Last night Bill and I pulled into the driveway and were stunned to spot Genghis happily wagging his tail and straining at a leash in the neighbour’s front yard.
He’d somehow managed to get out of the back yard and run off while we were out. From what I could gather (the neighbour’s accent is rather thick) he’d been picked up by a little girl who knew where he lived and she’d put him back into the yard. He then immediately escaped again and ran her up and down the street before she caught him and this time attached him to the lead on our front porch. I believe the neighbour then said he wriggled out of his collar and went on the rampage once more. At this point I guess he ended up tied up outside the neighbours house because they were home to keep an eye on him.
Since then we’ve had several knocks on the door alerting us to our rascal of a dog being out and on the loose.
We’ve had to shut the dog door to prevent further adventures and this has caused problems of its own.
Bill and I were deep in a World of Warcraft raid instance last night when suddenly my socks felt very wet and strangely warm. A distinct smell wafted through the office. I looked down to see rascal dog with his leg in the air, peeing on my feet. Bizarrely, Gingernuts’d shown no sign of wanting to go outside, had obviously been out most of day and Bill had been taking the dogs on supervised potty trips during the evening so why he decided to pee on me I don’t know…grrrr!
This afternoon after checking the perimeter again Bill finally worked out where the ginger one has been getting out. It took us a while to figure out because all the usual areas were secure and despite our initial surmising, the electric fence was working as normal and zapped hubby when he went to investigate it.
Anyway, it turns out that when the next door neighbours moved house earlier this week they also cleared a large pile of bricks and stones that had been filling in the areas where their fence didn’t reach the ground. As a result Genghis now has these lovely great big gateways to freedom. Wonderful.
Good grief! If I’d left nice big escape holes in a fence and knew the neighbours had dogs I’d at least have thought to mention to them that the yard was no longer secure!
Well, I was about to go on to say that Bill has now hopefully put a temporary barrier up and we’ve been able to reopen the doggy door. We were just discussing whether Genghis had been outside yet, and if so, were thinking he was no doubt cursing about his blocked escape route when there came a knock at the door.
Genghis is on the loose again..*sigh*