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Jul 22, 2013

GRAND-DOGGY ON THE RUN

We have a grand-doggy named Jada.

She came to live with our son a few months ago when she was 5 years old. She had been through 2 homes previously. Left the first one due to too many kids and dogs and someone had to go. Second one due to a breakup and no home for her.
This isn’t her but this is what she looks like.dogue-brasileiro-04 
This is where our son stepped in and took her in having already known her.
We doggy-sit sometimes. She is here for 2 nights while her daddy is out of town. I take her with me into the guest room and shut the door at bedtime and she sleeps on the floor beside the bed.

She is not a relaxed dog. She adores our eldest son but is not happy with anyone else except me at our home. She will back out of a room rather than go near our other son …who loves her and tries so hard to be her friend and my BB Guy. BB Guy tried for 2 days to get her to come to him and tonight she finally did…for a minute….even though she has been to the cabin with him and she has been here many times.

So today, at work, my cell phone rang and it was our younger son. No one calls me at work unless it is critical because I cannot have my cell phone out at work for security reasons. Of course I grabbed the phone and went into the lunch room.

Younger Son had taken her outside into our fully fenced yard to play but she wouldn’t play with him. He went into the house for a minute and when he came back out she was gone. She pushed her way through the fence boards and took off. He was frantic. He couldn’t see her anywhere.

I work for great people and they understood completely when I said I had to go help find her. Luckily I work 2 minutes from home and picked up my son very quickly. We drove around randomly as we had no idea which way she went. We stopped every person walking and asked if they had seen her.

Finally after we changed directions we started to get sightings. She had gone to a local school some blocks from us that has a big park attached to it. Aha…it was making sense. That is where her “daddy” takes her to run and play when they are near our house. She was looking for him and that is where she figured he would have gone.

We didn’t see her so I dropped him off at the park and I drove around a few blocks when my phone rang again….quick…she is on the road by the mail box……hufff….pufff…. running to catch up with her.

I zipped around in the car and found our son running up the street on the other side of the park. She wouldn’t come to him at all and was running up and down driveway after driveway sniffing and searching.

As soon as I pulled over, got out of the car and called to her she came running over to me and I clipped her leash onto her collar. Led her back to the car and took her home.

She knew she had done bad. She just couldn’t help herself.

She has had her little heart broken twice already and now she cannot open it up to everyone for fear of being hurt again. She can only love us one at a time. Eldest son above all. Then me when she is at our house and he isn’t here. After that she can’t even think about who she can love and trust.

I am so glad we found her safe and I was back at work within 40 minutes. No more being out back alone although the fenced yard kept our lab in for 14 years with no problems.

So have any of you ever lost your grandchildren? Am I going to be the worst grandma ever one day?

12 comments:

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

Such a sweet story and happy ending. Valerie

Fran Ellsworth said...

Brought tears to my eyes. Thinking of my three adopted grandchildren who have had 20 foster homes because no one wanted to adopt a family that old and of that size until my son and daughter in law. Poor sweetie. Glad you found him safe.

Vicki said...

I am so happy you got her back! Some dogs are very possessive. Chihuahuas for one, they only want one human and are frantic when they are separated. Presently have a cat that is that way, only will come to me although my husband has tried to befriend her for 2 years. She also was an orphan kicked out of previous people's homes. You must be very special (as is your older son) to this dog. Now my daughter's three dogs (my grand babies) don't care whose lap they are in!

Sigrun said...

I'm not much of a dog lover, butI do respect a good dog, and don't like to see any animal lonely or hurt. Your experience did touch my heart, though. I'm so glad she was found.

linda eller said...

Never had a dog escape, but I have a cat that never goes outside. However, she did run out the screen door one time, and I had to chase her around the house. Finally caught up with her on the front porch, grabbed her and back inside she went. So, I said all that to say, I understand. Glad you did get her back inside without harm to her.

Peg said...

That poor dog! They get so confused so easily, and only want their owner. Glad she got back home safe!

Jackie said...

My heart was in my throat until I read that you found her....
Bless her sweet heart.

Maureen said...

So glad you found him!

I have a grand puppy too - she's sitting at my feet right now. My daughter's Pug "Elsa" (aka Bunny). I am her absolute best friend...it might have something to do with the meals I cook for her. lol.

Lynn said...

I sat here reading with my heart in my throat till you found her. Whew ~ close call. You are going to make a wonderful grandmother some day. All it takes is the willingness to love and you have that in spades.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

I know that feeling of terror. When my dachshund was a puppy he got out of the yard. We spent a frantic hour running around our neighborhood screaming for him. My husband finally found him in the wooded lot next door, cowering under a huge leaf. Glad you found yours too.

ImSoVintage said...

Glad it all turned out and that she has a loving home. xo Laura

Mary Bergfeld said...

I'm so glad your story had a happy ending. Perhaps the dog will come to love others as time passes. He certainly has found a great extended family. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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