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Both Fearghus and Fiona got stripped the other week because we were hoping that the snows are finally done for the season. I completely forgot all about adjusting Fearghus' collar to be smaller. Yesterday morning when we went out to the front yard to do business he didn't want to come back inside and pulled on his leash. I was a bit surprised to see that I was holding a leash and collar but no dog. :idea:

 

He ran around the yard going from one prairie dog hole to the next just hoping to get something. Did he listen to us to come back? Of course not. Finally I managed to get him interested in a handful of Bil-Jacs while he was at the largest prairie dog hole in the backyard. He let me pick him up. I guess he was ready to go back inside after all.

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Cheers,

Tami

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That was some excitement.  Nothing panics your heart more than a collar with neck in it. :confused1:  You never know what the little devils will do - but luckily there were prairie dog holes to keep him entertained now if it was the Easter bunny it would have been a different story. :)  Fearghus got to have some fun and Fiona thought, "No Fair!" 

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Exactly, Miss Fiona was missing out on all the fun. We took them to the dog park today to make up for it. Pure freedom for an hour or so.

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Tami

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I know that feeling with the empty collar -- it's awful.  Luckily it all turned out ok and Fearghus was more interested in the prairie dog holes rather than what else he could be doing.  The dog park was a nice reward.

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I swear Molly was Houdini in a former life. She could slip the most intricately fastened, tough as nails collar (or harness) before you could bat an eye.   Glad Fearghus was just in the yard when this happened.

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Glad Fearghus just wanted to sniff around and that you got him back easily.

Nikki slips out of collars and harnesses too. As long as he's ahead of me or beside me, he can't slip out, but if he starts balking because he wants to smell something and the harness creeps up to the base of his neck, I reverse directions and get closer to him. Lol. Such a stinker. He has me well trained.

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It's happened to me twice. The first time I got lucky, Kelly's prey drive kicked in and chased the collar back to me. The second time my heart was in my throat as she took off after a bird. Took me 20 minutes of hard running to catch her. The little devil.

 

I'm glad he is safe and I hope know one every has that happen again.

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