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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Nature Calling Runaway Viva

Viva ran away from home. Don't worry, she is already back. We found her just around the corner of the street that leads to our house. On the picture to the left you'll see how it is possible she could escape.

The small fence into the back garden, absolutely not high enough to stop a Hovawart. As you see, I am guilty of something that would suit any irresponsible owner very well.

Yes, I trained them not to pass that fence. Yes, they did listen ... for a while at least in Viva's case. Yes, I did keep an eye out ... at least other than the moment she actually escaped. Yes, she got ample walks ... in which I didn't let her meet ... male dogs - I'll come back to that male dog dimension.

So let's face it, I was just being a fool here: the fence is just not high enough and I have to fix it.

The "Love is in the Air" days
Wondering why Viva would escape I kept an extra eye out while working on the fence and it soon became clear, why she would ignore all she learned about that fence.

Viva is in season again. She teases Kenzo for a while, but after his neutering, the romantic days from before are over. He does make a harmless attempt, but quickly gives up. Viva then rushes to the fence, as if she thinks: "well, let's see who's out there then?".

Where before Kenzo was the big magnet - Viva would do anything to come closer to Kenzo - their magnetic poles now seem to have switched to the opposite effect during the time Viva is in season.
Flowers and Bees.... yes, I DO remember ... something
Kenzo's attempts of luvin' are cute. Viva is still his girl. He just doesn't go bezerk anymore like before his neutering. He seems to remember the flowers and the bees, but forgot what all the fuzz exactly was about.

Viva clearly is not pleased. When nature is calling, what can you do?
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16 comments

  1. Naughty Viva but at least she is back. Have a happy Tuesday!
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. So glad to hear Viva's Call of the Wild was only a Call of the Mild that took her around the corner. You must have been worried sick when you found her gone, however.

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    1. Just for a minute I guess, the panic never settled in thankfully. Reading the runaway stories over at Mel's ... it is true reality came knockin' :)

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  3. Oh boy, so glad you found her!

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  4. Glad you found her close by! I can only imagine how scared you were when you noticed she wasn't there! Girls!

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  5. Hahahah!!! Thanks for the laugh Kenzo! You poor baby. Don't tell anyone I said this but the flowers and the bees are highly over rated. One day, Viva will return (and I don't mean after running away again) to your loving fuzzy paws and discover the virtues of long term genuine companionship.

    After a few flings of course. You don't want to tie the girl down because you can't ;D

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  6. Ss Viva jumped over the fence? I thought that her spondylosis kept her from jumping. Oh well, there is no stopping a romantic dog :D

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    1. Probably all that training to strengthen her hind legs that is paying off :)

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  7. How scary! Monty takes off from time to time, and we have to do some rather desperate searches for him!

    Sam

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    1. This was our first, I know how you must feel. Glad Monty was found again!

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  8. In Germany we call it "läufig". So Viva did her very best and run away.

    Many greatings form Germany

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    1. That describes it perfectly :) I don't think there is an English word for that...

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