I won't even go into the details of my day, but I will tell you the worst thing that happened and it will give you an idea how my day went. I got home from work around 10:30pm. I had my arms full of stuff when I went inside so I left the door open while I put it down on the chaise lounge. Then I went and fed the animals which took about half an hour. When I came back inside I realized Storm was gone! She apparently slipped out the door while I walked five steps into the living room to set everything down. It was open less than a minute. Jackal was still inside. I can't believe she went out the door without my permission! I've left it open a million times before. Argh!
It took an hour of searching and probably a quarter to half a tank of gas between the two cars to find her. Now at almost midnight I'm a little pissed. It's been an incredibly long day and I have to get up really early in the morning. She apparently went swimming in a pond, so I gave her a bath as her punishment. I'm proud of myself for never yelling at her or anything. Normally I'm so scared when I finally find her that I scream at her, but I didn't. I just gave her a bath. And she didn't dare whine or try to get out of the tub like she normally does. She knew she was in trouble. Good grief dog you're almost ten years old! What are you thinking!! So anyway I'm going to bed now. I'm totally exhausted.