Time to get the New Year’s party started! I don’t know very much about parties but this one appears to be really important. For starters, all four of my human sisters are here, even the one who lives thousands of miles away. They really love their parties. Whilst my family were all enjoying themselves, I was largely ignored. It’s ok though because over time, I have become rather used to it. The humans also drink rather too much from bottles and little glasses. I have no idea what the attraction is. Somebody even had the cheek to sit on my crashpad. I mean. Really!
Escaping the party
The party was now in full swing but I was beginning to tire of all the human babble and needed some peace and quiet. I walked to the patio door and gave a short sharp bark. Within a few seconds, the door was opened for me and I was alone in the garden. It wasn’t a cold night so I decided to use the gap in the hedge to explore our neighbours garden.
Time to explore
Dad was supposed to have blocked the opening but had left a small gap that I could easily squeeze through, so I did. Once next door, I quickly noticed that the side gate was open. Now I could take a real walk and save my parents the trouble. I slipped through the gate towards the main road. Dad always said that It was one of the busiest roads in the area and this evening was no exception. Cars with very bright lights flashed by every few seconds but …..if I timed it right, I could be across the road and into the field in seconds. I hesitated because this was not an easy task but I felt sure I could do it. The next gap in the traffic, perhaps. Standing at the side of the road, I became fully alert and ready to go. After this next car….
Someone’s in trouble…
Just then, I heard a loud shriek and turned towards the sound. It was Trixie, the neighbourhood cat looking down from an open window with a horrified expression on her face. She told me to wait exactly where I was and she would come down to me. After squeezing through the open window and making a few death defying jumps, Trixie was by my side. She was angry and frightened at the same time. I can’t remember the last time I got a telling off like that, not even from mum.
I was lucky to be alive and must never ever attempt anything quite as foolish again. Humans understand roads and will always keep us safe. Dogs and cats should never try to cross busy roads on their own because it is never safe. It is so easy to be badly injured or worse. It can happen in seconds.
Back to reality
Trixie then led me back to my own garden and then jumped back over the fence and was gone. When I returned home, no one had noticed my absence. I spotted mum sitting on the settee and jumped on her lap. She gave me a quick cuddle and I settled down for a snooze. Later on all the humans stood up and cheered as dad’s big clock on the sideboard started chiming. Then they started wishing each other a happy new year which I would like to pass on to you.
Just as I thought the night was over and done with, the loud bangs started! Not this again! Good job mum and dad got my little den prepared and ready. For tips on how to keep your doggo safe and content during the New Year’s Eve Fireworks, read our blog.