Goodness gracious me – it’s been a LONG time since I blogged. I was thinking perhaps I would just give up and let it go – but then I know I have a few friends (who aren’t on Facebook) who like keep up to date with our family news – so I will do a short post now and come back soon with more (maybe Vietnam pics if you’re still keen – let me know in the comments).
So the MOST exciting thing that happened since I last blogged is …. we have a new family member. Let me introduce you to Gordon.
He looked like this when we first got him … a cute little ball of fluff who piddled and poo-ed everywhere and I wondered what on earth possessed me to buy a puppy – really??!!!!
Now he’s a grown up 6 month old who is becoming a somewhat civilised dog.
Gordon is a cream coloured spoodle (cocker spaniel/poodle cross) who is an energetic little fella. Some days he comes to work with me and sleeps right behind my chair so that when I go backwards I almost run him over. He has the whole office to lie in – but apparently behind my chair works best for him?!
Today I didn’t take Gordon to work … and when we came home there was no fluffy little white face peering out excitedly from behind the gate. Gordon had gone on an adventure!
The kids and I frantically called around the neighbourhood but there was no sign of him. So we piled in the car and drove along our usual walking patch (thinking he would most likely go somewhere familiar). We must have sounded hilarious driving along slowly calling “Gordon, Gordon”. Perhaps people might have thought we’d lost our Grandad?! :-)
Still no sign. We came home and I half heartedly started dinner – and put 10 million posts on Facebook saying “we’ve lost our dog – please keep an eye out, and please share this post”. Lovely friends did just that – so Gordon was all over Facebook before you could say “who needs privacy”. The boys skateboarded with a friend calling for Gordon – all to no avail.
I decided perhaps we should drive to the Pound to see if the Ranger had collected him. I figured it would be better knowing he was safely locked up in a cage overnight – rather than worrying about him roaming the streets. So, it’s pitch black, we pull up to the cages at the pound and shine the headlights onto one solitary white dog (who wasn’t Gordon) and my heart sank. I said to the kids “Get out of the car and call him because I think there are cages around the back that we can’t see” – then lo and behold – we see a little fluff ball sitting in the holding cage at the end of the row – it was GORDON. We rushed over and dog-napped him (technically he wasn’t “in” the pound – they have a holding cage where people can put a dog and the Ranger comes along and admits them to the pound later). We were so relieved to have our furry little friend back.
So Gordon is once again back in the fold … I even let him sleep next to me on the sofa tonight (normally he’s supposed to sleep on his bed on the floor) – but we were celebrating the return of the prodigal dog! :-)
Apparently he had a little jaunt to a nearby park where a lady found him and rescued him. It meant he crossed at least 1 busy road – but I won’t think about what might have happened. I’m just happy to have my little mate home.
Back soon with more adventures.