Sunday, February 10, 2008

A Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

To borrow from my little friend, Alexander, today has been a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. We found out that instead of getting a large tax refund like we did last year, we actually owe the government money. Then I found out that one of my favorite weekly running podcasts, Phedipiddations, is going to be scaling way back and cutting back on the number of shows produced. This is actually quite understandable - I know that the host, Steve, puts in a lot of time and effort into the show each week.

But the worst thing that happened today...our precious miniature dachshund fell down a flight of stairs! She's fine, but it was SO scary. We were upstairs working on a shelving system that Chad built, and we saw Emma heading for the stairs. Our upstairs is basically a finished attic, and the staircase is really steep and narrow. Emma never goes up there by herself, and when we do take her up there with us, she always lets us carry her down. But this afternoon Chad was screwing some shelves together and she got scared and started to go down the stairs. By the time we got to the staircase she had already made it to the bottom. I just knew she would be laying there with her little legs broken and her spleen or another internal organ laying beside her. But she was fine - she was walking around and jumped onto the couch like nothing happened. I was sobbing - I saw her little life flash before my eyes as I heard her body tumble down the stairs. I'm always worried about her slipping a disk in her back, and I just knew that this was going to be the end of her. But now she's resting peacefully on my lap as I type this. We'll take it easy the rest of the day and see how she is, but if she shows any sign of distress I'm going to take her to the vet tomorrow.

Emma in recovery mode.


amberly said...

poor puppy! so sorry.

oh, and for the answer to your question on my last: mastitis means my boob hurts. ah, the joys of motherhood.

Megan said...

Oh my goodness! That is so sad! I hope she really is okay. That is one tough little weenie though..Pod sure did give her beating..and she seemed fine after that as well! Please tell me you dove down the stairs after her.

Anonymous said...

Oh Mer! That is so scary! I am so glad our little Emma is OK! MOM

Michelle said...

Time for kiddie gates- or in this case Emma gates (one at the bottom and one at the top).

I am glad to know that she is ok.

We love all you of you- keep warm and safe

Joey and Maggie said...

Hope Emma is still doing well.

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