Thursday, May 21, 2009

The great escape

The other night, Master and I went for a nice late walk.

We had all cruised off to our beds nice and early, deciding that we would go out for a later walk when it was quiet.

Misery, as usual, was lying in her bed (ie on the floor), and suddenly she heard a loud bang. And then another one.

Fireworks! she thought. And wondered if there were going to be lots of them.

Meanwhile, I heard the first nasty loud bang and started. The next time, I decided it was time for action. I pulled in the opposite direction to Master – and as luck would have it – my chain snapped.

Off I skipped. First I ran onto the road, but then remembered there are nasty vehicles on there so I quickly jumped back onto the pavement.

I ran up the street in the opposite direction to Master so he could chase me. But he didn't. He called 'Pippa' and when I waited for him to chase me he just turned and walked in the other direction. I was so disappointed. And I didn't want to be left either, so I quickly ran after him, and he clipped my lead to my collar. Not much of an escape really.

The next day Misery went to the shop to look for a Strong Harness. Hmmmm. She spoke to the man in the shop and agreed to go back with Master and I.

The shop man brought out a very strong looking harness and put it over my head. Then he wanted me to lift my left paw through. But I always lift my right paw first. Perhaps I am right pawed? So Master put my left paw through.

But I think it is rather nice, and it is blue so it matches my blue collar. I wonder if my husky blood is showing through here as a harness-wearing dog?

Here is a top view of my new harness

Down the monkey steps we go

I think there were monkeys here.....

.......Or maybe they were here?

In the swing of it here with Master - walking jauntily

A quick pee-mail

WHO added that silly flower?


Princess Eva and Brice said...

Darling Pippa,
Very fetching in your new harness!

Good thing that you went back to Master so that he could finish the walk with you to guide and protect him.

Princess Eva

Winterdark said...

Nice harness Pippa. I wear a harness too, but that's because I'm a puller and Mom doesn't want my neck to get hurt. You look really good though.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Furry nice Handsome!

Princess Eva is khorrekht as ALWAYS: woo look furry fethching!

PeeEssWoo: Your inner husky self would have prevented woo from being retrieved THAT khwikhkly! Maybe when woo got to the next khountry...

Randi said...

Oh Dear Darling Pippadogg...that harness makes you look big & strong..I mean, bigger & stronger than your already big & strong Pippadog self...


so handsome...

love & licks,

Brownie said...

Pippa, your harness looks great! I wear a harness too cause I'm a puller...

Asta said...

That is a vewy cool olooking hawness. Pawfect fow you. Mommi would have ahd a heawtie attack if she saw you make youw gweat escape. it's way too dangewous . i'm so gla dyou didn't go faw and awe safe
smoochie kisses

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Darling Pippa, I am soooo glad you came back to your Master! I was very worried for you! you look extra handsome in your new harness

Love & Snoses, Guinness Grrl

Guinness & Shiloh's Family said...

Darling Pippa, I am soooo glad you came back to your Master! I was very worried for you! you look extra handsome in your new harness

Love & Snoses, Guinness Grrl

The Army of Four said...

Ooooh, Pippa! You look inCREDibly handsome in your harness! It really looks great on you!
Very scary about your chain snapping! VERY scary!

Lola Smiles said...

Woooooooooooo! Hot I tell ya! Yummy Pippa!

Mom makes me wear a prong. I don't mind. Some people do but it doesn't hurt me and it's safer for all this way. I tend to get a little hairy scary when I see a squirrel. Oops, sorry.

Luv ya
Lola Smiles

The OP Pack said...

Mom says you were a very good dog to run after Master and she keeps saying we need to do the same thing if that ever happens - hmmmm, should we listen?

Nice harness too.

woos, the OP Pack

Lorenza said...

Hi, Pippa!
Glad you came back!
Your new harness is pawesome!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Huskee and Hershey said...

Ahh.. you gave us a little scare with your 'escapade'.. glad it only lasted a while and you are safe. Hershey's last escapade almost gave dad a heart attack and made mom pee pee in her pants.. LOL!!
Nice harness.. it's looks great on you!

Fred said...

You are very strong!

Scarlett said...

I think you know what I am going to say, before I even say it, dearest Pipparoonie one.

"strong harnesses are the very work of the devil"

My computer has decided to be a good personage today and co-operating with me finely.

I am so glad to read you were safe after your escape, your Misery Mistress and your Master must have been very worried about you.

Your friend, Scarlett ;0D

Peanut said...

That is a very stylish harness and you wear it well.

Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Pippa, you are so handsome in your new harness! But you are right, that wasn't much of an escape. It was a very clever choice for you to return to Master, though. When Roxie has made her escapes, she sits outside of the fence or the gate waiting for Mom to realize it and let her back into the yard. We are so glad you did not get hurt!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Amber and Nala said...

Nice harness Pippa! :) Hope you had a fun walk! What was the loud noise anyway??


Simba and Jazzi said...

we are busy catching up with everyone and dropping by to say hello.

Simba and Jazzi xxx

Helios said...

that's a very nice harness! But does that mean you can't escape anymore?

Life With Dogs said...

Foiled by fireworks I see. We have been through that experience, and never let the dogs get anywhere near them!

Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

Dashing harness, handsome Pippa! We're not thrilled with fireworks either--so glad you didn't get hurt when your chain snapped.

Hope you're well!


Sophie Brador said...

Pippa! That harness looks fabulous on you. I snapped my collar once and got to chase a cat all the way down the street and under a minivan. I tried and tried, but I just couldn't get under that van. Stupid cat.


Chef said...

Pippa! You can't go running in the street like that.It's very dangerous. But I can't blame you - I jumped out of the car window last month! Anyway, now you can't run off with your new harness, which looks magnificent on you, by the way.