Early this morning I had quite an experience! Mommy took me out as usual at 4:30 a.m. when daddy gets up for work. Mommy picked me up and me carried outside oblivious to the danger that was awaiting us. As soon as mommy walked out the door she slipped a little but caught herself. From all the frost we got overnight and the much colder temperatures, it was very, very, VERY slippery on the deck. Mommy then proceeded to the steps when all of a sudden ... WHAMM!!!! ... her feet slipped out from under her and down the deck steps we went!
Mommy fell onto her butt and slide all the way down the 12 steps all the way to the bottom where the grass starting hitting each step hard. She saw me falling forward but couldn't grab me. When she hit the bottom, she frantically was looking for me. She looked up at the railing and saw me DANGLING BY MY LEASH!!! The railing is open and is big enough that I fit through and tumbled right over the side. My leash actually was snagged between the steps and railing in the wood. Mommy immediately stated screaming hysterically at the sight of me just hanging there thinking that I might have broken my neck or worse, was dead. She ran over to me ignoring any injuries she may have at the time and ripped my collar off. Thankfully, the way my collar was it wasn't strangling me to the point i was choking and mommy was able to free me. I was perfectly fine, besides being a little shaken up.
Daddy came rushing out to mommy's screaming and crying. What a daddy! He was just in his boxer shorts and nothing else and it was pretty cold out! He made sure we were both okay and helped me and mommy up the steps. Once I got into the house I was much better running around, playing and eating. Mommy, however, was in pain and ended up going to the Emergency Room. She has many bruises on her legs and her tailbone is very much bruise but luckily nothing is fractured or broken.
Here is the ironic part ... this actually wasn't the first time mommy and I fell down the steps together. As a matter of fact, one year ago, TO THE DAY, was the first time we had tumbled down the steps. That day was much warmer and sunny and happened in the afternoon. Mommy again was carrying me and slipped when her heel caught her pants. She fell head over heals that day and was in much more pain but thankfully no broken bones! I was fine on that day too.
From now on we will be a lot more careful when going outside, down the steps. Our Guardian Angels must have been working overtime!!! We are all just happy that things turned out the way they did and not as bad as things could have been. Daddy says I'm one tough puppy but wishes mommy was just as tough!!
Think we'll get back to relaxing and resting now ... doc's orders!