Saba knows when heís going to the vet for more than just a check up. We went to the vetís office, signed forms etc. and one of the vet techs took his leash trying to get him to the back room, I kiss him good-bye and I open the door to go out. There are 2 sets of doors there. I opened the first one to go out to the hallway. Within a split second he somehow wiggled out of his collar, bolts in between my legs, down the hallway and pushed the main door open with his body and out into the street (they are push-type doors). The street across the vetís office is a VERY busy road . Thankfully my boy had the smarts to go left right into the adjoining parking lot where my car was. Of course the vet tech and I ran after him calling him to come back, but boy, was he FAST. Thankfully he ran to my car and stopped there so I was able to catch him. The vet tech was very apologetic, I think she was shaking more than I was.
Anyway, I got him back there and now heís waiting for his procedure. I just canít believe he did that. It happened so fast I did not even realize what was happening until he was pushing the main door open. The vetís office was very apologetic, they are a good clinic and I never had an issue there but I think part of it is that his collar was not very tight (my fault). It wasnít loose, but I guess it should have been tighter. I just canít believe the near heart attack that I got. I felt as if I took a shower, my body was drenched with sweat from the fear. What a little bugger. I hope Iíll stop shaking soon. I called the vetís office after I got into work and they said heís fine now, just resting and waiting for his x-rays.
Ugh. I donít think Iíll get much accomplished today at work.
I'm so glad that he went straight to your car. Saba, please don't scare your mom like that!
How scary!! Sadie done that to me....she backed out of her collar twice while trying to get her in the doors at the vet's office and ran towards the busy street!
Good thoughts for Saba.
Holy cow! I would be shaking too!
Something like that can happen in the blink of an eye, for sure. At the dog club one of the first things you learn when switching leashes is to never remove one without first having another attached, and have a firm grip on both.
Our vet's office takes dogs back with a slip lead, which eliminates collar slippage.
Simon slipped his flat collar on a walk a while back. Scared Kevin to death. Thankfully Kevin was not far away and he just headed back to the house and Simon followed along. Phew!
Oh no, Agnes. How scary.
Saba, what are you doing scaring everyone like that? Silly boy.
That stunt would have had me shaking too! Glad Saba went straight to your car!
May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am
Terri and Jazzy
OMG! That was scary, I am glad he is okay.
How scary for you both . Glad Saba is okay