Join Date: Dec 2014
Submit Photo: 6
Photo Submissions 0 Times in 0 Posts
Sheba slips her collar!
Yesterday I took Sheba to the park. Usually, I put her in a harness which fits fairly snugly. Because she seems to have started blowing coat, however, I decided to put her collar on her. I thought that would cause less matting. The collar is an adjustable one, so I tightened it, hooked on the leash and we were off. Somehow, the collar loosened and Sheba slipped right through it. I was left holding a leash and an empty collar and Sheba was as free as a bird!
This park has some interior roads and there were a lot of cars around. I called Sheba…she has actually been doing very well on recall. The situation was too exciting for her, though, and she started to run like hell…racing around and around, having the time of her life. Meanwhile, a car was coming. There was absolutely no way I could get Sheba to stop and no way I could catch her, so I stood in the middle of the road to stop the car.
Lo and behold, a nice young girl got out of the car to help me. She was faster than I was, but she was still no match for Sheba. Then her mom left the car in the street and SHE got out to help. We still didn't have a chance. Sheba was just enjoying the whole thing more and more. Suddenly, the mom said "I know, chicken!" ran to her car, and brought back some pieces of cooked chicken. Her daughter threw them on the ground, Sheba got interested, and I was able to catch her.
While we were doing all this, the cars were lining up behind the mom's car! I had a very red face but I was so relieved to have Sheba back. No more adjustable collars for me!
Little Sheba and Helene