Thursday, June 4, 2015


You will not believe what happened!  Mom was shocked and it happened in front of her very eyes.  We were playing fetch like usual.  Mom threw the ball and it bounced through the fence.  Now we have a vinyl fence with slats but dad put up chicken wire to keep us from going through it when we were tiny puppy dogs.  BUTT, since I am an EXCELLENT fetching dog, I HAD to retrieve the ball.  So as it slipped out the fence, so did I.

I really don't know why mom got so excited.  She started calling me Houdini!  The chicken wire is pushed down on big parts of the sides of our fence cuz we get a little excited when the kids come over or when the khat teases us.

So the next thing I know we were in the truck and on our way to Home Depot.  Dad bought a whole bunch of fencing.

Even where the chicken wire was still in tact mom said we needed to put up new fencing.

While mom and dad were doing it mostly me and Stanley played.

But we kinda felt like we should offer to help.

Stanley isn't what you would call a hard worker.  I'm the one who mostly helps dad.

But sometimes I get sidetracked.

 When mom and dad finished one side and moved to the other we had to play in our hiding bush.

 We hide in it all the time and it makes us smell funny.

I planted this flower to remind me of my girlfurend Ruby cuz it is red.

OK, now I gotta get back outside to help mom and dad finish the fencing.  Mom says she will not let me play Houdini again.  Who is that guy?  He must be handsome!

Houdini & Stanley


  1. now what is your Mom going to do if you decide to go over the fence ?

  2. Hari OM
    Good grief Murphy - not just Houdini, but morphini, to get through that space!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

    pee ess - already got two poems for Rodeo day - needing lots more folks!!!

  3. Really, how on earth did you Houdini through that gap????
    Well, this Princess, also called Houdini at times, is very very impressed with your escapology!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  4. Wow - I don't know how you slipped through there but I'm glad you came back.

    Abby Lab

  5. Houdini?!? More like supernatural! How in dog's creation did you fit your head through that slat?!? That space doesn't even look big enough for me to fit through. Wow! Way to make the parents do some work though, eh?

  6. Hailey's littermate was named Houdini, wonder if it was because he would disappear too! That is a great trice that we are gonna try . . . oh wait, we don't have a fence!

  7. please show me that trick Mr. Houdini... maybe I can escape from my alcatrazzed back yard that way too?
    easy rider

  8. OMD, Murphy, maybe we're related! Did you know my middle name is Houdini? Momma named me that when I showed her how I could get out of my crate when I furst came to live with her, no matter HOW many ways she tried to latch it closed, and could even open doors. I never got through chicken wire, though, so I don't know why your momma called you by MY name.

  9. OMD, Murphy, maybe we're related! Did you know my middle name is Houdini? Momma named me that when I showed her how I could get out of my crate when I furst came to live with her, no matter HOW many ways she tried to latch it closed, and could even open doors. I never got through chicken wire, though, so I don't know why your momma called you by MY name.

  10. OMPUG how in the world did you slip through that tiny opening, you must have greased your body wif CRISCO or somefin like that...we are glad your dad made the fence safer for you guys though, mom is paranoid about our fence all the time...I am surprised she doesn't have guard towers built on every corner.
    stella rose

  11. There are a few gaps in our fence, but we doggies are too big to get through. But the bunnies get through sometimes, and then can't find their way out. I love chasing bunnies!

  12. are SOOOOOO talented!!! Those slats were soooo close together!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  13. Oh, your poor mom. You must have given her quite the scare! Glad you are secure again.

    Don't worry about having to catch a cat to hug today. We're happy with the virtual one you sent. :)

  14. OMD! You can perform disappearing acts like the famous Houdini?! Don't try the handcuff trick in water though. Just sayin'

  15. How in the world did you get through that little space?!?!?! You ARE magic! P.S. your pictures made me laugh today. *ear licks*

  16. When I first came to live with mum, she swore she was gonna rename me Houdinette cos I kept escaping out the door and was so quick that she never knew where I was. I think I told everybody about the last time I escaped -- I was being under house arrest cos the lady who had the dogs that bit me said I bit her (I told mum I didn't and she believed me, but animal cop didn't). Anyway, mum was struggling to get her wheelchair out the door and I squeezed out. This time though, I didn't run as fast, and every time I came to a corner I checked she was still following me. she finally caught up with me!!!! I got a tongue lashing, but it was worth it!!!!

    Toodle pip



  18. MURRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrphy..... WHAT were you THINKING???? Those Crazy Neighbors could have PupNapped you... or you could have gotten LOST...
    It is good that your dad got NEW Fences!!! WE LOVE your HIDING BUSH...

  19. Murphy, you'll need to try digging next time.
    Toodle pip!

  20. You better stop tasting that plant before the Pops finds you
    Lily & Edward

  21. Holy Dogs that is impressive. I would have payed money to see that! You must have kind of rubber insides or something. I am sorry they messed it up for you so you can't do it again. I love the hiding bush.

    Loveys Sasha

  22. Houdini was hairy. That's all I know.
    Sorry we've gotten so behind reading and commenting! It's all our mom's fault; we're trying our bestest to get caught up this week!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

  23. You got through that little skinny part? You need some more yourself up, boy. (Although when we saw it to scale next to your dad, we could understand a bit better.) Now at least that pesky ball will stay where it's supposed to be.

  24. You got through that tiny little space?! Wow! How did you managed that...Houdini (whoever that is!) indeed!

  25. OK....gotta ask.....HOW THE SNOT DID YOU DO THAT?

    The Mad Scots

  26. Hi boys, We have chicken wire inside our wrought iron fence, so now pups can escape, but we may have to get rabbit wire because the bunnies can still get in and out. They are carrying a bad disease and we don't want Hunter to get sick. Love all your flowers. You'll be safer now, don't want you getting out and lost.
    Have a great evening.
    Wags, Noreen & Hunter

  27. Hi Y’all!

    I can't believe you got through that fence either! Over, yes, through no.

    I’ve relocated to There is a link on .
    Hope y’all come to my new home. I’m still workin’ on it. You need to click the title to find a spot to comment.

    Y’all hurry on by now!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  28. You really are a Houdini aren't you? You were good not to take off. Now let's see if you can solve your parents latest puzzle

  29. I guess it are up to diggin now.

  30. Crikey ..... you got through there?????? You need to fatten up mate. You're obviously way to skinny. Icecream ..... that's what you need. Icecream and heaps of it!!

  31. Yikes!! You must have REALLY held in you stomach!!! BOL!! Grab yourself some ice cream!!
    xo Chloe and LadyBug

  32. Wowie, what a trick!! I tried making a break for it too this week, I pushed the front door open and nicked off... The peep caught me when I tried to leave some pee-mail on the letter box!


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