Friday, May 2, 2014

Ask Aunt Foley

Dear Aunt Foley:  I went for a walk with my parents the other day and I let them take me off the leash and then they got lost.  Is there anything that can be done with humans so they don’t wander off in the woods and get lost?  - Lou  ee

Lou ee you must either always stay tethered to your parents or always keep them within your eye range.  Humans are only one bite away from becoming zombies. They are actually in a pre-zombie state.  They wander around aimlessly often tricked by the first thing that smells good.

While you have the code of the jungle in your DNA that code is absent in your parents.  They are always getting stuck in bear traps, wandering into a lion’s den, rubbing butter and honey on their legs to block the sun in full view of a savage coyote.  They just cannot be left to their own devices in the wild.

I know, as a dog, it is hard for you to ignore the scents that come by, or the sounds that you here.  Something goes off in your brain and you forget everything else and run off after it.  This instinct is very hard to quell.  But you have to remember that your parents always come first.

Of course there is the very annoying fact that when parents to get lost they always point the finger of blame at us  Hey, we’re not the one who left the door open, or didn’t put the leash on tight enough, or let go of the tether.  But they always present what happened as “Lou ee ran off.”  Hah!   Our lives would all be easier if parents spent less time dog shaming and spent more time taking blame


  1. We always get the blame when SHE wanders off! it's no fair.

    XXXOOO Bella & Roxy

  2. We always get the blame too and it is hardly our fault if our peeps are too slow or go in the wrong direction. They need to take responsibility we say. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. I would never let Her off the lead... I'd never see Her again!

  4. I got lost (Gemma from Dogs in Brazil) My human chased me for two kilometers and got all scratched and bleeding as I went through thick undergrowth. He jumped gates and trespassed on other people's property then he blamed me. Then he couldn't walk for two days said it was my fault his legs ached. I was just going ahead to make sure everything as okay and he couldn't keep up. Not my fault. I stopped every now and then to see if he was still following and then ran some more. Boy did this make him mad. How was I to know where I was going?