Monday, November 26, 2012

Monday Mischief - Where's Thumper?

This actually happened a few days ago, but it's quite fitting a Monday Mischief post:

Friday night I went to bed early and the hubby stayed up watching TV.  Lightning followed me to bed, and after a minor misunderstanding, he got in his bed and I got my side of the bed.  Fast foward to 2:15 AM - when the hubby decides to sleep.  He stumbled into the room and woke me up, and then he asked how I got both dogs off the bed.  I told him only Lightning was in here.  Thumper had been with him.  Then he said, "No, he wasn't.  Where's Thumper?"  That is not a sentence you want to hear at 2:15 AM. 

I figured he was hiding under the dining room table or in his crate, but after listening to the hubby call "Thumper!  Thumper!  Thumper?" and then seeing lights go on outside and hearing him outside, I realized the dog wasn't hiding.  So, at 2:18 AM, I got up and went on a dog hunt. 

I was trying to remember the last place I had seen him.  He had eaten his dinner, gone outside, come back in and played with his favorite ball, and curled up in his dog bed.  Then we had to bring in the bounty from the day's shopping trip (which had been stashed in my car until the young one was in bed).  I remembered seeing Thumper wandering into the garage and sniffing around in there while hubby brought the last of the bags in....and I had not seen him since. 

So I opened the door between the garage and the house and turned on the light.  Thumper jumped up and raced down the hall and jumped on the bed.  He looked so relieved.  By this time, hubby is back inside and says, "Where'd you find him?!"  So I told him and we laughed about it.  Thumper hadn't even whined to let us know he was stuck in the garage.  What a brave boy.  Then we went to bed, and Thumper totally ignored the hubby.  I think that's who he blames for his 

I think Thumper may be working on a version of this story from his perspective.  Can't wait to see what he thinks.  :)


  1. Oh, poor Thumper! No harm done though except for the horrific panic you must have felt initially. Are you his favorite? Is that why hubby got the blame on this?

    1. Actually hubby is usually his favorite. I think hubby got the blame because I opened the door to let him in. I saved him! lol.

  2. Oh dear! That's so funny! Glad it ended well for Thumper. :)

  3. OMG, shades of me getting lost in the park last week! What is it with you humans? Don't you know you're supposed to watch over us 24/7? Poor Thumper stuck on a cold hard floor in the garage. Grrrrr.

  4. Oh poor boy, I can only imagine the panic you must have felt.

    The silvers and more

  5. I can't believe Thumper didn't even whine to let you know he was in the garage! I think he can use being left in the garage as ammo for Christmas! LOL!