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Yesterday at the farmer's market, Milo escaped. I had packed food purchases in his "saddlebags" harness, and was unloading them into the car while being distracted by an elderly lady who was peppering me with questions about who I was, where did I live, work, the dogs, etc. And I just spaced out, and thought it would be easier to take the whole harness off at one time. I forgot that I attach the leash to this harness, not to his collar. Milo didn't forget, In an instant, he was gone. Dashed out of the parking into the maze of alleys behind the main downtown streets. Several people immediately volunteered to help. Half a block down, I saw him at a far corner and gave the special "wonderful things will happen if you come" call. He ran straight to me, running right in front of a car coming down the alley whose driver stood on the brakes. I hugged Milo's wiggly neck, pantomimed my undying thanks to the braking car driver, and hustled the dogs back to our car. Opened a pack of just-purchased frozen chicken feet and rewarded Milo (and Jeter, for supplying moral support). This is not Milo's first escape. And every escape has been my fault, not anybody else's. Thank goodness all of our recall practice worked, at least after his initial dash. But what good would the recall have been if he had been hit by that car? We hung out on the sofa later that day, and I stroked his beautiful, strong perfect body that could have been injured so badly.
Just posted by our local GPA on Facebook: http://www.iams.com/en_us/data_root/_pdf/8-14-13%20Iams%20Product%20Information%20Dog.pdf (If the PDF link doesn't work, go to iams.com; info's on the lower right.) Unfortunately, it looks like the Iams green bag could be affected. ETA: Doesn't sound like anyone needs to hit the panic button, as no illnesses have been reported yet, but just wanted to pass along the info!