Sakura fur this one!
'CoCo' fur this one and then
Twinkie and Mr. Chips!
As I pawed here last week, if woo would like any of 'em, please help yourself with no furstrings attached!
Tank woo furry furry much fur the nice honours!
I'm thinking I should let Mom tell woo what's she thankful fur
Notice the front paws
Notice the eyes and the front paws
Khyra's Mom here:
I'm thankful that the longest hour (day week month year) of my life had a happy ending.
A bit before noon on Sunday, Khyra slipped her collar whilst in the driveway on her leash with me and was OFF. Luckily, the ex had stopped by to drop something off...they took off on foot...I hopped in the Explorer...both of us keeping Khyra in our sights as she headed for the next street via the backyards. Since it was quite cool and crisp, Khyra's snooter was on high alert.
She went from yard to yard - bush to bush - tree to tree. Several times, we were close but we could not make a grab for her.
We managed to keep her in the immediate neighbourhood for a bit but then she was off to the adjoining sections. She stayed within the neighbourhoods - there are probably four sections that butt up to each other with varying stages of development. She ran along the fences where other dogs were out and then moved on to other areas unknown to her.
At one point, the ex and I switched positions and I took off on foot. True to Siberian nature, she'd see me, flash me the smile and the 'ft' and off she'd go. We tried to work her towards the houses and away from the fields. I tried to work her into backyards and toward open garages to increase my chances as snagging her. I knew I'd have but one grab.
I kept looking at her thinking she just HAD to get tired SOON - and planned to wait for that moment.
Then, I lost sight of her and had no idea on which of the streets and/or backyards she might be investigating. I started to cry - I started to think OMD, what am I going to tell the world - what will Mango do for his cat dog judge - is this what Mumsie felt like what Lacie took off for Ohio or New York last week? I decided to walk back to the house and get the Xterra so we would have two vehicles she might agree to go for a ride in. When I ran in for the keys, I shouted to The Doggy Nanny that Khyra was loose in Hepplewhite...Mom threw on some shoes and a coat over her housecoat and took off in the Acura.
Towards the end of the great adventure, there was one point where she was on the edge of the development that had no roads back into it - which meant little chance for us to drive in as we followed her on the mission. Lucky for us, she came back into the section we could keep her within range and almost reach.
I think she finally began to wear down and the ex was able to snag her near some bushes.
We figure it was probably four or five miles we covered through backyards...and it was about an hour. I was never so happy to get her back in the house PERIOD!
I would like to think my theory of walking her the same route everytime we walk helped keep her within this 'sector' - funny thing was she never went across to the side of the street where Max the yellow lab and other dogs we encounter on our walk live.
The pics you see above - as well as the last one on Tuesday's blog show how she crashed for most of the remainder of the day. She was VERY much out of it.
We had the talk - she doesn't know why she would want to leave - but she is a Siberian and it is what they do when freedom presents itself. There were a few times she'd spot me and come racing towards me with the look of 'MOM MOM, it is you' but then she'd run by me because there just had to be SOMETHING there calling to her!
Sorry for the long post but I decided to make use of today's theme and state how thankful I am we got her back.
Then again, I hope it is her we got back and not some imitation?
Hugz&Khysses from Khyra's Khorner
P.S. Yes, this is why I drink!