Adventures with Sammy Mac
He looks pretty sweet and innocent doesn’t he?
Merlyn and I are babysitting Sammy, the closest thing I have to nephew, this week. And life with Sammy is an adventure to say the least!
Sammy is a wild man… a ball of energy… unpredictable chaos… and sweet and affectionate all at the same time.
He’s been here less than 24 hours and it’s already been a wild ride:
Episode 1: Sammy escapes
This morning after taking Sammy and Mick (our dog) out for their bathroom break, Sammy escaped out the back door and made a break for it. He took off into the neighbors yards with my husband dressed in shirt, tie and dress shoes sprinting after him. (Just picture it – it’s funny now.) A good five minutes later I see Merlyn walking back up our street with Sammy by the collar. Apparently they had explored most of the neighborhood. 🙂
Episode 2: Sammy, Mick & Jenni go for a run
I don’t know what I was thinking. You see, Sammy is a Border Collie mix and I’m pretty sure the “mix” means HORSE. Seriously, his groomer thinks he has Great Dane in him. He’s HUGE! For the first mile, Mick and I were just pulled along by Sammy. I’m not sure how great of a run I actually got. I think I got more of an upper body workout… and my hands are raw from trying to hold onto his leash (I didn’t want to repeat episode 1).
In addition, Sammy has confiscated a pair of my sleepers, raided all the trash cans, destroyed 2 rawhide bones, drank from the toilets, tipped his food bowl over repeatedly and tormented Mick pretty good.
We have roughly 96 hours left with Sammy and I’m sure they will be eventful!
So share a crazy pet story with us! Help me feel better 🙂