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I'm the worst dog parent ever!!!!!

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Me and my wife adopted a Japanese chin named batman from the shelter. We brought him home yesterday (Tuesday) evening. He was so calm last night and this morning that when I left for work at 11:30 I decided to not put him in the kennel and see how he did for the 5 hours he would be alone. I was extra careful to check and make sure all doors were tightly shut and locked. It's been getting pretty hot here lately so I left a window with a screen open. Batman somehow figured out that the screen wasn't perfectly secure and pushed till it bent open and got out. Less than a day after we got him.

I was totally freaking out, looking everywhere for him, while my wife called the shelter. Thankfully they have him. I feel like such a bad person. I guess it's "kennel up" everytime he's alone.
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It happens, don't beat yourself up over it. We all have those stories and now so do you. It's like a right of passage.

Many years ago my ex-husband and I were in New Orleans and we brought our ferret with us. We were staying in this nice 5 star hotel right on Bourbon St. We went out and left him in the bathroom. When we got back the bathroom door was wide open and we couldn't find him anywhere. The worst part was their was a good 2"-3" gap under the door that he easily could have gotten out of. After about 15 minutes of true panicking and going up and down the hall and thinking how in the world am I going to explain this to the hotel, he crawls out from under the bed. There was a whole in the box spring and he was chilling up in there.
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