Who would believe 7 pups at 9 weeks old could plot how to escape.
This is our entry hall. the distance from the door to the wall with the china cabinet is 14 feet and it is 5 foot wide. The pups two wire crates are not visible, they are behind the couch filling in the space created by the archway. I had the cement block you see the end of on it's side with others and the on end gate closest was before today was correctly aligned on top of the blocks to give added height. The black crate you can barely see was part of their plot and the rear gate was not in the pix until to day.
Now on with their story.
Yesterday, Bob decided to make farmer's bread and needed to mix a batter like a quick sour dough batter so he could make the bread today. He was mixing that batter in the Kitchen. I was out in the Garage talking to Heather who had stopped by to return two borrowed crates from a previous transport. Bob came out to tell us that all of the pups had escaped. What??? Outside??? Where ???
He suddenly saw two of the pups in the Kitchen so looked from the kitchen through the dining room to the pup area and no pups. He put the two kitchen pups in a crate and found two more in the front room. They went in the second crate. He called pup pup and 3 more appeared and he put them in but could not understand how they escaped.
The ring leader, he looks so innocent doesn't he? Santa Paws pay attention here.
This morning, our granddaughter came to pick up a couple of things and visit the pups. When she was leaving one of the pups suddenly appeared in the front room, Guess who, Marti ( for smarty pants ) I put him back and we started to go out again and Marti was right there again !!! In the crate for you mister, and we said our good byes to Jo. I put Marti in with the other pups again and came to the computer to check my e-mail, It was still early, I had not even had my breakfast. Chores are first. I watched Marti climb the Black wire crate, pick his way across the top and then inch over to an end table ( oval with lamp attached ) then across the throw pillow onto the couch and down. All the pups were in an uproar and Marti went back on the couch and was encouraging them to crawl out the same way he did. It must have been what happened Yesterday !!!!.
Note again the top pix. Those two green weights are holding a board in place so when they climb the crate they will only bump their heads on a board and not be able to get on top. Gates are on sides to make them taller and chained to the crate to keep them in place. Boards are on top of their living crates to keep them from going over the top into the dining room and all the dog food. They let me know they do not like the changes. Truthfully, I don't either because I can't stop by and reach down and pet them as easily but do not let them know.
I was going to tell them " There now you won't be able to escape" but changed my mind because they are just smart enough to take it as a dare and find a way and I need a few days mental rest without smarter than a pup.
Breakfast was at 12:30pm and just a bowl of Quaker Oat Trail mix with Milk.
Today was one of the few days warm enough and dry enough for the pups to play outside. And a miracle happened, I remembered to put my camera in my pocket.
These are pix of their fun.
A picnic lunch is the first order of business
Where did the others go?
Off to the races
I has the ball, you do not get it!!
If I am quiet, I can sneak up and get what he has.
That sure is a big and noisy thing moving out there.
The raised Island in the corner is their favorite jungle gym area. I cannot get good close ups except in a container because if not far away, they are on top of me and that close does not look good.
They had a blast, came in and slept less than a half hour and tore around their area inside. It sounds like a storm day or two so no more pix for a while.
ARRF Animal RescueHere is another picture of Tierra who when missing yesterday when her family's car rolled on I90 in Cle Elum and she was thrown but walked away towards downtown Cle Elum. She is on the small side of around 35 pounds. Call me ASAP if you have seen her. 509-304-4805