Mama Diaries

Friday, December 6, 2013

'Tis More Blessed Giveaway and Runaway Dog




Every Friday in December, as part of the 'Tis More Blessed Giveaway, hosted by Milo James Fowler, I am giving away free copies of both of my books (That Mama is a Grouch, and That Baby Woke Me Up, AGAIN) to one lucky winner.  Even if you already have copies, feel free to participate, because they could make great gifts for anyone you know.  Just leave a comment below for a chance to win.  These are hard copies of my book, and I am willing to mail them anywhere in the world.  Be sure to visit Milo to find out who else is participating and have a chance to win their books as well.



Now for the story:

Schultz, our three-year-old German Shepherd, has generally been pretty good.  When he was a puppy, he was in  trouble just about every day, and had numerous time-outs in his crate.  Well, his "good streak" ended yesterday. My husband let him outside for a potty break.  He even stood outside waiting, because we still don't have a fence for our yard (city permits take forever to get down here in the south!).  After Schultz did his business, he started meandering around, sniffing.

"Schultz, come," my husband said.

Schultz didn't listen.  He wandered into the woods.

"Uh oh," my husband said.  "Come!"

Schultz still didn't listen.  Apparently he was on the trail of another deer.

"Schultz!" my husband bellowed.

And what do you think Schultz did next?  He ran!  Away from my husband to God only knows where.

It took thirty minutes for that beast to find his way back home.  And boy, was he in trouble. His Daddy yelled at him and stuck him in his crate for the rest of the day!   I don't think he'll be doing that again, any time soon. I hope.

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  1. If only we could do that to our kids. I guess it is like sending them to their rooms. ;)

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  2. He was getting yelled at - of course he ran away!
    Milo's giveaway party will be rocking this month.

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  3. My little girl, Patches, found a way under the fence this week and had both me and hubby searching the neighborhood. We put her in time out too - under the end table, she looked up at me with those big black eyes and I knew she was sorry!

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    1. Hopefully she'll remember not to do that again!

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  4. Well at least he found his way back. Hopefully no more deer chasing

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    1. Those deer have been causing a lot of trouble!

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  5. Glad he found his way home! We've had a few runners in dogs, and we've found the best way to keep them from running is to make sure they have a good long walk each day on a leash. It tires them out and gets their exploring time done.

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    1. Yes, I agree. We walk Schultz, but since we haven't had a fence, he hasn't been allowed to get all his energy out outside. That's probably why he's been a little ornery lately.

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  6. I'm glad your dog came home, that story could have had a much unhappier ending.

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  7. Dogs can be just like teenagers: they just don't want to listen! ;)

    Glad he made it back.

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  8. That must have been scary for you. Our first dog ran away all the time. Really glad he came home and was okay. Hope he's on his good behavior from now on. D

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  9. Oh no! Glad Schultz made it back. And great giveaway! Tis More Blessed is rocking today. :)

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  10. I know how that works. I was once taking care of a dog and as i was going out the gate it escaped and I had to chase it all over the street.

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  11. Sounds like you have an out-of-control toddler on your hands. Glad he came back home.
    Happy Friday and weekend, Sherry.
    xoRobyn

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    1. He certainly acted like an out-of-control toddler that time!

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  12. Sounds like something Harper would do. Shame on you, Schultz. It's so nice of you to give away the books. I know two little girls who would enjoy them.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Schultz was a naughty boy! He's been better behaved today, so maybe he learned a lesson.

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  13. Oh my gosh, do I know how you feel. I have a beagle who has been running off since he was 4 months old. Just about gives me a heart attack every single time.

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  14. Schultz needs his own book! Thanks for joining the throng, Sherry.

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    1. This 'tis more blessed thing is rocking! Thanks for hosting it!

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  15. You should tell Schultz that you have bears in the woods :)

    And what a generous delight of a giveaway!

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    1. Do you think he knows what bears are? ;0)

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  16. It's great to be back again, (Yvonne Lewis) enjoyed your post very much. I am having problems following friends. Should you want to get in touch my link is salew98.blogspot.com

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    1. I'll try to connect with you. Glad to see you're back!

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    2. I tried hopping over to your place, but couldn't connect. Hopefully the problem with correct itself.

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  17. Yikes! At least Schultz finally returned home, though. Not all dog owners are that lucky!

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    1. Schultz pulled a move like that when he was younger, and we had a heck of a time tracking him down!

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    1. You are most welcome. I'll be doing it every Friday in December.

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  19. Those two books are delightful to read, Sherry. I'll feature them as part of my forthcoming book review series (after McDonald's)

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  20. I hope I win so I get to learn more about you...

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    1. Ha! You want to know what a grouchy, sleep deprived mom I am? ;0)

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  21. Oh no! It is so scary when they run away....

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  22. I don't like them running away and looking for them, but they are our babies. I hope he doesn't do it again.

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  23. Good luck with the giveaway. It seems to be a big hit!

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    1. It's certainly getting a lot of publicity!

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  24. Uh, oh! Hasn't anyone told Schultz that he has to be on his best behavior this close to Christmas? Doesn't he want Santa to leave him any toys or treats? I'm glad he is back home safe and sound.

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    1. The way he's been lately, he'll be getting some coal!

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