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Tuesday, November 15 2011


     There are many times in life I've said, "Thank God I didn't do that!"  This was one of those times.

     A few days ago Other Half and I were getting him ready to go to work. While he gets dressed, I take the dogs on a morning walk and drink frappuccino. (Yes, I know. I'm drinking again.)  Because the main gate opens onto a highway, I try to put most of the dogs up before he leaves so we don't have to worry about dogs getting out. 

     On this particular morning I had finished the walk and everyone was in the house except Lily. And as often happens any time before 11 AM,  Other Half was in a particularly grumpy mood.  (Can you say "Bitchy Bear?  Sure. Sure you can.)

     Anyway, while His Grumpiness was getting loaded into the truck, I was tossing a stick for The Perfect Dog.  Lily was happily returning said stick. Unfortunately, a certain Red & White Border Collie was NOT happy that he was not involved in the game which he could see from my office window. That's when Mr. Bitchy Bear growled at me.

"Quit throwing that stick before Trace breaks the window out."

So I did. And so Lily bounced up to Daddy with her stick.

 

And he threw it . . .

. . . and Trace broke the entire window out.

"Aaaahhhh. . . ma bad."

     For a moment, time stopped. I'm ashamed to say that my first thought was "Thank God I didn't throw that stick!"

     Trace was a bit shaken, but otherwise was okay with his close call. No vet was needed, just an entire three foot window to be replaced. Other Half was beside himself with anger.  His face turned red. I thought his head would explode. (and all before 11 o'clock.) I took this opportunity to point out the obvious.

"I'm so glad you threw that stick."

     Now this world is made up of Tiggers and Eeyores.  I choose to be a Tigger. For instance, yes, the dog broke out a window, BUT he was not hurt, AND it happened while we were home so no one else was hurt climbing through broken glass.  So in reality, it was really a GOOD thing - we were blessed! (That's how Tiggers think!)

That kind of thinking really pisses off the Eeyores of this world.

Fortunately despite the fact that he was a Bitchy Bear that morning, Other Half is also a Tigger. . . so I am still alive to tell the tale.

 "And me too!"

 

Posted by: forensicfarmgirl AT 11:53 am   |  Permalink   |  5 Comments  |  Email
Comments:
I would have said the same thing. Glad everyone is okay. Have another frapp, you deserve it.
Posted by Peg H. on 11/15/2011 - 01:38 PM
Ah yes, it's only fun til someone loses an eye! glad that in this case the only damage was to the truck window, cuz that is easier to fix than dogs and people! I didn't think a dog's head could break a car window - guess I underestimated the power of that border collie determination to work for a goal! (wonder if we could isolate that determination and transfuse it into a whole bunch of folks in the world who spend more time figuring how to get out of work instead of doing the work?)
Posted by clairesmum on 11/15/2011 - 04:39 PM
There's something about a border collie dropping a stick at your feet, well the men anyway just seem to automatically pick it up and throw it, without thinking....:) Glad no dogs were harmed!
Posted by Karen on 11/16/2011 - 01:34 AM
Trace broke the OFFICE window out, not the car window. He's strong, but not quite THAT strong! And yes, there is something about a dog pushing a stick at you that just makes you reach out and toss it. Whoops!
Posted by forensicfarmgirl on 11/16/2011 - 05:59 PM
LOL.....Just LOL. Sometimes the universe gets it right.....LOL.....
Posted by Diane I. on 11/17/2011 - 09:42 AM

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