Readers familiar with this blog know that our dog, Beau, is a free spirit. Yesterday he was more free than we desired.
We do not have a fenced in yard. Past dogs have stayed home without containment. Sadie is a current resident who follows that protocol. Beau has normally done the same except recently he ventured away and was ultimately located at a neighboring ranch where Beau found their chickens. We had been searching for him fearfully until our neighbor tattled. Sadie, who did not leave, being a goody-goody, kept her mouth shut about Beau’s whereabouts.
Consequently, Beau is either: inside the house, in a stall in the barn, outside with us, or outside without us. He is unchained except for that final option. His “chain” is a rubber-coated wire leash with a metal snap thingy to connect to his collar. The chain is about thirty feet long, allowing him…
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