Humans are always tricky and us dogs have to be one jump ahead of them all the time. I knew something was up when my mum and dad started talking quietly to each other while looking directly at me. Later on, mum got my harness and lead and called me over to her. Now, don’t get me wrong, I don’t normally show off when a walk is on the cards but I knew this time a walk was not gonna happen! I was wary! I was very wary! Also, my mum was holding the short lead and when I go for a walk, they normally use the longer lead. I am a Lhasa Apso and can sense when something is going on.

Tricks of the trade

In my puppy days, I had not yet perfected many tricks but I was pretty good at hiding. So that’s what I did but it only delayed things for a few minutes because mum found me and took me out to the car. This was our new red car which I didn’t like much. I preferred the older blue car but that’s another story. In the car, I had a much better trick to use. Shaking! I am sure all Lhasa Apsos know about shaking. My humans worry a bit when I use this trick and I always get a cuddle from mum. This time even shaking didn’t work and I stayed in the car.

The white cottage

Which way are we going to go? That was what I was thinking as dad started the car. I always knew when we were going to the beach or the shops because the car went a certain way. I soon found out that it was not the beach or the shops. Bad news! Nothing good ever happened when we went a different way. The journey lasted a little while before we stopped. I looked out of the window but had no idea where we were. All I could see was a little white cottage. I could hear other dogs barking and was a little scared. I didn’t like this place. Mum was talking to a lady who took my lead and put me into a small cage. Once I was inside, the door was closed behind me. What’s going on?

Meanwhile in the cage…

Mum and dad said goodbye and then they left. I was alone and locked in a cage. I like little cages normally because they’re like a cosy den for me. All that cage training paid off! But this was not my cage! I thought my humans had left me with these new people and gone away without me. How rude! Maybe I had done something wrong and would never see my home and all my little toys ever again. I started to shake a little. Then the door opened…

Check out the second part of my story here

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