Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Missing dog

For a brief time in the wee hours of the morning, Iris was nowhere to be found.  

She's been going in her kennel quite willingly, so last night I didn't bother to latch the door; I just closed it gently.  

Somewhere around 5 A.M., our regular nightly thunderstorm awakened me.  Glancing at the kennel, I saw the door open and knew Iris was somewhere hiding from the storm.  She is terrified by storms.  I figured she was probably curled up in Cliff's bathroom, the one off our bedroom; that's where she usually goes to hide.  

But she wasn't there.  My next thought was that she was likely curled up on some furniture, although I haven't had to call her off any furniture for several days.  Nope, not there.  Nor was she in any of her hidey-holes where I often find her.  

Folks, I looked everywhere a dog could possibly be; it isn't a big trailer house, so it doesn't take long to search the whole place.  Nowhere could I find my dog.  I was really, really surprised that she wasn't in the first place I looked... Cliff's bathroom.  That's always been her favorite hiding place.  

Wait... surely she wouldn't have gotten in the bathtub?  

Indeed she had.  I peeked behind the shower curtain and there she was, curled up in one end of Cliff's bathtub.  

Look what opened up for me overnight.  

On another note, there's a heart-rending story about a pet up for adoption at Wayside Waifs.  I don't want him, but I sure wish he could find a good home.  He's been at Wayside for over a year, bless his heart.  Click HERE to read his story and see his video.


  1. Hide and seek sounds like fun.

    You're turn?

  2. Awwww, what a cute story...she's a smart doggy!! Mine always goes in the bathroom too!

  3. I guess she felt secure there. Who would have thought about that one. Your Iris is beautiful! Both of them

  4. Glad that you found her safe. That story and video made me cry. I pray that someone comes along who will want him and be good to him. He is a beautiful dog and seems well behaved. Looks like that person who cares for him takes a lot of time with him and thinks the world of him. Helen

  5. shows how smart she is! you lucked out getting such a sweet, & smart doggie!!!

  6. Poor little Iris, she must be so scared. She will come around eventually I hope. By the way that yellow Iris is stunning!


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