Thursday, March 28, 2013
Susie Used Another Of Her Nine Lives
Our neighbors in back have a friendly (I thought) dog. It comes to our yard every chance it gets. They have a party supply and bouncy business. The tall plastic slides and jump toys they fill with air and rent out for parties. They have a privacy fence so when they are loading for a party they leave the gate open as they go in and out. Their dog uses this opportunity to sneak out when they aren't looking. I liked this dog and always took up for it when John would get angry it was in our yard. I guess I like it because it looks kind of unusual with a light grey color and large spots all over. It stands on very tall legs, looks like a small pony. Yesterday I stepped out the front door to hear and see the biggest commotion. Susie ran around the corner of the house with the neighbor dog in hot pursuit followed by a tiny furry companion dog. Buddy of the tall dog. The little dog was just running trying to keep up, but not barking or doing anything wrong. Next was the teenage neighbor, owner of the dogs yelling and screaming at the top of her voice. Susie ran up our tree just before the dog grabbed her, lost her balance and fell to the ground. When neighbor girl had distracted the dog enough that Susie ran to the shed behind John's carport and hid inside. I imediately went in and called her. She was hidden well and wouldn't come out so I went to the garage door and opened it making noise as the garage is her haven from the weather which she hates. She came running and dashed into the garage. She stayed in there about an hour until she regained her composure with me checking on her from time to time. She was lucky again. No scrapes or broken bones and didn't seem to be sore. Now I don't think the dog is friendly so I hope they keep it in their yard.