READER REPORT: ‘Tullie the flying dog’

Need a smile before bedtime? Todd e-mailed us the tale of “Tullie the flying dog,” whose neighborhood adventure stopped short of an appearance on the WSB Lost/Found Pets page:

My dog Tullie, a 8-y-o mischievous terrier mutt, was missing for about 20 minutes. I could slightly hear her, but could not see her. Then i looked “up.” When i called her, she tried to come down off the roof toward me, by jumping off the roof! NOT a good decision. She refused to come down the way she went up………. so i had to slowly enter the unoccupied home, making as much noise as possible, to retrieve her (the back door was open and i asked my friend to witness the event) where i discovered her cowering up on the roof. She accessed the roof from a built-in rooftop deck. Apparently she chased a cat up into the neighbors’ house. A very large white cat had kidnapped Tullie up there! I was able to move the cat, and steer Tullie down the stairs, where she promptly placed the brakes on again…. a second cat stood in the doorway preventing her exit. I had to move the 2nd cat to get my dog out of the house. I don’t think Tullie will be chasing cats anytime soon.

This unfolded in southwest Admiral.

11 Replies to "READER REPORT: 'Tullie the flying dog'"

  • Calires August 20, 2018 (9:51 pm)

    Aw, Sweet Tullie.  Maybe keep her in a fenced yard?  Not trying to be a nag, but my cat was chasing something when she was run over.  My dogs are never off leash or out of the fence.  I grew up in the South where dogs roam and they love it, but it doesn’t turn out so good usually.

  • Marianne August 20, 2018 (10:15 pm)

    Poor cats.

  • slc August 21, 2018 (12:28 am)

    That’s awesome.  Thanks for sharing!  

  • Jeannie August 21, 2018 (12:50 am)

    ‘Roof roof!’ barks Tullie.

  • Guy Olson August 21, 2018 (9:26 am)

    How did she get off of her leash?

  • Beverly K August 21, 2018 (10:16 am)

    Hey Todd:We were out of town for a couple of weeks…maybe we should find a new house sitter?? Glad Tullie survived the killer cats😉

  • bolo August 21, 2018 (10:48 am)

    “A very large white cat had kidnapped Tullie up there!”

    Wasn’t there a Far Side cartoon about something like that, with a funny cat-written ransom note?

  • ay August 21, 2018 (11:42 am)

    hehe how witty

  • KM August 21, 2018 (2:08 pm)

    Oh my! Glad you have her back :-) 

  • biankat August 22, 2018 (3:50 pm)

     Wow! :) 

  • Tullie Lemons August 22, 2018 (8:50 pm)

    Google alerts me when my name appears on the web. Gave me a smile. ☺️

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