Sunday, April 11, 2010
The Prodigal Dog Returns
Meet Houdini Dog (not his real name, but should be). Houdini dog has also previously been known as Foster Dog.
Houdini Dog was conceived completely by accident when my little sisters dog (the mummy) and my bigger sisters dog (the daddy), met up in my mums backyard some time in about 1997.
The entire time that the mummy dog was pregnant, none of us had an idea who the daddy dog was. It just so happened that mummy dog went into labour, and we were able to watch the little puppies being born, and as soon as they arrived, we knew exactly who the daddy dog was!
Unfortunately Houdini Dog was born with two bad genes. The Jumpy Gene (from his mum) and the PO* Gene (from his dad).
At least once a week, he would jump over the back fence, and run away to my mums house (about a kilometre away). He was even caught by the ranger once, and I had to pay a fine for Dog At Large (what the?), and then pay to break him out of the slammer (dog pound).
In the end, we were so sick of him running away, that we decided he should just live at mums house. He's lived there quite happily for about 5 years, but now that she's moving, the prodigal / foster / houdini dog, has returned to live at my place......
Even though he and the cat grew up together as puppy and kitten, now the cat is not happy! I'm hoping that they can resolve their differences and live happily ever after....
* Piss Off