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!!

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Comment by Joanna, Rainy and Calvin on July 26, 2010 at 10:29am
How scary! I am glad that all is well and that Midas is a homebody!
Comment by Carol Rea on July 26, 2010 at 10:00am
I think Bev is right. Odie was my protector, and needed me to be there ALWAYS! If Mike had gone off withot me, he would have done the same thing, just the way corgi brains work. Glad all is well! Does get your heart racing reading this.
Comment by Bev Levy on July 26, 2010 at 8:46am
If my husband is around and he does not want to go on a walk I have to drag Izzy half the way. I bet Midas was sure ,using his orderly corgi brain, that you were all supposed to be together. It is very difficult to change their minds once they have decided something. That is one of the reasons they (corgis) did not make the top ten in the book intelligence of dogs. They are quite sure of themselves! Glad you have him back!
Comment by Natalie, Lance &Tucker on July 26, 2010 at 12:30am
So glad to hear that this story had a happy ending, how scary!!!
Comment by Stanley & Charlotte on July 25, 2010 at 10:06pm
Oh my gosh, my heart was racing just reading that story! I didn't know how it was going to end up. I'm soo glad he is ok!
Comment by Geri & Sidney on July 25, 2010 at 9:36pm
Oh, I know how Zach must have felt! It's so scary when they take off like that, and you are right, they are SO fast! I'm so glad he was just headed home to check on you. I guess he didn't like leaving you behind! Did he get on the interstate at all, or did he stick to the side road?
Comment by Heather and Ella on July 25, 2010 at 9:26pm
So great to here that Midas is ok after his adventure. Corgis can run and dodge so well, it's scary to think about it.
Comment by Monica, Orion, and Laika on July 25, 2010 at 9:09pm
So glad Midas knows his way home!!!! He must of thought something was wrong at home, Orion is very protective of me and I can see him doing something like that if he thought something was wrong with me
Comment by Kelly on July 25, 2010 at 7:40pm
Oh I am so glad that everyone is alright!!
Comment by Sam Tsang on July 25, 2010 at 6:48pm
Thank God Midas knows his way back home! That would give me a heart attack!!! Get everything is okay :)

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