There is a party up the road. You can see it from our house. It is in the only house in the cul-de-sac that Rachel doesn’t know the kids. I don’t even think the kids are in school yet. Well, Rachel is devestated that she was not invited to the party. It doesn’t help that there are other kids from our circle that are over there. I mean, we have had tears and all.
One of her friends that had gone to the party stopped by to show her a snail. In the process of viewing the snail my pitbull and shar-pei decided they wanted out. Rachel put them in the back yard but she was so obsessed with this party that she didn’t realize that she hadn’t actually latched the gate. She came to the door where her friend and I were standing to ask me if she could go with the friend when I see both the dogs hauling butt up the road!
I, of course, don’t have my clothes on yet because I’ve been cleaning house all morning. I can’t chase after these dogs with my pj’s on. I have some dignity. So Rachel runs after them but she is really shy and nervous about where she will go. The dogs took off behind some houses and there is no way she is going to go after them because she is not comfortable in that area.
I’m in the process of cooking lunch so I told her to just hang out, eat lunch, and then try again. When she went to go look again the allure of the kids partying across the street was just too much. Instead of trying to see if she could spot the dogs she was hanging out with the kids. I told her to go ahead and go play and I would take a shower and get cleaned up. Then I’d help her find the dogs.
I take very long showers, so two hours after these dogs decided to haul butt I was ready to hop in the car and look for them. We looked everywhere they usually venture. We looked in our own circle and didn’t see them. Then we went two circles up because our pitbull likes to see if Lauren & Austin are at their maternal grandparents’ house. Nothing. On a whim I decided to drive over by Rachel’s aunts house and see if they went to the other side of the elementary school. Cha-ching!! There they were looking as if they owned the street.
I was very happy that they didn’t take off or act nervous about getting in the car. They hopped right on in and I got them home without any problems.
Rachel is very relieved. Though her friends seemed more important to her she was still concerned about the dogs out running the neighborhood.
And now that the dogs are found she has decided that she wants to just stay at home….and take a nap!