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Canada has decided she's a bulldozer and when she's tired of being in one place she can just push her weight around and move on. We have had to repair 3 large holes in the fence in the past week from her escaping. She always comes right to the front door and barks to be let in, so on her part it's no biggie as a rule.

Today however, she was tired of being with the pups so we put her in the big run with Chip and Hickory to play and relax a while. She did it again, only this time Hickory and Chip also got out and immediately ran off.

We spread out in 3 different directions and searched for 1.5 hrs before my daughters fiance finally found them about 3/4 mile from home on a side road where 3 Amish families live.. Chip of course came to him immediately. Hickory on the other hand was having none of that. She kept just far away enough that he couldn't touch her and was playing this evasion game when I found them.

She came closer when she realized who I was, but it still took about 20 minutes for her to actually come TO me and let me get hold of her enough to restrain her. She hasn't wore a collar since I brought her home, so that complicated things a bit too. I didn't want to hurt her, but needed to keep her now that I finally had her. I had stuck a choke chain in my pocket and had 2 leashes in the car, so I finally got one on her, got them back home and my son repaired the fence again.

I was so concerned that out in the open like that I wouldn't be able to get Hickory to come to me at all. She was excited, scared, and in a totally strange place with woods on both sides of the gravel road, so could have run into the trees and disappeared. Thank God she didn't, so everyone's home safe.

From now on Canada will be in the new runs only. She's not able to break the horse panels we built them with, so we shouldn't have any repeats of today. I'm not sure my heart could take it twice. :roll:
 

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Poor Tink- I'm sure you were worried to death! I would be absolutely panicked if Tyke got out like that! I'm so glad everyone made it home ok!
 

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WHEW.......i am soooooo happy they're back home safe and sound
 

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YIKES!!!!!!! How scary! I imagine your stomach is still in knots after the ordeal. I would have been a mess. I'm so glad it had a happy outcome.
 

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Tonight we finished building a run built especially for Canada. It's built of horse panels and a heavy metal gate that has the wire braided in strands of 3 so it's very strong. We used 8' long 4 x 4 treated wood posts, and for extra safety the gate's chained to the post. If she can get out of this one I have no clue what will hold her.

She's now alone so if she does get out at least she won't be letting the others loose. **fingers crossed**
 

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That's a nightmare!! I'm glad everything is okay...WHEW!!! Close call!
 

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Too much excitement at your house Tink! Yesterday the great escape and today new puppies in your closet! :shock:
 
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