As The Woof Turns, Season 3

Both of my hands are very nearly at 100% again after spending yesterday and today recovering from the dog bites. The pain is almost nonexistent. There’s just a slight twinge when I move my right thumb. My dexterity is still not all the way back, but I’m otherwise fully functional. Which is great, because it means I can get back to work without making anything worse. 😀

The doggy drama isn’t over with yet, though. Earlier today, we’d put the dog out in the backyard for a little while, and when I went out to bring her back in, she was gone. I was flummoxed because there aren’t any holes in the fence and the little beast lacks two of the necessary attributes for easily opening and closing gates: opposable thumbs and height. So, I went all over the place looking for her in case she’d somehow managed to phase through the fence, and I came to the conclusion pretty quickly that someone had deliberately taken the dog from out of our backyard.

So I messaged Mrs E and told her somebody’d pinched the dog. She called the church volunteer who was dealing with our neighbor’s financial and medical needs, and he told her the dog was with him at the nursing home. Apparently, our neighbor’s sister in law just brazenly barged into our backyard and took the dog with her for a visit without so much as leaving a note on the back door.

I was pretty pissed about it. No, I don’t particularly like that dog, but still. I was responsible for her, I’m highly territorial, and I resent the fact that I wasted 45 minutes running all over the place because some bulbous, inconsiderate clownshoe couldn’t be bothered to take 30 seconds to leave a quick note letting me know that the dog was OK and with her owner.

The little beast is back here now, safe and sound. I don’t know whether to be relieved or distraught about it, to be honest. 😆

Back to work for me. 🙂

15 thoughts on “As The Woof Turns, Season 3

  1. Hauptgefreiter

    Argh! That’s pretty annoying! I can totally understand you…

    Beside that, it’s great to hear that your recovery’s going so well 🙂

  2. AoM

    WTF? Really? Who does that? Oh, wait. People like that are becoming far too common these days.

    It’s good to hear that your hand seems to be healing up nicely. It looks like you won’t need one of those cool Luke Skywalker hands after all.

  3. Vermin King

    And if the neighbor’s sister-in-law is available for dog-napping, why isn’t she available for kennelling the little rat?

  4. greypilgrim

    Sorry you had that added anxiety on top of everything else. Glad to hear your hand is getting better.

  5. uptrainfan89

    Definitely glad to hear your hand is doing better. I’ve always been more of a goldfish person myself, they don’t bite back, lol. 🙂

  6. Christopher Roe Post author

    Hauptgefreiter: Thanks!

    AoM: 😆

    Vermin King: That was a good question, so I asked yesterday while Mrs E was on the phone with the church volunteer. Apparently the neighbor’s sister in law is…um, not exactly a rocket scientist, and he wouldn’t trust her to take care of a pet rock.

    Werewolf8: 😆

    Greypilgrim: Thanks!

    UPTrainFan89: 😆

  7. Becky Ratliff

    It sounds like your neighbor owes you a big plate of brownies when she gets out of the hospital. A b-i-g plate. 😀

  8. Christopher Roe Post author

    Ooooh. Brownies. I wish my neighbor were like you. 😆

    On the other hand, what with me being the domestic service unit of the household, I might as well learn to bake them from scratch. 😀

  9. Vermin King

    There are a number of good recipes for brownies out there, and brownies are a little bit on the forgiving side, if you are only making minor errors …

  10. Sithcundman

    We can only hope that this “tail” has a “yappy” ending…ahaha!…ahem…I’m so sorry

  11. uptrainfan89

    Sithcundman: Lol I’ll admit I had to “paws” to laugh at the puns. I couldn’t resist, Lol!

  12. Christopher Roe Post author

    Vermin King: That’s good to know, because I’m not much of a chef. I’m surprised when the stuff I make turns out edible. That’s how out of practice I was before becoming He-Maid, Master Of The Housekeeping.

    Sithcundman/UPTrainFan89: 😆

  13. Chris H

    Is your neighbor’s sister in law available for dog nappings in my area? I have a neighbors Jack Russel that could disappear and I wouldn’t care.

    Glad to hear your hand is getting better.

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