Found a hole in the perimeter fence (not telling where) and I was able to crawl outside of the backyard and into a bit of freedom.
When Mom went to the backyard and called us to come inside, I wasn't there.
She looked out of the screened porch and there I was.
In the great front yard.
We locked eyes.
I tried to sneak back around to the backyard, but Mom got to the front yard so fast there wasn't time for my reentry move.
Had to bite the bullet and run toward Mom and the front door.
The trick was to make it look like I wanted to come home.
And run really fast so Mom didn't have time to realize that I was being naughty.
Only that I came when she called.
It was a work out for sure.
Mom thinks I wanted to come home and I got to troll the neighborhood for a while.
Win - Win