I have to share my "morning jog" with people who will understand.
So, we don't have a fence, yet, so I have been taking Jack out and putting him on his tie line. This morning, there was a squirrel that jumped from the tree next to the house onto the roof. Jack and I were watching him. I backed up to see where the squirrel had gone. I turn back, and Jack was sniffing around in the neighbors yard, like he does this every day. I walked over to him, and I think that was when he realized that he was free. Oh, yeah, he bolted. So here I am running down the street in my lime green pajamas and flip flops going "Jack, Jack, come here, lets go home!" Finally, he stopped and looked at me and I took the opportunity to say in a very happy voice, "Okay Jack, let's go home!" and turned around and started walking home…and he started following me! And then he ran right past me! And then he stopped in a neighbors yard, I think he realized he didn't quite know what to do....so I pounced on him, picked him up and carried him home. i know you aren't supposed to yell at them when they (finally) come to you, but I didn't trust my voice....so I just didn't say anything. Once I got him inside, I called him every name under the sun. The clip on the tie line just doesn't close anymore. It will close, but it is really loose. So, I have to go get a new one. In the meantime, it is the leash for us.