Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Abandonment - Not for the faint of heart - Cooper

I am not sure how it happened exactly, but Dad departed to drive his school bus in the afternoon and I got left in the backyard...by myself. Alone. Bereft of companionship. When I find myself in these situations I find barking my head off helps immensely. The only bad part is that there was no one to hear me and I started getting hoarse. Luckily Mum came home early because I was getting a little panicky. I almost fell off the deck when Mum came around the corner. I danced around and barked a whole bunch. But then Mum told me that she did not have a key to the front door or the back door because Dad had gotten the house rekeyed that day. I wasn't sure if this made our situation better or worse but I was leaning towards total panic. I took Mum out to the front of the house and we kept an eye out for Dad. Fortunately the weather was delightful and we enjoyed the fall sun and played in the leaves.
I looked left. I looked right. No Dad.

I looked straight ahead into the garden and Dad wasn't there. I did make a foray into the garden and looked for kitty "roca" without any luck.

I found sitting patiently was best and let Mum pet me endlessly.

The only bad part was that Dozer kept staring at us through the front window and making rude noises. Mum said he was jealous. I think he is psychotic but that's just me.

Dad came home and we went into the house and had dinner (pumpkin with kibble with a shot of fish oil). And all we heard all night was Dozer whining about how he didn't get to sit outside in the sun with Mum and he is always left out of the fun. Whatever.

9 comments:

ClassyChassy said...

That is so sad! I guess you both have your troubles, don't you? But the pumpkin, fish oil, and kibbies are something to cheer about!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

What a day! Glad to hear you got quality time with mom.


Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

Mango said...

Very scary. Poor Dozer. He was totally jelly.

Slobbers,
Mango

Rocky Creek Scotties and Java said...

We're so glad your Mom came home when she did!! What were they thinking - we would have panicked too - being left alone, outside, in your own yard!

XOXO
Lilly, Piper, Carrleigh and Java

Pearl said...

Cooper, I can't even respond right now as I am in tears at the story of your abandonment. Truly heartbreaking.

I wonder if the noise Dozer was making was him laughing at you for being locked out? Surely not...

Dances with Corgis said...

Look at those sad, sad eyes!!

^..^Corgidogmama said...

We get a glob of pumpkin in our bowls sometimes too, and an oily capsule for our fur, and a baby asprin for our achy's.

Casey & Cat said...

What a day Cooper & Mum had when Da locked you out of the house. Dozer had the best spot to be inside! Mum & I just checked your Dogster page cause I wanted to leave you a message. Mum read your last diary entry & had tears in her eyes cause you wrote about losing your pal Rascal. She is busy playing with me now so no more tears for Rascal. Come to Dogster sometime & see my new picture for Halloween in our yard.
Casey Corgi oo & xx

ocmist said...

Pumpkin and fish oil... Mmmm... sounds interesting! I must tell Mom that we want to try it. You certainly looked like you were in a "sad" predicament, but so was poor Dozer! Do you KNOW what WATCHING YOU get all that loving could do to a poor CORGI's psyche? OC