D is for Disappearing Dog!


The door was open just a second to long and out saunters Carrie Bradshaw, (my Wheaten Terrier mix) following her humans as if she was invited to join us on our errand.

Two problems:

Problem number one: we aren’t in our own house, let alone neighborhood. We are in a pretty rural area, it’s a home surrounded by woods, where wild turkeys and deer roam free.

Problem number two: Miss Bradshaw is only a little more than two months post knee surgery. She had her ACL and meniscus repaired and the parting words from the vet were, “As long as she is not out chasing rabbits, her knee will be fine.”

Great. The vet didn’t mention turkeys or deer but I have a sneaky suspicion that he wouldn’t approve. In fact I can see the vet looking at me, shaking that finger in my face, saying,  “No, no, no!” like I often do to my twin boys.

As I was saying, Carrie saunters out, doesn’t even try to make a break for it until we react. The moment she smells her freedom being jeopardize she nips off down the hill to the lawn and shoots off into the woods. I’m not going to swear, although you know I want too! And besides I have one twin on my hip, as together we watch the back of Carrie disappear. That was pretty quick for a dog who’s meant to be in recovery!

That’s when we see two young deer bounding through the woods, white tails bopping as they jump over fallen trees. Nooooooooooooo! This can’t end well.

Grammy takes the other twin and the men (my hubby and father- in- law) go off on their “man-venture”. Grammy and I try to distract the boys from following behind their father, and we start kicking around some balls. Cappy returns with no dog and no hubby. Sean is still out chasing Carrie, who is no doubt chasing the deer.

Ten minutes go by. No Sean, no dog. Fifteen minutes, Twenty minutes.

Finally I think I should at least help by calling Carrie, which I do. Five minutes later I hear a holler from deep within the woods, “I’ve got her – stop looking!” Oops wait till he reads this and realizes he was the “one man search and rescue op”!

Well out comes Sean from the woods with Carrie who I swear was smiling. This dog was elated. Best free romp ever. That’s when I notice Sean has a big turkey feather stuck behind his ear and in his hand, you will never believe, is a deer antler! Here he comes traipsing out of the woods as if he just walked out of the pages of Robin Hood. He looked like he was elated, as if he just had his best free romp ever.

If the boys weren’t 16 months old, I’m sure they would have been cheering their daddy on. We all were clapping and excited and couldn’t stop laughing as Sean made Carrie Bradshaw, my sweet dog, look like “Little John”.

…… take a look for yourself….

Carrie aka "Little John" the Disappearing Dog

About Twin Mom

34 year old, born in a small steel town in South Africa, now living in a large Steel City in the US. Mother of twins and loving every moment.
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17 Responses to D is for Disappearing Dog!

  1. Sista says:

    So very funny – Miss B really does know how to get herself into a whole heap of doggie dooo dooo….pardon the pun!!! Well at least Sean had a ball too – how is Carrie’s leg/knee hope all ok

  2. How funny! We have definitely had our fair share of dog mishaps!

  3. Shari Spangler says:

    and these times just keep getting better!!!! hope miss bradshaws knee is ok.

  4. I love it! Great story and the pic is perfect! I also love the name, I too adore Miss Carrie!

  5. raine says:

    What a cute dog! Your hubby must have been very proud of himself! :)

  6. That’s too funny! Sounds like they had some fun! :)

  7. Okay, the fact that your dog’s name is Carrie Bradshaw makes me love you times a million! So, so awesome! And that final photograph = Adorable. Glad you got your girl back, and glad your hubby got a thrill out of the whole ordeal. :)

  8. Jill says:

    And I remember another Carrie B. adventure.. Sean was all dressed up, taking you for dinner. Carrie escaped and went up the hill and into a groundhog hole! Sean is a true hero when it comes to dog catching!

  9. That is great!! What a wonderful picture! I could just imagine the chaos! Great post!

  10. Kristina says:

    I bet Carrie Bradshaw loved every second of her romp through that big, wide open space! (And that’s why she was smiling:)
    Glad she came back home,

  11. Vicky says:

    It is too much I love it

  12. Daisy Carter says:

    I adore you for naming your dog Carrie Bradshaw! That’s fabulous. What a fun story for D!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today (Fresh As A Daisy)!

  13. Damyanti says:

    Aw…that pic at the end—may I steal it?
    –Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z

  14. Carla Karam says:

    Leigh… I’m sure you did not think it was funny at the time… but I’m sorry I can’t stop laughing! What a great post!!

  15. Becky says:

    Leigh! My brother has a Wheaton. Those dogs are full of character and they really do smile. This was an awesome adventure for Carrie! (LOVE HER NAME!!!)

  16. Lloralye says:

    Your storytelling of this incident is great. I feel like I watched the whole thing! I remember my childhood dog making a run for it in the woods and coming back with some sort of trophy (and usually smelling terrible).

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier!

    Lloralye @ Adorning Schemes A to Z

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