The grass is always greener

Who's that little doggie in the back yard? The one with the waggly tail?

Who’s that little doggie in the back yard? The one with the waggly tail?

It seems we gotta a Houdini here at Minnesota Transplant’s house.

My 8-pound schnauzer has discovered the fence around the back yard is not impenetrable. She escaped one morning this week, and we were none the wiser until we got a phone call from a passersby two blocks away who found her and called my Beloved’s phone number on her collar.

What’s so appealing in the wide, wide world?

Not sure how we’re going to seal up the two-inch gap that’s opened up between the bottom of the fence and the apparently settling ground, but Chloe has figured out the contortions required to traverse it. In an attempt to recreate the feat, I caught her on film:

escape in progress

“We feel free when we escape — even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.”

~ Eric Hoffer


7 responses to “The grass is always greener

  1. Our miniature Schnauzer will take off like a bullet down the street if he has an opportunity. We don’t have a fenced yard, but I am sure he’d figure out a way out if we did, He jumped through the slats of the deck and took off. Needless to say, he now is never allowed to be off his tie-out.

    • Hmm, a tie-out. We might need to consider that option. Still trying to figure out what’s so great to a dog outside my back yard.

  2. So glad you got her back! My husband (barely even stuttered!) had a mini schnauzer visiting us when his parents came to town for our wedding this weekend. Sparkydog is quite the handful! I know we’d be heart broken if he ever got away.

    • Me, too! I would be heartbroken if something dreadful happened to her. But dogs, they have a way of working into our hearts.

  3. Oh the naughty little contortionist in her escape act! Cute. Glad you got her back though.

  4. I just stumbled into your blog and read the one on lilacs and on your little dog Chloe – I liked both and will come back to enjoy more of your blog when I can. Thanks for posting and keep up the good work!

    • Thanks! I had a good week and interesting things to say. It’s not always that way but I hope readers find something worthwhile here. Welcome.

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