I have no pictures, happened too suddenly...we were driving from TX to Kansas City. The roads were snow covered from Adair Oklahoma on...we took the back way. In a big truck. In the snow. With people off in the ditch everywhere, well their cars were off and the people were still in the majority of em. Anyway we stopped in Seneca Missouri to clean off icy windshield wipers because they weren't doing their job especially on my side of the truck and it was really important I see so my various muscles could clench appropriately (we won't go into that). I opened my door and started to reach around to the windshield wiper to slap it up and down and all of a sudden the Bichon Frise, Dispatch, is tumbling out and down, it's about 5 ft and the truck was stopped, he landed in a couple inches of water and slush. It was a slow motion tumble I think he was trying to catch himself on every step. He landed pretty well upright in the water and looks up indignant as h*!!, like you stupid woman, why'd you do that!! Get down here and PICK ME UP. He was fine, a bit wet but not even really shaken up. His pride was injured though.
BUT get this? He still like jumps from the truck to my shoulder when I tell him it's time to get out, evidently he's still not afraid of heights.
Driving was a different story though...he was shivering and scared...I'm thinking why is this dog so scared of the snow? Part of it was the noise the slush makes and if the snow plow decided to plow the shoulder of the 4 lane we would end up on rumble strips for a bit. My husband says dog was tense because I was. We saw @ least 100 cars off in the ditch in the last 150 miles or so, I think I had a right to be tense? Especially when they would spin out about 1/4 of a mile ahead of us.
I've been a bad bad blogger, I've been freelancing for a web designer and trying to keep up with husband. I've promised to do better but I haven't......I do think about you all..
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
Dispatch the bichon was like 9 months old here. We let my oldest daughter cut his hair, she has bulldogs, perhaps Dis was supposed to look like a bulldog? Then evidently we moved his precious basket from it's accustomed place and carelessly sat it on Mountain Dew bottles, so he was supposed to be there? Or so he thought? This was in 2004. You still move his basket up high and he will get in it if he possibly can. Mugsey used to too and sit in Dispatches basket which was rather amusing, I'll have to find that picture. For those of you who don't know Mugsey was a lab, looked like Marley.
It's 7 am and so far I've found a mistake on the web site I'm helping with. BTW Jan said the link didn't work on my other post, dunno which link so I will give you all of them. fawnsgalla-rhea.com is one but you can copy and paste that one, it's not done by any means, it's the website pegysus web design is making, the gallery is the big thing on that site and then there will be a shop also. Tresa's Blog and the Elderly Cheese Stick Gestapo is one and Florence View with my views on facebook and picasa is another.
So this morning? You ask how is my morning going? Well thanks for asking. I've
- Woke up @ midnight after 3 hours sleep with a cold and helped my husband unload tomatoes, I mean like actually picked up boxes of tomatoes and rearranged them on a pallet. I can do this, just not a good thing in the night.
- Then we slept another hour before we finished delivering @ Wal Mart. I dreamed someone was in my house unexpectedly like I just looked up and they were there. Good thing I didn't wake up screaming because I screamed in my dream. It was all OK though, it was just someone trying to solve a crime with my help? (since I'm such a super sleuth, NOT)
- Leaving Wal Mart my phone fell off from the laptop and landed in the dog water. I'm connected to the internet with it now and it really didn't get wet inside. Nokia E71x will withstand a short dunking. I turned it off and took it apart just to make sure.
- This is sort of gross but funny. We left Dispatch in the truck for 5 hours yesterday, he was fine, I took him potty directly before and after we got back in and he headed back to the truck so I thought he was through since that's his signal. We were going to our next drop (the tomatoes) and he was on my lap this is like 15 minutes later. I thought he was having like spasms? He was shaking intermittently, I'm like oh now what is wrong with him, all we need is another vet bill, is he in pain, is he cold? So I cuddled him. We stopped when we got off the interstate and I told my husband the dog may have to go poop, evidently that solved the shaking problem, he was so excited to see us when we got back in the truck he didn't have time to finish what he needed to do potty wise like a kid. It wasn't funny but it was, poor puppy was saying, oooohhhh I gotta go, I gotta go, oooooooooh why didn't I go before......