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Thursday, December 30, 2010

We Had Some Excitement The Day The New Bed Was Delivered...

First night in our new QVC bed and I have to say, I slept very comfortably.  So far so good...

It has been very cold and super windy here. Yesterday, it was stormy, gray skies, the wind was howling and freezing cold.  When the delivery men were carrying out the old mattress and bringing in the new one, I asked them to keep the door closed so our dog would not get out...

Some how, our dog Izzy got out...there was a woman walking her dog and Izzy ran right to them for a "meet and greet", but the woman was screaming at Izzy, "NO! NO!"....I called Izzy and she came toward me, the woman yelled, "YOU NEED TO KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEAH!!"  I yelled back, "I DO, BUT WE ARE HAVING A BED DELIVERED AND SHE GOT OUT!!"

I looked at Izzy, who was standing on our front patio, but looked like she wanted to play...I could see in her eyes she wanted to rip loose.... Ironically, the other day I was telling my husband I wish there was some place I could take Izzy, remove her leash and let her run free....just to run as fast as she could....

I called to Izzy, but she looked at me and then turned and ran full speed down the street....she was at the corner in seconds.  I ran back into the house to get my shoes on, getting her leash and halter.  Desperately, I grabbed a couple of dog bones and ran back outside.  My husband was in the front of the house and yelled "THERE SHE IS!" and she was right back on the front patio, panting and smiling.

I called her to come in and she did.  I almost cried, because after a year and two months, she knows this is home and it is better here than on the streets.  I don't even want to think about if she would not have come back, or worse, been hit by a car.  Thank God, we don't live in a high traffic neighborhood!

I can just imagine how good it felt for her to rip down to the end of the street and run back up the hill, full speed.  She must have turned around as soon as she saw I was not chasing her....  I am so happy she wants to be with us...

4 comments:

Thisisme said...

Glad you slept well on the first night with your new bed. What a lovely story about Izzy wanting to be with you. I bet she really enjoyed her little run though!

Mari said...

Glad she came back and didn't get hurt! Hope you sleep well tonight too. :)

DJan said...

How wonderful that she came back. She just wants a place to run, and you already know that. Are there any dog parks nearby? They are always a lot of fun for the dogs to play and get all those smells to saturate their noses.

gayle said...

I'm so glad she came back and you didn't have to chase after her!