Friday, November 18, 2011

My early morning adventure courtesy of George

All the children are home this weekend for GrandDaughter's 2nd birthday party so I decide to get up early this morning so I can go to work early and leave work early. I feed George and then potter about while he's eating.

Then it occurs to me that George has been outside a long time. Regular readers won't need telling what's happened: some things are as inevitable as finishing a box of Cadbury's Fingers in one go. Yes, he'd done a runner.

I leap into Minni and drive around to the adventure playground where I meet an early-rising friend. She hasn't seen George so I carry on patrolling his favourite routes. I see no sign of him - but I do scrape the side of Minni while looking for him rather than where I was going.

I get home and Husband tells me we've had a phone call: George is in a house in the road behind. I grab his lead and hurry off there.

When I arrive I see George looking out of the window quite unconcerned by his abduction. The couple tell me they spotted him walking towards the main road but they were able to catch him when he stopped to eat the contents of a rubbish bin. Since being in their house he has eaten 3 bowlfuls of their dogs' food.

And I assume it's for this reason that one of their dogs, who is standing behind me barking, decides to bite my bottom.

It seems churlish to complain when they've been so kind as to rescue George so I continue smiling, thanking and apologising in equal measures, before dragging George home.

And it's still only 8.15.

6 comments:

Furtheron said...

you need to find out what dog food they have - obviously he likes it there :-)

Has he some kind of nomadic ancestry?

Ole Phat Stu said...

Hilarious!

Thanks for sharing :-)

Leslie: said...

Has the day improved yet?

Rose said...

Thank heavens for the rubbish bin, or who knows how far he might have gone. Hope you're all right and that the morning improved after that.

Sophie has been much less adventurous since last July when she spent a frightening (for both of us) night lost in the cornfields. I think that taught her a lesson not to stray too far.

Rose said...

Oops, forgot--Happy Birthday to Granddaughter! Two already?? Time sure is flying...

katney said...

The wifi in the hotel we were in last night worked just long enough for me to see the teaser about this at Facebook. Can you imagine the anticipation? It was like waiting for the release of the sequel to one of your favorites...