October 8, 2014

White Dog laid her paw on my shoulder before she hopped down; Puff was already holding my foot with her paw. "Don't panic, momma, the goofy baby is just playing somewhere. We'll find her."

Everybody was in the house after dinner enjoying each other's company. At one point someone asked about the absence of our darkest white dog. "Zsofia has been obsessed with bringing sticks in from the yard all afternoon. I am sure she is out there hunting for timber," I replied.

But still she did not return. Steve went to the dog door and whistled. No response. "Zsofia!" he commanded more seriously. No sound of our supercharged baby zooming up the ramp to burst through the dog door. Steve sighed and put on his shoes. The White Dog Army struggled out of comfy positions and headed out of the dog door as Steve went into the yard. I heard him calling the Sky-Eyed One. Candace went out with Skye, Daisy and Jupiter and headed in the opposite direction around the yard.

Candace stopped and went into the Studio to pick up her flashlight then closed the door again and continued her hunt. No Zsofia. Gates all locked.

Steve came back inside and began checking all of the rooms again...including the basement. Candace went to her space and checked under the bed and in the closet.

It seemed that my worst nightmare was unfolding. We all have heard the stories of family companions being dognapped from their own yards, but we were sure the WDA would have heard any unusual noises and raised a ruckus.

Something caused Candace to go back and check the Studio again. It is a tiny one room space with an itty-bitty closet and a full bathroom. Not many places to hide, but as she said "it won't hurt to check one more time."

Jupiter charged back into the house before Candace did so we knew the search was over. Our girl was totally oblivious to the concern she had caused and was struggling to get out of Candace's arms.

"I don't know how she ended up in the Studio," Candace said. "I could swear when we came in Zsofia was right behind us and I closed the door tightly." "Where was she hiding that you missed her before?" Steve asked, trying not to be amused by his Girl's antics.

"She was in the shower and had pulled the curtain totally closed. She was fast asleep. It was her starting to snore just as I was about to come back in that made me stop and check there."

I took my White Dog At Heart into my arms and held her face. "It seems like every one month of your puppiness adds 10 years to my age," I said kissing her nose.


meowmeowmans said...

Thank goodness everything ended well. It sounds like the humans will soon have white hair to match the WDA's furs. :)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh my gosh,,, were so glad this had a happy ending!! Everyone safe and sound just as it should be.

Jacqueline said...

So glad everything turned out well; Zsofia is a darling baby=what a silly, little beauty she is!!...Precious Zsofia is lucky she has so many loving family members to look out for her!...Happy Thursday, sweet friends...xoxo...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki, Mommy Cat, Daddy Cat

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Oh dawg. You had us worried for a minute. Mum says if you want to borrow any hair colour she has it by the bucket loads hehehe.
No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Brian said...

Oh how scary! Behave yourself silly one!!!

Random Felines said...

oh my....that puppy is gonna give you all fits (that being said, it has happened here too) glad she was safe and FOUND :)

Julie said...

Those puppies, you have to have eyes in the back of you head !
Glad there was a happy ending
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Angel Keisha said...

Oh boy! I glad she safe!

KB Bear said...

That was so scary, I'm sure! I know someone whose yellow lab was dognapped out of his yard about 10 wks ago, and he still hasn't been found anywhere. So, it really does happen, even in "nice" and seemingly safe areas.

I'm so glad that your white dog at heart is safe and sound.