We jumped and hopped and ran all along the cement ditch! Chasing each other and racing each other clear to the other end.
Once over at the other end Penny puppy stopped confused and alarmed,
“Where are we, Boomer?” Penny whined. “I don’t know where we are. Mom is going to get really mad at me for leaving your place.”
I looked over at Penny and saw she was trembling and shaking, great big tears were in her eyes; threatening to fall down her little baby cheeks!
“It’s all right, Penny, we are at the end of the new cement ditch and right by Dad’s equipment. All we have to do is turn to the north follow the road and we are right back at your home.”
“Are you sure?”
“I’m sure, just follow me.” I gently tugged on Penelope’s collar with my teeth; walking backwards so she would get the idea everything was okay.”
I walked a few steps, then using my teeth drug Penelope along, gradually we made it to the top of the little grade where Romeo’s pasture was and she took off running. Left me— in the lurch…knocked me down, actually she sped up so fast!
Not only did she knock me down she knocked me over so I fell back first, into the ditch, which was bringing water TO and onto Romeo’s pasture!
Suddenly I was swallowed up with mud and water! Mud and water were in my nose, my mouth and inside my wonderful beagle ears. I tried to flip myself over but the ditch wasn’t wide enough I could get purchase with my paws—and the water was flowing way too fast!
“HELP!” I tried to call!
Suddenly Rocky Chaco Man, the Rottweiler was there, with Penny Puppy peering over the edge of the deep and slippery ditch.
It’ was on my last gulp of air I looked up and saw Rocky’s huge mouth open and his big teeth come out, then I blacked out.
When I finally opened my eyes, Mom was there with her coat rubbing me down, my sister Shannon was cleaning the mud out of my ears with some sort of something, and Rocky and Penny sitting on the side lines looking at me with concern in their eyes.
Rocky told me he was able to get me out of the ditch…it was touch and go there for a spell, because I didn’t have my collar on, he had to drag me up by my tail.
Mom was coming over to check the water in the pasture when she notice Penny Puppy running for all her might to the house. Then Mom saw all the commotion at the pasture ditch head gate.
I guess, about the time Penny made it to gate of the yard, my Sister was driving into the place, saw Penny running…then saw Rocky and Mom standing over my body. She drove up the farm lane as fast as she could, grabbed some rags she keeps in her trunk and came and helped Mom rub life back into my 12 year old limbs.
“I owe you my life, Buddy!” I told Rocky as Mom lifted me up on the back of the four-wheeler, covered me up with her jacket.
“You sit still, Boomer. AND sit close to me so I can feel you on my back!” Mom put her arm around me and drew me very close to her.
Then we were off!
Back home Mom had me lay down in the warm sunshine and covered me up. She sat with me for a very long time until I warmed up and fell asleep. I was tired.