Monday, November 30, 2009

Have I got a story for you...

On Thanksgiving, we left the house around noon. Jackie the Cow had broken her tie-out cable earlier in the week (trying desperately to tear the garbage man to shreds), so we tied Bear out at the barn and left Jackie loose thinking she wouldn't go anywhere without Bear.


Thanksgiving night, my husband let Bear loose. No sign of Jackie. Hmmm.

Friday morning, still no Jackie. My husband called and called for her...went on a drive looking for her. Nothing.

Friday evening I called, clapped, and called for her some more. Nothing.

Saturday morning, still no Jackie. We were resigned to the fact that she was gone...either run off, taken in, or...worse.

Saturday afternoon my husband was with his cousin and uncle...the ones he farms with. His uncle asks, "So, did you find Jackie?" My husband replied, "No, we haven't seen her since Thursday. I guess she's gone."

His reply? "Well, I put her in the cattle trailer on Thursday when I saw she was loose. I guess I forgot to tell you."


Yes. Our dog had been locked in the cattle trailer at our house, approximately 6 inches from where Bear had been tied up, for two and a half days. Did she wimper, whine, or bark while we were desperately calling for her? No, no she did not.

Needless to say she was very hungry, very thirsty, and VERY excited to see Bear and Daddy.


The moral of the story? The cattle trailer is a great place to keep a dog...when you remember you put the dog in there.

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15 comments:

Emily said...

Wow...I bet she was happy to get out of there! That's too funny.

Rhonda said...

I bet she was thrilled to be out of there! How funny, he forgot. Glad he remembered in time!

Working Mommy said...

LOL!! Good thing someone finally remembered she was there! Too funny!

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Martha said...

Oh my goodness, your poor puppy!! Happy Thanksgiving, JDM!!!

Kristie said...

Oh no! Funny story, but poor dog! I can't believe she didn't bark or whine that whole time!

survivinglifedaily said...

Glad to hear she is safe!!!

Lauren said...

Okay, so the uncle knew the dog was missing and still forgot to mention it??? Too funny!! Glad Jackie is okay and not holding it against yall!

THE Stephanie said...

Awe, poor thing!

Note to self: I need to get myself a cattle trailer. :)

Jennifer Juniper said...

Oh my gosh! My neighbor drove her kids and dog to the bus stop last summer then to the grocery store and the hair salon forgetting their old senile bassette hound was in the back! Her husband drove to the salon mid day to look for her!

Finding Normal said...

Oopsies. Glad Jackie is finally home. I mean found. That's an adorable picture. Bear looks so bright...clean and fresh and not at all stinky farm dog!

Delberta said...

Poor Jackie the cow, how funny she didnt let you know she was in there. I guess she was finally where she thought she belonged, being a "cow" lol.

Merrie said...

Oh man -- that could have ended so badly! I'm so glad he mentioned it and she's okay. Glad she's home safe and sound. :)
Happy post Thanksgiving!

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Glad to hear she is home safe!

lemonologie said...

So relieved that she was okay! My dogs can be so quiet and sneaky sometimes that it's easy to close a door and not realize they were in the room!

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