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Okay, it has been established that I am a bit of a worry wart and I am NOT in any way good in a crisis. For istance when my 6 yr old son broke his arm at HIS birthday party, what did I do? Stood there and screamed for someone to CALL 911. a friend literally had to shake me and say "SNAP out of IT, your son needs you!" and we DROVE him to the hospital. LOL (no worries, I did not drive.)

so, fast forward to about 1/2 an hour ago, we were reading to the kids, Tillie rang her bells to go outside, we let her out and continued reading... after awhile we heard her bark, just ignored her... few more minutes go by and a few more barks... only I realize they sound TOO far away. I open the front door to discover the gate is OPEN. So, fast forward to the crazy lady, in her PJ's (a long shirt) SCREAMING for Tillie and running down the street. TOP it off with me yelling at my husband to GET THE VAN!!! .. and well, ummmm, ya like I said, I am NOT good in a crisis.
I had visions of Tillie lost, in the woods, wondering how we were ever going to rest tonight wondering where she is, if she is okay, if we will ever see her again.
We drove around for a few minutes and the kids were hysterical (no idea where they get THAT from?) I was attempting to keep my calm (once I was IN the van of course).
We came back towards the house and she was outside with the neighbor. My daughter saw her first. He said she ran from around the side of OUR house. Wondering WHY she didn't call when I first called her (before I panicked.)? Needless to say, we all cried some more, hugging and kissing the very confused Tillie ... we will all sleep peacefully tonight. Thank you Lord for keeping our Tillie safe, what a smart girl she is to stay close to home... oi vey.

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HOW are you this morning? So, she never left the yard but was on the side of the house? I am so glad that she is safe and sounds like you have a nice neighbor there.

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Nobody knows that panic better than I. I'm so happy things turned out well and your little girl is with her family this morning. Sending hugs your way.

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A Pet owners worst nightmare!Glad everything turned out ok.

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Very scary for sure. Some people are not good in a crisis, what is important is Tillie is home safe. Did she get out of the yard, was the gate left open. We have locks on the gates because of this.

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OMG That was a scary experience I'm so glad Tillie stayed close to home.

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Very scary. I'm glad Tillie is safe and sound and I hope you were able to calm down quickly.
I am grateful that we have double fencing in our back yard (the wood fences need to be replaced but neighbors aren't willing yet to kick in $$). We put portable fencing on either side and our gates are locked with padlocks. It isn't pretty but it works! We ended up putting a decorative gate on our front porch because even though our Havs don't bolt, my father-in-law's Yorkies do and he's in no shape to chase them down the street.


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What type locks are best for the gates?

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I did something similar yesterday morning. The dadblam cat can open the front door so we keep it locked; but grandson is visiting and he forgets. About 6 am yesterday morning I do downstairs in pj;s and front door is standing wide open. I start screaming for Rosie but don't wait for her to come--just run out to the highway looking bothways for a dead dog. My neighbor across the street is watering flowers at that time of the morning (dedicated) and looks at me as if I am crazy. I ask if he has seen my little dog and of course he hasn't. Then I realize how foolish I look and return to the house. Rosie is still in the bed that I had just gotten out of and the ***** cat is begging for her breakfast. The cat is going to have to go or we are going to have to nail the front door shut. By the way, I don't sleep in the bottoms of my pj's--its to hard to turn over. Luckily the top is pretty long. Go ahead and laugh I know the neighbor did.

Didn't mean to steal your thread Tammy, just wanted you to know that you are probably a perfectly normal mother. You are supposed to panic when one of your children is lost or in danger even if the danger is just in your mind. lol. And it doesn't get any better with age.
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Yes, I did the same thing long ago with my little Min Pin who got out...the FedX guy saw more than he wanted to.. I had to decide which was best...modesty or a pepper sprayed pet...

Sir Winston sez "Non Basta Una Vita.

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