Monday, January 25, 2016

Mischief Monday - Oh Phod

Last Tuesday I worked from home. As it has been bitter cold in the morning, I decided to take the dogs out for a snowshoe over lunch. It started well enough, Phod stayed close, and  came when called. We had just crested the last big hill behind our neighbours' house when suddenly, Phod was gone. When he has taken off on me before, I could always see/hear him. Hailey lost her mind but settled when we   started tracking him through the bush.


We came upon fresh deer beds (that is what I call the indentations the deer make when they sleep in the snow). There were at least 4. If I had to guess, the deer were sleeping and Phod found them and off they all ran.  I started to follow their tracks through the bush with all these great smells and fresh poop for Hailey. I got to a spot where the bush was thick and the deer had run different ways. With Hailey leading, I couldn't figure out which way Phod went.

I decided I would take Lee home and then go out and search for Phod. Lee and I trudged home. (She threw up on the way because of all the deer poop she ate too quickly). I took off my snowshoes, I put her in, and I grab my phone (in case he was found and someone called the number on his tag). I get my snowshoes back on. I open the garage door, and there was my handsome boy.

He knew he was in trouble. He sulked by the front door the rest of the day. He is not going to be able to be off leash when I snowshoe now. I am going to have to learn to snowshoe with them both on leash!

There is an upside to all of this adventuring, I had two very, very tired dogs!

PS On Sunday the 4 of us went snowshoeing, Phod on leash. We let him off in the backyard when we got back and he took off again. He came back and we had the opportunity to do the trail again. While I appreciate the extra exercise, I don't appreciate the stress that goes with it.


33 comments:

  1. I blame the Deer! They must haf been teasing you Phod?
    The good news is that Phod wuz safely at home....good boy Phod!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Ohhhhhhhhh now winter has arrived for sure. Phod darlin' you are cruisin for trouble if you keep that up. MOL MOL Hailey at deer poop I hope she remember to brush her toofers and use mouth wash
    Hugs madi your bfff

    ReplyDelete
  3. I have a fenced-in backyard and deer love to jump the fence and sleep back there. I keep letting my dog out in the morning after looking for deer, but we have a third-car garage they can hide behind. I've seen deer back there after she's gotten out. They always jump the fence, but I worry they'll get scared and kick my dog. I don't know if that's just paranoia?

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so glad Phod was home... that's a nightmare when a dog runs away. Hugs to you Lee for being the deer-poop-fountain... in solidarity with you I puked too, sadly that way my mom found out that I killed the doormat :o)

    ReplyDelete
  5. it is scary when they run and can't find them - but at least he came home

    ReplyDelete
  6. we have never had a dog we could trust off leash except in our fenced yard. and i see people letting them off leash at our park where it says leash only. i fear for the dogs because one minute they are by the owners side and the next they see something to chase. we have cars to worry about. at least where you are Phod is safe unless he gets lost or runs into a bear... glad he came home all by himself.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Great photo of Phod it needs to be in a frame. Phod, you really shouldn't worry your Lady like that.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

    ReplyDelete
  8. We fink the deer were yelling at him to gets him all excited and then in trouble...we nevers can go off leash just inside of Alcatraz cos we live by a busy highway in our little town, ....we loves that picture of him. stella rose

    ReplyDelete
  9. WOW my friends. Awesome pictures but that's a lot of wet cold white stuff! Shivers - stay warm! XOXO - Bacon

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hari OM
    Crikey Phod, you stretching the friendship there mate??? Watch out in case you get totally grounded... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    ReplyDelete
  11. It's all the feets fault! They are working with the tree rats
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

    ReplyDelete
  12. Oh my, Phod, what a mischief! Sounds like he got too excited when seeing deers. Glad he is home safe and sound :-)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Is Phod part terrier? When we see something interesting, we hear NOTHING! Just off we go! Glad you can work from home, and can enjoy more time with the family.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wow, I would love to try a good snowshoe adventure! Phod, I'm glad you came home...gee you scared your Mom and that's not a good idea. I know exactly how tempting those deer can be! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, Police Commish

    ReplyDelete
  15. Sure glad he came home. Bailey used to take off on Mom when he was younger - it is soo stressful
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

    ReplyDelete
  16. Good gosh, that would have put me in a panic. We have lots of deer (and deer beds) around here, and I know my dogs would go chasing after them in a heartbeat if they could. So glad Zaphod came back.
    --Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats

    ReplyDelete
  17. We are glad Phod knew enough to come home. Our Mom would freak out if we went missing. she goes crazy when she can't find us IN the house, never mind outside:)

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is TERRIFYING! I'm glad there was a happy ending. No more off leash for that naughty boy! Mom never lets me off my leash. Sometimes, she puts my leash on IN THE HOUSE if I'm being naughty!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

    ReplyDelete
  19. Phod...it's best not to scare the Mama too much or you'll end on the string all the time!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh Phod! I know those deer are interesting but you've got to stay close, okay?

    I'm glad he made it home! The girls did that to us once when we were hiking and it was very scary. Luckily they came back after about 5 minutes but I'm telling you, those were the longest 5 minutes of my life. They did not go off leash again for a good long time after that.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Whew, glad this had a safe ending!

    Keep Calm & Bark On!

    Murphy & Stanley

    ReplyDelete
  22. That's so scary! Glad he made it home safe!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh those silly deer, led Phod off into trouble. Glad he arrived home safely!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Deer poop and deer, such temptations! I'm glad everybody is okay!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Well Phod, you are quite the opportunist I see. But well done for coming back home in the end.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.
    PS I have never seen snowshoes, but once when I was a puppy Gail tried to take me cross country skiing with her. I was very scared of her suddenly HUGE feet, and the whole episode was not a success and has not been repeated...

    ReplyDelete
  26. Well he knows he shouldn't do what he does but he can't help himself....that snow just makes him crazy (temporarily) and he's wandering off - it's tough not knowing where they are though - very stressful indeed!

    Hugs, Sammy

    ReplyDelete
  27. Before we got Tuiren I could walk Fenris off leash, after I realized I couldn't keep a close enough eye on him to prevent rabbit/squirrel/deer chases. Before Tuiren when I noticed something had attracted his attention I used a treat to get him to sit and refocus on staying with me. Anyway I wound up getting a thing to go on the leash that connects the two dogs. So I just have one leash to deal with.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Aww wow, so sorry! That can be such a scary experience!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

    ReplyDelete
  29. We're so glad he got home safely. Our old Charisma dog used to sneak outside and explore the neighborhood. We had to be very careful about opening the door so she wouldn't slip out.

    ReplyDelete
  30. We're just glad Phod found his way back home safely! We temporarily lost our beagle Kobi once. Our neighbor was caring for him, and took him outside on a flexi lead. A bear passed through the yard and Kobi took off after it, pulling the lead right out of the man's hand! We got a call at work, came rushing home and could hear Kobi barking down in the woods below our house. The lead had gotten stuck in some bushes. Wildlife is just too much of a temptation for some dogs I guess!

    ReplyDelete
  31. Sounds like everybody had an adventure.

    ReplyDelete

Thanks for reading and leaving us a comment. We love your comments!