So. Yesterday, we got up as usual on weekend mornings, and found that the kids had let the dog out (also like usual on weekend mornings).
What wasn't like usual was that either the imp or pixie had messed up. The gate was ajar.
And the dog...got out. And vanished.
We looked for her, ran the mower (partially because it needed it, partially because we thought it'd bring her out of hiding), looked for her again, left a message with the humane society.
Found out from the neighbor that the dog catcher had been just east of us, very early yesterday morning. So I checked the Humane Society's page again, where they post pictures of lost pets. Sure enough--she was there.
They're closed today. Sad dog in doggie jail's gonna have to wait for her bail-out until tomorrow afternoon.
And then, directly following, she's getting a bath and shorn like a kid going into boot camp.
Maybe not a dumb dog...maybe she planned it? Because the bath and haircut were on the schedule for yesterday.
Update: Dog has been bailed out, and is home sleeping on her patio. She rode home in the back seat of the Subaru, alternating which child's lap she was in at any given moment. Lots of giggles and doggie kisses.
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