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If you have more than one......

Sometimes it is alot hard to have more that one dog than I thought. Last weekend something happen that just destroyed my convidence in myself to be able to handle two dogs at one time.

I had them both out in the back yard playing....and Casper runs up the stairs though the cat door and out the garage door (that happen to be open) he was at the end of the drive way when I caught up to him. He looked at me at the end of the drive way and took off running down the street.

Missy running after me, decides to go explore the waterfall area of the yard, which she has never been on....there is rain water in the pond and I thought she might drown in it...so I run after Missy to put her in the house (which took a few minutes)

By the time I got out to the street Casper was gone. All I could think of was that other Havanese dog that ran off and got hit by a car a few weeks ago. So I tried not to panick....but it was hard. My husband took off walking the streets and I took the car out to look.

It was probably about 10 - 15 minutes in the car and I am crying like crazy, can't find him. I take the car back to the house to see if my husband found him and Casper was in front of the drive way with a bunch of rose thorns suck all over him....he could not even move.

Boy...was I ever shaken after that!!! I really never thought one of them would get away from me. I worry about it all the time now I would just hate to lose one of them.
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First of all, ((((HUGS)))) to you! That was scary!
Second, that sounds like a typical day for me when my kids were babies. Who am I kidding? I still have days like that now eventhough they are ages 4-9 and more helpful/older. Our babies have a way of scaring the pee pee out of us, don't they? Hang in there, you did EVERYTHING right. It could have turned out worse, BUT it DIDN'T. Thank goodness! You are a wonderful mama.
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How scary for you. I can imagine your panic. I'm so glad all is well. Give them both a big hug (and a stern talking to about running from mom!)



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Lynn, you poor thing. I know how you feel. It can be so scary. I'm glad it all turned out OK. The good thing is now you will be more aware of how sneaky these little devils can be. And I bet Casper learned a lesson with all those thorns stuck in him.

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Ohhhh, Lynn..THAT is heart attack material for sure! Thank God he got home ok!

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That is scary if you have one, let alone two or more!!! I am glad you were able to find both of them and they were safe!


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Oh, Lynn, how scary!! Those 10-15 min probably felt like an eternity. I thought the same thing as Donna as I was reading your post...it sounds like some days when my kids were small. I'd often wonder just what kind of Mom I was on "those" days. Luckily they grew up well despite me and now even tell me what a great Mom I am and what a wonderful childhood they had!! Please don't lose confidence in yourself. I think you handled it extremely well and did everything right. If they could talk they'd tell you the same thing; that you are a wonderful Mom. These little stinkers can move quicker than the blink of an eye! Thank goodness he's alright.

Give both of them an extra hug and here's a for you too!
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Lynn, you poor poor thing! I feel for you, I constantly panic about Pablo getting lost and you had to worry about 2 dogs at once! You did everything right and that can really happen to just about anyone! I'm sure as others said, at least Casper learned his lesson. Now go relax, everything will be fine!

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Thanks everyone for your support. I think I am going to get rid of the darn cat door....Casper loves to sneak though it, but 9 out of 10 times the big garage door in shut, so he can't get to the street. We have been just exposing Missy a little bit to the back yard it is fenced the only way out is the cat door to the garage.

Anyway, I only had one child and she is 25 yrs old....so I don't have any experience watching two of anything! I am going to have to get better at this....my nerves can't take that stuff.
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Oh I bet you were just sick to your stomach when Casper took off! I can remember my old dog pulling that one on me as a young kid. There's nothing worse than trying to catch a dog that is out and happy to be free. Hopefully the thorns will teach him a lesson about running off!
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