Monday, July 16, 2007

Family Firsts

It was bound to happen sooner or later. Our dog is part beagle, which means it has the wandering gene. This morning, she took advantage of an unlatched gate and a Harry Potter fanatic and got out. A neighbor across the street found her, went to the house 2 doors down from us and asked the girl, who happens to be our teenage babysitter, if anyone on the block had a cute puppy. She said no, and with that, Gracie took a trip to the pound. Oh the shame. $34 later, we have our puppy (who apparently is not cute) and a new tag for her. If the find her again, they increase the fine to $50. If it happens a third time, I am going to say "Gracie who?"

12 comments:

jean said...

You're a humanitarian for taking her back. If it were me, you know little Gracie wouldn't have enjoyed such good fortune.

Lisa said...

Ever heard of a dog named Duke?

jlk said...

Lisa --
You mean Prince?

GrandPatty said...

He was neither Duke nor Prince -- we named him "Beau".

the highlight addict said...

Matt's family are not "animal people"--at all! They had one dog growing up, Rascal, and he wasn't there long before he ran away... It wasn't until just last summer (Matt's in his late 30's) that his mom admitted to taking him to the pound when the newness of having a puppy wore off and she realized that it was another chore and she didn't even like the dang thing!

grandpatty said...

Highlight Addict: Oops. That sounds like something I almost did. But I had to sit in a courtroom two days before Christmas because our dog had been picked up by Animal Control two times -- so who would blame a mom for that?

Mary Ellen said...

grandpatty: something you "almost" did? what a coincidence to have our dog "run away" on mother's day...

grandpatty said...

I KNOW! Can you believe that a canine can heed the promptings and know where he isn't wanted?

Grandma and Grandpa said...

Well, it's obvious that Gracie inherited her Uncle Fritz's genes... He was 100 percent beagel, so you can imagine how many times he escaped! But fortunately, all the neighbors liked him and would phone us to tell us when he went out visiting. We recall only having to retrieve him from the pound once (except for the FIRST time, when we adopted/rescued him from there).
Good luck... It probably won't get any easier!

Grandma Judy and Grandpa Mike

Mary Ellen said...

oh man if that dog heeded promptings then we would still have him hahahaha

grandpatty said...

I actually think he was one of the Gadianton robbers. I really do. No kidding.

Mary Ellen said...

i can buy that grandpatty. i believe in conspiracies.