That was when the mischevious Fur Kids Tubby Jr. and Brandi found a weakness in the fence and disappeared into the bushes across the road.
The Chief and other Dog Woods human inhabitants trudged and drove up and down the neighbourhood hollering (well, that's what it sounded to us canine of super hearing!) for Tubby and Brandi to return. It was dinner time anyway, and surely, they MUST be hungry.
But obviously they were too caught up in the excitment of their escape they forgot about their hunger - for at least a few hours.
As the twilight of the evening fell into darkness, the humans began to worry ...
Chief fretted that they may have wandered too far and have lost scent of home. Or unwittingly annoy some venomous reptile - the occassional cobras and monitor lizards have been found to slither /scuttle across the road. Or worst, eaten! The Chief once chanced upon a huge long python warming itself across the tarred road just outside of Dog Woods!
It is a jungle out there, after all!
Not being very street smart, the Chief also worried how the FurKids would react when they stumbled upon the main roads of zooming cars.
Inspite of the Chief's increasing fears, she stood calling where they were last seen with huge torch light flashing into the darkness ... hoping, just hoping that they would see the light and follow the light home.
And sure enough, after what it seemed like the longest while, indisputable puppy panting could be heard in the distance (we heard them even before the humans did!). The Kids were making their way back - the undergrowth was very thick and trudging back was hard going. Eventually out poked a very hot and tired pup. The Chief had to pull them out of the tangling undergrowth of vines, brambles and bushes.
Anywoos. We're (both humans and canine) are simply relieved they are found. We're glad (esp. the Chief) they had the good sense to come home ... that running off to have adventures in the great out there is really not that fun after all!