Our next door neighbor’s dog is chained up outside. Not in the way you typically think of a dog chained up. Since their yard is not fenced in, when Gunner has to go out he goes out on a chain, he is not left out there all day and night long.
My experience with dogs that are chained is if the opportunity ever presents itself, they will take off and go exploring. Gunner is no exception. As far as I can tell he is not a mean dog, he never barks at my dogs even though the two fools are barking their heads off at him.
I really don’t know what kind of dog Gunner is, I know he is black with longish fur and probably a bit smaller than my dogs. If truth be told, he sort of looks like a Grim from Harry Potter. Siriusly.
Last night he got loose. I could hear my neighbor out their calling him, but he didn’t care, he was too busy enjoying his freedom. 🙂
Hubby and I were planning on walking the dogs around the block when he got home. I was kind of nervous about Gunner being on the loose and running into him on our walk. Since Delilah can get so snarky on her leash, I try to avoid other dogs.
Luckily for us we didn’t run into Gunner, BUT the dogs in the house with the invisible fence were out, at least the one that likes to run back and forth barking, you know the one who gets Delilah’s dander up.
Thankfully when the dogs are out their porch light is on which usually gives me the heads up. Although sometimes we can’t see the dogs until we are almost upon them, because the part of the yard that runs along the road is in shadow.
Delilah you may recall is on the 30 foot leash, so I pulled it in and gave her maybe about 12 feet.
Normally even when the dogs aren’t out she lifts her head up and looks over there, looking for some action. I try not to yank her instead I will try to guide her toward me with the leash and say, “This way” or “leave it.”
I just have to tell you how damn proud I am of her, the dog was barking and running back and forth and she looked over and I said, “Leave it.” She turned back to the grass and even though the hair at the base of her tail raised up a bit, she walked calmly away.
No barking, no yanking, no growling. She just walked away.
Yup, I Tebowed right in the road. 🙂
Book update: Still at 12,303 words.