Dexter, Wally and Tubby Jr
Yesterday, they had another run-away episode. The workmen were working on the fences and I suppose they decided to take opportunity to make a run for it - yet again. All three! Tubby Jr hobbled on home soon after but the other two, Dexter and Wally were gone for hours. I only found them at about eight in the evening - next door. The next door neighbours aren't exactly the biggest dog lovers ... because of their cultural and religious beliefs.
Not sure who was more terrified. The pups or the humans next door. The quirky thing about the Furkids is when they know they're in trouble - instead of making a run for it, they turn into submissive turtles. I suppose yesterday was a triple whammy. First, they knew they were in trouble for being in places that they know I don't approve, they were being cornered - with flash lit unfriendly, strange humans and worst, I had to appear.
And of all places they had to turn turtle was down a steep slope by the common fence of Dog Woods and next door. Can you imagine the inconvenience and embarassment of having to coax and persuade them to climb out of the ditch like area?! Fortunately, Wally decided to cooperate. Dexter on the other hand refused to budge. So I had to do what I had to do, haul Dexter out ... nearly 30 kilos and all. And all the while, I was mindful not to slip myself. The neighbour, bless him, was kind enough to help me out of the dark ditch while I manuovered Dexter out.
It's a good thing I've had a lot of practice carrying uncooperative pups who've decided their legs temporarily don't work ... I daresay, it's good strength training ... although usually at the expense of my back *ouch*