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.
Posted by Sherry Ellis at 7:55 AM
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If only we could do that to our kids. I guess it is like sending them to their rooms. ;)ReplyDelete
Yes, it is. Chilling in the cooler!Delete
He was getting yelled at - of course he ran away!ReplyDelete
Milo's giveaway party will be rocking this month.
Yes, it will!Delete
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!ReplyDelete
Hopefully she'll remember not to do that again!Delete
Can't wait to read more!!ReplyDelete
Great! Thanks for stopping by!Delete
Well at least he found his way back. Hopefully no more deer chasingReplyDelete
Those deer have been causing a lot of trouble!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
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.Delete
I'm glad your dog came home, that story could have had a much unhappier ending.ReplyDelete
Dogs can be just like teenagers: they just don't want to listen! ;)ReplyDelete
Glad he made it back.
Yes. In dog years, he is a teenager!Delete
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. DReplyDelete
I hope so, too!Delete
Oh no! Glad Schultz made it back. And great giveaway! Tis More Blessed is rocking today. :)ReplyDelete
It sure is!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Glad you caught it!Delete
Sounds like you have an out-of-control toddler on your hands. Glad he came back home.ReplyDelete
Happy Friday and weekend, Sherry.
He certainly acted like an out-of-control toddler that time!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Schultz was a naughty boy! He's been better behaved today, so maybe he learned a lesson.Delete
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.ReplyDelete
Dogs can be such trouble!Delete
Schultz needs his own book! Thanks for joining the throng, Sherry.ReplyDelete
This 'tis more blessed thing is rocking! Thanks for hosting it!Delete
You should tell Schultz that you have bears in the woods :)ReplyDelete
And what a generous delight of a giveaway!
Do you think he knows what bears are? ;0)Delete
Schultz keeps you guys on your toesReplyDelete
Yes, he does!Delete
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.comReplyDelete
I'll try to connect with you. Glad to see you're back!Delete
I tried hopping over to your place, but couldn't connect. Hopefully the problem with correct itself.Delete
Yikes! At least Schultz finally returned home, though. Not all dog owners are that lucky!ReplyDelete
Schultz pulled a move like that when he was younger, and we had a heck of a time tracking him down!Delete
Thanks so much for the giveaway, Sherry!ReplyDelete
You are most welcome. I'll be doing it every Friday in December.Delete
Those two books are delightful to read, Sherry. I'll feature them as part of my forthcoming book review series (after McDonald's)ReplyDelete
Thank you, Peaches!Delete
I hope I win so I get to learn more about you...ReplyDelete
Ha! You want to know what a grouchy, sleep deprived mom I am? ;0)Delete
Oh no! It is so scary when they run away....ReplyDelete
Yes, it is!Delete
Very nice initiativeReplyDelete
I think Milo has a great idea here!Delete
I don't like them running away and looking for them, but they are our babies. I hope he doesn't do it again.ReplyDelete
Good luck with the giveaway. It seems to be a big hit!ReplyDelete
It's certainly getting a lot of publicity!Delete
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.ReplyDelete
The way he's been lately, he'll be getting some coal!Delete