These are random musings of my life journey, the people, animals, places, and events which have woven, and continue to weave, a tapestry that is me. We all know there is no real destination, only the ongoing experiences which blend together, creating the trail. Each step gives a glimpse of what is to come, without allowing me to see the end result. It is exciting. I have a home base that is mine, that gives me a place to rest. This is it. This is where my heart is, no matter where I journey...................

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Eloping dogs and thanks to all of you

A couple notes.

First of all, I want you all to know that I have read all comments here on the blog, although I didn't respond to many of them during the last couple or three weeks. I also read all your personal notes to me, especially about Max. I really appreciate all the kind words and thoughts during the rough days when he was on elopement. What is comical about this is the fact that while I wasn't commenting, I also wasn't deleting the notifications of your comments on the blog from my mailbox. I did it today, and I now have .... 205 less messages there!! To make it even more notable, I have two mailboxes, the one linked to this blog and another where I receive most of my personal email and is tied to my Facebook. In that email box, I had over 150 messages! It was insane!!

Second .... I had another escapee today!!!! I'm not kidding!! Jazi doesn't like thunderstorms, and she seems to think that it sounds similar when the snow slides off the roof and thuds to the ground. When she hears these noises, she has to be either in my lap, shaking uncontrollably, or she will try to find a place as far from the source of the noise as possible, often outside on the deck. So she was curled up, shivering beside me, and she got up, walking toward the front door. OK, no worry. The weather was nice and the temperature pleasant. But about 20 minutes later, my neighbor showed up with Jazi in her arms! She said she found Jaz trotting up her road!! OMG!!!!!!!!!!!

I looked around the deck and found no escape holes. My neighbor, Mary, mentioned that she might have climbed over the gate I have at the steps. I doubted it, only because Jaz is so small, and she has never shown an interest in it. So I went on a trek to find the escape hole. There was nothing on the deck that I could see that was even possible. I have chicken wire lining the whole deck to avoid that and also to keep toys from falling off the deck.

I found a small place where she might, but not likely, have squeezed out of the back fence. So I went to place some large rocks on that area to stop that possibility. And while I was doing that, I glanced at the front deck and ......  ZIP!!!! Jaz went right over the gate!!!

Well!  Tomorrow I will be buying a wider (taller) piece of lattice work to make a new gate. As you see, I had already wrapped a bungee cord around this gate to avoid her escape from long ago. She learned to put her nose in and pop the gate open by separating the magnets that hold it shut. So not only do I need a taller gate, but I need to devise a more efficient closure. Currently, most of my guests simply step over the gate. We won't be able to do that soon.  Good grief, what am I going to do??

Anybody want some dogs?


  1. Have you thought of moving into a high risk prison facility? Remember to tell the guards not to shoot.

  2. lol, you have naughty kids Lyn!

  3. Ladies, you are right! I think I need one of those electric fences and five collars, but who can afford that??

  4. As they say, "Where there's a will, there's a way."

    ~hippo hugs~

  5. Oh now I know you don't want to get rid of your dogs! I have no doubt that you'll come up with something cleaver.
    My one little mutt, Roxy, shakes and trembles during storms too while Ruby, the pug, Barks at the thunder like she's P.O.'d at it! Got to love them! Love Di ♥

  6. who the heck knew you had such escape artists??

  7. Those silly babies! And even when they drive us batty, we would not trade them for anything...right? : )
    I am just so happy that all worked out well and I think your new handiwork will keep those sly dogs safe!


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