03 December 2011

The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Week -- For My Peeps

The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.

~~ Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (a.k.a. Michelangelo ), Italian Renaissance Painter, Sculptor, Architect, Poet, and Engineer, 1475 – 1564

Two weeks ago a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week occurred. Not for me, but for my peeps. I went on an adventure. I slipped out of my collar and away from my leash for a week-long adventure. My human, K, said I "ran away." I think that is looking at it a bit too negatively. Regardless, I was gone for a week, from Monday around 12:30 p.m. to Friday about 11 a.m. I guess while I was out exploring and having an X-treme adventure my peeps were scared, sad, upset, and worried. Not a fun time for them. Where was I? What did I do? How did I eat? Why was I limping when I returned? Those are my secrets. My snout is sealed.

I will never respect the leash!

The leash is not my friend!

It was not "running away"! It was an adventure!

O.K. I promise I will do my best to not go on an adventure run away again.


Carlo Crivelli, The Annunciation with Saint Emidius, circa 1486 (The National Gallery, London, England)

Leonardo da Vinci, Annunciation, circa 1472 - 1475 (Galleria degli Uffizi, Florance, Italy)

Back to me...

Danger gleams like sunshine to a brave man's eyes.

~~ Euripides, One of the three great Greek writers of tragedy (tragedians) of classical Athens, 480 – 406 BC.

See the sunshine gleaming in my eyes? I live for a good adventure!

I know my Pack was very upset and scared the week I was gone. I feel bad they experienced such awful emotions, and had such scary thoughts about what could possibly have happened to me. But freedom is in my blood. I love to roam, I love adventure, and I love exploring. However, I also love my Pack and my home. So what is a dog to do? I need to figure out how to coalesce the two.

On the bright side, when K saw that I had returned home she was beaming with happiness. She lavished me with praise and hugs and ear rubs, and gave me some yummy treats. I felt very special and loved! Then I starting thinking, if I received that much of a warm welcome after only one week away, what type of welcome would I receive after a two-week adventure? I'm just sayin'...


Finn said...

Wow, a week long adventure! I am sure they were so happy to see you, and we are VERY HAPPY that you made it home safe and sound. I hope you don't take a two week adventure - think of how good you have it at home!

Chicco said...

Hello dear Suka, sorry my absence.
Well, what to say? A very great adventure for you, even if your humans were so worried about this. But i hope you had a great walk and that you saw some interesting things.
Have a great day.
Woof, woof,


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo know how skhared we got when woo shared this with us -

*psssst* I even told The OP Pakhk JUST IN KHASE woo do it again AND show up in their part of Kansas -

My mom knows how long the HOUR was when I was on my longest runabout - so she just khan't imagine how long that YEAR was ;-)

Of khourse, given the reason I was surrended to Whitney's B&B was the fakht I WAS A RUNNER - I KNOW how adventure khalls -

I know woo saw it when you watched my MN Dog Park video when Mom unhooked my string -


PeeEssWoo: SO, was it fun???

Amber DaWeenie said...

Oh nose....Me must of missed sometin....Didn't nose bout your, ah, adventure! Now don't ever scare da peeps like dat again. I'm almost glad I didn't know about it because I would have been very worried about you too.

rottrover said...

Don't scare the peeps!! Not OK!!!

-Bart and Ruby

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Don't you even think about that, Suka!!! And if for some reason you do go on another adventure, please do come to OP and directly to our place, so we can put K's mind and heart at ease. That is not good to do, pal - you scare the humans too much. We are so very glad that you did go back home, we don't even want to think about all the bad things that could have happened.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

ra husky said...

Oh Suka! That's so scarey! We are all so happy woo made it home mate, play bows,

RA, Isis & Nuknuk

Berts Blog said...

Whoops Suka, your in for it now. My Vickie is gonna take over the puter now and that's not good.

From My Vickie,
Suka, When I read your blog with Bert I was sick to my stomach. I cannot imagine what kind of anguish you caused your humans. For me, if Bert tried something like that, I think I might die.

In otherwords Suka, DO NOT EVEN THINK OF DOING THAT AGAIN, or I will have to get on a plane, come out there and find you myself and then you will be in BIG Trouble.....

Oh my heart.....


Anonymous said...

Suka Suka Suka! Shakin my head til it's about to fall off! Ya know, adventures are great and all BUTT they are BEST with your pack! That way you can all relish the stories from it together. Hint Hint HINT!

Glad you got home okay. I know your pawrents are beside themselves with relief! :)

Waggin at ya,

Huffle Mawson said...

Suka, bad dog! You are Not Allowed to run away like that.

FiveSibesMom said...

No more running away (adventures), Suka! My heart jumped when I read this. Don't scare your humans like that anymore! So very glad you are back and OK. Your family must have been so scared for you. Now, just because hu-mom was so happy for return, banish all ideas of doing it again just to get more treats! Husky hugs (and some shaking heads & paws and woos saying, "nooooo adventures, please!"

Tiger said...

You're NAUGHTY! OH, OH, When we were reading your blog, my mom [human Cindy] said, OH, so many times, that I [Tiger] had to get up and go in the other room cause I said, I didn't ditch, Suka did!!! She said OH, so many times, I thought she was going to have the BIG ONE! And one more thing Suka, DO you want to be "Suka Tragedian or Suka Pants? Tiger OH, Sorry, she's got me worry now.

bbes tribe said...

Oh Suka, WE are SO happy you made it homesafe . Adventure is fun BUT don't even think about the 2 week one. Your peeps would be worried sick and then when you came back, you'd have to nurse them back to health. That probably wouldnt be so much of an adventure.


Bouncing Bertie said...

Oh Suka, that was a very long adventure, I am really rather jealous, but Gail is saying that K must have been so worried and that she hope in future you will find a way of having your adventures K at your side, or at least within sight.
Toodle pip!

Scrappy said...

oh Suka...your family was likely a mess! I had a Black Lab sister once that did that a few times...never a whole week, though! Oh what tales you could tell! So glad you are home where you belong!

The Musketeers said...

Leashes, the sound of it gives us a bump! BOL. But it means that we are heading out, ain't we? :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Jeepers,, I am so glad you came back home. And I know you felt it was an adventure,, but so many humans got scared.
And I would be so sad along with many others if something happened to you.
Please just ask, and your humans will take you for a walkie

Alfie said...

wow suka! that sounded like quite an adventure! sometimes we like to venture out and we dont realize that it makes our people sad. But you got a great reward afterwards! maybe if you venture out for a month, you'll have a treat basket waiting for you! Either that, or your people might get a stronger more supportive leash! But leashes stink! I'm still trying to shimmy my way out of mine, so far no success.

I hope your foot is better. As fun as it is to run away, try not to do it because you might lose your way!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh my goodness, Suka that is SO SCARY. Try not to do that again, OK. Remember, your good friend Mr. Pip is almost 14 and can't handle such stress ...and I am pretty sure your parents can't handle it again either. Glad you are home safe and sound.

Your pal, Pip

bichonpawz said...

Hi Suka! This is very scary...do NOT go off on another adventure all by yourself...too many bad things can happen!! We are very glad that you are home safe and sound!!!! Xoxo Chloe and LadyBug

Kirsten (peacefuldog) said...

Some dogs will always just have that urge to wander! So happy you returned home and made your humans so glad. I do hope you decide to open up about everything you saw and learned on your adventure--we'd all love to know!

Peggy Frezon said...

Oh I am so happy you are back. I can only imagine how worried your family was. I know an adventure is fun, but they can also be dangerous so please stay home now!

duendes said...

Hello Suka ,
should not do that anymore!!
imagine the despair of his mother...
without knowing where you were...fear and worry as she must have felt...and as we were without you?is now well behaved ok.hugs.

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh my SUKA ... that's good for you but I do agree with yur peeps. Be SAFE and be sure to stay close to your HOME. LOVE your photos. Lots of Golden LOVE n Woofs, Sugar

Cyber-sibes said...

Don't know how we missed this, but we are SO HAPPY woo got back home! Most escapees' adventures don't end on such a happy note. (Our mom paws this from very sad personal experience...) so, Suka, take a lesson from Toto's peep":

"If I ever go looking for my heart's desire again, I won't look any further than my own backyard; because if it isn't there, I never really lost it to begin with."

Hugs & snooter kissies,
Jack a-roo & Miss Moo

Nola said...

So glad you're back and ok!
Kisses and Tail Wags,
Dachshund Nola

Remington said...

I hope you had a great vacation! Did you take any pictures? Next time stop by and see me -- we will have tons of fun!

Suka said...

Hi Tiger and Cindy,

I don't know if you come back to read Comments, but I wanted to say "Thank You" for following my adventures! I love that I have fans from my old stomping grounds! I was found, and adopted, in Minnesota, and I sure miss the snow and cold!

I cannot believe you remembered "Suka Pants." I always hated that nick-name that K gave me, and thankfully she does not use it anymore (well...a few times here and there). I have suggested many other fun nick-names but so far we have not decided on one we both like. We are still working on it.

Anyway, thanks for being my friend! I always enjoy reading your comments!


Teddy Bear said...

Oh Suka, an entire week away from your pack? Ahhhhhh! We're so glad you returned home safe and sound. We know K must have been terrified.:( Is your leg all better? No more adventures, ok?!

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Keisha said...

Pleez, pleez pleez do not run off anymore! I slipped out of my collar before, and my hooman friend was totally freaked out. She was so glad when she caught me again. Even if the leash is boring, pleez stay with it. Thank u. :)

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Siku Marie, White Dog said...

SUKA!!! You should be so ashamed of putting your pack through the worry and terror they must have felt! And your friends, too! A good adventure holds nothing when compared to devotion and love and care and concern. And you didn't hold up your end of the pact.

We are so glad you are home and hope you think about the fact that it's not the leash that should keep you home, but the bonds of love.

Alien said...

Whatever you do, don't tell them what happened at the space bar!


Stacey said...

wow, bet you was so worried! Bet there was one heck of an adventure though :-)

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

We are so glad you made it back okay, sounds like a furry interesting adventure!

Tanner and Beth said...

Oh, Suka, don't go away for that long! We missed you too!!!

Doggy Kisses,

Bailey Be Good! said...

Oh my goshies! How could I have missed this! I am so glad you made it back home -- things would not be the same without you! :)

Woofs & hugs, <3

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)