Monday, June 29, 2009

As if I am not worried enough already

We just have had to make a quick run hunting Patches. They were shooting those guns in National Guard training. That makes twice that they did several this morning. I had already given her a benadryl then they started again. We saw her run out her doggie door and ran to the back of the yard all the while we were calling her. She was like she was in a trance. Just ignored us calling, went behind the storage building and we know she climbed the fence although we couldn't see her. We rode several blocks behind and in front of the house and went to the main road. There she was running down the road. She went a long way running to get there. Some dogs inside a fence were barking at her so she headed to the fence wagging her tail. Ken pulled up and I called her and she came running and went to Ken's side and hopped in, proud to see us. I now have the doggie dog shut for a while. Guess we will have to shut it from now on as soon as they start shooting. It is so loud at times the windows shake which is unnecessary.
I am a nervous wreck already without her doing that. I am headed off to bed with an ice pack for this back.

This was made last week while she was sitting looking for squirrels.

Patches 6-25-09 002
We would be lost without her or Daisy Mae.
Daisy Mae





18 comments:

  1. Thank God you found her and she was safe. We always keep our dogs shut firmly inside when they are any loud noises

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  2. Thank goodness you got her back safely again. You sure need your dogs right now to provide you some comfort.

    So sorry to hear about Mira. Seems like she is always taking two steps forward, one step back.

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  3. I have been there and done that with Sadie. One time she was headed right down the middle of the highway about a quarter-mile from home. Lately when she slips away from me, she doesn't go far, or stay long.

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  4. I dont know what to say about your daughter, just that we are thinking of you all. Im so glad you got your dog back. Diana

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  5. I am glad she is back, I hate it when Zoey gets loose. Just have to say, those photos are awesome. Just perfect.

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  6. I'm so glad you found Patches. My two old Border Collies would run if they heard guns going off or thunder in the distance. It's a worry but at least she's safe, her and Diasy Mae are so pretty. Jeannette xx

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  7. I'm thankful you found her and she's home safe and sound.

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  8. She got her exercise! Must make you feel good when she runs back to you when she is out and gets the call. Hope you can rest and forget the world for a little while. NO, we don't need anything extra to worry about.Thinking of you & Mira.
    Jack & Sherry

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  9. Hello Helen,

    I'm sure you and your husband looking for your dog made you a nervous wreck. I am glad you found her. I hope you can get some rest and forget about your worries for a little while. Thinking of you Ken

    Monae

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  10. You know Helen, they are worth all the troubles that they can be to us! When I think back of the dogs we have had over the years, we have awesome memories and I have some of those "run away" dog deals or maybe they just wanted to go for walks without humans. LOL We have shared our lives with 10 dogs so far! What wonderful times we have had! Love, Merry

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  11. yep, our animals are family too! I'm glad you got Patches back.. they are both so darn cute lol

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  12. I am so happy you both found Patches and I hope she doesn't do it again...but those noises sure scare her. Hope today is a better day on all fronts...hugs and love,
    Joyce

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  13. So glad you found Patches. Prayers still being sent up for all of you.

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  14. I'm glad you were able to find Patches pretty quick. I have been out of town at my parents so I haven't been able to read blogs, but I have kept Mira, you and Ken in my prayers. I will have to spend the next day or two catching up on my blog reading. Hope you are able to rest and relax a little, Sheila

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  15. HELEN, MY DOG WAS AFRAID OF THUNDER.
    STRICTLY AN OUTSIDE DOG, BIG RED BIRD DOG. LOVED PEOPLE THOUGH WOULD NOT ALLOW ANOTHER DOG NEAR.
    UP IN THE MOUNTAINS DURING A THUNDERSTORM SHE WOULD GET CLOSE TO ME AND COULD FEEL HER SHIVERING.
    SAD THAT SHE WOULD BE SO FEARFUL OF THUNDER. I NEVER FIRED A GUN NEAR HER NOR DID ANYONE ELSE SO SHE WOULD PROBABLY NOT HAVE BEEN GOOD WITH BIRD HUNTING.
    I CERTAINLY WAS A COMFORT TO HER DURING THUNDER.

    GLAD YOU FOUND YOUR DOG. sam

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  16. awww...poor patches...I wouldn't care for the guns going off either...and so happy Patches is back home...safe and sound...and yes...blocking the doggie door is a good thing for a while...and so sorry about Mira not coming home...I just know this wears on your neerves as welll as Ken...bless her heart...one of these days it has to clear up and she will be ok again...prayers for her complete healing will be said daily....take care now...you are special too...hugs...Ora in KY

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  17. Awww, love the fur babies. Sorry Mira has been having such a time of it. Sending prayers.

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