What scheme is Ginsberg hatching now?
Mr. B sent me a text message Monday just as the plane I had boarded was about to take off.
Mr. B: Guess who figured out how to get out of the house?
Me: Just tell me you found him.
Mr. B: I found him.
Me: OK, now you can tell me how.
The captain: PASSENGERS, PLEASE TURN OFF ALL ELECTRONIC DEVICES.
I decided not to tempt fate, and 3 hours later I got the answer: Ginsberg, my 4-month-old Alaskan Husky pup had figured out how to open the front door.
I suspect he learned quite by accident. He's big enough now to leap up and look outside the front door window, and he's particularly prone to do so if someone he adores is outside, which is pretty much everyone.
But a part of me thought it was just a fluke, a one-time episode. Until tonight.
My sweet pup, Charlotte, who is mightily (and hopelessly) vying for 2nd place in the pack, was giving me the old hang-dog look after I returned from walking all 3. Sucker that I am, I decided she needed a little extra attention and that I should give her another spin around the block. I let Ginsberg and Cora (reigning alpha dog) back in the house, closed the front door, and off we went.
Upon my return home, my heart sank. The front door was wide open. The two left behind were nowhere in sight. Ginsberg, it seems, had just scored more 2nd-place points with Cora by opening the door so they could both enjoy a "free" run.
Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. After calling his name cheerfully (as we learned in puppy kindergarten) for 5 minutes, he came bounding toward me soaking wet from somewhere down the street. One runaway captured.
They do love their free runs!
Mr. B had gone the other direction calling Cora's name. And out of nowhere, the big hairy beast came dashing up, plumage of a tail wagging, tongue hanging from her grinning face.
The pack is reunited now, and I have learned not to underestimate what I have been told over and over and over again by musher after musher:
Alaskan Huskies are notorious escape artists.
Is it possible he could learn to open a dead-bold?
For now, all I can say is WHEW!
Always looking for Cora's approval
Plumb tuckered out: Ginsberg & Charlotte