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Almost lost my baby!

Jewely had a terrible accident last night at about 9:30 pm. She loves to run FAST all over my backyard with all my other dogs. It was dark and she bumped into the hitch of a small cargo trailer, cutting herself right between the eyes. She cried dreadfully and started having convulsions.

Thank goodness Norma, who is a good friend of mine was visiting. I had her drive to the animal emergency hospital because I was crying hysterically and praying that she wouldn't die on me. After the vet stitched her up, gave her a shot and checked her, he said that she had had a concussion. He gave me 2 prescriptions, which I'm giving her twice a day.

What a long and terrible night. Four hours, we stayed at the hospital.

This morning, she seemed to be doing a little better. Only those who know what it is to love dogs can understand how heartbreaking it is for something like this to happen. Our lives revolve around one another. I love all my animals, but Mickey and Jewely ARE my life. I'm so grateful that God spared my little princess.

Now I find something funny about lasts nights scary event. Norma has never owned a pet, and the almost human-like method I treat and care for my animals is very new to her. She never new there existed a hospital for animals. When I screamed at her last night to drive me to the emergency hospital, she assumed I meant our county hospital (HUMANS HOSPITAL) and was headed there. Luckily I noticed in time. Can you imagine both of us rushing into that hospital with my little dog in my arms? I'm sure we would have been plastered all over the front page of the newspaper, or worst yet, found ourselves locked up in the funny farm!

Another thing that happened to me today was that I lost control of my car and almost flipped over. I had a dear friend as my passenger and who is Well known for being a nervous wreck and a back seat driver. I'm an excellent driver and was driving on the freeway, as cool as a cucumber, when he yelled, "JESUS! WATCH OUT!" When I heard him yell this, I assumed somebody was going to crash into us, so I jammed on the breaks. Well, we just about got ourselves KILLED!! What's so appalling about all this is that there was absolutely NO DANGER in sight at all! After many minutes of shocked silence on my part, I blew up and let him have it with a double whammy. I SCREAMED at him this would be LAST time he'd ever be a passenger in MY CAR and that the ONLY way I would ever permit him in MY car would be only if he would let me blindfold him first!!!


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May. 17th, 2004 11:39 pm (UTC)
I'm glad Jewely is going to be okay!
May. 18th, 2004 01:25 am (UTC)
Thank you Occam!
May. 17th, 2004 11:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad your dog is going to be okay.

Your back seat driver friend sounds just like my mother, LOL. She screams at me to hit the brakes when I'm a block away from needing to stop.
May. 18th, 2004 01:24 am (UTC)

So you know exactly how it feels to
have a back seat driver, too!

Oh, spare us from "back seat" drivers.
I luv my friend, but it's terrible
driving with him. He's constantly
hitting on the imaginary brakes
and pointing with his finger to
be cautious of a poor driver whose
blocks away.

May. 20th, 2004 02:12 am (UTC)
Re: Mother
My mother does the "hitting the imaginary brakes" thing, too.
May. 18th, 2004 12:10 am (UTC)
I too am glad all is well for Jewelry I do know the bond between Pets and their Humans. Someone once wrote that "Dogs are the only creatures on earth that can see their Gods" I really like that passage..

As for the second situation did you find out WHY he screamed????
Once again I am very glad you are safe!!
May. 19th, 2004 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you for the well wishes and thank you for introducing me to that quote, I love it. I think it's very true.

He says the car next to us was getting too close to us. If my memory is correct, that car was a couple of lanes away from us!

He's the nicest fun guy, but it's impossible to have a decent conversation with him because you know he is not listening as his mind is on all the driver around us. And his finger, it drives you mad. He points here there and everywhere while babbling of an imaginary future doom! I may consider adding masking tape for his mouth, too!
May. 18th, 2004 12:42 am (UTC)
Glad to hear you're both alright.
May. 18th, 2004 01:26 am (UTC)
Thank you garzan!
May. 18th, 2004 12:43 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh!!!!! Oh, thank God your baby is okay. I honestly know just how you feel about your Jewelry and how terrified and sad you must have been.

Sometimes I actually almost regret getting my two cats Ozzy and Willow just because I don't know how I could handle anything happening to them.

Every now and then it gets kind of hard to remember why loving so deeply is even worth it, but thankfully, before I sink too deep into that dark pit of thought, I am reminded of why I'm willing to take the risk.

I am so glad you baby will be okay.
May. 19th, 2004 12:30 am (UTC)
Sometimes it isn't too good to love animals so much. It's just too painful to see them suffer. Many times I've wished I didn't care because it affects me terribly to see so many animals suffer.

Not too long ago, I was out in my car and I saw 3 frightened dogs right on the medium of a street. I wanted to turn back and grab them, but I knew they'd only run away from me. There was too much traffic. I drove away terribly upset, hoping nothing would happen to them.

I don't care if people get angry with me, but I just can't help loving animals more deeply than humans. Humans can take care of themselves, but animals depend completely on us to care for them. I foam at the mouth to know deep down in my heart that there are animals that are being abused in some fashion.

Give Ozzy and Willow some great big hugs for me, and thank you for your well wishes for Jewely!
May. 18th, 2004 12:51 am (UTC)
I am sorry to hear about the bad stuff that happened. On the bright side though the doggy pic is cute.
May. 18th, 2004 01:28 am (UTC)
Thank you, and Jewely thanks you for complimenting her doggy pic!
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May. 19th, 2004 04:08 pm (UTC)
Thank you, I'll do everything possible to keep her, as well as little Mickey safe!
May. 18th, 2004 12:27 pm (UTC)
I'm Glad
I'm glad that Jewlry made it okay. I have five cats and know what it's like to love an animal. We love our cats like our children. And they are in so many ways. It's funny like that but they are.

As to the driving incident. I totally agree with you. My wife is a nervous nellie on the roads when I drive, and I'm constantly having to look at where she is point to look at in order to be careful of it. Sometimes it gets so bad that I have to tell her to just be quiet so that I can drive. I do understand you there. Best of luck with that one.

Good news about your pet. Glad to hear that. You take care and have a great day. Be well...
May. 19th, 2004 04:18 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm Glad
All my friends always felt I was a nut for calling Mickey and Jewely my kids. What's humorous now is that they call them the kids, also!

Child-like? Absolutely! Jewely has had her teddy bear since she was a baby and must sleep with it. My kids eat with me, sleep with me, go just about everywhere with me. On my cell phone I have programed their picture. I brag about how they are the smartest children in the world.

As for back seat drivers, I believe we should buy one of those children's little plastic wheel with a horn on it so they can help us drive. Maybe we should place a little pretend break on the passenger side floor so they can break all the want! Haaa
May. 19th, 2004 04:23 pm (UTC)
Re: I'm Glad
There you got me. My cats are afraid to go out of the house. And they've never been out of the house other than to the vet when they were small. Now they just stay here with me. They are so cute. LOL. But if they did get in the car you can bet that they would want to drive. LOL. :) Take care and be well always...

May. 18th, 2004 06:43 pm (UTC)
By Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker, I think I love you.

Verse for a Certain Dog

Such glorious faith as fills your limpid eyes,
Dear little friend of mine, I never knew.
All-innocent are you, and yet all-wise.
(For Heaven's sake, stop worrying that shoe!)
You look about, and all you see is fair;
This mighty globe was made for you alone.
Of all the thunderous ages, you're the heir.
(Get off the pillow with that dirty bone!)

A skeptic world you face with steady gaze;
High in young pride you hold your noble head,
Gayly you meet the rush of roaring days.
(Must you eat puppy biscuit on the bed?)
Lancelike your courage, gleaming swift and strong,
Yours the white rapture of a winged soul,
Yours is a spirit like a Mayday song.
(God help you, if you break the goldfish bowl!)

"Whatever is, is good" - your gracious creed.
You wear your joy of living like a crown.
Love lights your simplest act, your every deed.
(Drop it, I tell you- put that kitten down!)
You are God's kindliest gift of all - a friend.
Your shining loyalty unflecked by doubt,
You ask but leave to follow to the end.
(Couldn't you wait until I took you out?)
May. 19th, 2004 09:43 pm (UTC)
Re: By Dorothy Parker
Thank you dusty668, I loved it and will add it to my dogs website.

I'd like to share this one with you:

A Dogs Plea

Treat me kindly, my beloved friend, for no heart in all the world is more grateful for kindness.

Do not break my spirit with a stick, for though I might lick your hand between blows, your patience and understanding will more quickly teach me the things you would have me learn.

Speak to me often, for your voice is the world's sweetest music, as you must know by the fierce wagging of my tail when the sound of your footstep falls upon my waiting ear.

Please take me inside when it is cold and wet, for I am a domesticated animal, no longer accustomed to bitter elements. I ask no greater glory than the privilege of sitting at your feet.

Keep my pan filled with fresh water, for I cannot tell you when I suffer thirst.

Feed me clean food that I may stay well, to romp and play and do your bidding, to walk by your side and stand ready to protect your with my life, should your life be in danger.

And, my friend, when I am very old and I no longer enjoy good health, do not make heroic efforts to keep me going. I am not having any fun. Please see to it that my life is taken gently. I shall leave this earth with the last breath I draw that my fate was always safest in your hands.
- by A Friend in Kansas City, Mo.

May. 19th, 2004 03:29 am (UTC)
What a sweet little doggie! Glad she's okay :)
May. 19th, 2004 04:31 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Vanillakate. Jewely doesn't have a mean bone in her. She's just about as close to being an Angel as can be.

May. 19th, 2004 06:28 pm (UTC)
May. 20th, 2004 04:42 am (UTC)
Jewely is doing great. I can't stop looking at her and hugging her. I think I'm starting to get on her nerves, with all the kisses I keep giving her.

It's so good to see you, too. It had been much to long.
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