I had a super scare this evening.
I got home from a couple errands, one of which was the grocery store. I brought groceries in and began putting them away. The kids were delighted to see me, danced around me for several minutes after I walked in. I was delighted to see them, too, but bent on getting the groceries stored.
As I finished the chore, I started toward the office to check email and the blog, but just as I walked in, I realized that none of the little buggers were at my heels. That never .... I repeat, never .... happens. I can't take a step around here without at least one of them on my heels or in front of me so I nearly stumble. I looked on the deck, and they weren't there. Next I looked in the back yard. Nothing. No dogs. Back to the front I noticed that the gate was not quite closed. I guess when I carried the last armful in, I didn't get it latched.
I whistled and called, whistled and called. Nothing. Whistled and called, nothing. I turned around to grab my coat, dreading the search. It was nearly dark, and I was terrified about my babies. When I stepped onto the deck again, there was Jazi coming toward the steps! I let her in, loved her, and told her I had to go find the boys. I made sure the gate was closed and got into the car.
I drove down two of the roads around my house, stopping frequently to whistle and call. No sign of them, but I could heard dogs barking all over the neighborhood. I figured they were barking at my boys, but which group? Which direction should I go? Which ones were barking just because they heard others barking?
I decided that before I checked out the third road, I would drive back through the driveway to see if they might be there. It was getting dark, and I was beginning to feel panicky. I was relieved to see that Max was on the steps, desperately trying to get onto the deck! I hopped out, loved him and put him inside and drove off again.
I turned right to cover the last possibility. I had driven about 20 yards, and I saw a miracle running down the road toward me! Joey and Max!! I stopped and jumped out, and they came hell-bent running for me when they saw me! I put them in the truck and backed down the road to the driveway.
As the three of us went up the steps, Max and Jazi were dancing wildly, and the reunion was joyous! You would have thought they had been separated for weeks! As for me, I was a bit giddy myself. A few minutes later, I began to wonder if the spirit of Ali was back with us, taking The Boys on a bit of a lark like he used to do himself! I donno, but I'm surely glad they are back home, safe and sound.
What have I done to bring these wandering souls into my life????
Never Ending Journey? Heaven help me!!
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