Thursday, February 18, 2010

Oh Right, Then That Happened

Like this, but dark.

I realize that last night when I reported the events of our neighborhood dog chase, I forgot one minor detail. Forgot or perhaps I was just swept away by the blinding awesome of the Olympic men’s figure skating competitor wearing the hillbilly-faux-overalls-unitard with the “dirt” on the knees. Perhaps.

This morning though, I remembered.

After driving the dark streets searching for our dog-on the-run, I noticed her darting in and out of a nearby street. I quickly pulled the station wagon into a “T” perpendicular formation blocking the street from oncoming traffic to protect the dog. I got out of the car and called to her and she wagged her tail and continued running between the manicured yards.

In a move that never fails to bring her running to me when we are at home, I lay on the ground and called her name. She ignored me. I raised my arms and legs, waving them in the air, calling her name. Nothing. I tried again. Again. Bob called to me from his car seat, “Mama, what are you doing?”

What was I doing? I rolled onto my side and saw three cars stopped in the street, the drivers watching me closely. So this wasn’t good. I got up quickly and smiled and waved to the people I had trapped with my impromptu roadblock and confused with my impression of a desperate turtle on its back. I ran back to the car, put it in drive, made an awkward six point turn, and continued the search.

14 comments:

  1. i would have done it for my dog!!!

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  2. Did you remember to take your cardboard at the end of your breakdance?

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  3. Hahahahaha. I would love to hear this story from someone else. "And then this lady was like, IN THE STREET and she just waved at us like it was normal!"

    That overalls guys killed me. I felt so bad for him already, then he fell.

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  4. Hey, we gotta do what we gotta do in the name of puppy love!

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  5. Wait. I can remember you doing that same move when you needed a latte.

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  6. Neighbor: "Hey, isn't that our neighbor that makes the really good cranberry bread? She's so fun and wacky!"



    Karen Peterson Matchinga

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  7. Hahaha, that is hilarious! Good thing Bob isn't old enough to be embarrassed by his parents yet:)

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  8. I would have money to see this. Seriously

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  9. okay, I forgot the word "paid' yeah, I saw that when it was already too late.

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  10. I'm moving into your neighborhood.

    All my dog gets when I have to chase her down in the car are colorful metaphors. That's about the time the church ladies' children show up on their scooters.

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  11. Thank you for the laughter today :)
    Your dog is lucky to have you!

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  12. HAHA! I adore this! You've made me smile.

    nell

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  13. your old HS pal, TinaFebruary 19, 2010 at 12:09 PM

    You're such a rock star!!

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