Thursday, August 12, 2010
I regret to say that my Chow Chow has been saying 'Chow' to us a lot lately. She's been running away constantly by either jumping our chainlink fence or by running away when she's let out to go potty. Everytime she came home I would find her in the backyard. So, I figured she just wanted to go out in the backyard. So, I reopened up the doggie door (she got cut off because she can jump the fence). Of course she began jumping the fence and running all over the neighborhood. So, I figured I had to buy her a chain if she really wanted to be outside during the day. Why the hell she would want to be outside during this heat is beyond me... but whatever. I've been doing my best to accomodate her. Of course now she acts like she's going to the slaughter every time we take her outside. I'm completely at a loss because tonight I told my husband to let her off the chain to come inside when I got home from work... what'd she do? Ran away... played in traffic... and the neighbors came by to tell me she was playing in traffic. Now, I'm a horrible pet parent because normally I refuse to go find her when I know she'll come home anyway when I have both my children. I'm sorry running around the neighborhood after a dog with two kids in tow and one on the way is not my idea of fun. So, I tossed the kids in the car and went after her. Finally I found her... but seriously... I have no idea what to do to have her feel she's got some freedom and fresh air and keep her safe at the same time.