Well this is just a funny ending to a scary situation. So I got hom from school and like always, let Hallie out to use the bathroom. Little did I know my mom had left the garage door open and Hallie stole the opportunity to escape. I went outside but didn't see anything! There's an overgrown field behind our house where she usually goes when she's loose but on the deck you can see every part of the field and a white dog doesn't exactly blend in easily. So I check the field, and...nothing. So at this point I'm having one of those "Oh my gosh my dog is gone" owner moments. My heart is racing because she's never really been out of my sight for more than 10 minutes, and I live in the city. I have all these images of her trotting down the road with cars and strangers in my head. I run inside to get dog treats in a final attempt to lure her to me wherever she might be. Finally I see brown,white, and black...but you'll never guess where. In my neighbors fenced in yard it's not over yet though, she was standing on top of their pool! the have a cloth cover on their pool to keep the leaves out when they don't use it and and Hallie was standing on the cloth cover IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POOL! We don't know our neighbors that well so I knocked on their door to ask if I could retrieve my runaway beagle who was standing in the middle of their inground expensive looking pool with sharp nails that could easily tear the thin cover. Well they weren't home. I was just happy to find my girl was safe and less than 100 feet away from home, so I hop the fence and somehow manage to thrust 26lb Hallie over a 6ft fence (i'm 5'3) and then jump it myself. Finally she's in her crate and I'm trying to make my jumping over the neighbors' fence look casual and not like I was a theif. Well in the end she was safe and so was the pool and best of all my heart beat returned to normal. Just thought I would share my crazy dog story!