Sorry for such a delay on this story guys. We have been out of town(my mom's birthday bash), and when we got back our internet and cable was out.
So, Midas and Dozer normally just go for walks with me since I am home during the morning and evening. Lately Zach has been working nights and sleeps in the morning, so therefore misses our lovely walks to the dog park and back. Well yesterday we had to take a 3hr trip to my parents house. So we decided to bring the dogs. I gave Zach the option of walking the dogs to the dog park and waiting to be picked up(to exhaust the dogs for the trip), or pack the car and get the oil changed. He chose the park because he hadn't been in a while and thought it would be nice. So Zach leaves with the boys for the dog park(it's about 1/4 mile). I start gathering the cage, toys, food, dishes, etc. Meanwhile, Zach was walking the boys to the dog park, dragging Midas because I guess he was whimpering and looking back at the apt the whole way(very uncharacteristic). Zach finally get to the park's gate and as soon as he takes off Midas's leash, he gives Zach a funny look. He bolts! Zach tried yelling out his name, coaxing him with a treat, he didn't slow down. Zach starts running after Midas and so does Dozer. Dozer for a while is ahead of Zach chasing Midas. Finally Dozer stops and waits for Zach and off they go chasing Midas. As you all know Corgi's are fast, faster than us, and he was going full speed.
This is about the time I decide to haul all the stuff down the 3 flights of stairs to the car. As soon as I turn the corner outside of my apt door, I know I hear that jingle. I hear Midas and I immediately think they are all running back because something bad happened at the dog park. I look up and all I see is Midas running down the street without his leash, all by himself. I start calling for Midas to come and thank God he does. He ran right up the stairs without hesitation and said hello. I leave all the stuff on the stairs and take Midas in the apt. and I hear my phone ringing. Zach was calling and was out of his mind, saying "Midas is gone!!!". I tell him, "No he's not, he's right here!!"
Afterward we talked about it and we determined that Midas must have thought something was wrong with me. Midas has never done anything like this ever, so it is very weird and a little disturbing to think that he could bolt like that. We live right by the interstate so it is very scary to think about a dog running away.
Needless to say we are going to be more careful at the park. Thank God Midas knew his way home from all of the walks Zach and I have taken with our boys!!