Last evening, David and Alpha went into the house and LEFT ME OUTSIDE ALL BY MYSELF.
They were gone for, like, HOURS. I could hear the showers running, and I stood at the screen door in the kitchen (can you believe it was 80 degrees in Vermont yesterday? Me, neither.) and I was barking and barking and barking LIKE MAD. I barked until I almost lost my voice.
My feelings were SO HURT. And I was trying to tell Alpha that SHE FORGOT ME. And then I thought, "She just doesn't CARE about me anymore."
I decided to try to melt her heart by going all around the yard and picking up all my toys and lining them up near the door. And I thought, "Well, if she doesn't like this one, maybe she'll like THIS one and come and let me in."
And I'd go to the screen door with each one and BARK SOME MORE. And then Alpha yelled at me from far away in the house to stop barking. And then I heard her leave the shower room and start to go up to her office. And SHE DIDN'T EVEN COME TO GET ME.
So I started to run around the back of the house to try to tell her, "I'm HERE. I'm OUT HERE! Come and LET ME IN!" And she still didn't come, even though I had changed my voice to tell her, "SOMETHING IS VERY WRONG HERE."
But then all of a sudden I heard her calling my name. Oh, that SWEET SOUND. She was calling my name, and she was saying, "Jeffies! Oh, Baby! Where are you?" and then I ran to the screen door and barked in another different voice that said, "Oh, hello, thank GOODNESS you still love me! Because I love YOU very, very, very much, and look what a good boy I was! I love you! Very much!"
And then David came running down the stairs and said, "How did THAT happen?"
And Alpha said, "I thought he was with YOU! But I suddenly realized that that bark was different and that he was really in trouble."
Well, anyway, people. I never want that to happen again.