Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I'm Happy to be ALIVE! ...

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!


Maggie & Mitch said...

OMG, what a scary start to your day! We get up at 4:30AM too and I was smiling at first thinking how much we're alike until we read how your trip outside progressed! What a horrible experience! We're sure glad that you're both okay! I agree with the doctor - REST! Be careful next time, okay?

Love ya lots,

Goofy said...

OOOOOOOOOoooo.. wat a scary day... please be real careful... nothing is more scary then that.. oopsss... how is mommy??

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jada
Sure it was a scary episode! I am so glad to hear that you and your mom are fine!
Take care and give your mom lots of kisses and hugs!
Have a good night

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you are both ok - and I hope your mum isn't in too much pain.


Blue said...

Found you via Maggie & Mitch, so thought I'd stop by & say Hi!
I'm called Blue like your list friend, but I'm a human lady with a lot of doggy friends...

Pats to you

Maggie & Mitch said...

We've added you to our list of special friends too, Jada!
I hope your mom is feeling less sore today!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clive's World said...

Oh, Jada, I'm so glad that you and your mommy are okay. about 8 years ago my mommy slipped on some ice that was hidden under a light dusting of snow. She landed on her foot and it when she looked at it, it was pointing backwards! Quite the day - that turned into an operation and my brother Buster & I had to stay with other people while mommy healed. Glad she didn't land on us!!

Hugs & extra licks!

e said...

oh my goodness...
Thank DOG you both are alright.
What a scare. I would have been very traumatised for a while.

You are very cute, Jada.


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