Saturday, April 25, 2015

Breakout to Jail

RUSTY:  No, you are not seeing things.  That is a fence with a hole in it.  And you will be scratching your head when you see what crawled through that small opening.   

MARCUS:  Tuesday night between 9:30 and 10 PM, Jan let me outside and we heard strange noises.  Jan listened and then she went next door at that late hour to scare ... um, I mean to warn the neighbors that their dogs were trying to break out again.

MERCI:  At midnight, she opened the door for Marcus so he could have a last pee before bed.  Sam and I charged out the door with him.  We ran to the rear three panels of the pen and really checked them out.  Then Marcus started prancing up and down like a hero on steroids, chuffing and pounding his chest ... well, actually he was prancing and making strange noises so it's basically the same thing.

CYNDI:  He was pretending he was fearless but we all know he's afraid of his shadow.  Still, he can put on a good show.  The dogs didn't want to come in.  Something was going on again in the neighborhood and we'll never know what.

BUDDY:  The first thing Jan noticed the next morning was this hole in the fence.  It was way too small for the dogs to squeeze through.  And then the woman next door came over to say the dogs did indeed squeeze through that hole and asked could Jan keep an eye out for them.

SAM:  Jan waited to hear they were home again.  Thursday morning she was preparing for a meeting and, suddenly, she couldn't stand worrying any more about the dogs.  She went on Facebook and tagged a few ladies in the local Humane Society, asking if anyone had seen or heard of a black lab and a Weimaraner traveling or picked up together.

PERCY:  She also emailed the county shelter Animal Control guy.  When she returned to Facebook, there was this picture of the amazingly flexible escapees in their prison cell.  One of those she'd tagged, Miss Kay, shared the photo with her.  They'd been hanging around someone's yard the day before and were turned in to AC.

MICAH:  Jan called the woman.  There was barking in the background.  The couple had decided to check if the dogs had been picked up and the woman was at the shelter.  She later said it seemed like they were expecting her.  :-)

RUSTY:  Jan hung up and Miss Peggy (shelter volunteer who helps with rescues) called to tell her the dogs were at the shelter.  She had intended to call Jan to ask if she knew who owned them since the were found on the next street. 

MARCUS:  Miss Peggy said the dogs were so sweet she had a rescue already lined up for when their time was up.

CYNDI: Jan is still trying to figure out how those two dogs manged to get out through a hole barely big enough to fit a dog-size head through.

BUDDY:  Since Miss Peggy said it is okay to use her photo, we thought we would go ahead and use it for our weekend art.  We haven't done art posts in a long time.

MICAH:  This is our entry for the Sepia Saturday blog hop hosted by Ruckus the Eskie and Earl & Ethel

PERCY:  Hmmm, this one looks a little strange but interesting.  Oh, it's plastic wrap. We thought we would use this one for the Caturday Art blog hop hosted by Athena.

SAM:  We thought we would toss in a black and white version too.  We just love the expression on the Weimaraner's face. Disbelief perhaps?


  1. Glad to hear the little escapees made it home safe and sound! Cute jail pic :)

  2. Wow, Those big dogs really squeezed through that little hole? They are Houdini-esque!

    Glad everything worked out, and that they're back home. You are a great neighbor and friend, Jan. :)

  3. What talent these two have! Let's hope they don't use that again.

  4. Wow! That was quite the story! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey Gang

  5. WE are SO happy that the Escapees are returned to there peeps. WHEW. Good work Miss Jan !!!

  6. What a story ! We're glad to know they are safe home now ! Purrs

  7. All great photos!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  8. Thank Cat they are all okay. I'm surprised the neighbor didn't call the shelter first thing. That is the first thing M would do if one of her animals got out. Maybe she will do that in the future. They are true escape artists!

  9. That what's I thought so too!!! The Weimaraner's expression was priceless. I'm not surprised they fit in a hole so small. Rin jumped 2 stories (from the 3rd floor) without breaking a single leg. Yes, she didn't use any ladders. She jumped!!! For a senior of 11 years, she sure took our breath away when we found her on the ground floor!

  10. Glad everything turned out OK.

  11. We wish there were a video of the event, we have trouble imagining it, but we know that a determined dog can do anything.

  12. I guess if a mouse can get through a hole the size of a dime then dogs can get through a hole that size. Glad they were OK.

  13. Those dogs are such contortionists, they're almost honorary cats! Glad they were found and returned home.

  14. Sometimes lock up can be a good thing to keep everybody safe for a SHORT time! Nice effects!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  15. We love happy ending stories, especially artsy ones 😀!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  16. Well, if there's a hole then those silly ones will squeeze by!

  17. I think I would look shocked too if I found myself back in jail. Hope you fixed the hole up.

  18. I cannot believe those dogs squeezed through that small hole! Seems impossible. But what I really want to know is - aren't these two escape artists Microchipped ?! It breaks my heart when dogs come into the shelter without tags or microchip - time in a county shelter funs out FAST, usually 3 or 4 days & you can't guarantee what their outcome will be! Please, shame them into patching that hole AND microchipping the dogs.
    Love & Biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

  19. hello funny farmers its dennis the vizsla dog hay wow that weimaraner duz luk rather astonishd to hav gottin busted!!! i probly hav that luk on my fayse evry time i land in prizzin with bugs bunny!!! i am glad they got to go bak home!!! ok bye

  20. Wow!
    If that wasn't so seriously naughty and dangerous, it would be funny...what a pair of rascals. Hope they fix the fence...and this is why we have double gates (sally ports) in our fence, and the whole thing is buried 12 inches...yet...some industrious varmint dug under that from the outside to get in...a coon or a groundhog, or a rabbit, haven't found out what. Or the former dog that ran loose at the neighbors. He was a digger...maybe he was chasing something, or wanted to come visit the 'greener yard' on the other side.

  21. Whoops!!! An escape route!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!


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