we have been puppy sitting him this week, while Hannah is in Toronto and Coop and McKenzie love having him here. he learnt to use the doggy door, in about 5 mins (he's very smart) and so he can now come and go as he pleases. but today bryce came home to find McKenzie, Cooper and a hole in our fence...
our fence is old and dilapidated and is on our long list of renovations, but today it just got added to the must fix list! apparently when you push at this particular spot in the fence the nails pop right on out and Max being the smart doggy that he is figured this out and decided to go on a little escapade!
he tried this earlier this morning when I was leaving for work too, and shot out the front door just as I was closing it, and took off up the street... mckenzie thought it was the greatest fun chasing me, chasing Max all the way up the block!
so, you can imagine Bryce's alarm when he came home to find that Max was missing - I mean how do you tell a friend that you've lost their puppy??? I rushed home from work and we started door knocking on all our neighbours' doors, and after about 20 houses, just 1 block from our house we knocked on the right door! these guys found Max, called the number on his tags (which is why it so important for your dog to wear a tag with a phone number) and when they couldn't get Hannah, they called the pound. someone had picked him up from them about 20 mins earlier - so we jumped in the car and hightailed it to the local pound. just as we got there a van was pulling into the driveway with Max inside. Officer Tucker who picked up Max was so wonderful and let us take him home (I had visions of him in lockdown over the weekend...) he was really glad to see us, and totally exhausted from his adventure (he's sleeping next to me on the couch as I type)
I just have visions of him scoping out the neighbourhood, sniffing this, peeing on that and running around shouting freeeedom! :P
so, this is a VERY Happy Friday! and I hope you have a wonderful weekend close to the ones you love.