like
sense
of
RELIEF!

“It’s okay – they’re just across the road with J and P” (my nephew’s parents).

OH! THANK GOD!

An hour or so later J and P returned the little rascals and Missy recommenced the aerobics lesson from her preferred position on the table on the front veranda. I have never seen a dog with such kangaroo-like abilities. With gravity-defying agility she simply springs upwards and lands on whatever happens to be higher than the ground. Extraordinary!

But she was a bit tired after her adventure across the front paddock and over the road, so she concluded the aerobics lesson in relaxed mode.

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20 responses to “Missing Missy!

  1. So glad it worked out Julie! ❤
    Diana xo

  2. Yvonne says:

    Phew! Missy might have some cat in her, if she can do such neat jumps.

  3. Terry says:

    I can imagine your heart racing and the fear in your eyes; but thankfully they were found

  4. Judy says:

    Dog-goneit! That sounds like quite an ordeal. Glad it had a happy ending but it sounds like you must have been relieved and exhausted. 🙂

  5. Rhonda says:

    Hahaha…I love how you wrote this one. And are they NOT the darnedest creatures? Glad it all ended okay, but Lordy…they do TEST a soul!

  6. bulldog says:

    Damn… that could not have been a plesent feeling…

  7. I know that gut wrn[enching feeling. so glad they weren’t hurt.

  8. susanpoozan says:

    Sorry they gave you such a fright but glad it ended well.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Everything turned out okay after all. The dogs were out enjoying themselves! Missy look like she is a bit of a mischief maker.

    Just waiting for Andy to come out for the Australian Open – it starts at 08.30 here which is a bit early for tennis!

  10. dogdaz says:

    You had me so worried!!!! Glad you found them safe and sound.

  11. Dogs and kids, they do it to you don’t they????

  12. Oh my, what a relief indeed. I can well imagine. Phew!

  13. You poor thing! Baby sitting and dog sitting are two high stress jobs when the charges are overly mischievous.

  14. tootlepedal says:

    All’s well that ends well.

  15. Glad they hadn’t gone to far and turned up but yeah you would be in a bit of a state as it sucks to dog sit and lose the dogs

  16. Can imagine the dread and hopelessness you felt! Thanks goodness for their, no doubt nonchalant, return.

  17. Lynda says:

    Whew!!! Well then, that turned out well, didn’t it?

  18. Trisha says:

    She’s so cute! I’m glad you got them back so quickly!

  19. Tiny says:

    O.M.G. I understand how you felt! The girls seem to be adventurers and had probably sworn Jack and Blaze to silence. Happy it ended well.

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