Sunday, January 15, 2012

sometimes things get a little crazy.

My friend Brianna had to work at a fox hunt yesterday so she asked me to watch her puppy Asya. I didn't have a problem with that at all because Claire and Asya absolutely love each other, so I figured it would be great for both of them. I went to the stables to pick her up and took Claire out of the car so that she could help me find the room that Asya was in. It didn't take long for us to find her because she was whining (loudly) when she heard me calling her name. I opened the door and she came bounding out, a wiggly, jumpy, squealy mess of a thing, overjoyed at seeing me. I let go of Claire's leash because she was pulling me around the stables trying to smell everything. She went off to explore the barn while I tried to get Asya under control. But in all the excitement, Asya managed to wrap her lead around my ankle. Before I could untangle myself, she spotted Claire and ran towards her, effectively pulling my feet out from under me. I fell to the ground and Asya kept running, so she succeeded in dragging me a couple feet before I got my foot free from her lead. Thankfully there was a guy working in the stables, so he caught Asya for me while I got to my feet. As he brought her back to me, I saw Claire in the corner of my eye chowing down on horse poop (gag), so I ran over to her yelling, "IF YOU THINK YOU ARE GOING TO KISS ME AFTER THAT, YOU ARE SADLY MISTAKEN!!" (because obviously Claire understands English). Once I put her back in the car, I was able to go and get Asya, so finally we all headed off to the dog park.

Does the story end there? Nope.

I pulled into the parking lot for the dog park and Asya started howling with excitement. Which got Claire barking. Which led to the both of them running around my very small car, wagging their tails, and jumping around. Asya somehow ended up in my lap, so I held on to her so that I could put her leash on, but she was so BOUNCY that she kept honking the horn as she wiggled around. Then Claire squeezed between Asya and the steering wheel so she ended up laying on the horn. Asya was howling, the horn was blaring, Claire was barking... It was chaos!!

Once I got the two of them into the park, however, everything settled down a bit. They played there for a couple hours which definitely helped them burn off some energy, because when I got them back to my house, they both crashed, so it was all worth it. Here's the proof:

Snuggling.
  
  

8 comments:

  1. I was hoping that after you mentioned that a guy worked at the stable you were going to tell about how he swept you up and helped you catch the pups and then you rode off into the sunset to live happily ever after. But a nice afternoon at the park is pretty good too :)

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    1. Greta, I could only hope to be that lucky someday haha!

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  2. OMG!! I hope you didn't get hurt! Asya is lucky to have such a wonderful friend in Claire and Brianna is equally as lucky to have found your friendship...

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    1. Yeah, we'll keep them around for awhile ;)

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  3. great story....the part about Claire eating "poop" wasn't too cool and glad that will be completely out of her system BEFORE I visit in the spring!! xo

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    1. Haha yes, and I'll make sure she doesn't encounter any more hors(e) d'oeuvres in the days before your visit either!

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  4. this was great. very funny for me to read. hope you're ok, though. how did you not mess up your ankle??

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    1. It was pretty sore during this past week! I'm still in PT though, so I don't think I'll have a problem long-term if I continue to do my exercises and such... We shall see (and we shall pray, as well!)

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