Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Long Island, New York
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I thought I'd have a heart attack
I let the boys out for their last time tonight and finished a few things upstairs. When I went to the door to let them in, they didn't come. Sometimes that happens so I didn't take it too seriously. I went back inside and waiting about another 10 minutes and tried again. Still no response to my calls and taps on the window (which normally brings them running).
I started to get an uneasy feeling and went in to get my coat and shoes. Suddenly I noticed a section of my fence was down. We've had strong winds for a few days now and I guess it weakened the fence without my noticing. Needless to say, I panicked. I ran out and started calling their names. Nothing! I went into my neighbor's yard and called their names. Nothing! I began to have nightmare visions of their being gone and never seeing them again . . . or worse, their getting out into the (busy) street and getting hit by a car.
I was frantic. After walking the street and calling and calling I walked back to the house, not knowing what to do next. It was 11:00 and dark. As I approached and called again I heard whimpering behind someone's fence. I didn't know whose. Resisting the urge to open my gate and risking their getting out into the street, I went back upstairs and then to the back where miraculously they both greeted me at the door.
I think I lost 10 years of my life tonight and am praying I can get my handyman to come over tomorrow to fix it. It's my worst nightmare. I hope I can sleep tonight. The boys, on the other hand are all tuckered out and sleeping peacefully at my side.