Wow, 4 dogs alone in the house and all they did was nap?! :)
We tired them out with a big play session first. We can't be sure but when we snuck up to the window to check after our bike ride, there was no action. More importantly, the house and its contents looked exactly the same as when we left!
i like when things /situations get 'tested' few weeks before. this one is no different :)
like for course settings , plans might need to change- so .. well planned
youngsters these days, at last one could have come up with a good indoor game ;)
Well, Scout earned the nickname Spiderdog later...
Ha! Yes. Browner tried 'Bent's recumbent bike and the dogs were very excited as they watched. I wanted to join the pooches in the yard but rather than go through the gate and risk one of them slipping out, I went through the house and out the side door; that took about 20 seconds. Three excited dogs greeted me. Hmm, that was wrong. "Scout? Scout!!!" She didn't come. I had a sick feeling but called a few more times until I heard 'Bent and Browner talking at the front of the house. She was with them! Luckily, she had run straight down the long driveway and sat in front of Browner.
We looked at the alternatives. Did she slip past me into the house unseen and open the front storm door to get out? Unlikely but possible, I guess, although I was trying hard to keep dirty-footed dogs outside and it would be very clever to open the front door. Did she wriggle under the fence somewhere? Impossible - there aren't any openings big enough. Could she have flown a 4' fence? That's what I thought had happened so we recreated the scene and waited... She tried hard for awhile to attract everyone's attention to solve the problem in a reasonable manner but when all humans had moved away, she leapt straight up. She hooked her paws over the top of the fence, struggled to do a pull-up until her stomach rested on the fence, then kicked her feet until one caught the ornamental border at the top of the fence. And then it was just a quick Superman dive to get back to her beloved Browner. She is far from the biggest dog who has visited our yard but she's the first escapee! We purposely avoided the steel fence styles with pointy spikes on top because we figured this might happen some day. Pretty amazing!
Thanks for all the adventures yesterday. The dogs were knackered!
Wow impressive, that's one determined pup!