(The Dirty Dozen number for November can be found at the end of this post.)
I went directly from church to Patriots to pick up Willie. Deb suggested I take him on a walk before I took him with me so when they brought him out to the reception area I was surprised to see a pretty heavy medium sized dog. He had a harness on and they handed me his leash and outside we went.
He wasn’t keen on walking but I kept going. When we got to an old van in the lot next door, he dived under it! I kept ahold of the leash but didn’t dare pull him out because his leg had come out of the harness and I knew if I pulled he’d be loose. Nobody could see me from the office so I just had to wait until a car pulled in and I waved the guy down to inform the office that I needed help.
One gal came first and we tried coaxing him out. Then the second gal came out and she pulled on the leash and instantly he was free! He ran as fast as he could north of the building – the busy highway is just a half mile north and he was headed that way.
People came out of the woodwork to chase after him as I stood there crying hysterically. He made a turn to the East and kept running. Then a couple cars drove in his direction trying to cut him off near a business in that area.
Finally he dived under a pickup again and they brought him back arms around his chest carrying him into the shelter. Who knew this overweight dog could run that fast? He finally got tired and they got him.
I was so emotionally exhausted that I said I was just going home and I’d be in touch about a foster dog. They did show me Sam, a deaf one year old that would need training with hand signals. That’s maybe more than I can take on.
I’m calmed down now but sorry about the whole incident!
And that leads me to the Dirty Dozen number for November which is one! Number 1 is your project to finish before the end of the month.
The time is all off today and I’m ready for a beer and a football game. These are the words I need right now – BE STILL.