Today’s domain find I’m sharing is about a neighbor’s lost four-pawed family member. This story hits too close to home for me.
The great escape…
A few years back, our two boxers got out for half a day on the town and ventured six streets over without my wife and I ever knowing until the latter part of the evening.
It wasn’t until my parents called to check on my wife who was pregnant at the time. It never fails, my parents call and eventually ask about the dogs and how they are doing. When they asked, I went to show them they were outside either playing or napping.
That wasn’t the case this day. The dogs were no where to be found in the backyard. This didn’t seem odd to me. We tend to bring the our dogs in for a late afternoon nap. It wasn’t until I came in and found their custom-made kennel empty that I begin to wonder and panic a bit.
I asked my wife had she let the dogs in. She stated they were outside in the backyard. And I did as Scooby would, “Ruh Roh”. Houston, we have a problem as the dogs were not in the house or the backyard.
So, I checked the gate closest to their dog house and it was locked. Then, I checked the other gate to find it had been left open.
Truth be told, it was an Austin City Inspector’s fault our dogs escaped. The city inspector was to inspect our sprinkler system. He inspect the sprinkler system, yet he left the gate open for the dogs great escape.