Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Ok...So Tuesday Has To Be Better Right?

When I left off from the post before last I told you I was happy Monday had arrived since my weekend hadn't been that great. Little did I know it wasn't going to get better just yet.

I didn't sleep well because we had incredibly strong winds. There was no way I could sleep through it. But that was ok because the dentist's office called and wanted me to come in at 2 PM. They had no trouble putting my crown back on which I was extremely thankful for. The bad news was it takes 24 hours for the cement to set up which meant no chewing. So I still couldn't eat anything solid. At this point I am starving! I can't wait for some solid food today. While cheese soup and protein drinks are fine, they don't make for a fulfilling day.

When I got home from the dentist I discovered a huge branch from the neighbors tree had broken off and was laying in the street in front of our mail boxes. I limped over to their house, but they weren't home. So I just had to suck it up, knee and all and move it myself since was so far out into the street.

I came in and let the dogs out into the back yard and went downstairs to call my Mom. A half hour later I went to get them so I could take a nap before R came home. I called for them and nothing. I called again thinking they were around the corner of the house. Nothing. Suddenly I was gripped with a panic because I just knew what had happened. I hobbled down the stairs and looked around on the far side of the house to see a huge section of my fence laying down. The wind was truly brutal. The dogs were gone.

My dogs are nice dogs and they are good dogs, but they are not particularly bright dogs. I was terrified I was going to find one of them in the street having been hit by a car, and they had a half hour to go roaming. I called R in a panic and asked him to come home. Luckily today he was working in town.

Then I got in the car and drove slowly all over the neighborhood calling for them and asking people I saw out on the street if they had seen them. Nothing. I drove around for about 20 minutes calling and looking and finally came home to see if someone had found them and called our number which is on their tags.

Still nothing, so I called the Humane Society to leave a message on their lost and found line. I tried, unsuccessfully to compose myself and not be stressed and then I went outside to call for them again. I called and heard a jingling of a collar. I looked but didn't see anything. I called and heard it again so I walked over and peek through our back gate. Nothing. I figured it must be the neighbor's dog in their backyard and peeked through their gate too. I still didn't see anything.

I called again and heard the jingling again. I walked back over and peeked through our gate again to see my two little ragamuffins peeking through the gate as if to say well duh we are right here Mom! I was so relieved I almost cried. I ushered them into the house hugging them and calling them smart puppies. They didn't seem to understand what all the fuss was about but gratefully accepted the treats I gave them anyway.

R came home and spent the next two hours fixing the fence. Then he came in and made me homemade cheese soup. I am not sure whose day was worse...his since he also had to deal with my issues, or mine. We both collapsed into bed at 9 PM completely exhausted, and in an uncharacteristic moment I fell asleep almost instantly.

Luckily they are saying the wind is finally going to end today after three days of it. Maybe I can get some sleep and get through the day without a crisis! Despite everything, I am still thinking positively, so HA, take that negative energy!

If all goes well, I will be starting on a new bear today. Keep your fingers crossed for me! Have a great day all! Hugs, K. <3


Heather said...

I'm so glad your puppies were ok! It's always scary when something like that happens.

When we lived in Alaska, we had a 'live in babysitter' for a week while my parents went on a business trip... and she had 2 shelties.

One night, she put them in our backyard and forgot to latch the gate properly... and they escaped. She couldn't leave the house because my brother and sister were too young, so my little 10 year old self had to trudge out into the Alaskan dusk, hoping to find them before dark when it was possible they might get eaten by something!

It's scary when pups get out!
(ps, I found them... they'd run about 3 neighborhoods over to bark at some properly fenced in dogs)

ginger@bearbits said...

Hi Kelly,

I know the feeling you had when you saw that fence down. I am happy for you that your dogs knew to come back home where the treats are! Good luck in your recovery from your various medical encounters and hopefully, sitting down to sew will renew your sense of calm. Congratulations on finding a new home for Agadeze - exciting travel ahead for him! I have enjoyed looking at your newly redone website too. Cool!


julietk said...

I would have been worried sick too if it were my Dogs. I am so glad they were safe :-D I hope you feel better soon Kelly.

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