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"So Frequently we mistakenly believe that our children need more things, when in reality their silent pleadings are simply for more of our time."
***President Thomas S. Monson (Ensign May 1994)

Friday, August 10, 2007

Our Little Houdini............


We don't have a fenced yard here at our summer home, so when we put Nutmeg outside to do her stuff, we have to put her on a chain. We thought this was a good idea and she wouldn't ever have to be out there on it for very long. She showed us rather quickly, though, that she could get off the chain. She broke one collar and managed to get the other collar off her neck over her head. It didn't matter how snug we had it around her neck either, she would worm her way out of it. So, thinking that we are the more intelligent of the two species, we bought her a harness. This would work because she'd have to not only get her head out, but her two front legs and it fit snuggled right behind her from legs. That lasted all of about a day, seriously! We couldn't believe that she was getting out of the harness or figure out how. We decided to spy on her and see exactly how she was doing it. We put her out there on it and the watched her from inside the house. After she was done with her "business" (she'll stay on the chain to do that) she would pull the chain taut and slip right out of the harness, just like that. It didn't even look like it took much effort for her. She put her head down and manuevered her legs right out of that harness. So, we've concluded that we are not the more intelligent species or that Nutmeg is a little Houdini Dog. Either way, our house in Topsham will have a fenced yard and this will no longer be an issue.............one more week and we get the keys!

4 Comments:

Janae said...

This is hilarious! We had a dog Buster growing up. He could get out of our fenced yard. Finally, we set up the video camera to do some surveillance, he was jumping up and walking on the wall to escape and have his nightly walks alone. These doggies know what they want and find ways to do it...they are very smart indeed!

Courtney said...

Our dog Sophie is the same way. We finally put up a fence for her and she dug her way out no less than six times. We kept having to fill the holes with rocks so that she couldn't redig them. The last time she actually chewed threw the wire of the fence. We patched it up and she hasn't tried it since. Thank goodness.

Maine Mom said...

Your little Houdini is very adorable, though!

PJ said...

Funny!

What a cute dog.

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