My Dog Is Lucky That I Did Not Spank Her YesterdayI am often out of town all day for one reason or another. Yesterday was one of those times. I have a fence around my back yard but my dog is good at digging under the fence and getting out. My solution to that problem, or so I thought was to buy a leash that is about 20 feet long, so she can be on it, have room to be a doggie and if she digs under the fence to get out, she won't get too far. Another thing I tried is to keep her inside when I am gone all day. Her reaction to that was to poop in the house. I yelled at and spanked her for that. whether or not it did any good, I do not know.
When I was done with what I was out of town all day for yesterday, I checked my cell phone. There was a message from an acquaintance to call him but he did not say exactly why he needed to talk. When I got home I called him and he said that he saw my dog wandering around the neighborhood and saw her scoot under the fence to get back in.
When I got home yesterday afternoon, my dog was off her leash and waiting for me on the patio. I thought nothing of it other than to ask, "What happened to your leash." I don't speak dog, so if she attempted to answer, I did not understand it. Also she doesn't bark much. I think I heard her bark a total of 25 times in the year and a half that I had her. I was told that dogs not barking is a sign that they were abused by previous owners. Because of that, she has to really mess up for me to even think about spanking her.
At about 5:30 local time yesterday evening, a lady rang my doorbell. She asked, "Do you have Cindy?" My dog's name isn't Cindy and I thought she was accusing me of kidnapping her daughter. I said, "Excuse me?" or something similar. She said, "Do you have your dog?" I answered, "Yeah. She's right here." The lady than told a story about how she found my dog wandering around the neighborhood and she took the dog back to my place but the dog would not go into the gate. She also said that she opened my side gate in a hope that the dog will go in it. She also noticed that the gate was still open and suggested that I close it. I said, "that's probably a good idea. Thank you"
It appears that my dog had more fun yesterday than i did.