Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Day the Dogs put ME in the doghouse.


So........the short, miserable version: our two dogs, a boxer and a shitsu escaped my car, got loose in the schoolyard as I was dropping off Michael for Elementary one morning last week. I was in my short night shirt and underwear, I was too embarassed to get out of the car to catch the dogs. Michael caught Skippy(shitzu) and brought him back for me but Storm (boxer 2yr old- still very much a puppy in spirit) was having way too much fun with the kids and adults chasing her to come back. As parents stared at me sitting in my car like a jerk and gave me dirty looks for not taking care of my escaped dog, the crosswalk aide finally got ahold of Storm to bring her back. Buuuuut Storm was jumping and fidgeting and broke loose and made the aide fall down on the cement on her ribs that were already bruised from falling off her horse the week before. It hurt so bad she couldn't speak. And I am still sitting in my car like an idiot, saying out the window "I'm so sorry, so sorry!!!!!" I did not make a new friend that day. I did get her a big pot of autumn daisy flowers and a Target giftcard that afternoon and gave them to her but I still can't look her in the eye and I'm sure she still thinks I'm and idiot parent with dogs, which I am.
I'm kind of glad that our old, white van died this week so now I can drop off Michael in a different car in "disguise".

6 comments:

Andy4eric said...

Ladawn,
You kill me! That is the funniest story I have ever read!!! I am dying laughing! I know it wasn't funny at the time....but what are the chances! you poor thing!

Diana said...

Oh my gosh! That is so funny. But really, what luck. I am sure it wasn't fun then, but you made me laugh. :)

Diana said...

P.S. I am going to be changing our blog to private soon. If you want to keep up with our blog, when you get a chance, will you leave your e-mail address on our blog so I can invite you. :)
theeliasonfam.blogspot.com

Lingard Boys said...

I am now laughing, a little bit.

Joseph & Cassie Herbst said...

this is the funniest story!! thanks for sharing :)

Ahnah said...

Oh my!! I can totally picture that because I drive the kids to school in my pjs too (and without the foundation undergarments, KWIM?) So my goal from now on is to be dressed in at least a tshirt and pj pants and a bra...just in case ;) That was a good giggle. Thanks!