Post # 1
My husband went to walk the dog last night for his last walk around 11pm after watching the football game. I was already in bed but not asleep, when DH yells up to me, “Beau ran away.” I immediately ran downstairs.
He’s a beagle and his nose gets him in trouble. He must have caught a whiff of something and took before DH had a good hold on the leash.
DH and I call and whistle from the front steps. DH goes to the car and yells, “Wanna go for a ride?” Our dog loves rides. Nothing.
I stay at the house while DH drives through the neighborhood trying to find the dog. Then I see DH walking up our street without his car. He won’t tell me why he left his car. But I told him I heard barking/howling to the back left. DH hears it and says, “That’s Beau!”
DH found him. His retractable leash was still attached and he got tangled up in a neighbors yard. Luckily he didn’t get too far.
DH was really upset but relieved when he got Beau. We’ve had a lost dog in our neighborhood for over 3 weeks. I’m glad our story resolved quickly.
Post # 2
ajillity81: I would’ve FREAKED OUT! I have 2 beagles – LOVE ‘EM! One got away when I first got her, so scary. I’m really glad yours had a happy ending!! What about that other dog in the ‘hood??
Post # 3
RedHeadKel: Thanks. It was a relief that this whole thing only took 15-20 minutes. But it did feel like a long time.
I don’t know much about the other dog. There are posters up in our neighborhood. They were refreshed recently, so the dog is still missing. The poster says: “Do Not Chase” so I bet the dog is very fearful of people, probably a rescue.
Post # 4
Our dog escaped one morning and I lost my mind! In our last house our yard wasn’t fully fenced, so I’d take him out on his leash, and I wasn’t holding tight enough, and he took off after a squirrel. I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared, because our street was VERY busy.
I freaked out, screamed for DH and took off running. Found him snoozing in the neighbour’s garden ten minutes later. Not a care in the world.
Post # 5
Our indoor cat escaped and was missing for two days… This was only a month after adopting her, so we had no idea if she would come back to us. I plastered the neighborhood with posters and someone caught her, but those two days were the longest days of my life so far!
I’m *very* happy to hear you found your buddy so fast! Our critters just get excited and don’t always realize they’re getting into trouble!
Post # 6
ajillity81: OMG similar story that was panic inducing but turned out to be laughable…
I ALWAYS make sure to see where my cats are before I leave the house. One morning during the dead of winter (ice, several feet of snow) I couldn’t find my kitten anywhere. I looked for a solid 15 minutes before I called my FI in a panic. He’d just left and I made him come back. We got scared b/c we’d been in and out that morning, cleaning and warming up our cars. I finally took to the streets while he scoured the house. I went so far as to knock on someone’s door to ask if I could walk around their back yard b/c they’re house backs up ours. She was nowhere to be found.
Then my FI called me and said to come home. She appeared under the coffee table. But she hadn’t been there the whole time. It was a mystery. It wasn’t until a couple months later we discovered there’s a tear underneath the couch that she likes to climb into! We got that fixed ASAP!!
I was 2 hours late for work, it was an intense morning!
Post # 7
BurlapnLace: i can understand the panic. but great that you can laugh about it now.
when i told the story to my coworkers today, i started with do you want to hear a funny story….
sara_tiara: that is super scary. the almost same thing happened when my mom watched our dog one time. she thought she would have a lot of explaining to do. turns out the latch on his harness was broken.
nanoinfinity: so happy your story has a happy ending too.
Post # 8
ajillity81: Glad you found him! So why did you DH abandon the car down the street and not tell you why?
Post # 9
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ajillity81: so happy you found your little guy! That would be so scary.
And I am curious… where was the car?
Post # 10
aww, poor little guy. Our dog “runs away” all the time, sometimes for 20-30 minutes at a time, but he always comes back. It was annoying at first, but now we’re used to it.