We've been having a bit of an argument, chez nous.
We have a fenced in area in the front for the puppies. Mon mari has been working on the shutters at the back of the house. He's going in and out of the little garden gate constantly, carrying shutters, equipment, etc.
He's not, however, closing the little garden gate constantly. (Because he's usually carrying stuff.)
The puppies got out yesterday and made it all the way to the sunflowers before he noticed them.
I suggested that he be more careful about closing the gate.
He suggested that I not worry so much; the puppies wouldn't go anywhere.
The sunflower field is huge and the sunflowers are very tall, 7 feet or so, and very dense. If the puppies ever got in, they'd never find their way out.
This morning they got in.
He said he only left the gate open for a minute.
A minute is all it took.
We called and called.
We squeaked Mr. Squeaky.
Did I mention the sunflower field is huge?
I finally walked to the top of the hill on the road so I could see all around it.
I finally saw them.
They had just run out of the sunflowers at the far corner. (note circle).
I could see two little white dots, jumping up and down. They heard me calling….
And immediately ran back into the sunflowers.
By this time I had enlisted the help of the neighbors. Everyone took a look-out point and I started walking around the sunflowers to where they were last seen. The blue line shows my path.
We set-up a perimeter – me on the far side, one neighbor on the far road, the other opposite me and mon mari on the roof, watching.
Thirty minutes later we're still pacing, watching and calling.
It's a huge field.
I started to worry that they'd gotten tired and settled in for a nap. They ARE puppies, after all.
Finally they emerged at the opposite, far end.
The neighbor saw them and called.
They immediately went back into the sunflowers.
Thanks to the bunnies, the sunflowers weren't very thick there and she managed to head them off and tackle them.
But she didn't have anything to secure them with – no leash or rope.
So she held on and I dove into the sunflowers to the rescue…. Straigtest path and all that.
I thought it would be easy as I was able to walk in a 'row'.
Once you get into a field of 7' sunflowers it's not easy….
I held Mickey Mouse straight up above my head so someone could watch my progress and walked down the row until I reached the other side.
I was yellow from the pollen when I emerged.
My neighbor and I eached carried a puppy back to the house.
They've slept the day away after their adventure.
As to mon mari….
Very, very bad human!!!!
Maybe he'll remember to close the gate now…..