I was terrified today when Mayor Daisy Lynn wandered off! ALL IS WELL NOW!

November 24th, 2014 - 10:10 pm KY Time

Howllo Fellow Basset Hound and all’s well that ends well lovers…Whew…Thank Dog Daisy Lynn is safe!  What happened was that we had a huge wind storm today.  It was a freak day with 50 mile an hour winds.

Every morning before I open Daisy Lynn’s porch gate I make sure the back yard is secure.  I view the fence line and main gate.  You never know what could happen during the night.  It was all good so I let her go down to the bottom level.  It was windy and 63 degrees but I did not realize the force of the wind.  The main gate was shut and locked.

During the course of Daisy Lynn being out the wind blew a garbage can and hit the gate and it popped open.  It was locked in two spots.  I did not hear it.

I was sitting at my computer and my heart started to race and I felt some panic.  It was really strange.  I could not figure out my anxiety???

So, I got up and checked on Daisy Lynn and our back gate was wide open.  All the blood rushed from head and I felt faint.  I was sick and terrified.  I ran out the gate area and my eyes were bugging out.  I was getting ready to scream her name and I spotted her on the porch of our neighbor.  They have 2 girls that Daisy Lynn goes crazy for.  Thank Dog she wanted to visit them.  I called her and she rushed to me.  I did not trust her to follow me back to our yard so I picked her up under her arm pits.  She is so long that her back legs were dragging.  As I put her in the back yard she bolted again and ran back to the neighbor’s porch.  I was faint with fear.  At this point I started making a huge fuss that “Grandma is here, Grandma is here, look it’s Grandma,” and she came running…I thought I would collapse.

Safe and sound.  I was so frantic.  The cars race down our street so fast.

It only takes a second.

One second we are trying on her new hat that Marsie (Mom to Nosey and Sam) gave her yesterday…


Complete with her name…


And the next second I am freaking out…

Thank you so much Marsie.  We love our new Trapper Hat!  You are the best!

More loving all’s good that ends good later…Cat, Daisy Lynn (Chaps and Emma making sure that Mommy knew to check on Daisy Lynn…)


  1. Sandy(Ollie's Mom)
    November 25th, 2014 | 3:53 am

    How scary. I am so glad she is safe.

  2. Cindy, Oz, Harriet and (Rugs and Jethro ATB)
    November 25th, 2014 | 10:48 am

    How scary!!! But I can really relate. I freaked out one time when Ronald left our gate open and I didn’t realize it and the dogs went out the doggie door. Ozzie didn’t go anywhere but of course Harriet was half a block away snooping in somebody’s yard. My heart just starts beating so fast and I run out of the yard screaming and yelling Harriet’s name. Of course she completely ignored me. Anyway, so glad our Mayor is ok. Wonder why the door came open when there are 2 locks?

  3. Cat
    November 25th, 2014 | 11:28 am

    Cindy what I think happened was that the wind picked up the garbage can and lifted up the locking bar that is in a hole drilled in the stone. When that happened, the gate lock was compromised further by the wind and it blew it open. What a series of events. Just so scary. I must have checked that gate 50 times today.

  4. Maureen Halleran
    November 25th, 2014 | 11:36 am

    I am so glad you are both safe and sound. What a fright. I can’t imagine how upset and worried you were.

    I love the hat, it is stunning. Mayor Daisy must wear this in your next Basset Hound Walk or parade.

  5. karen mcdonough
    November 25th, 2014 | 1:35 pm

    When my Barney got loose he just went 150 feet away to my neighbors house. Of coarse I didn’t know this until I ran around outside my house calling and calling his name. Then I hopped in the car and rode up and down the street slowly, calling his name. When I got home, I saw him sitting under the neighbors bushes watching me make a fool of myself. Oh those wonderful Bassets….you gotta luv em !!!

  6. Monnie Tingle
    November 25th, 2014 | 1:36 pm

    My heart was in my throat just reading your story.I am so glad all ended well and she is
    adorable in the hat.

  7. Cindy, Oz, Harriet and (Rugs and Jethro ATB)
    November 25th, 2014 | 2:26 pm

    I bet you did check that gate 50 times! Yeah, what an unlucky series of events. Can you somehow lockdown the garbage can so it doesn’t get caught by the wind?

  8. Marsie
    November 26th, 2014 | 2:10 am

    Oh, what a terrible fright! So glad it ended well… xoxo

  9. Cat
    November 26th, 2014 | 7:19 pm

    Yes, Cindy I am finding a new spot for the garbage can. We had a freak wind storm but I am not taking any chances!!!

  10. November 26th, 2014 | 7:46 pm

    Oh my goodness! My heart was racing just reading the story – I had to skip ahead to make sure she was ok before reading the whole thing. Oh my. Hug her extra for me and Hannah tonight. (Love the hat – I saw them on Nosey and Sam, these are very cute).

  11. November 27th, 2014 | 2:28 pm

    It’s so scary when they get out, thank goodness Daisy Lynn was safe. Cookie and Tater Tot had their grand adventure this fall when someone left the lower deck gate open – unbeknownst to me. Luckily they were together, three houses down the street and came running when I showed them the pocket full of treats I had! Just like you Cat, I am now OCD about checking the gates to be sure they are secure.

  12. Mary
    November 27th, 2014 | 3:26 pm

    OH, I can well imagine your distress, Cat!!!! SO happy that Daisy Lynn is safe and sound!

    I live up 10 steps from a two lane State road, 150 yards from Rt. 1–a major busy highway. Long ago I was taking Harley out for a walk (just leash, no harness)and at the bottom of the steps I looked both ways and suddenly didn’t feel a Basset at the end of the leash! He had slipped out and was running towards Rt. 1–I screamed, Phil jumped the back fence because Harley managed to turn into the neighbor’s driveway and he trapped him there.

    I was sobbing, hugging on Harley and my neighbor thought I’d lost my mind;) Since then I am super vigilant when it comes to the leash/harness and all the fencing, which is now like Fort Knox;) That episode scared me beyond words. As you say, it takes just a second for something terrible to happen.

    Mary, Harley, Biggs and Leo

  13. Judy, Bumper & Abby
    December 10th, 2014 | 8:29 pm

    Thank dog Daisy is safe! It has been a scary week in Ft. Thomas for our hound dogs with Daisy getting out and animal control thinking Abby was lost! Oh well they are safe – all’s well that ends well!!

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