Last night Boris got lost for the first time. He and Emma went out for a walk about 6 – it was dark, but most houses are bright with Christmas lights.
I was sitting on the sofa and nodded off. When I awoke – 25 minutes later? maybe longer? — I realized they should be back home. So I got in the car and drove around. I found them on the next block. I had my high beams on, and I saw them standing in front of a house, just looking out at the street, so I went to the end of the block and turned around and when I came back, they were in the same spot.
I stopped and Bo was obviously agitated. He put Emma into the car and said, “I got turned around. Guess I passed our street.”
“It’s OK,” I said. “We’re all fine.”
Another set back. We’ll be walking together now after dark. I’ve been so pleased that he could walk Emma, that I could relax, yet the possibility was always on my mind.
Our address and phone number are on Emma’s collar. A friend suggested that I get a GPS device for Boris. Apparently a sheriff’s department in Virginia actually issues devices for Alzheimer’s patients and autistic children.
The ideal item would be a credit card that could be kept in his wallet, but I haven’t found one online. So far, there’s a watch (made in Spain ) and a pair of truly big ugly shoes with GPS in the heel. (Which Bo would NEVER wear.) There’s also a GPS device called SpotLite for Emma’s collar . It comes with a monthly usage fee and would be connected to both my computer and iPhone. Maybe this will be the best choice. If anyone has any other information, I could use it.