Monday, October 10, 2016

Damned dog + gravity = bitches.

Yesterday, Belle was kind enough to let me know that there were some cobwebs on the kitchen ceiling.

How did she do this, you ask? It's simple. Belle is a freaking clutz. Belle cannot seem to avoid stumbling over her water bowl in the kitchen and spilling it all over the floor. She has always done this, in both houses while Murphy, moving through the same kitchens, has never, as far as I know, stepped in or tripped over the water dish. Belle does it all the time though--all the freaking time.

Yesterday morning she did it again. I watched her do it in her rush to get to her food dish, which I'd just filled. I got a towel and wiped up the water but I did not see some more a bit farther down the hallway and when I put a food down on it...WHAM!

It happened so fast that I didn't even have time to comprehend it much less try to break my fall. I went from walking to flat on my back in like 0.0002 seconds. and that's when I noticed the cobwebs. And a tan German Shepherd staring down at me with a puzzled look on her face as if to say "What did you just do?"

If I could have moved just a bit faster, I'd have choked her...and the black one farther down the kitchen, if only because I'm pretty sure that I heard him snickering.

Sunday morning, lying on the kitchen floor, looking up at the ceiling and remembering how I used to do martial arts and jump out of airplanes. I was better than this once.

Sigh.

12 comments:

  1. Heh. Jumping out of airplanes, huh? Remind me to tell you about the time I fell out of my Uncle's helicopter.

    Those days are over, my friend.

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  2. What used to end in a breakfall now becomes a fall and break. I feel for you!

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  3. We're getting old.

    And as a good friend of mine says, "Getting old aint for sissies"....

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  4. But at least you didn't have time to throw an arm out to break your fall and end up with a fall break...

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  5. I once owned a male boxer who'd run up behind me at an angle and clip me behind my leg to make me fall. He thought it was marvelous fun...I didn't.

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  6. So did Miss Belle give you a kiss while you were lying flat on your back? She's a sweet dog.

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  7. Bell 1, Murph 0

    And that is why I side with the dogs.... :)

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  8. Yes, but the real question is...did you take care of those pesky cobwebs that were bothering Miss Belle?
    :)

    Suz

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  9. Ouch... That stuff hurts! Especially these days...

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  10. if you fell without damage, you won. That is the art of the breakfall. you will fall, it is your condition after landing that is important.

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  11. Why jump out of a perfectly good airplane?

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  12. Perhaps she has vision problems. Might not have near vision, or has problems with peripheral vision. Can the vet handle vision testing? Some eye problems are best discovered early.

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