When Gaynor Lugg saw a message on her local Facebook page about a possible lost dog she thought it looked a lot like the family beagle Echo.
But the 55-year-old from Newport knew it couldn’t be the two-year-old pup because she was safe at home with her.
However, despite all the downstairs doors and windows being closed, a quick check of the house resulted in the retired police officer being unable to find Echo anywhere.
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At which point her husband Carl decided to check their CCTV for clues.
“I’d never have believed it had I not seen it with my own eyes,” said Gaynor, describing the incident which happened at Veronica Close in Rogerstone on Monday afternoon.
“There we were trying to see if we could catch a glimpse of Echo leaving the house, when – whoosh – all of a sudden she comes flying out of the bedroom window, only to land on the lawn and trot off as happy as Larry.
“She must have had a run up and used the bed as a spring board – I’m amazed she didn’t hurt herself.”
The four-legged daredevil was finally found several streets away by a man who posted her pic on social media.
“We tend to take her collar off in the house because it’s not comfy to wear in the hot weather – that’s why no one knew whose dog she was,” added Gaynor, who’s currently looking after Echo for her daughter.
“As a breed Beagles are easily bored, so maybe she was looking for some excitement – or perhaps she could smell a barbeque cooking somewhere. Who knows?”
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And it’s not the first time Echo’s mysteriously gone AWOL.
“She went walkabout the day before too,” said Gaynor.
“We were in the garden on Sunday and she got out through the living room window. She was found in a neighbour’s house eating all her cats’ food.
“She then attempted to leave through their living room window and knocked over a glass of wine in the process – the little minx.
“Me and my husband must have taken our eyes off her for all of two minutes.
“So now, until she’s back with my daughter, we’re keeping all the doors and windows closed – both downstairs and upstairs.
“And in this weather too – can you imagine?
“We’re boiling,” Gaynor laughed.
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