Not A Good Shiba Day

by nycgadgetgirl on May 20, 2007 · 3 comments

in Miscellaneous

I went to the WORST MEETUP EVER today. Short summary:

  • The Washington Square Park dog run was wet (hadn’t drained properly and dried from yesterday’s rain) and smelly.
  • Only 7 Shibas showed up. I’ve never had less than 20 for a dog run meetup before! I know it was SUPPOSED to rain, but it was actually a beautiful day for a meetup. I don’t know where everyone was today.
  • Some dumb@$$ (not a Shiba person) let one of our dogs out the gate (why don’t people understand about double gates???) and we spent over an hour searching the neighborhood for him. He was finally found, but it was so frightening and emotional.

Snickers got out of the dog run at 39th/10th once when he was 7 or 8 months old (I was the dumb@$$ that day) and it was a HORRIBLE experience. I had him in my sight the whole time though and he only went a few blocks before someone grabbed him. Today when Cody was missing, we had no idea where he was. We just fanned out and searched the neighborhood, leaving our cell numbers with tons of people along the way. Everyone now and again, someone would say they had seen him but then the trail would run cold again. It was absolutely horrible, especially for his owner who was completely beside herself until he was found. The crazy thing is that at some point he looped around and ran back to the park. When he was found, he was just sitting in the shade across the street from the park! Anyway, we’re all exhausted and thankful tonight. Damn those Shibas. They just won’t cut us a break!

{ 3 comments }

1 Janet May 21, 2007 at 10:28 am

That happened to me the FIRST DAY I had Wolf. Somehow my friend didn’t properlly clip his leash to his collar…and he escaped in the center of town (albeit a VERY small town LOL) at midnight. We, of course, were running thru the center of town screaming, “Wolf”!!! “WOLF”!!! and the people in the bar nearby thought we were crazy 🙂

I finally caught him and sighed a HUGE sigh of relief.

I’m glad Cody’s story had a happy ending 🙂

2 Lachlan May 21, 2007 at 1:19 pm

That nearly happened to me when Sumi was a baby. I had just had knee surgery about a month prior, and some dumbarse kids left the gate at THE TOP OF A STEEP HILL wide open. She went charging for it, me limp-running behind her. I saw a guy about to leave behind the kids, and I shouted for him to shut the gate. He did, and Sumi decided to go pester him for pets instead of pursue an escape. Thank god.

3 Sarah June 1, 2007 at 10:37 pm

I have a 7 month old Shiba called Lily and we have just had our 2nd escape from the dog park. Both times it has been an elderly man who owns a shiba too, I am on cat biscuit lures at the moment

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