Monday, March 18, 2019

Mischief Monday - Going For a Wander

First, we will start this post by saying whatever was up with Phod seems to have passed (knock on wood), confirming it was a food issue. We are all happy about this.

Now this weeks story . . . . it is something!

"I refuse to confirm my part in this adventure"

On Saturday, Lee asked to go out. The Man made the choice to just put her out in the yard, without a leash. Our yard is still covered in several feet of snow and it is impossible to walk on for those with much weight (like Phod),  so he assumed she would not be able to go far. However, Hailey was light enough that she didn't sink too much and decided to wander into the bush behind the house.

The Man's return strategy was to stand and yell at her, which never works. I decided I would put on my snowshoes and go after her. I suggested to the yelling Man, he do the same, but we never discussed it. I threw on my snowshoes and I headed out.

Just to help you picture this - I was wearing my spring pj bottoms that are a capris which caused a gap of bare skin between my pants and boots (and it was below freezing), my winter coat, gloves and hat and snowshoes. Because the snow has been freezing and melting and freezing and melting, even in my snowshoes I was sinking. I got down the hill toward the edge of the property and not only stepped out of my right snowshoe, but stepped forward so my right leg was hip deep in snow without a snowshoe, and the left was behind me on the snow.

Dramatic Re-creation . . . . .

I was stuck, and mildly hurt, and I had no idea where the Man was. I called for him, no answer. Then I heard Lee barking so I called for her while trying to figure out how to get my right snowshoe that was behind me, get my right leg out of the hole,  get the snowshoe back on my foot and get my dog.

At the same time, Man who is in the house (he had gone in to turn off the stove and put Phod in), had opened the window, and heard Lee barking and me calling her. He then jumped in the car and headed up to the road (as she was near it) so he could grab her if she made it that far.

Somehow, I managed to get myself and my twisted knee (made worse by the fact I have been having IT band problems) out of the hole, into the snowshoe, and I was limping toward Lee on the path at the bottom of the hill. She has had enough fun and I could see her making her way back toward the house at the top of the hill. So I turned around and started limping home. 

I got to the house and Lee was in the backyard under the feeders eating seed. I limped up to the front door, and call for the Man (I don't know where he is). He doesn't answer. I took off my snowshoes and headed through the house to the backdoor (which is downstairs) to get Lee. She was not there. I head back to the front door and there she was standing waiting impatiently for me to let her in. The Man arrived home a few minutes later. 

My lessons from this - take the 30 seconds needed to grab your phone, put on snow pants and discuss a coordinated strategy for getting the dog back (when historically they have both come back). 

In the end, my girl was safe and my knee will be ok and I get to say I went snowshoeing again! 


  1. oh boy! what a snowventure!!! I'm with you, the 30 seconds are the essential ones... I noticed that as I lost my ole pj pants in the garden while running after a pup... we hope the knee is ok and needs no further tretament and we sure knock on wood for phod ;O)

  2. wow! and I must say WOW again! what an adventure, so glad no one was harmed in the making of this adventure... wait until the Man is 82 and deaf as a post. you will not be able to call for help, trust me on this.... things will only get worse with age.... so happy for all of you and Phod that things are better now....

  3. OMD, what a wild adventure! Obviously Hailey just wanted to help you get a little exercise. She can't be blamed for the hole in the snow!

  4. That sure looks like it was an uncomfortable position to be in. We're glad to hear Hailey made it home safely.

  5. Oh K10 did Man sleep the 'dog house' last night? I'm so sorry but I must admit to giggling just
    a wee bit...not at your twisted knee you have my sympathy as I've been dealing with that too, but at the re enactment. I hope your knee and IT are feeling some better. It is a long process
    Thank goodness Phod is well
    Hugs HiC

  6. We are glad that everybody is ok and you may need a couple of relaxing days for your knee to heal up. Hailey was out there having fun and you were losing you snow boot. Thanks for the share. AHve a great day and hope the weather warms up for you to melt all that snow.
    World of Animals

  7. Well, I am VERY glad this story had a happy ending!
    I am also finking that Lee, being light as a feather so she can hope on top of the snow needs more TREATS so she are heavier!?!?!? Oh, Mum is shaking her head at me 'cos I am always foodables orientated *sigh*
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  8. Wow! What an adventure! Glad everyone ended up safe at home. Our snow is all gone except for those giant parking lot glaciers. Those things will be around until May! But we wouldn't celebrate Spring yet. We could still get a big surprise storm courtesy of the Great Lakes.

  9. Hari OM
    OMD... Hailey, your Lady needed rescuing - you missed a brownie point opportunity there!!! Meanwhile, am really glad no serious damage arose from this mischief. Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  10. Oh gosh, so sorry for the drama and apologize for chuckling about Murphy's Law ruling the day. Hope the knee feels better.

  11. OMD...what an adventure! Glad to hear you aren't too badly injured and hope the knee is all better!

  12. It's always the way....being wiser AFTER the incident. Hope your knee is healing quickly.

  13. Oh my gosh. I managed to get myself locked in my haybarn last week with NO PHONE. I bought a fanny pack, it is going everywhere with me now, even if I am in a hurry. I hope you feel better soon!

  14. That is definitely a Mischief Monday tale of horror! Thank goodness it has a (mostly) happy ending.

    Love and licks,

  15. Wow, that was quite the adventure. So relieved it all turned out fine in the end. Sometimes life is simpler when you're single!
    Cheers, Gail.

  16. Now that was a crazy adventure. Mom keeps getting stuck on the fact that The Man let Lee out without a leash - something another man she knows might do:) We are glad the tale had a happy ending and we hope your knee will be just fine.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  17. OMD, you and Ma have GOT to be related! That is SO something that she would gets herself into! BOL!!! Um..sorry, that wasn't funny....okays, sort of, cause you guys are all okays. ☺
    Ruby ♥

  18. Glad all made it back home safe and hope your knee is ok
    Hazel & Mabel

  19. OK - momma are not gonna whine about it being 50 at nite tonite, BOL!

  20. OMD, what an exciting day you two had! We are so happy to hear that you made it home, Hailey, and we hope your mom's knee is feeling better!


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