Monday, April 07, 2014

Midnight Rescue

Somehow, for some reason known only to her (and perhaps to Murphy, who was there), Belle decided that she had to crawl between the back porch steps a bit after midnight and she wound up stuck under the back porch, unable to get back out. This, I can honestly say, is something I've not seen any of my Shepherds do before, but then again, none of the others would have fit. Little Miss Limber did fit, however, and as a result, I just spent ten minutes outside in the freezing rain down on my hands and knees working to extricate her. The poor, sad little idiot was stuck good and her panicking didn't make my job of positioning her on her side and pulling her out any easier. But she's out now, having been literally dragged through the mud. And I am not much less muddy for my efforts. And of course Murphy, not to be excluded, was trying hard to "help" and he's a mess too. He knew that his friend was in trouble and he was doing his best to get in there somehow, too. So now that Belle is free and safe and everyone is now calm again, it's bath time for two mud-covered dogs here at the Lair, and then I'll need a shower before I can get near my own bed sheets.

Sigh.

10 comments:

  1. Hey Murphy

    You should have bought a hamster. Seriously though, glad she is ok, but you gotta look at it this way.....Belle is going to do things that Murphy hasn't done.....She is blazing her own path.....or something along that line...Perhaps she will be the one that takes out the crazy cat hoarding neighbor?

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  2. One can only wonder... did something scare her under there???

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    1. My suspicion is that there was a cat under there. Every now and again, they will go under there to get out of the weather. Belle probably saw or smelled one and went after it. But when I got her out and I checked, there wasn't one there and more. Of course cats being small, they can get in and out with ease.

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  3. Wow, my youngest kid threw up on Mommy, the carpet, and the couch a few nights ago. I don't know who had it worst....Probably you since you had the cold rain factor. Makes for a great story though!

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  4. Never a dull moment at The Lair

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  5. Maybe the experience will deter her from crawling under things, like the fence.

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  6. Bet she won't do that again!

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  7. OK, this round goes to the hamsters - 'cause you coulda just tossed them in the Maytag and been done with it... ;-)

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  8. Glad I have only one dog to wash.

    You have my sympathies.

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  9. Don't ya just love it when they get all helpful. Especially when mud is a component.

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