Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Friday Night Houdini

Friday night I put Berra, our new puppy, in her new crate and slid the latch, then went to bed. Around three o’clock in the morning, I woke and made my way to the den, where we’re keeping the fur ball, and my heart lodged in my throat when I saw that her crate was EMPTY! Then I thought, she must’ve awoken and Dalan got up with her then took her to bed with him. Rather than risk waking her, I skipped checking in Dalan’s room and went straight to my potty thing then back to sleep.

The next morning, around eight-thirty, after hitting my snooze for an hour, my husband came in and asked me, “Where’s the puppy?”

 I groggily told him, “With Dalan.”

“No she’s not.”

 As he left the bedroom, I managed to climb out of bed, and as my feet hit the floor, Madea, our Shepherd mix, made her way to greet me, and lo and behold, a happy puppy made her way out from beneath my bed to also greet me!

“David, I found the puppy!”

It turns out, after investigating the latch on Berra’s crate, that I did NOT latch it correctly, and all the little fur ball had to do was wiggle the door for less than thirty seconds and voila it would come unlatched and she was free.

 Goodness knows, though, exactly WHEN she did this. I went to bed at midnight and she was asleep. I was up at three and she was gone, assuming she was with Dalan. So, anywhere between midnight and three, the little Houdini broke out. Thankfully the only door ajar was mine…although my bathroom and closet doors were also open and the little fur ball has figured out how to get to my closet (what is it with dogs and shoes?).

I have no idea when she went to sleep after her escape, nor do I know what she did all night. I’m hoping she slept but I’m having the sinking suspicion she did not. Puppies do sleep, but only after they’ve terrorized wires, shoes, carpets and human flesh. The only reason my flesh was safe was because she is entirely too small to get on my bed.

 So, if you want to know what a very BAD puppy looks like…

Berra the Houdini Puppy


  1. Maureen wrote on Jan 23, 2012:

    Hi, I found you on someone's blog, but I can't remember who! I have enjoyed the little bit I have that a Keeshond puppy????

    1. Maureen, no, she's a Norwegian Elkhound.

      I'm glad you are enjoying my blog! I hope you subscribe so you don't miss anything. :-)

      Do you have a blog?

  2. Written Monday, January 23, 2012 8:23 PM

    The cutest "bad" puppy EVER!

    1. Jo, I know right! She's a pistol. Already "sits" on command! Well, I have to have a "treat", but still. Pretty darn smart "bad" puppy!

  3. Written Monday, January 23, 2012 9:10 PM

    By Maureen

    Pamela, I have a Keeshond and the two breeds are very similiar. Keeshound has a long coat and a bit smaller. Yes, I have two blogs, one where I complain about my health issues
    and the other one I just complain about everything
    And yes....I did subscribe!!

    1. Oh yes, Keeshond's are pretty and very similar to Elkhounds, only smaller, like you said.

      I'll check out your blogs! I don't mind complaining! I do it myself sometimes. ;-)

  4. Written Tuesday, January 24, 2012 12:12 AM

    By Jonathan Gaurano

    OH MY GOD!!!! SO CUUUUUTTTTEEEEEEEE!!!! My girlfriend jumped into my arms when she saw this. I'm so jealous - I WANT THAT DOG! Bad dog. BAD DOG!

    1. Johnathan, WOW, my bad dog got your girlfriend into your arms! You know what they say? Kids and puppies are a SURE way to a woman's heart! ;-)

  5. Written Monday, January 23, 2012 12:24 PM

    OMG...she is BEYONG precious, Pamela!!!!!!

    That photo of Berra made my heart melt.

    What a CUTIE PIE!

    "Puppies do sleep, but only after they’ve terrorized wires, shoes, carpets and human flesh."

    Yup, it's the same thing with cats. They stay up all night being terrors, then sleep during the day.

    They're like VAMPIRES - HA!

    Happy Monday, dear lady!


    1. "OMG...she is BEYONG precious, Pamela!!!!!!"

      I know! HOW will I ever be able to be mad at her? Maybe I should not look at her?


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