Sunday, August 29, 2010
Gabby is always has been a bit slow witted....when that prey drive of hers kicks in, she is stone deaf and doesn't have the sense of an acorn! Near as we can tell, she chased the reindeer herd for 50 or 60 miles before figuring out that maybe she ought to stop and take stock of the situation a bit more closely! By then, she was about a 100 miles from home!
She was found by a Nome resident who was out running her sled dog team. Gabby was trotting down the highway, headed straight for Nome...just 34 miles outside of Nome.
She is skinnier and was terribly thirsty and whines whenever her Spokesperson touches her swollen, hot foot pads...but, other than that, she is her same old obnoxious self! Of course she is MILKING it for all it is worth now...lying on the floor, wrapped around her Spokeswoman's feet...whining in "agony" whenever anyone makes the mistake of looking at her half-way sympathetically. Personally, I think they should have left her on the highway and made her trot the last 34 miles home!
She is just so inconsiderate! Leaving me to WORRY myself silly over her these last three days! She always has been so aggravating.
Mind you, she has gone AWOL three (THREE!) times this summer alone! And I've lost count on the number of times she has had brushes with the law up there. It's a wonder she hasn't been kicked out of Nome! Believe me, when I went up there to visit her last winter, I heard plenty of stories from the other dogs about her shananigans! But, then, she was always in trouble when she lived in the lower 48, too...so, it didn't much surprise me to hear that she has continued her delinquent ways up there, too.
When I first heard she had been found (at 11:14 tonight), I was grateful to all those sled dogs for rescuing her...but, the more I think about it, the more I am rethinking that whole sentiment!!!