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Friday, November 17, 2006

shake it like a polaroid picture

shake it like a polaroid picture
well, thankfully this story has a happy ending- however exhausted and emotionally drained i may be. last night at 8 pm we had food delivered to the house. spencer was being such a good boy, just sitting there while the transaction took place. however, when the delivery guy left, so did spencer. he took off down the street and disappeared. a truly awful thing about where i live is that there are no street lights- making it nearly impossible to see a thing. we searched and searched and searched. we searched by foot and in the car. we talked to neighbors. we called his name. nothing. we went inside then back out to search. and again. and again. i finally had to get some sleep sometime around midnight but didn't sleep very well at all. when i heard the neighbor dog barking i woke with a start this morning and took the car around again. finally (!) we got a call from the animal shelter that he had been brought in last night. (i wonder when and where he was found.) thank god he had a warm place to stay last night! i was so worried that because it was so dark, he could get hurt. i worried that he'd go to where we walk- a hiking trail in the cove- away from people and filled with wild animals. i worried that he would get sick in the cold because he's used to being inside. it was an awful experience that i wish not to repeat. today he is alive and well and happy to be home. i don't think he'll try that again any time soon.


Anonymous Elaine said...

You're so good. If it were my dog, I'd be all, "If the g'damned dog wants to go, let him go!" And then I'd take off in my car after him. My dog did this three times while we had him. His last time, he couldn't go very far, being so old and all, but he gave it a good shot as he walked wobbly-legged and defeated into the back seat of my car. I'm glad you got your baby back.

11:51 AM  
Blogger *aimee* said...

Joleen, I cannot tell you the relief I felt for you, after you called me this morning to report Spencer's return. I too was worried, for him and for you. Our animals really do become a part of our family and I know firsthand how devastating it is to lose them. I'm glad he's back, and safe, and healthy. Get some rest today love.

1:10 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

Oh Dear! I know how awful it is to loose a pet, the panic, utter terror, and defeat as you can't find them. I'm so glad he came back in one piece. Is Spencer microchipped? Now thats hes safe at home, if he's not, make an appointment with your vet to get one. It's the best investment ever ever ever(I dont sell these things I swear, haha, I just worked at an animal shelter forever).
And by the by, awesome Polaroid.

4:07 PM  

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