Ever been trapped at a dinner where you’re trapped between your opinionated uncle (“the beams were steel after all”) and your judgmental aunt (“oh, so you’re getting seconds?”) and all you can think is, “If I just hopped the table, I could be free“? If so, here’s some inspiration for your next Thanksgiving dinner. Meet Dexter, the dog world’s version of Steve McQueen, who made his great escape from a dog hotel.
When Jeremy and Sarah Henson decided to go on vacation in fabulous Las Vegas, they dropped Dexter off at a local pet hotel. Shocked that they weren’t going to take him to play the slots or see some washed-up singer perform at the Zappos Theater, Dexter declared, “Hell no!” and broke free. So how did Jeremy and Sarah discover their dog was a truant? The Ring doorbell at their house. Those cameras are snitches! via USA Today:
Jeremy and Sarah Henson dropped off Dexter to a pet hotel in Lenexa in February before going hiking at Mount Zion National Park, Jeremy told USA TODAY. The couple then traveled to Las Vegas and was getting ready to hit the town when they got a notification on their Ring doorbell.
“We kept thinking it has to be another dog,” Jeremy said. “Nope, that’s definitely Dexter.”
He said Dexter jumped a 6-foot-fence at the pet hotel and another 4-foot retainer fence to travel two miles back home.
Shocked to see their dog knocking on the door like a knife salesman, Jeremy and Sarah called family members and the hotel to wrangle their boy before any ill could befall him. The pet hotel van came by the house shortly after and collected Dexter who “jumped right in.” For a fella who jumped fences and sprinted two miles to get home, he conceded pretty quickly!
Upon picking up Dexter from the hotel, the Hensons were tackled by their pup. They say he was happy to see them, but I suspect this was his way of saying, “Don’t try that shit with me again!” Jeremy and Sarah believe that Dexter was able to map out his escape route thanks to his daily walks which take him by the pet hotel. Going forward, they’ll have to think twice before going on vacation. They might be kicking back in Hawaii only to find Dexter behind the bar saying, “Surprise, bitches! You can’t get rid of me!”