For all of you who don't know - we have 2 beagles. Sully is 6 and Murphy is 4. They both like to run away but usually don't run that far. Last night they both got out - the back gate was open somehow. Brendan was, of course, away - I was trying to get the kids ready for bed before the babysitter got here so I could go to a meeting. Sully came back - Murphy disappeared. We all piled in the car and drove around looking for him - no dice. It's like looking for a very small, very fast needle in a giant haystack. I really thought he'd come back but he didn't. We made signs and walked around our neighborhood posting them this morning. We happened to stumble upon a man whose wife was walking their dogs with a neighbor last night and they caught Murphy. Unfortunately he was already at Fairfax County Animal Shelter which is 45 minutes away. We had to drive all the way down there and pay to get him out of hock. He was pretty contrite - who knows if dogs get scared but if they do I have to imagine he probably was. All's well now - everyone's home - with new licenses!
Murph's Mug Shot: