I know, I know . . You’re all wondering where has she been? What has she been doing? It was not my intention to wait so long to post, but hey, it’s summer and a pooch gets busy . . . I have been chasing birds and bunnies, swatting at flies and bugs, napping, running, playing, eating and most importantly finding ways to escape the yard so I can see what other cool things are happening and have an adventure.
I know that my humans are just trying to keep me safe, but there are always so many things that I want to see and coincidentally they are always just right beyond my imposed limits. I mean, come on! It’s like the deer; I have seen them in the yard, but as soon as I get close, they just bounce over the fence. Sometimes I wish that I had legs like that. No such luck for this beautiful pug. That means I am left finding creative was to leave the yard like following daddy out and then ever so quietly slipping away from his notice, or maybe that tree branch that fell in the last storm has caused a break in the fence (it can’t hurt to at least look). What about that new hole in the ground? Can I make it big enough to fit in and then tunnel under the fence? I say, worth a try. Whatever angle you are working on to get out of the yard, you have to move fast because our humans are smart and the window of opportunity is small.
I know for instance that after daddy lets me and my brothers and sisters out to potty, he is supposed to do what my mommy calls a head count. I have had success several times, by taking advantage of daddy’s distraction due to the chaos of bringing us in during the rain. Sure, it is not my favorite, but this is a time when I can usually escape and THEN find a dry place to wait out the weather. All the while, my disappearance goes unnoticed for at least the time that it takes to dry 60 paws!
I’m not trying to run away from home, come on, I know who feeds me, but I sure like the adventure! I’ll admit that there have been a couple of times when I have been really scared when I was out of the yard. Once I got turned around and it took me days to find my way home, I was really hungry, cold and tired. I didn’t go exploring again for a long time afterwards. I have heard other scary stories like being hit by a car, attacked by a wild animal or picked up by a stranger, but so far I have been really lucky.
Just remember, if you are itching for adventure, you have to be sneaky – darting out the front door when your mom answers the doorbell ain’t it – she knows you’re making a run for it! Pay close attention to lapses in the perimeter: unlatched gates, loose pickets, unsecured chain-link, holes, broken posts. These are your “Sure Things”. Humans, if you’re reading this please disregard. Don’t go looking for any of these lapses; I’m only kidding, we animals are never looking for adventure. You could take us on more walks or trips to the park (even if its rainy, we love it), boat rides; hiking would be great . . it just might be enough adventure to keep us from seeking adventure on our own.
Just some thoughts to ponder.
Below are some pics of some great friends who are experiencing adventure with their humans!
Bark atcha later, peeps