It is a rare occasion when I post to the Funny Farmer's blog, but today I wanted to tell you about how brave and good Marcus has been, as well as to let you know it will be a bit longer before we return.
Monday evening, almost exactly 7 days to the hour from when I took a flying leap into the TV and stand while sliding across the floor on my knees, I started to walk Marcus and Merci. I wasn't paying attention and a neighborhood dog that had gotten loose was on top of us before I noticed him. He went right for Marcus' head and a fight ensued.
I was terrified. 1) Marcus 2) I am still healing from my fall and if my injured knees hit that concrete, it was going to be serious. Merci was trying to stay out of the way and I was yanked around as the dogs fought while screaming at the top of my lungs for help. Just as I was about to go down, Marcus did his Houdini maneuver and popped out of his harness and into the street.
And then Marcus went after the other dog. As he was chasing him across the lawn, the owners arrived. Both dogs stopped running and Marcus trotted right back to me. That was such a relief! I didn't have the strength to chase him. I was shaking so hard it took a while to get Marcus's harness back on him and get the dogs home. I knew the dog and thought he'd had his shots in the fall but went back to verify it.
The owners were apologetic and both dogs are okay. It was one of those freak things that happen - possibly because he was protecting his property. Just the day before, we took our first walk in a week and ran into a loose little dog that thought he owned a whole block and threatened us until we turned back.
It took hours to come down from all that adrenalin pumping and it left me feeling like I was hit by a truck. Again! So I am taking some more time off from blogging to recover.
You can barely see it here but that small pink spot on Marcus' right eye (your left) is a small cut, which I washed and sprayed with Vetericyn and it is healing nicely. Can't even see it now. The only other sign of "battle" is a knot on his head. So he is fine and I am so very proud of him.
And my eyes are doing well. You can actually see my blue eyes in this picture. Last Tuesday no one in Dollar General or Walmart would even look at me. Yesterday I was a "sensation" in Walmart. The first woman to take a good look said, "I would certainly like to see the other party!" Strangers stopped to ask if I am okay. (Of course everyone thinks someone hit me.) Last Wednesday a relative of someone I know tripped on her way to the bathroom during the night and broke her shoulder, arm and hand. I had a serious accident and walked away. So, not only am I okay, I am blessed!
I might not be blogging regularly right now, but I am aware a number of other bloggers are having serious illnesses, accidents, sick animals or have lost a pet. You folks are in my thoughts and prayers.