a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Have You Ever Lost A Pet...


Not to death but just misplaced it?  Now this could indicate I have a little stress to deal with here.

Cleaning the inside of the frige AGAIN.  Taking things out to the compost, feeding the chickens, carrying dishes back to wash. 

Somewhere during this, I have misplaced Yoda. Remember, he was foster dog #2 that I could not live without.  Usually he is with me every step of the way.  I asked hubby, seen Yoda.  No, I was just playing with him and Gen, he was right here.

So I begin the search, every room, feeling all the unmade beds to see if he crawled under the covers, I even checked the dish washer that was operating.  What can I be thinking, that I would put a dog in the dishwasher and not notice?  I even said a prayer as I unlocked the dishwasher that Yoda was okay.  He wasn't in there!

I am calling and hubby is looking.  I confess and said I looked in the dishwasher and he confessed to checking the refrigerator.  He knows me well!

I started to retrace my steps, those I could remember, I went outside but Yoda did not go...or did he?

Stupid dog!  Stupid me! Outside all the time, enjoying the compost pile.  Why didn't I look there first?

19 comments:

The Green Stone Woman said...

Oh, that dog! And was he eating things off the compost pile or just having a good time digging around in it? He's so little, you could easily have got him stuck in somewhere. I would have checked the dishwasher and the refrigerator too.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Found a new place to play while you go nuts looking for him.

Autumnforest said...

What a relief! Pups are so like toddlers, except they follow smells. Glad you have your little shadow back.

Sunny said...

I haven't lost the dog but I've been known to misplace our cats! Molly is great for sneaking into the kitchen cupboards if I leave the door open for just a minute. When I go to get something out from under the sink, she springs out and just about gives me a heart attack!
Glad you found Yoda.
Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Sunny :)

mj said...

Nothing better than a good old manure /compost pile to keep a dog happy! ;o)

~Tonia said...

Ahhh My house dogs head for the compost pile when I am not looking!! Glad you found him! I would have also checked the frig and dishwasher!LOL

Mel said...

Oh Dear, happy that Yoda was just in the compost pile...

Hey listen, checking the frig and dishwasher isn't as far fetched as you may think.

There was a time, when I was multitasking around the house & remembered I had a load of laundry that needed to be fluffed after sitting in the dryer over night. I closed the door on the dryer, returned to my housecleaning and a few minutes later; I hear meows (sounds like in a distance) so thinking the cat may have gotten shut in the linen closet, I check there first... No cat! Finally, it dawns on me to check the dryer, Oh heaven; NO there's poor kitty all fluffy and warm. Thank goodness, our vet takes house calls at no charge~

Mel

Lori E said...

Just the other night my husband and I came home from his Christmas party at about 1:30 a.m.
No one was home. After a few minutes we wondered where our 13 yr. old lab was. She is a little slow getting around nowadays so we thought she was downstairs having trouble coming up.
We looked downstairs and started calling her name. With such an old dog you start to think the worst.
She never came and we heard no sounds. We called and looked through the house. We thought the worst...that she had been left outside in way below freezing temperatures. Our back light is broken and she is a black lab. We can't see a thing out there.
My husband went out and started looking, our eyes were welling up and our hearts were beating.
I went down the hall to turn on our bedroom light to give him more light outside. Our door was shut tight and guess who was sleeping on the warm carpet next to the bed. Uh huh.
My husband never checked the bedroom because the door was shut. He assumed she wouldn't be in there not being able to open doors and all.
Maxine got an extra cookie. My husband...no cookie.

Grammy said...

That reminds me of my kids putting the kitten in a dresser drawer. All was well. But I can see the fear. So glad Yoda is fine. My self when I loose some thing . I usually am sitting on it. Or my reading glasses are on top of my head.

Journaling Woman said...

First of all, your header is my favorite yet. It fits with your title so perfectly.

Secondly, Oh our preoccupied minds. I misplaced my month old son - once. But's that's another story. And I went to the microwave today and opened the door and there was a perfectly clean white plate in there... absolutely empty. hmm. Was there something I intended to cook?

Nezzy said...

Woohoo Yoda! I hear ya sister....anything like finding the shredded cheese in the hamper. We MIGHT be experiencing a little stress. I'm so glad little Yoda is safe and sound. Years ago I washed sheets (just want ya'll to know they have been washed many times since) and had them on the floor for the first batch to dry. I picked up the wet bundle and placed them in the dryer where I heard a noise like I've never heard before or since. The cat had made it into that bundle of sheets. I caught it quickly and the cat was fine. Now, I was just a little unglued!

You and Yoda have a great day!!!

Gramma Ann said...

I have learned with Joey, that if he is outside off leash, he is alright until, he sees we aren't paying attention to him, and off he goes in a flash. Ornery little dog.

I once couldn't find my two year old son, I was fixing lunch, and he was playing on the kitchen floor. And when I turned around he was going. I ended up calling the rescue squad, as they were called in those days, they showed up a few minutes after my husband found him in a bed sleeping. I missed him when I looked in that room. What a relief!

Carla said...

Too real! Mine are know to climb in the dishwasher, not good not good, probably would climb in the fridge too, ugh;)

I have misplaced EVERYTHING (alive and not so alive).

Glad you found him safe and sound:) Happy Ending, great blog fodder:)

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Whew! Scary! Dobbie can often be found digging through the manure piles for the tasty bits. ewww!

Give that little cutie a scritch from me. :)

Merry Christmas to you!


~Lisa

A Melbourne Girl said...

Oh Gail. I've misplaced a couple of cats...once or twice.
Foz disappeared and wouldn't come when I called her. The lawn mowing man had been and I thought she'd got into his trailer and gone for a little ride with him. I went searching for her at his home, about 3 kilometres away, but she wasn't there. When I got home, she emerged from the side of the house where she'd been sleeping all along.

Another time at another house but also involving a lawn mowing man, my cat Freckle disappeared for days. I got a call from someone saying they'd found her wandering in another suburb, not far from where the gardener lived. She'd got in his trailer and taken off with him. Strangely though, I had a feeling she was OK and would come home. Funny how you have those sorts of feelings.
Glad Yoda's OK...
Lesley

Christy said...

When I was a kid, our ferret climbed into the dishwasher. None of us noticed. It was not pretty when my mom opened the dishwasher to get a fork out at dinner time.

Lori Skoog said...

I sure love the way you write!

Pat said...

I didn't realize that I was holding my breath till I read that you had found him! Thank God! Whew! Just playing games on you, Momma!

Treasia said...

I am so happy that you found him safe and sound. I must admit to laughing though as I have done the same thing myself. Looked in the fridge, dishwasher and even the freezer. LOL. With my brain anymore one can never tell.

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