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wrote an article about the cat getting out and delaying an important departure to get to a wedding.

It reminded me of this anecdote.

I was dashing around getting ready to leave for work. The dog dissappeared;' he was no where to be found! I don't know if my husband let him out or what happened.

I looked for him; I screamed and yelled my fool head off. I finally gave up and left on the 30 minute drive with 20 minutes to get there.

Down the road I saw the dog in the neighbour's horse pasture, chasing the horses! Barking his food head off! I've always been told that a farmer is entitled to shoot a dog harrassing his animals.

I stopped the car and ran to the fence and screamed at him until the stupid dog (yes that morning I was thinking stupid dog!) came to me.

A simple matter now to get him in the car and take him home! No, his back was covered in manure, covered! He must have found a fresh huge pile to roll around in.

I did shudder and put him in the car. At that point I had to phone work and say I would get there as soon a possible. I cleaned him up somewhat and left him in the garage for the day.

I have to admit, it's memories like that that make me not miss having a pet.

The dog in the picture is from pixabay; it reminded me of my dog.

Image Credit » Pixabay

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laksh wrote on October 22, 2014, 1:45 PM

Pets are adorable, but sometimes they really freak us out! My mother really hates them and that's why I could never own pets :) May be some day.

SLGarcia wrote on October 22, 2014, 1:58 PM

I no longer have any pets. Hearing that story makes me glad I no longer do!

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 2:22 PM

I don't hate pets, but I am fine not having one any more.

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 2:25 PM

They do give so many memories. I enjoyed the pets while I had them, but we go away often and then they have to go to a kennel.

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 2:27 PM

That morning is pretty high up on my list of why I don't miss pets.

Feisty56 wrote on October 22, 2014, 2:48 PM

Not the best way to begin a day, that's for sure. I was waiting for you to say the dog had jumped on you with his muddy and manured self, but thankfully you were spared that.

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 2:52 PM

At least he listened to me well enough not to jump on me! It was bad enough taking him home in the car!

Scorpie wrote on October 22, 2014, 3:46 PM

Kitteh are less trouble by far.

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 8:31 PM

If they get out, the birds won't think they are less trouble. I agree, the cat was a lot less trouble. He could even stay home overnight alone.

gidget wrote on October 22, 2014, 8:41 PM

What those little rascals put us through!

Ellis wrote on October 22, 2014, 8:57 PM

I love dogs but my doggie days are over....I can't have a pet that can walk farther than I

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 9:08 PM

Very true, they keep life interesting.

paigea wrote on October 22, 2014, 9:09 PM

I can still walk and walk (since it's very flat where I live) but it's not very nice to be taking the dog to the kennel and we go away often.

BarbRad wrote on October 23, 2014, 1:44 AM

I'm glad my post brought this to mind so you could share it with us. I'm rather glad I'm not currently a pet owner anymore. I still get my animal time with the neighbor's cats.

paigea wrote on October 23, 2014, 8:32 AM

I agree. I wish our neighbour's cat would hang around here a little more.

Donna_Thacker wrote on October 23, 2014, 11:07 AM

Hey at least our crazy pets give us something to write about, lol. I know longer have big dogs to struggle with but I do have two little spoiled ones. I say when they go to the rainbow bridge I am done. I am getting to old to care for them. This does remind me of a story from years to post it. Thanks!

OldRoadsOnceTraveled wrote on October 23, 2014, 8:52 PM

This is Guiness the Cat. That's a dog for you. I, of course, would never do anything to delay Debbi. She can manage to be late all on her own.

paigea wrote on October 23, 2014, 10:56 PM

I am sure cats don't roll in manure either. Or dead fish on the beach. Oh yeah that is another story.

paigea wrote on October 23, 2014, 10:57 PM

They do give us stories, don't they.

VinceSummers wrote on December 15, 2014, 7:28 PM

Funny. By the way, your next-to-the-last sentence can be taken two ways. 1. You aren't upset you have no pet, or 2. There's no way you're going to miss having a pet -- if you need to you will rush out right now and get one.

scheng1 wrote on March 20, 2015, 11:16 AM

He is indeed a stupid dog to get himself covered with manure.