Sunday, 16 September 2012

Floyd's (very) brief adventure...

Well Floyd has been up to a wee little bit of mischief...

It happened yesterday, my human was sitting on the lounge watching TV and eating some nuts. Out of the corner of her eye she saw a familiar silhouette run past the front window...

Yup. It was Floyd.

She yelled out for the other human and they both rushed outside. Floyd was out there galloping around... Well, sort of like a bit of a nut case. It reminded my human of a birthday card one of her friends had received once, it said "Party like somebody left the gate open". That was exactly what Floyd was doing. He was having a whale of a time, galloping up and down the street, across the road, sniffing everything, generally enjoying himself.

The humans on the other hand, were very, very worried. Our street is generally pretty quiet, but you never know when someone will drive past, and they were frightened that Floyd would rush out in front of a car.
They kept calling his name, trying to get him to come, but, well... He never really got that command at dog school, he would turn and look at them, but then run off in another direction. I think he thought it was a super fun game or something...

Eventually my human ran across the street after him and managed to grab hold of his collar, and started to lead him back toward home. The only problem was... In her rush to get Floyd, she hadn't put on any shoes, and didn't notice the prickle patch...

After she'd dragged Floyd back inside, and picked the prickles out of her feet, they were both outside, checking the fence and the gate, trying to figure out how he'd gotten outside when they heard a "bang" and a "crash" and Floyd was galloping out the front door... That's how he got out, he's figured out that he's big enough to throw himself at the front screen door to escape...

Luckily they were right there that time, and quickly caught him, took him inside and shut the big-solid-wood door...


My brother, the gangly, goofy escape artist...

40 comments:

  1. I don't know what to say. Your peeps are good and I think Floyd needs to think it through. I was an unknown quantity (so were my peeps) and have never bolted from my peeps that I rescued.

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    1. Floyd know they're good, he wanted to have a good game with them! bol!

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  2. My humans would be really worried too!! But how can they ever stay mad at our cute and innocent faces?:)
    Cotton

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    1. Hehe, don't worry, they didn't stay mad at him. :P

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  3. Floyd saw the light and went for it, Ahhhhh "Some Doggie" must have taught him that.

    Your Furends
    Susie & Bites

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  4. Wow, he certainly wanted (and got) an adventure! :-) Glad that your humans were able to catch him without getting too hurt! I'm pretty bad at recall too, so I get where Floyd is coming from!

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  5. Oh, my! Floyd is one very lucky boy not to have been hurt, isn't he? I have to admit that I'm not always that great at recall either - it depends on what else is distracting me - and I'm two!

    The only time I got away from Dad when we were out, a neighbour's dog scared me and Dad dropped my lead! I ran away from him, but luckily for me I galloped along the grass verge then stopped and waited when I got to our front gate! Mum was very relieved when we got home and Dad told her what had happened, because, I'm afraid, we greyhounds don't generally have much road sense...

    I'm glad that Floyd is OK, and I hope your human's feet have recovered now, too...

    Big WOOFS from Solo :-)

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    1. Road sense! Woof! Floyd hasn't much of any sense! BOL!!

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  6. Oooohhh no, that could have been a not so good story, but have to say I did have a smile at him enjoying the freedom and then showing you all how he did it :)

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  7. Floyd, you little rascal. Stay inside ok. We don't want you to get lost. Hope your mum's feet are ok after the prickles. Ouch! No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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    1. Her feets are all good now. I've been looking after her!

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  8. We're so glad you're okay, Floyd! WHEW!

    Love ya lots,
    Mitch and Molly

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  9. Floyd, that was a scary story, you need to be careful my sweet pal. I like to run also, but I have a bad habit of chasing cars, so Mommy is pretty strict with my leash. I am glad you are safe.

    Loveys Sasha

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    1. Cars!! They're scary, how could you chase them?!

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  10. Oh my as soon as we saw Floyds picture we guess he has been up to something. BOL party like someone left the gate open. Love it! However we know you peeps must have been very worried. Naughty Floyd. Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. They might have been worried, but I was jealous!

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  11. OMD...OMD!!! That is like mom and dad's worst nightmare! We're glad it all ended ok though... mischievous puppy!
    Happy Sunday,
    Wally & Sammy

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  12. Oh Floydie, you should be careful next time. It's very important that you keep yourself safe. Next time, resort to begging for treats rather than running out of the door,okay?

    Huggies and Cheese,
    Haopee

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  13. Oh Floyd, you adrenaline junky! Your parents need you to keep them on their toes!

    -Erik, Amanda, and Bosley
    manwomanwestie.blogspot.com

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    1. They as long as they are prickle free toes!!

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  14. Oh my goodness Floyd. Next time don't run past the window, BOL
    Benny & Lily

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  15. Oh Floyd, PLEASE do not scare your peeps like this. PLEASE!! My pups got out once and got hit by a car. Ginger, our former dog, died and Mr. Fox had to have his eye removed. NO. MORE. ADVENTURES. FLOYD!!! Dougall, you keep him inside!!
    Alyssa, Mr. Fox & Scruffy

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    1. Oh no! That is terrible!! I will keep a close eye on him!

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  16. OMD!! OMD!!! That is Ma's WORST nightmare! You know why? Because I would do EXACTLY was Floyd did! Goofy bouncin' and jip and jab, you can't catch me stuffs, and then Ma would be all scared that I would run if front of cars and get hurts. Whew, good thing it ended up okay. Gotta get a new screen door!

    Kisses,

    Ruby

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  17. I'm so glad it turned out okay, except for the no shoes part! :-) But it's my worst fear, because I think that if Todd ever got out our gate, we'd never see him again.....

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  18. wow, i'm sure it seems like a fun idea to escape and run around, but it gives mom and dad a big scare! I'm glad everyone got home again with no problem. My dog Kelly has escaped from the yard a few times and she loves leading me on a merry chase. Brooks, on the other hand, only wants to be beside us and won't take off even if all the doors and gates are left open.

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  19. Floyd sounds like my kind of guy.

    I'm going to need to get that Party like the gate is open card for Master's bday coming up!

    NOra

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  20. That's so funny! Things are always a wee bit more fun when they are illegal, aren't they??

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