Mama Diaries

Friday, January 8, 2016

Call of the Wild

Our German Shepherd, Schultz, got in a little trouble. Let me tell you about it.

My husband was working on his car. He let the dog hang out in the front yard without a leash. Normally, this isn't a problem. Schultz lays on the grass and watches my husband, without moving an inch.

That isn't what happened this time. Keen-eared Schultz heard something that made him take off like a mad man. Through the woods he went, faster than a speeding bullet. (Okay, well maybe not that fast, but faster than we could run!)

My husband commanded him to come, but Schultz either didn't hear him, or chose to disobey.

The dog was out of there. My husband, fuming, went on a search to find the wayward canine. After forty-five minutes of searching on foot, and still not finding the dog, he came back, got his car, and went out again. A half hour later, he finally returned. This time he had the beast.

"Do you know where he was?" my husband growled.

I shook my head.

"Two neighborhoods away, playing with a female golden retriever. The owner was the same guy who brought Schultz back last time."

Then I understood. Schultz has a thing for golden retrievers. In Cincinnati, where I used to live, he had a crush on a female golden retriever. This dog must be his girlfriend, and he couldn't resist seeing her again!

 

48 comments:

  1. Hi, Sherry!

    Love is in the air and Schultz sniffed it out! :) Our Toto used to take off that same way, running through backyards to get to another dog. I think she was simply lonely and wanted a canine playmate.

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    Have a wonderful weekend, dear friend Sherry!

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    1. It's funny how dogs hear and smell each other. I hope Toto had fun with her playmate.

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  2. Schultz has a way with the golden haired beauties! Or they have a way with him. :)

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    1. Haha! I think they have a way with him.

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  3. That is cute! Schultz has a girlfriend. <3

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    1. At least we know where he goes when he runs away.

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  4. but has Schultz been "fixed"? Cute story, I remember having to go out searching for my dog.

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    1. Yes. Schultz was fixed a long time ago. No worry about him propagating puppies.

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  5. Thank goodness you found him.
    Enjoy your week-end.
    Yvonne.

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    1. I wasn't terribly worried. He has a collar and microchip. My real concern would be if he was hit by a car.

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  6. Talk about real love, nothing can be a barrier really. Heart warming, have a nice weekend!

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    1. True love overcomes all.

      Have a great week!

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  7. lol love birds will find a way

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  8. I think golden retrievers are pretty darn good looking. Perhaps one needs to join your family. Everyone must be spayed and neutered, of course. Yes, yes, I feel quite certain you need another dog.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. I agree that Golden Retrievers are attractive dogs. I disagree that we need another dog. Do you know how much hair I'm constantly sweeping up? No more hair!

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  9. I guess you can no longer take him out without a leash. He brought it on himself.

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    1. Usually he's a well-behaved obedient dog. I never take him out without a leash, but my husband and kids do. We may need to put an end to that.

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  10. Awww! I hope you didn't ruin his date.

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    1. I'm sure we did. He's probably mad at us.

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  11. Hahaha! She must be one hot chick! I kinda like golden retrievers too :D

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    1. Those Golden Retrievers are attractive dogs.

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  12. Lol, beautiful romantic dogs...This is a beautifully written love story ! Read it twice...
    Bring another or the same golden retriever home and make them happy :) They may be missing each other.
    Love brings happiness, to everyone !

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    1. Love certainly does bring happiness to everyone. But we're not getting another dog. Maybe we can arrange play dates for the two of them.

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  13. Oh- what dogs will do for love! :) At least you will know where to look next time.
    ~Jess

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  14. Oh, he definitely must have a thing for goldens--LOL! :)

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    1. Those Golden blondes are rather attractive.

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  16. Schultz just loves the pretty dogs. Look how far he went to have the big reunion.

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  17. Awe this is cute that he went looking for her... dogs can run pretty fast, I wouldn't want to try and catch a dog on a mission xox

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    1. Schultz really can run fast. He's like a horse.

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  18. Awww...love it! Schultz going for his girlfriend...

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    1. It was kind of cute. Glad we found him, though.

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  19. You just can't stand in the way of true love;)

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  20. How sweet. I guess its quite literally puppy love.

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  21. You can't stop a love-sick person, er, I mean, a "love-sick doggie, Sherry. :-)

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