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.