A week or so ago, I probably had one of my weirdest days ever. It all started the night before when I forgot to set my alarm.
I had a lot of things to do, and when I finally woke up at 9:30 I panicked ...... I had a doctor's appointment at 10! I had already cancelled and rescheduled once, so I simply had to make it on time. I rushed out the door in a dead run still pulling on clothes........only to realize that my car was still in the garage. I returned to the house, chased my dog Oscar into the main part of the house so I could get into the garage without accidentally letting him out.
However, I hadn't shut the back room door tightly; he came bounding out and sprinted for freedom. Toby (my other dog) was right behind him and the two took off in different directions. That kind of set the tone for the rest of the day. Refusing to be ruffled I went about chasing the dogs (without shoes).
|Sorry, Lord, sometimes|
my mouth speaks before
my brain engages.
I, dusted myself off, said "Oh, Well," and drove to the doctor's office which was only 10 minutes away.
No one was upset when I arrived 15 minutes late, so all was OK (except for the fact Oscar was probably peeing on every tree in a 1 mile radius).
I called the animal control officer and informed her about Oscar's excape. She knows me and Oscar's proclivity for running; she promised me she would keep an eye out for him. When I finally got home Oscar had been gone for over 2 hours. No calls, no sightings....nothing. Actually, I was praying that someone would call and say, "Hey, I found your dog, can I keep him?" Finally, about a half hour before I had to meet the church bus for Wednesday night bible study a kid called. Hey, Old Lady SWAG, I think I have your dog."
SIDEBAR: A lot of kids in town call me that and it is a long
story which I may tell you some time, but not now.
I got the boy's location and took off to pick up my wayward dog. 15 minutes and $5.00 (yes, I'm cheep but, I did think of giving him a $50 to keep Oscar). I sped home, shoved Oscar in his back room and took off to meet the church bus in front of the t the local drug store.
I got the kids back onto the bus and headed out to drop them off. Everything appeared to be going OK, that is until I found out that I did not have my purse I HAD LEFT IT AT CHURCH! OK, after dropping off the kids the bus driver headed back to the church. I found my purse where I had left it and hitched a ride back to town with a friend.
|I am sure that this is what|
I must have looked like!
Ever so slowly, my brain processed what my eyes could not believe. Then like someone plugged me into an electric socket, I was jolted into the realization that my car was still parked where I USUALLY PARK IT.............over 3 miles away!
I ran in the house, grabbed my purse and took off for my neighbor's house. Now are you ready for this....as I was standing at her front door I felt a dog's nose on my leg. There stood Oscar! When I turned around he bolted and the fun began AGAIN.
Apparently the garage door snagged on something and did not go all the way down and the dogs were out again. I ran to the house yelling Toby...cookie....cookie.....cookie, and he ran after me and into the house. Oscar was another matter. I said," I've had it with him," and took off with my neighbor to get my car. When we returned we heard her dogs were going off in her back yard. By that time I was going off too!
My two miscreants!
OK, DOES ANYONE WANT A DOG?
YOU CAN HAVE BOTH OR CHOICE.
I'LL... PAY... YOU!