Mike Wong of Calabrese Flooring in Northglenn, Colo., did a favor for a client—one he says he’ll never do again:
“We were doing an install, sand and finish for a lady in her mid-60s, and she had a husky named Daisy. She asked if I would mind watching the dog every day while she was at work, and I love animals, so I was like, ‘No problem!’ Well, about three-quarters of the way through the install, my compressor kicked on, and Daisy jumped over the doggy guard at the bottom of the stairs and beat me to the open door. I had a heart attack, because the homeowner had told me not to let Daisy outside without a leash because she would not be caught. I started chasing her, and Daisy thought we were playing—she kept a good 50 feet ahead of me. At one point she was in the middle of a major road in Westminster, Colo. People were honking, and at least five people driving stopped and tried to help me grab her. I called my wife, and she came and helped me keep track of her. I called the customer, and she was really distraught. I was such a nervous wreck I was almost in tears thinking this dog was going to get hit by a car. After a couple hours embarrassing myself running through yards calling ‘Daisy!’, a woman watering in her yard saw what was going on and told Daisy, ‘Let’s go inside!’ Daisy followed her into that house. We made Daisy a nice little cubby in the basement for the rest of that project!”
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