Right now, two giant yellow labs are sleeping in my kitchen!
When Hurley, Olive and I were out for a night walk, we saw two yellow dogs running loose in the road ahead of us. They darted in front of cars twice. I got that sick feeling in my stomach, like I was about to see something I didn’t want to see…but I needed to stay calm, not alert my dogs to get them all worked up…
I called to the dogs when we got close enough, and they ended up running over to greet us. Oddly, this was a case where the retractable leads came in handy, because I could tell right away that these were friendly dogs. I let Olive and Hurley out to keep the two dogs from running off too far, because I couldn’t grab them: NO COLLARS. Luckily, my dogs were greeting them and Hurley was even getting playful there on the dark street!
I had no choice but to attempt to get them to follow us home. I kept talking to them, petting them, and then we moved a little down the street. Little by little, we made it to my street. Then we walked faster, because the two dogs were definitely following with us now. So we got back to the house, and I managed to get all of the dogs into the backyard. They just ran in!
Boy, was THAT lucky! I’ve never had such success with collarless dogs before, let alone TWO at once. I felt so much better once they were safe in the yard and couldn’t get out to the road again. I ran into the office, grabbed paper and markers and made a few FOUND signs to hang around the neighborhood. I then drove out, put the signs up right away, and now I am praying their owner(s) call(s) me soon. I’m stressing about what I’ll do with them while I’m at work tomorrow. I’ll see how they do in the kitchen while we sleep, I guess. Wish I had a garage right about now!!
I ended up letting them in the house because they are so big, I am afraid they could knock through the crappy fence out back and escape. They’re behind the baby gate, in the hurriedly dog-proofed kitchen now, sleeping. Thank God. My two are in here, a little shaken but also falling asleep. I’m so thankful these two dogs seem to be house-dogs (oh, and they are both female), since they are well-behaved. And they know sit and stay. That helps.
Soooo…now I wait. I can’t wait too long, though. I can’t have two really big yellow labs in this tiny house with the three of us for very long at all. I posted on Craigslist, too… someone’s got to call with a description.
UGH. Never a dull moment, I swear to God.
And what the hell?! No collars?!! There’s no excuse for that crap. I mean, damn it anyway! These are two innocent animals that through no fault of their own could have been KILLED tonight. And now I can’t even find their owners. It makes me so angry I could kick the wall. I won’t though. The dogs will all wake up.
Oh, and the laptop saga continues. They are sending me a box so I can mail the whole thing back. They have to replace the system, or something… I can keep the hard drive so that’s good. I didn’t want to be sending out all my stuff. With any luck I can get it back in about 10 business days. I’m pissed, but glad they will do this and it won’t cost me anything.
And I still have this damn sinus headache crap. Tomorrow really needs to be better. It will be, I know it… it’s just, DAMN. 🙂 Know what I’m sayin’?