Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Oh NO!!!!!

I let Skeeter,my mini wiener dog, outside this morning. It was nice out, the sun was shining, I figured that I would let her play outside for a while.  I did dishes, talked on the phone, a lot of things actually.  I thought it was time for her to come inside.

I went outside, in my slippers and no coat, and yelled for her. Nothing. I looked around. Nothing. A small bit of worry started to creep up  on me. She had been in heat last week. Did I misunderstand her signs. Was she still in heat? My male St. Bernard wasn't paying her any attention anymore. Did she go to the neighbors? They have a smaller male dog over there. Great. Am I going to have to get her fixed at 11 yrs of age?  I hope not.

What if she went down into the holler behind the house. Coyotes live down there. They would love to have a wiener snack. They have been bad lately. My worry-o-meter just went up a bit.  I started to yell, SKEETER!!!!!!!  I started to walk around  looking for her. Cold water and mud was seeping into my slippers. My arms had goosebumps on them.  But I was still going to find my dog! SKEETER!!!! Still nothing.

Now my worry-o-meter was registering panic. What happened to her?! I yelled and yelled and looked around our yard. I just couldn't find her! I had to get my boots and coat on. I was going on a MAJOR search and rescue mission. SKEETER!!!!! Nothing again.

I walked back to the house in my sopping wet slippers to get my boots and coat. As I opened the door to go back in.........there sat Skeeter looking at me like, "What?"

I forgot that I had let her back in earlier. She had been sleeping under a blanket on the couch. She had been in the house this whole time.

So until next time,

Small Farm Girl, losing it.

19 comments:

Melissa E said...

hahaha! Not to laugh at the scary moment you had where you thought she was gone....but I laughed out loud at this one cause I have done it before! Sneaky dogs!

Rain said...

Sounds like what we-up in the woods of Maine this time of year-call a case of "woods queer"-been winter too long!!! Need springtime!! Been there-done that!!

freerangegirl said...

We call that having a senior moment!!! It's when you start finding the phone in the fridge and spend hours looking for the glasses on your head that you've really got to worry!

soni said...

We love them

Razzberry Corner said...

Ha, been there, done that!!!

Sarah said...

Malcolm says it sounds like something I'd do, and he's right. I tend to be a bit absent minded when I get pre-occupied thinking on things. Be thankful that was the only mis-hap. My family knows a person (one I didn't think much of to begin with) who lives in a much colder climate than you. She let her miniature pincher out and forgot it. Poor thing froze to death. So let Skeeter laugh at you and enjoy the laughter!

Kelle said...

You know what that is a sign of don't you? "OLD Timers" syndrome, LOL!!!! I bet you had a lump in your throat too, I sure would have, probably a tear as well.

Glad it all turned out okay and that Skeeter was safe inside*wink*

Blessings,
Kelle

SweetLand Farm said...

hahaha! love it! I find myself loosing things too! too funny! I don't think I'm having senior moments as of yet I think it's because of the kiddos... my mind slips a little more with each one!!

Happy Days said...

HO ho ho!! you silly goose!! Does sound like something I'd do for sure! Wonder why weener dogs like to get under blankets?? My friends doxies both get under blankets! lol...debbie

Denise said...

I've done that plenty of times with my cats. Just glad that she is OK. My friend actually had a coyote take her little dog and she didnt get her back either...

Grandpa said...

Oh dear...what a fright, which seems funny after that ain't it?

Anyway good that Skeeter, and you, are alright.

~Tonia said...

Glad she is okay! I have done similar things with our dogs...

Hopeful said...

ah, ha ha ha! she got you!!! and, you had me going there also. so glad she is safe!

Horses Are Our Lives said...

LOL! I'm sure it wasn't funny when you realized you couldn't find her and she might be hurt. I'm sure she was just as surprised to see you as you were to see her.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

hee hee hee none of us have EVER lost the dog... hee hee hee

hey i have something for you over at my place. pop by if you have a second
;-)

Ruta said...

Oh my...this story sounds a bit familiar...I think I've done the same thing...:)

Peacemom said...

phew!! Coyotes was the first thing that came into my mind as well. Thank goodness Skeeter is okay!! ~Vonnie, NH

thecrazysheeplady said...

Oh, we are so probably related...

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

lol!

I'm glad she was ok, though :)

~Lisa

word verif: toolose

I'm glad you didn't lose your Skeeter girl.