You’ve heard of nanny cams, right? I think I need a doggy one. Our three dogs go for a run every single day with either my husband or my husband and I in the woods and grass fields across from our house. This area is relatively quiet…some deer on occasion, and of course squirrels and chipmunks.
The dogs have their routines on our runs. They usually race ahead and wait, race ahead and wait. One dog likes to take shortcuts. But since the grass fields are right next to each other, she cuts through the bushes to meet us on the other side of the field and instead of running all the way around the fields, she wanders up through the middle. But you can’t leave her home! Oh no. She loves her run, even though she doesn’t always want to actually run.
Every once in a while she disappears on a jaunt. She doesn’t pull this often, but she does do it every now and then. It’s almost like she decides she wants some alone time…or perhaps she’s like a teenager rebelling trying to get more freedom? On these occasions, she conveniently ignores our calls. She always comes home, sometimes in a short amount of time…other times it’s hours. Yesterday she pulled her little stunt while running with my husband, and it was hours before she decided to come home.
I was not happy….I’m a nervous dog mama when she pulls her disappearing act. Usually I’m working from home so I can just watch out the front window for her. When I came home from my own run, she was hanging out in back of the house and came bounding over, prancing. It was like a little happy dance. It’s like she’s thinking to herself “If I pretend nothing happened and act like I’m really happy to see her, maybe she’ll forget that I stayed out for hours past when I was supposed to be home!”
I’d love to know where she goes when she does this. Does she take a nap in the leaves? Chase squirrels? Enjoy a leisurely stroll by herself? Or does she have a friend she doesn’t want us to know about? Inquiring minds in this household would like to know! I’d love to plant a little camera on her collar and see what she is doing during these “adventures.”
Thankfully one adventure was enough for the week for her though. Right now she’s lounging on the couch, sound asleep.
Does anyone else have a dog that pulls a disappearing act once in a while? Do you know where he/she goes?
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