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On his majesty’s throne

Posted by laurie on May 21, 2014


I was woken up last night by Sherman’s shrill barking, which often accompanies his nightly forays into the yard. I have no idea what that dog is doing but am thankful that our neighbors haven’t “mentioned it.”

14 Responses to “On his majesty’s throne”

  1. Karen S. said

    “Not my dog!”

  2. Since Sherman is deaf , I can’t figure out what he “hears” in the middle of the night. He jumps up like he just heard burglers in the back yard and then goes running out full steam ahead and howls. Do you think his sense of smell has increased to make up for his loss of hearing ?

    • Sue - Barney, Jodi & Huggy's Mom said

      they say that other senses increase when you lose one, guess that would be true for puppies too. Yikes

  3. Marilyn Mullennax said

    I have noticed pictures of the throne before,what is the brand i and where did you purchase it ? Thank you,Snoopys Mom

  4. Julie, JB & Cassie's Mum in the UK said

    Speaking of senses, JB used his nose to the full yesterday. My husband went to visit his parents, some 40 miles away from where we live, and took the beags for a walk in the afternoon. They were off lead, sniffing away as usual but when Michael looked behind for JB he had vanished!! Now it was a walk the beags have done many times with Michael but he took a slightly different route yesterday to avoid a couple of fairly main roads. Anyway, he walked up and down the fields they were in, shouting and calling, and JB must have heard him because he barked. Only once though; Michael didn’t hear him again. So Michael hoped JB might be making his way back to his parent’s house and headed off in that direction. A few hundred yards away from the house, a small girl ran up to him and asked if he was looking for ‘another one of those’, pointing to Cassie. It turned out she and her sister had just arrived home from school, to see JB on the corner of the close where they live, sniffing. So they took hold of his collar and one of the girls went to see if she could see anyone looking for a dog! JB had followed Michael’s scent nearly all the way back to the house, following the exact same route and therefore not crossing any main roads (fortunately!). What a clever boy! We’re convinced he’d got lost rather than run off; if he’d intended running off he would have been away over the fields, not heading home. Such a relief he was safe!

    • harperlea said

      Thank goodness for happy endings!
      I know how scary it can be when one of our dear pups goes missing!
      Added to that I’m a big ol worry wart so I get doubly stressed when that happens!
      Glad JB is safe and sound.
      And yes, I think Sherm’s nose is on hyperdrive and he’s smelling SOMETHING in the middle of the night….Mr Bunny perhaps?

    • Sue - Barney, Jodi & Huggy's Mom said

      Wow what a good boy! So glad he got back safely.

    • Susan in DE said

      Wow, a very interesting story with a happy ending, indeed! Once when I was in college, we took the neighbor’s Basset hound, Humphry, for a long walk in a wooded park. We were dumb enough to have him off leash at dusk, and he took off like a bat out of hell after a deer that crossed our path. This park is HUGE, and it was getting dark, and we were nowhere near home (we had driven to get there). Bad enough to lose your own dog, let alone someone else’s!

      Fortunately, we were able to follow the sound of his baying, and eventually tracked him down 3 miles away, tethered out on the front lawn of someone’s house! We knocked on the door, no one was home, we knew he was “our” Humphry, so we took him and left a note on the door. A few hours later, the people called us … Apparently they also had a Basset but were not home at the time, so it seems a neighbor of theirs must have grabbed Humphry, thought it was their hound, and just tied him up on their tether. They got a good laugh out of it!

      He escaped on us one more time when we were babysitting for him, and ended up in the county pound overnight. And when our neighbors moved, he escaped from them several times as well. Humphry had a rap sheet as long as his tail that spanned several counties in Pennsylvania.

    • Luana, Cody, and Henry said

      I’m so glad you got him back safely! Running around looking for a lost dog can be scary and stressful – I know!

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