I've got to tell you what I did last night......
A little background first....we live in the country and our house is surrounded by woods. We don't have many neighbors - about 6 houses spread out on the 2 mile road.
Ok, I was going to use the leaf blower to blow off the driveway, sidewalk, etc...so I opened the garage & got the blower out - but I couldn't get the darn thing started because it's so hard to pull. So after a few minutes I swore and then gave up. I put it back in the garage and closed and locked up the garage.
I went and got Toby and we went for a walk & had our little flying session in the field. I came back and started Toby's dinner and thought "where's Tito?" Hmmm, I go out back, call for him......No answer. I keep calling...still he's not coming. I think "That little ****!" I give him about 15 more minutes....he still hasn't come back. Now I'm starting to get nervous because it's starting to get dark out. Tito doesn't leave the yard! He's afraid of his own shadow...he's scared of other dogs, scared of people, scared of life in general (poor little guy!!) I go to the front yard & can't find him. I walked over to my neighbor (calling him the whole time) & asked her if she has seen Tito. No, she hasn't but she wants to come help me look. So, we get in to her car and spend the next HOUR driving up & down our road calling for Tito. We took Kenny's big spotlight to help because by now it's dark and there's no streetlights on our road. I'm seriously FREAKED OUT & CRYING. She's trying to comfort me but all I could imagine was a raccoon walking with Tito in it's mouth. He's so tiny - he wouldn't be able to defend himself and there are a lot of animals in our woods!
After an hour we decide to go back to my house and see if he's come back. I'm in the house and I hear her yell "I can hear him!!" We start walking around the house calling him. We could hear him crying and screaming but we couldn't find him. I'm almost hysterical thinking he is trapped somewhere in the woods around the house.
THEN it dawns on me....He followed me in to the garage....OMG, we run to the garage and open the door....Out comes Tito, running, shaking & screaming (not barking, screaming). I hold him crying until my tears turn to laughter after I realize what a dumb*** I look like. I spend an hour looking for Tito and hear he's right there in the garage! DUH! He must have come in the garage when I got the leaf blower but didn't make it out before I closed the door.
We laughed for a long time but I felt so stupid! My neighbor was really nice about it but I felt bad that she spent an hour looking for Tito with me. But thank god nothing happened to Tito (boy was my imagination in overdrive!!) So anyway, I just had to share my evening with y'all!