Monday, August 20, 2007

The Great Escape

We really did it this time. Escaped again. This time Toto escaped too.

It all started mid-morning on Sunday. Toto and I just had our weekly (urgh!) bath and was running out to the garden to rub ourselves on the grass as usual. Lo and behold! Guess what! The gate is open!!! I think Kor Kor's tutor left it open when she left the house after tuition. Anway, I don't really care. Opportunity presents itself.

I was out of there. I ran and ran. Sniffing and poking my nose at all the interesting smells that Daddy won't let me sniff at when we went for our walkies. We came to a fork in the road and Toto decided that he wanted to turn left while I continued on. I can see the big main road in front where all the wheeled thingys are whizzing by. Excitement! Excitement! I charged on.

When I got to the big road, I decided I didn't really want to try and cross with all the wheeled thingys whizzing by so I walked along it. I came to the food centre. Oh my dog! All those smells and exciting things to explore. I feel like the great Indiana Jones off to adventures. Exploring and finding lost artifacts. Of course, I am more dashing than Harrison Ford.

By the by, I came to this place where all the wheeled thingys were parked. I was getting rather tired by then. I wanted to go home. But .... which way? I was in big trouble. I didn't know. Daddy never brought me here before. Where oh where should I go? I am beginning to feel the first signs of panic. I want my Mummy!

Oh! There's a lady there. I shall go ask her where I should go. Maybe she'll know.

Obviously my pathetic look must have worked. The lady patted me and kindly asked if I was lost. I must have looked lost. Please! Please! Tell me where my house is. The lady looked at my name tag which I always wear round my neck. Oh! I think this is your parent's phone number, she says. She makes a call. After that she started patting me and playing with me. By then I really was in no mood to play. I want my Mummy! Where is my Mummy?!

I looked across the park thing and I spy Jie Jie. Jie Jie come get me. I'm here. I struggled out of the kindly lady's arms and ran and ran to Jie Jie. Boy! Am I glad to see you! Take me home please.

Jie Jie wasn't amused. She scolded me and smacked me. (But gently. Not her usual big smack like when I attacked her shoes.) She went on and on about losing the way. Bad men taking me. Getting knocked down by the wheeled thingys. Come on Jie Jie. I'm a big dog now. I had the sense not to cross the road and not to follow bad men. Okay! Okay! So I wasn't sure how to get home but you came to get me didn't you.

To cut a long story short, I am now home. I have been chastised long and loud by everyone in the family. Including my usually soft Mummy. I spent the rest of the day sulking because of all the scoldings I got. Nothing happened to me right. I got home alright. So I don't see what all the big fuss is about. But just to make peace with everyone.

Please please please forgive me.

PS : Now what happened to Toto you ask. I will leave Toto to tell you about his adventures tomorrow. Mum says she had better do some work now. BTW he is home too.


Bella said...

Oh My Dog it sounds like an exciting adventure, but I was so worried for you tooooo.
You see my big brother Scaramouche was hit by a car last year when he went out for an adventure & we're all still very sad.
Glad to hear you & Toto both home !!

José Tan said...

Oh dear oh dear Scruffy,
That wasn't a very cool thing to do. I was scared for you just reading what had happened. Good thing a nice lady found you, it could have been a bad bad person!

Thank goodness you and Toto are home. Please take care of yourselves, ok?!

Lots of luv


Balboa & Mommy said...

OH NO Scruffy,

Please don't do that again, what if you got hurt. Your poor family must have been worried sick.

I'm glad you're both home SAFE!

Frenchie Snorts

Chilli the Dog said...


I glad you're alrite. You must have given your family a heart attack! I've never wandered away from the house before...I'm too afraid I may be dognapped by some bad person or worse get knocked down by those wheelie things.

Were you trying to look for me? I dont mind sharing my kookies with you. Just make sure your mummy brings you and now you trying by yourself :)

Wet licks


Maya and Kena said...

Hi Scruffy and Toto! Thanks for visiting our page! I can't believe how much we look alike!! Maya looks so much like Scruffy! Anyway, see ya! :)

Pugs & Kisses said...

This is our first visit to your blog. You remind us so much of Mia's best friend Karma. Great blog, enjoyed the read.

Koobuss said...

Oh my, Scruffy!

How awful! You must have been so scared! How lucky you were to find a nice lady with a cell phone. Wearing you phone number on your collar is a good idea. I'm glad nothing happened to you and I hope that you don't do that again. It is very scary. Phew!!

Glad you and Toto are okay.

Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Pacco de Mongrel said...

hehehe....u're being a notty fella..

but me too....i love to dash out opf d gate whenever i had d now, owner tie me up b4 they open d gate...poor me

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Ah... That sounds scary. Good thing both you and Toto are home now.
Dont run out of home again like that. It's really dangerous

~ Girl girl

Lorenza said...

Hi, Scruffy
You made me feel so worried when I read about your adventure! I am so happy that you and Toto are at home and safe! I just don't want to imagine if something bad happens to you! Please don't do it again!
Have a good night

PreciOus said...

Hi Scruffy, I think I'll give my sista heart attack if I do this to her. I guess there are just too many danger out there. Glad you and Toto are safely back home. Phew.


Maggie said...

Thank goodness you're okay! Gosh Scruffy - don't you ever do that again! You nearly gave us heart failure! You better count your blessings that a nice person found you and called your mom! Not everybody is so nice, ya know! I'm so glad you're home!

Love ya lots,

Luckie Girl said...

Oh does sound very exciting..but what if that nice lady wasn't a NICE lady and dognapped you??? Uh oh.....I'm just glad you are home. Don't do that again okay??