9.26.2008

Murphy runs away!!!!

This morning after the boys left for school Babycakes decided, as she always does, to put Murphy on the leash and walk him. Same story every day ... except she wanted to take him in the front yard. Lawyer was not happy, but I assured him it would be ok. I was outside with her ... what could happen?

Well after being walked around the yard a hundred times he decided that was enough and ... made a run for it. Babycakes did a face plant in the yard and her beloved dog ran full blast down the street and far, far away. She burst into tears.

Lawyer gave me the speech ... bad idea, knew this would happen, yada, yada, yada ... so I was left to retrieve him. He is running full tilt away from me dragging his 6 foot leash. It was a bad sight. Me in my pjs and flip flops (not even good ones) darting through yards and the street trying to catch one very naughty Jack Russell. For my neighbors it must have been hysterical ... for me notsomuch!!!

After twenty or so minutes he turns back to the house and then darts up the street in front of the house. Babycakes is sitting in the garage bawling!!! She is sure he will never come home. And I promise you at that point I really wanted to just let him run all the way to China. I follow him forever. After a couple of close calls with bad drivers some neighbors and I finally corner him in a yard. Of course it took 5 of us to scare one 11 pound dog into submission. He finally gave up and sat down and waited for me to grab his leash. Smart little pain in the ass!!!

We start walking home and just as I round the corner heading toward the house I see Babycakes. She is sitting on the curb next to the mailbox with her head in her lap bawling!!! Can you just imagine what all the neighbors thought as they drove by? It must have looked like I had finally had it and run away from home.

Now, there's a thought ...

MPM

13 comments:

  1. poor babycakes! I'm so glad you caught Murphy! My dog's name is Murphy too...I had to do a double take when I saw the title of the post. :)

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  2. this makes me laugh so hard!

    i feel your pain. i feel like i'm constantly coralling my dogs. and then feel like an idiot.

    glad murphy came home!

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  3. My little rascal dog did this too me last week -- there I was with no shoes or socks and a sleepshirt that I now realize is perhaps too sheer for public consumption and I'm three blocks from home still trying to chase her down - not a good start to the day!

    So glad Murphy came home!

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  4. awww, thats sad but im glad it had a happy ending! and ive done the same thing, having to chase cheese... last week he decided to be an andrette and get his retractable leash wound around the undercarraige of a neighbors car!

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  5. Awwww..I am sure your pjs were dalring...

    Poor Babycakes!

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  6. I found your blog via green magsterpie and I am so glad I did. You are hilarious! Everyone around me is now looking at me funny b/c I was laughing out loud to myself while reading your post. I have a puggle and the little devil tries to break free from his collar all the time. So I sympthaize with you on your dog chasing adventure.

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  7. wow, what a little s$%t! glad he decided to come home!

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  8. Oh that is hilarious! Thanks for the giggle!!

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  9. Oh no! I can see this happening to Landon with Shelby!

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  10. I'm glad you were able to catch Murphy.

    (I'm participating in a bloghopping challenge and my blog reader recommend you. Glad I stopped by.)

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  11. I can SO relate. One time I 'lost' the dog and caught hell for it. Then HE 'lost' the dog, but at least when I did, I found her within 2 hours. He lost her at night and we were unable to find her until the next day at NOON! I was SOOOOO glad that wasn't me. And I was like you--let her dumb as run to China. Less dog hair for me to vacuum up anyway.
    BTW, I LOVE MY HAPPY! IT IS SO SWEET! YOU ARE SO KIND! I need your address!

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  12. Too funny...poor babycakes! I'm glad Murphy is back home. :)

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