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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Soon, Furries.....Very Soon!

Beagles Mum here. Yippee.....our new internet stuff arrived this morning and the engineer is booked for Monday.....so by Monday night we should be all back to normal.....can't wait to be away from this stupid library! What happened to the days when the library was a place of quiet, where people came to read in peace and if you made so much as a peep you were shooshed by the tweedy lady? This has to be the noisiest library in the world and i've given up trying to visit any blogs, the pcs are so slow and when they do load the page you can't see any pics, videos or Cboxes....or they freeze....add to that, over the last couple of days the whole library network keeps losing internet connection so even keeping up via Facebook has become a struggle (and this is my 3rd or 4th attempt to publish this post!).

Anyway, enough moaning. Time to report on all the drama.....
On Sunday evening Gabbi was in her crate chewing a bone. All of a sudden she ran outside with the others in hot pursuit, when they got outside they all started barking and I went to get them back in as I don't like them disturbing the neighbours. Gabbi wouldn't come in, every time I managed to usher her back inside she escaped again. She was going crazy, barking like mad and flinging herself at the gate (literally throwing herself, she was desperate to get out of the garden) I tried to calm her but she wouldn't have it, her body was rigid....something had obviously either hurt her or spooked her. I shouted hubby to come and see the state of her and thought maybe he could help me calm her down and get her inside. Just as he came out of the door she jumped the gate and ran off towards the main road at full speed. Panicking, we ran after her (me in my socks!) but she was long gone.
I came back to get some shoes on and grab the car keys while Craig carried on on foot. We drove and walked for hours, checking and double-checking all the places we usually walk, asking everyone we met if they'd seen her. We even had a very kind man on a bike helping us, he followed her for as long as he could but couldn't keep up, she was running too fast. After a gorgeous day it was pouring with rain.
Finally at around 9.30pm we came home as we hadn't eaten yet. We had some supper and went back out to look for her, taking Rosie along to help but at around midnight we had to give up as Craig had to be up for work at 5am. But I couldn't sleep, I kept wondering what had come over her and where she had gone, if she was ok....or not. I went back out in the car, driving slowly (sod's law i'd be the one to knock her over) I went up and down the bypass checking the verge and fearing the worst, I was convinced she'd been knocked over and we'd never see her again. Heartbroken and exhausted I went home at 4.30am. I left the gate and the front door open....just incase....and fell asleep on the sofa.
Next thing I knew Craig was saying "Can you hear that?" I heard it! Pawsteps in the hallway....she had found her way home! She was so tired and soaked to the bone but we checked her over and there wasn't a mark on her apart from a tiny scratch on her chin.....this was surely the luckiest dog alive! The others were so excited to see her, Rosie was bouncing off the walls but poor Gabs was too tired. We dried her and put her in her crate to get some rest. Wish she could tell us where she's been and what happened!
The next day she was so stiff she couldn't walk, when she needed the toilet we had to carry her outside and back in again.
The rest of the time she slept, not even waking for her dinner (if you know Gabbi you'll know that she is a gutsy brute and as soon as I put my hand on her bowl to put food in it she's at my feet, trembling with greedy anticipation). Rosie said she could borrow the red blankie.
Then yesterday Liam shouted me, "Mum, Gabbi's pad's hanging off!"
OMG.....her pad's hanging off? She had done so much hard running on the roads that her pad had a nasty blister which had popped and there was a thick flap of skin....nothing too drastic though.
She has it wrapped in nice purple VetRap and it seems to be healing quickly, she is being very good and leaving it alone.
She's still a bit spooky and has obviously had quite a fright (along with the rest of us!) but she seems fine, thank goodness.
And the moral of the story is....never, ever underestimate the strength, jumping ability, wanderlust and determination of a Beagle, especially a tan and white one with a screw loose!

So, we probably won't post again until we're online at home.....and our next post will be our 250th! After that we can really get on with catching up with everyone....we've missed doing that the most, see you soon furries and peeps!

43 sniffy tailwags:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

WOW!

Oh my WOW!!

Or is that OH S**T WOW!!!

I khan't wait until woo are bakhk so she khan post HER side of the break!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Scout 'n Freyja said...

WOWZA! That is a lot of action for such a little pooch! We are just so happy that she is back home and we hope that she will never, ever have an adventure like that one again!

The Army of Four said...

That is so FRIGHTENING! I wonder what got into her!??! Poor thing - and poor YOU! You must have been so worried and scared!!!
Thank God she is home. I hope she'll be OK now. I can relate on the paw issue - Gabbi, leave the VetWrap on until it's almost healed, then rip it to shreds, OK? That's what I did when I had to have it on.
Please ask one of the pups to give you a lick on the nose for me, tell Gabbi not to scare the daylights out of everyone like that EVER again please!, and WHEW, what a relief that she's home.
Glad you're going to have the internet again soon!
Tail wags,
Stormy

Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

wow happy she is okay

Woodrow - Sweetie - MJ

Crobeag Golden Retrievers said...

You poor things, you must have been out of your minds with worry. So so glad she's home and safe. If only they could talk! Give her hugs from all of us here and a speedy recovery.

TWa76 said...

*huh* Happy to hear she is ok. When Vekku was still living with us he did also run off couple of times. And we know that uncertainty where your loved on is.

Stella said...

Oh, oh, oh! Gabbi what a wrong thing to do. We are all happy you made it home safely. But what made you run and where did you go, that is what all of us want to know.

Kisses,
Stella

Jake of Florida said...

Gabbi, Gabbi, Gabbi -- my adventurous, impetuous, irrepressible love!!!

My heart stopped when I heard about your overnight fugue. We got upset when JH ran off for four minutes. I can't imagine how your folks could bear it for the whole night.

Thank doG you found your way home.

Wirey love, my sweet. Get some rest!!

Jake

Kira The BeaWootiful said...

Wooos! My dogness! I can't believe it, a Husky escape from a beagle! I can't imagine how Mom felt, I have never been gone that long, I am sure she would have been frantically searching all night too. I am so glad she came hope safe and almost sound. I hope she got lots of treats for coming home.
Puppy kisses
--Kira The BeaWootiful

Tiffany and the Munchkins said...

How scary that must have been! I would certainly have been in a panic had one of my munchkins wandered off. I'm so glad that she is home safe and sound. Sorry to hear about her booboo, but hopefully it will heal quickly.

Agatha and Archie said...

HOLY MOLY!! Archie I am afraid has fainted after reading this and PL2 was on the edge of her chair.....GABBI what did you hear??????????? and whatever it was next time IGNORE IT or none of us will be able to take any more...I have to run and get some smelling salts..Love Agatha

Clive said...

Wow! Wonder what spooked her!

Reminds me of some autistic kids I know who will bolt for some reason (only known to themselves) and can run and run - leaving house, car park, shop or wherever they were far behind them.

Not a nice situation for you at all. Glad that she returned safe and sound.

Tina. said...

I have never heard anything like this! Good heavens, I wonder what she smell, heard, saw. Times like these you wished you had a doggy cam that videod what she saw and where she went! Thank heavens she's home and a blister is all she got!

Gennasus said...

Oh my, scary situation. I'm glad she made it back in one piece.

That'll be a few new grey hairs for you.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Holy crap! You sure scared it right out of us, Gabbi! Thank doG you're okay and safe and sound at home!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

River said...

We are so glad she came back! How awful. If only she could speak and say what caused it all. Very weird and spooky.

love & wags,
River

Cookie and Cinnamon's Mum said...

Glad that Gabbi is back home! But, it must have been awful for the whole family to wait for her return without knowing where she was.

Mochi and Mommy said...

I'm so glad that Gabbi is home safe! I can't imagine what you all went through! Please leave your VetRap on and let your pad heal!

We can't wait to have you all back! :)

Mochi

Kayla said...

Glad Gabbi is ok after her adventure! Good luck with the internet

Hamish Westie said...

Oh what a drama! Gabbi you really must learn not to alarm those humans - they are weak and feeble creatures and their hearts can only take so much strain you know.
Cheers, Hamish.

Eric said...

Crickey! What was up Gabbi?Where did you go? Can't wait to hear your story. But please. Never ever.Do that again. Mom's heart would need more than the vettie tape. Hope the paws mending ok though gotta bark the purple armwarmer is quite a good look!! Look forward to Monday DBs !!Missed you:)
Wiry love n kisses Eric xx

Martha Basset said...

Well Gabbi, you have outdone Martha - it was bad enough when she disappeared!
Our mum was having palpitations reading your story!
Now we understand that us hounds have to follow our noses and that they rule our heads but seriously -don't do that again!!!!!
Take this as a very big row from your Auntie Bailey xxxxx

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG thank goodness she came back. We can totally sympathise. Lucy & Willow have often 'gone on adventures' but once they escaped from 5pm until 3am. It was terrifying.
I hope Gabbi's pad heals quickly. Poor thing.

Denise
Noah Willow Tess & Lucy

Life With Dogs said...

What a great story - not for the scary wait. But what an ending! You have a superdog on your hands!

Dennis the Vizsla said...

What a fright you had! Glad she found her way home in the morning!

MAX said...

Wow, that's quite and adventure/fright you guys have had! What on earth spooked her? So glad she got home safely and hopefully you have recovered. That's quite a story...will be lingering in our minds for some time.
Lots of licks
MAXDOG IN SOUTH AFRICA

Paco,Milo, Maya and mommy Simona said...

OMDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!
Sweet Gabbi...what a terrific adventure you had!!
Reading about your escape we were sooooooooooo worried!!!!
Thanks godness you're at home now!!!!!
yOU LOOK SOOOOOOOOO tired and cute....
would love were with you and cuddle you a lot!!!!
you need the best time ever now!!!!
And dear friends...we miss you a lot!!!!
We're soooooooooo happy you have your pc again !!!!
can't wait to hear from you again!!!!
We need youuuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!
take care...and Gabbi..pleaseeeeeeee....don't do that nevermore!!!!!!!
HAve a great thursday!!!
WE LOVE YOUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!
Sweet kisses and licks

The OP Pack said...

OMD, we couldn't get to the end of your story fast enough, so glad this had a happy ending, even if there is a paw boo boo. Too bad we can't find out what happened, where she went, and how she found her way home. No more of that stuff, Gabbi - be a GOOD GIRL.

Hugs, the OP Pack

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh my goodness, what a scare!! Our hearts were in our mouths as we were reading it! So glad you made it back safely, Gabbi, and aren't seriously hurt - I wonder what on earth you heard or saw??
Love that picture of you sleeping with the red blanket, by the way!

Am also really pleased to hear that your computer problems will soon be over - I've really missed you guys coming to visit!! When you do come, please don't forget to check out my post about my recent dancing gig at the 4 Seasons Petstore - I think you'll really enjoy the video I made! :-)

Slobbers,
Honey the Great Dane

Sue said...

How very scary. I wonder what set her off. We're all glad she's home safely and know she'll receive the very best care.

Rosie said...

Yowza - she sure was spooked to run so hard and fast that she rubbed her paw raw. Thank goodness she is home safe and sound. I wish we knew what made her get so crazy!! Full moon??
Rosie

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Sorry, we are late reading this, had a few probs with blogs ourselves again lately...

Poor Gabbi, we are so happy she is home and ok though, how scary for you.

Great news about getting back on line Monday! :-)

Holly & Zac...XX

Joe Stains said...

omdog thank goodness she is home safe. I wonder where she had to go so fast and so far? I guess it doesn't matter, as long as she is ok now.

GoldenSamantha said...

OMD!!! Poor pup - I know you must have been frantic. Good girl not to touch her bandage - Sam needs one on now and I keep putting one on and she keeps chewing it off. So sorry she scared you to pieces. Me too! So glad she came home! Have missed commenting - so sorry - hope all will be well with 'puter soon hehee!
Hugs xo
Sammie

Piappies World said...

You have such an adorable puppy. I hope he gets better really soon. I hope its ok with you to follow your blog. Thanks a lot!

Riba said...

Poor Gabbi .. I don't want to know how it looks like being without a dog for such a long time. Like Luna's friend Sena, who went hunting in December and was missing for 24hrs!

Get well soon Gabbi!

wyvisview said...

My goodness Gabs!! What a girl!! Wonder if she heard something that scared her? Funny little dogs, Beagles.
Anyway, at least you are home safe and (almost) sound!
See you all soon

Kess And Her Mama said...

I'm so glad Gabbi got home safely. How traumatic for both humans and beagle. Beagles are definitely everything you said! Gotta be careful.

happy said...

Wow, Gabbi! What an adventure! So glad you're home safe and sound! Hope your computer is up and running soon!

Huskee and Hershey said...

You had us on the edge of our seats worry about poor Gabbi's escapade.. seems mighty strange that she got spooked so badly. We are glad she found her way home after all the stress and drama she's caused you.. hope her little paw heals well.

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh my doggie! Gabbi! Moma's heart was beatinng so fast and she didn't stop to breathe until she heard the patter of your paws. Then the tears started leaking out. OK. Pouring out. It's her worst fear. She's more than ecstatic that you're back home.

We're all happy too (if we did the math right) that your tekkie people are arriving today to get you back up and running (not too far, mind you.)

We've missed you soooo much. We haven't known you all 250 posts, but we've counted our blessings for all those that we HAVE read and enjoyed!

Congratulations and happy celebrations. In so many respects.
Your wirey friends Jake and Fergi

Petey said...

Gabbi!!! What a scare you gave us all! Where were you up to? Looking for Jake? Did you forget something on the boat at the reception and only now remembered?

You are in the naughty corner young lady!

Your worried pal-in-law,

Petey

Tee said...

We're so glad Gabbi found her way home. What spooked her so?

Licks and wags

The Dog Woods Pack