Mike and I are in Florida this week on our annual visit to his Mom’s. While we’re away my daughter is staying at our house, babysitting the dogs.
She brought her 2 pups with her.
The other morning Erin let the dogs out to do their business and only 3 came back in. Puzzled, she stepped out into the yard to investigate.
In the far corner of the yard, just inside the Rainbow Garden, she was greeted by this sight.
Uh-oh, seems Sandy and Katy took advantage of the situation and made a break for it.
After 15 terrifying minutes she, her boyfriend Steve, and a sympathetic Water Authority worker had the 2 escapees rounded up and back home.
Katy had several scratches, no doubt from scaling the tree branches to make her getaway. Sandy, a seasoned escapee, came back none the worse for wear.
Thank goodness they didn’t get too far away. And another big thanks for the guy in the Water truck who saw them leave and was able to point out which direction to look and help look for them.
(of course they took off in opposite directions)
Yesterday Steve and his brother went after the downed tree with a chainsaw to get it off the fence.
The fence guys are due to fix it today.
My poor Erin is traumatized for life over this escapade.
I’m not so sure she’ll be too keen on doggy sitting for us next year; let’s just say I wouldn’t blame her.
Meanwhile, Katy got to take a trip to the Vets’ to get her scratches cleaned and looked at. They put her on penicillin. She’s receiving the royal treatment right now and eating it up.
It’s hard to be away from home when something like this happens.