Me: (Getting home from Austin, letting Bear and Tramp out of their kennels)
Bear: MOTHER!!!! You will never believe what happened today! It was the scariest day ever! I thought we were never going to see you again!!!
Tramp: Thank god you finally got home!
Me: (Settling down on the floor with Bear and Tramp doing their best to both fit in my lap) Goodness, what happened?
Bear: You went away and I kept jumping on the door so you'd hear and come let me out! Then Tramp did something to the door. This Lady came to visit, I liked her she put treats under the door!
Tramp: She's our sitter you idiot. She comes to visit if Mom goes away for a long time.
Bear: I liked her but she wouldn't open the door and let us out. It was very scary, I don't know what Tramp did but he had to have done something!
Me: (Scratching Tramps head before he could comment) Sorry to tell you this Baby Bear, but there is no way Tramp locked the door, he can't reach it. You are the only one who could have locked the door.
Bear: I didn't do it, I promise! Did you see Tramp gave me his blanket?
Tramp: Seriously? I am going to lock you in my kennel the next time you "steal" my blanket!
Bear: Oh then Rachel came, she called me an idiot.
Tramp: Yeah, and?
Bear: She made some funny noises and took the longest time opening the door. I had to growl at her to get her to hurry.
Tramp: Pretty sure it wasn't your growling that made her hurry, I'm just glad she just didn't leave at that point and force me to be stuck with you ALL day!
Me: Wow, sounds very scary.
Bear: It was!
Tramp: (groans) The only scary part was being stuck with him!
Bear: Then the nice lady came back and opened the door and let us out. I gave her some of my toys to play with so she'd stay.
Tramp: At least she came back. That's more than I would have done.
Bear: (Standing up, putting both paws on my shoulders, looking at me intently) Mother! You can't ever, ever leave again!
Tramp: (Snorts) Right, if you weren't so silly it wouldn't be a big deal.
Me: (Moving Bear's paws so I can hug him) How about I fix the door so it can't lock again? That way Lori can visit and I can occasionally leave the house.
Bear: (Plopping back down in my lap) I don't know, I bet that lock is just waiting to trap me again!