Friday, December 10, 2010

My Heart Beat So, It Scared Me to Death

Miss Mabel (aka Naughty Naughty Bad Dog) sent my heart a racing this morning!

I was on my way to the shop to pack some orders when I decided I needed some coffee. It was a rough morning. My arms are sore from physical therapy. My back was aching from my new sleep position (part of PT). My feet and knees were hurting; Basically, I was a mess. I rarely walk around without shoes- but for that fateful need for coffee.

It was a warm morning. I had opened the doors and widows to suck the cold air out of the house. Mabel walked to the security door as I was unloading the dishwasher. And then she was GONE!!!!!!

I could see the reflection of the OPEN security door in the glass paneled wood door! The adrenalin kicked in! I dropped the dishes in my hand and was out the door in less than a heartbeat. Panic set in as I heard a car race by. I raced to the street in my socks and freaked again when I still didn't see the girl. I realized cars from both directions had come to a halt near the corner and I seemed to float there where I found Mabel dumbstruck by all the cars (more likely, it was all my screaming that brought her to a standstill - and she lost track of the cat that I'm certain she was chasing!)

I grabbed her with both arms and had a breakdown in the middle of the street. I went into the "ugly cry." I got the girl into the house and sobbed some more. Miss Piss was quite jazzed from her adventure while I was freaked at all that could have happened. I finally realized that, thanks to the adrenaline rush...my aches were gone! They should bottle that stuff!

4 comments:

rottrover said...

No. They really shouldn't. It could kill a gal. Holy coyote CRAP!!!

Priscilla said...

Oh dear, I'm so glad that you got her back. My heart almost dropped when I read 'cars from both directions'. Little miss naughty really gave her mom a heart attack!!!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Yikes, that must have been so terrifying. Mom always worries if we got out free, we would just run and run and she wouldn't know what to do. We are so glad your Mom was able to get to you so quickly. Glad this scary story had a happy ending.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

ordinaryjanet said...

I'm so glad Mabel is OK! I'd probably do the same thing, blubber in the street. And you didn't have shoes! Tell her not to do that again!