Our New Property!!
We've finally entered that "next phase" and moved onto our own property! The dogs are of course in love with all of the room to run!
Cheers!! All our patience is starting to pay off!
Unfortunately in regards to that "room to run" we don't have fences yet. We've been spending quite a bit of time working on our property prepping it for the day our permits come through, the dogs have been doing great staying with me and staying out of the tree line. We're trying to teach them that the tree line is the boundary - that's as far as they are allowed to go.
Well, on Monday we were trying to beat the rain. We finally have water at our property so we could move, but we were racing the giant black rain clouds in the sky. So after we moved our trailer onto the property we had a bunch of reorganizing and site setting to do. Dante and Ziva were in the way in the trailer and they were playing so well in the yard that I left the door wide open and proceeded to repack the trailer for living. After a few min it occurred to me that I couldn't hear their collars so I went to check on them.
"Hey Sweetheart! Are the dogs with you?" - Dz Dog Dad was working on our wellhouse. "No..."
Uh oh...and then a few profanities spewed out. Sprinting across the property we quickly began calling and calling the dogs. They were gone. Shit!! "Get the car and go up the road!" I hollered at Dz Dad, while I took off in the woods. Heart dropping and panic starting to set in.
After a few more desperate calls Dante can running up the hill towards me. Hollering back at Dz Dad I told him, "They're down here!!"
I sent Dante to Dad while I kept on my path through the woods heading in the direction Dante had come from since they are never far apart. I could finally hear her, crashing through the brush. She came back, THANK DOGGY FOR ALL THAT RECALL PRACTICE!
Needless to say...they have lost their unsupervised privileges and from now on when we are working outside they get to be tethered until we get their dog run built.
And thanks to the poison oak I know they ran through, they both got cold soapy baths in the rain behind our trailer before I would let them inside.
Sometimes even your trustworthy dogs do stupid things, afterall..they are just dogs. Moral of the story? I should have kept watching them.
Ever had a scare with your dogs?