Last night Hubby and Kalissa had to go to a first responder meeting. They drove separately because Kalissa needed to come home early. Both left the house. Ruby ran to the door and wanted out. I waited until Kalissa backed out thinking Hubby had already left. After Ruby got out I heard the garage door opening and realized Hubby hadn’t left yet. I tried to call Ruby back in but no luck. I told Hubby she was out and to be careful backing out so he didn’t hit her.
I went in the house and my evening alone began. The phone rang..I talked to Kelli for a bit. I sewed a couple blocks. I putzed around cleaning up a few of my messed. The phone rang again. I sewed a couple blocks and then I started sorting fabric. Nancy in PA set me a WONDERFUL box of goodies and I was having fun sorting….
At 9:15 I went into a HUGE panic. Where was Ruby? Oh my gosh, she didn’t come in. I put my coat on and started hunting. I called and called and she didn’t come. I was about in tears. I just kept praying if she was hit and hurt bad, let her be dead because I didn’t want her to suffer. As I walked further away from the house, the darker it was and I couldn’t see. I wanted to run and look everywhere but I didn’t want to go anywhere afraid she was actually was hit by a car and afraid she was dead.
I just wasn’t ready to go through the death of a dog again…I couldn’t.
I hurried back to the house to find a flash light. Once in the house, I called for her more thinking maybe she was in the house………but how could that be? I didn’t remember letting her in. Then I started thinking how sick Hubby would be if he had hit her. I started out the door with the flashlight when I decided just to eliminate and know for positive I would check all the spots she hangs out at in the house. The last place I went was upstairs to her kennel…and there she was….
*sigh* *sigh*…she was safe..she was in the house…she was just fine…oh that dog of mine!! I am so completely and totally relieved.