Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I have a six year old Chihuahua and he's always been a really easy dog. But lately, since we moved here, he's been taking off and disappearing for hours at a time. He's been neutered for years, so it's not those hormones responsible for his yearnings. I don't know what's gotten into him. We take him for walks, maybe we should take him out more, but he doesn't like the snow, or rain, or the cold, so it's a little hard to get the best exercise all the time. And it just stopped raining after days of gray and drizzle. But just because I know why he would want to run off doesn't mean I'm not extremely stressed out by it. I worry mostly about him getting hit, or stolen, or, at best, picked up by the dog officer. It really ruins my day/night, whenever it is he decides to take off. And it's not as if I can just explain to him how terrible and dangerous it is for him to do. He's probably just running around in the woods behind our house, but he got lost last time he did this and we found him roads away from our, just aimlessly wandering it seemed. It just really worries me that he won't come back, ever, and I'll be left wondering what happened to him and if he suffered a lot. I feel like it's our fault he got out. But nobody let him out this time, he just snuck out when someone opened the door. I really don't know how he got out without anyone noticing. I just really hope we get him back soon.


Jeannie said...

Having a dog take off is terrifying. They just don't get it. Our last dog would take off all the time but would head straight for my doctor's house. Her kids would bring him back or we'd find him there.

Nellie said...

I know, it is so scary. Because you know that they just don't understand how much danger they could be in. They could get hit, or stolen, or injured and not be able to get home. It's not as if they can pick up the phone and call. I'm such a worry wart though, I'm kind of scared to have kids. If this is how worried I get over a dog, imagine the issues I'll create in my kids by being so overprotective.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

I hope you get him back, too, Nellie. My Siamese-Himilayan kitten slipped out when I took the trash out last night, and I live very close to a busy road. But thank God the sound of the traffic scared her and she stayed on the porch. I went out to put something else in the damn trash and found her. PRAISE JESUS!!! MIRACLE!!!!

Love you. Keep us posted on your dog.


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