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I was up at 4:00 a.m. this morning, not for my son, but for my 10-year-old dog, Penny. She came into our bedroom wimpering to go outside, so I let her in the backyard thinking she’d be back in about a minute. Not so. She was gone. Through the gate.
This is not entirely new, although I can’t recall it happening in the middle of the night. She found an opening in the gate large enough to slip through. What do you do at 4:00 a.m. when your dog is loose in the neighborhood?
Let’s just end the story here by saying that pets are like kids at times — they need supervision, food, shelter, care and love.