Beautiful sights

Beautiful sights
Horses at blue water Lake state park

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Judgement vs. fun

Yesterday I finished installing my dog fence, and I was glad to have it done. The hounds like the fence and know about it and are really comfortable and familiar with the fence.  When I finished, I turned them loose to check it out and familiarize themselves with the new smells and sounds.  This new (to us) campsite was previously the site of the local sheriff.  It has full hook-ups, and a partial fence.  The fence is chain link and has those privacy slats in it.  It is immediately behind the Park Ranger's home.  But the main feature of this new site is that it  is in the "wandering routes" of the free range cattle and horses.  So, we have a series of dried poop from the horses and cattle!  My hounds have had great fun sniffing around and then looking for the actual horses and cows!

Last evening, I took the dogs out into the yard to get their final pee done. They were having fun doing their thing, and also playing a bit, when suddenly Power turned on the afterburner.  He took off and apparently forgot where the fence was, because he ran into the fence at full speed, hit it in his chest area, knocked the fence to the ground, and flew through the night!  I was horrified and wondered all kinds of things like:  is Fleur going to follow Power, can I get the fence back up in the dark, Is Power injured, will he get hit by a car, etc.


I got hold of Fleur and put her inside the motorhome so that I could work on the fence.
Why did you make me come inside Mom?

I put on my leather gloves and started lifting the sections of the fence.  After about 10 minutes I had the fence in a usable state, and started the search for my fun hound.  As I stepped through the gate to search, I was met by the big brown eyes that I was so worried about! 
Are you going to let me back inside the fence?

 He had apparently startled himself so much that as he was able to slow and stop, he end up next to a tree about 20 yards from the downed fence.  He stayed to watch me raise the fence, and then tip toed up to the gate, while he waited for me to see him and welcome him back into the yard, and hug him!

I was so very relieved and SO VERY RELIEVED that it is hard to describe how RELIEVED I felt.

We weren't worried Mom, we knew where we were all the time!
They hardly moved all night and the next morning!
Power had a skid or scuff mark on his hip(butt)
Power had a knot on his head
I guess all is well that ends well!

12 comments:

  1. I'm so glad Power is OK! I know only to well that terrifying feeling when you watch your hound a) bash into something full speed, b) disappear into the distance! I had two greyhounds and neither one would come to me when they were scared - fortunately, they would come to the car and jump in (guess they thought of it as a big, safe crate!).

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    1. It's so nice to have someone understand! Thanks!

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  2. Emma seems to get loose about once a year. It always gives me heartburn, but I've learned that as long as I have her water dish outside, she'll return in about twenty minutes all worn out and thirsty.

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    1. My guys always have returned, but they could get run over in the process and I would not like that. Tell Emma that I'm glad she knows where her water dish is!

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  3. Poor Power - I'm so glad he came right back. And Poor you, too, of course. It sounds like you have a different set-up this year. Are all the volunteers in different places? Or do they have two camping places this year?

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    1. I am the new sheriff this year. Ha! I like it back here, it's very quiet and very pretty! Full hookups!

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  4. I'm so glad Power was ok. That's what I call a heart stopping moment.

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  5. Thank goodness he was okay, poor Power, bet he's got a headache now.
    Lynne x

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  6. Poor Power, he scared himself and you. Bet he's voting for a glow in dark fence now.

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  7. Scary..So happy Power was right there and OK!!! That has happened here as I frantically do the chase. LOL Hope you have relaxed, :-)

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