Sunday, 25 March 2012

The things my nightmares are made of

My dad left the gate to the backyard open yesterday when DH and I were out (we rent their basement suite). Their dog, Barney, got out but thankfully Elvis was with my dad the whole time. Dad closed the gate and realized he hadn't seen Barney in a while. Barney had gotten out and had been out for a half hour. He stayed close to the house in the front yard thankfully for them.

Last time Elvis got out of the house without us watching him closely, he booked it out into the street and almost got hit by a car. I can't stop thinking about the gate. I'm debating locking it closed on my dad while we're gone for 2 days. I'm really freaking out. I would just... well, I don't know what I'd do if Elvis got killed by a car or lost.

I wish I knew what he would do. I wish he could understand me. These emotions are really getting the better of me. I want to stop worrying but Elvis is my baby and one of the most important things in my life.


  1. While you're gone, maybe you could take him to a boarding facility and just tell your parents you didn't want the dogs to be a burden while you were away or something?

    I think most vet's will or can also board pets if there isn't a specialty place near by. That way you'd have some peace of mind.

    1. It's true Anna but we don't have the money for it right now :(

      I'm going to talk to my mom about how much that freaked me out and see if she can keep dad from going through the gate while we're gone.

      I told dad that we needed to have the new gate in place by the time we go to Nevada this summer It would be a tension gate so it would self close if not closed by a person and it would swing into the yard so that if the dogs tried to get out if it was a tiny bit open their paws would push it closed.