Monday, July 16, 2012
7/16/12 Safely Home
Late Saturday afternoon we had some watermelon and then I was reading and Kelley was laying in the shade. I looked up and she was not there so I looked around for her and could not find her. I got in my car and drove around the neighborhood in widening circles without finding her. When it became dark I stopped looking and hoped she would come home for her supper ( she had never gone but a short distance from the house). When she did not I started to really worry and spent Saturday night and Sunday very worried- I was afraid someone had taken her- she is so friendly she would go with anyone. Yesterday I drove around a bit more but that seemed not productive. I sent an email to the Humane Society ( they are closed on Sunday) reporting a lost dog and spent the rest of my time trying not to think the worst and trying not to think - I screwed up an electrical repair job , making it worse , among other projects. This morning about 10:30 the Humane Society called to say someone had brought Kelley to them late Saturday and I could get her at 12:00 when they opened. What a fantastic feeling of relief. When I picked her up she was really anxious to leave and when we got home wanted to be near me. It was already in the upper 80s and too hot to hike but I took her to the nearby Kenduskeag Stream so she could have a cooling swim and we had a short walk along the stream before coming home to enjoy the shade in the back yard- Kelley on a long lead.