A couple of days ago Blondie found and exploited a weakness in the new fence. An oversight on the part of the installers combined with a steep downhill slope outside the fence created a place that Blondie could squeeze under the mesh and go A.W.O.L.
I saw her do it and went and told HairyFace. We went looking for her with the truck. We found her too. Hairy opened the door and called, “Blondie! Want to go for a ride?” That always gets her, she loves riding. And she started for the truck, then stopped and gave him a look: “Noooooo, this is a trick. You’re going to take me home. I’m not falling for it this time.” And she ran off into the woods. Nothing to do now but wait.
HairyFace found and fixed the place in the fence where she got out.
Eventually Blondie got tired and came home.
Now, when Hairy lets Blondie outside he watches her closely to see if there are any other places that interest her. Our first run of each day is always before dawn. Unlike us, Hairy can’t see well in the dark, especially when clouds hide the moon. So he dug out one of the lights NiceLady bought for Drakes farewell party and clipped it to Blondie’s collar so he can see where she is and if she’s spending a lot of time in one place.
That works well and it makes Blondie feel special, with her little light winking and sparkling all around her feet. I think I’ll start calling her ‘Tinkerbell’.
Me? I have no desire to run away from home. I know when I’ve got it good. Besides one troublesome child per family is enough.
(Are you reading this Hairy? Since I never show up on the A.W.O.L. list, do I get extra treats?)
Video: Tinkerbell goes AWOL no more.
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