7:30 AM- Something then seems a little off. Dad was still home but the girls were taking showers. I've still not been offered my breakfast (even though I usually refuse it). Mom is still on the couch though so I guess it's okay. Maybe they just forgot to feed us.
8AM- Mom finally hand fed me a bit. Hmm, usually she doesn't care if I don't eat. I know I'll get some snacks in a while anyway...how odd! Now mom is taking a shower.
8:45 AM - OH! A leash? I'm going for a walk?! A ride?! Wait!! Where are they all going? They have Matilda but forgot me!! I tried to go outside to see where they were going but for some reason our play area is much smaller. Now there is only room to potty - what were they thinking?? I guess I'll wait inside - they should be home soon.....
11:45AM- ALERT! The door! CRAP, not my family. I've seen her before but I don't trust her. I'll bark & growl from under the high chair until she goes away like I usually do. But were is my family?? If they don't hurry I'll go find them myself!
NOON- Now wait a minute - that's an idea! I go outside and look for a way out. Something has to be wrong - they never leave me here alone with out Matilda to keep a lid on things for this long. I'll go find them & bring them home. I know I can get over this fence dad put up. It's much shorter than the other side - I'm glad dad hasn't finished it yet or else there is no way I'd be able to climb out! YES!! Freedom!! I know exactly where they are. After all, we go this way all the time on walks. Should be a piece of cake! Wait, why are there people following me? I know those people, I hope they leave me alone because I really need to find my family.
12:05PM (and 1/4 mile from home)- Those people are still following me. What is up with that? Maybe they want to go for a walk too? Hey, here comes a truck, I'll follow that guy since he's going in the right direction. But wait, I can't keep up. I'll keep going anyway. I'm sure they are on the same route we take for walks. I should seem them any time!
12:15PM (and 2/3 of a mile from home)- There they are again following me, I'm going to go hide now - maybe then they'll leave me alone.
12:30PM (and 1 mile from home)- The coast is clear. I keep on my route but what's this?? A DOG! A big dog! Here he comes....I need to hide. Oh were is my family? I'm not leaving this spot. This dead bush will keep me safe for now.
1:30PM (and in the same spot as before)- I'm getting scared now. I'm still all by myself but I have been watching that same lady walk back & forth calling out my name. I can't go yet, I still haven't found my familiy but our walks never last this long. I may never find them after all.
2:20PM (and still in the same spot as before)- Whats this? It sounds like my mom but I don't trust them. I'm not sure if it's really her.
2:25PM- Now that sounds like my dad...and Ivy? No, it can't be. I know it's probably those people again looking for me. I must stay here - I've just GOT to find my family.
2:30PM- I hear them again. The lady that sounds like mom is yelling & I'm sure she's yelling my name. And I hear dad & Ivy talking too!? I stumble in the leaves a little bit in excitement & mom see's me. She asked if it was really me. I look back - I look very close & sniff the air. She tries to come close to me but I'm not possitive it's her just yet so I decide to leave my bush & run a little bit to one side. But not too far. Just enough to keep my distance. I sniff a bit more. I look at what I'm sure is dad & Ivy at this point and then I see her. MATILDA!!! I knew for sure it was my family that I had found. I run up & I just couldn't contain myself. I'm sure they won't mind me peeing all over them - after all they did seem pretty excited about me finding out where they had been all day.
2:45PM- I'm so excited to be home & I can't help but whine yet they throw me in the sink for a bath? Mom said I was covered in black fly bites and a few scratches. She also said a couple of my foot pads were torn. I knew they hadn't felt right since running SO FAST on that pavement. If only they knew how hard I was trying to find them. I'm happy I finally did. I think the night would have been pretty scary out there by myself in the woods being as I am only a small 5 1/2lbs. Especially since mom told me it was supposed to storm tonight with that loud thunder & lots of rain. I found them just in time and can now get back to my nap.
With licks & tail wags,
PS. Mom also told me that they really hadn't gone on a walk but had gone on a "family trip" to Fort Knox or something like that? And that they were almost 2 hours away! Well, I guess it's just a good thing I spoted them after they got home & decided to go for a walk....