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08-21-2014 02:15 PM
wyoung2153 Not with leaving him outside, but I have forgotten to feed him once.. I was going to bed and he kept stalling to leave the living room and kinda looking near his feeding area and it dawned on me that I hadn't fed him that night! I felt terrible! and even if I can't think of it, I am sure there are plenty other "oopses" I have done.

We all do things like that. I hope you have fogiven yourself and can now smile at it, because she was fine and no harm done..
08-21-2014 01:50 PM
Mister C Don't feel so bad. I did this once. I let out our flat coat retriever, Schmoe, many years ago and then got distracted by various things. A couple of hours later my wife asks me where the dog is. Oh no! I opened the front door and there she was laying just outside the door. She seemed a little grumpy but got over it quickly. I felt so bad for so long...
08-21-2014 12:27 PM
Nikitta I did that one time too when I had 3 german shepherds. I let them out to go potty and was so tired after working a 12 hour day I let them in and went to sleep. I jerked awake about 2 hours later trying to figure out what was wrong. I started counting heads and realized Dizan wasn't in the house. I went racing to the back door and jerked it open and there he sat on the porch looking at me and panting like mad so he must have had a good time. LOL
08-21-2014 11:59 AM
blueangele I left my dog out a couple of days ago, in the heat (90+) and with no water (at least no water that I put out there for him, there may have been water in a bowl that was left out there), I felt so horrible I cried and hugged on him for an hour. Thankfully there was shade back there and at least he is white. My son's dad gave me a 'look' when I got home and he asked me if I had left him out or not. Then the very next day he did the same thing, I had to leave my son's play practice to go check on him, thankfully (?) he also didnt' close the back door tightly and so Zeph was able to go in and out, but so did the flies and my AC. I was livid LOL
08-21-2014 10:50 AM
Gwenhwyfair Awwww think of it as a reminder to double check the head count. Alls well that ends well.

I have had a problem of misplacing our little Aussie. She has a habit of following me around, always being the inquisitive little one. I will go into a room that we keep closed up to get something, closing the door behind me as I leave the room. She is very quiet and smallish so I've not noticed her slip in with me a time or two and I closed the door as she was still 'investigating' the room.

Then a couple hours later I will notice that I've not seen her for awhile. The first time this happened I panicked thinking I had left her outside. I run out the door hollering for her, I'm sure the neighbors think I'm nuts. It's a heart racing, hand shaking, OMG panic because she has a good recall and did not come running.

Eventually I figured out what happened. She will just wait patiently and silently by the door until I find her.

Now I make sure to check if she's in a room first before closing the door.

I love her curious nature but boy I do have to keep an eye on that one.
08-21-2014 09:51 AM
LaRen616
I have forgotten both of my dogs now.

I left Sinister outside for an hour, while it was raining.

Last Sunday morning, my Irish man was over and we were sleeping and I was so exhausted, Draven woke me up at 3am because he wanted to go out, then he woke me up at 5am because he wanted to be fed and then he woke me up again at 6am because he was bored and wanted to be up, so I put him outside and went back to bed. I woke up to the sound of him howling at 9am!

I don't like to leave my dogs outside alone in my neighborhood because it's not a safe place so both times I felt TERRIBLE.
08-21-2014 07:43 AM
d4mmo Don't worry. My dogs outside all night. He loves it. Sometimes I catch him playing the most weird games by him self. His not a sleeper and so bored inside when by himself. Like yours doesn't bark or isn't bothered by the dark.
08-21-2014 05:29 AM
Malachi'sMama Aw. Hey everyone makes mistakes once in a while. You have quite the pack to keep up with! Yeah it may have been out of the ordinary for her, but like selzer said..she may have actually enjoyed it a bit BC it was different. You never know. The fact that she never barked or whined means it couldn't have been TOO bad!!

Don't beat yourself up, we all have 'blonde' moments sometimes...
08-21-2014 01:53 AM
Ellimaybel Awwww! I can totally empathize with what you are feeling. I used to wake up when Cyclone or Gunther had to go out at 5 am, let them out and leave the big door open and go lay down on the couch to wait for them to bark or scratch the door. Once I fell asleep and wound up letting them in 5 hours later. SAME feelings, just a little less.
08-21-2014 01:09 AM
Juliem24 I once did something similar with a kid....long story, but it ended well....live and learn! Must be something about northern Illinois!
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