We have a six month old puppy and she can be a bit of a barker. My daughter just loves the dog and they are best friends. I was getting ready to give my daughter a bath and went to put her clothes and sheets and in the laundry while the water was running. The dog was being unusually quiet so I opened the back door and called her. I went out the back and called again. Oh my God, no dog. I scanned and no dog. I rushed back inside and got my daughter dressed as quick as we’ve ever managed. I was in a panic and kept thinking of those people who steal your dog for fighting or baiting. I thought that they must have known she was there because she barks a lot. I was in a rush to get outside and look for her when there was a knock on the front door. The lady from next door said ‘I just wanted to let you know that your dog was in our yard this morning..’ I must have looked in a state and all I could blurt out was ‘Is she there now because she’s gone’. Our neighbour laughed and said ‘Probably, I’ll go check’. I have never been so happy to see that cheeky dogs face and was so thankful to the neighbour. Our dog had broken two fence palings away from the fence which were speedily fixed. And she got a bath for her troubles!
Posted anonymously, 4th August 2014