Today I had a reminder of this song.
It appears, when I got in yesterday, I forgot to close the gates. I didn’t know because I let Rassilon out, and he was still in the garden when I went to let him in again.
This morning I let him out for a wee, and when I called him, he didn’t come in. I thought he was playing or something, so I left the door open and went back to the computer. After about 15 minutes I called him again, and when he didn’t come, I went out to see if he was all right.
That was when I saw the gates wide open. It is a horrible feeling knowing your dog is out, he has never been out on his own, and he could be anywhere. So I got a collar and leash and got in the car to go around the streets.
The first thing I did was check the main road, but luckily he wasn’t there. So I had to loop around, and went in the direction he goes for his walks. Just up the street, trotting along on the footpath, was Rassilon.
I stopped the car, and called him and he came running up, I opened the door and he jumped in. There were 3 good things about it, 1: He came when he was called, 2: He was heading back towards home, and 3: He was walking on the footpath
To be honest, I think curiosity got the better of him and he went for a walk out the gate, but by the way he came running up to me, I think he was scared of being out alone.
Anyway, I couldn’t tell him off because it was my fault for leaving the gates open, so we continued in the car to Reynella, where I bought him some sliced meat, which he ate as he was waiting for his doggy-chino.
Now he is home and safe and sleeping…as is his passion.
Safe at home.