Dexter, resident hooligan of the Dog Woods pack have developed a rather worrying after dinner habit. Most dogs would take the dump after a meal, but not Dexter. That young dog simply has to slip out through his secret exit, go sniffing about outside and chase the occasional car that drives by. By then, the rest of the pack are alerted by Dexter's 'extra-curricullar' mischief and are wailing away in protest. And almost always, an annoyed, very concern human voice can be heard above their barks.
'Deeeeeeexxxxxxttttteeeeeerrrrr! You come back RIGHT NOoooW!!!'
And as if following a script, he'd come to a screeching halt, turn around, head hung low, tail drooping, with a rather sheepish expression comes trotting back to the main gates to be let back in.
I suppose I ought to be glad Dexter clearly understands that he should stop whatever he's doing and comes right back. Am also somewhat relieved that the drivers of cars that Dexter's been chasing have been kind enough to slow down and let him have his 'fun' (without him getting run over). What am most concerned about are the random cyclists or joggers that out of whim decide to take the short cut by Dog Woods with Dexter lurking outside.
Knowing Dexter, he'd be having a field day giving chase (thankfully without sinking any teeth)... and that's enough to traumatize anyone!
So far (touch wood), that's not yet happened. However, at the rate the same scene takes place daily, it's trauma waiting to happen! Must double my efforts to locate his secret escape route ... I have a suspicion that Dexter's developed climbing skills ...