Part 6 The Rest of the Story
Levi was lying there not being dead, and Walter was practically OD’d on his “chill pills.” While the two of them were snoozing, Bill and I were trying to figure out the mystery of how Walter appeared on the porch after having been locked in a 6-foot high kennel.
It was mid-morning when the phone rang. Our neighbor Donna called to make sure WE were alive. They had heard Walter barking all night for three nights in a row. Our dogs rarely bark for any length of time, so it seemed odd. Donna and her husband Danny were worried. It was strange and all sorts of scenarios played out in their minds.
They thought we might be ill. Then they wondered if someone had come to rob us and left us for dead. Maybe we were dead. All three cars were in the yard, so it wasn’t like we were away. Unless an ambulance came to take us away. Yes, they were worried.
The clincher that something was wrong was when Danny was driving by and saw a black dog running loose outside our house. The dog kept running around the house looking like he wanted to get in. Danny got the dog and put him on our porch. Now Danny had no idea that we had a black dog, but since it was so hell-bent on getting into the house, he took a chance. He grabbed a 5-gallon bucket and filled it with water so the dog wouldn’t die of dehydration.
The more Danny and Donna thought about it, the more concerned they became. Not only were they worried that we might be dead, but also that the other animals we have weren’t being cared for. They are both animal lovers through and through. Danny considered calling 911, but instead, he drove down the road to see the Sheriff’s Deputy who lives nearby. He told him the story and asked that he check on us. Apparently, the deputy came by and reported back to Danny that there was no dog on the porch.
During all of this, we were in bed, with Levi snoozing between us and all of this was happening on the other side of the house. Usually Levi will bark to let us know someone is around, but of course, he was sick and wasn’t up to his normal watch-dog self. We were so exhausted, we slept through it all till Donna made that call.
That’s the story of Levi’s near-death experience and the Great Houdini dog. We still have to figure out how Walter escaped. In the meantime, we’ll be giving him tranquilizers till Levi feels better. Levi will be taking his antibiotics. Bill will be taking his pain pills for his back. Now I think it’s time for me to have some new pills, too. Do you think I could get a prescription that drug they administer to patients about to undergo a colonoscopy? Apparently, it makes you forget everything that happened during that difficult experience. Yup, I want some of that.