Thursday, May 30, 2013
Last week i had an interesting and embarrassing experience. I decided to take my new dog on a walk around the neighborhood. We usually go to a park that has a one mile track around a pond with a small forest. But, I decided it was time to introduce her to cars and the sidewalk. My kindergartener wanted to come with, so I thought that would be great even though I would need to walk slow so that he could keep up. It started out great with my son asking to walk farther and farther and then I decided to turn back because he was beginning to slow down and look tired. The dog was just happy to be on a walk! She didn't even seem to notice all the runners and walkers passing by and paid no attention to the cars. Just when everyhong seemed fine, it happened. I lost my footing and stumbled, which scared my dog and she ran forward full throttle pulling me forward with her. I had not yet regained my footing so I automatically let go of her leash as I ran forward trying to catch myself or beak my fall with my hands. Of course I fell instead of gettin my balance back and I smacked the pavement pretty hard with my right knee and landed on my side. I looked up to make sure my son was okay and he was pointing at our puppy, who was calmly sitting in the middle of the road looking at me. I reached my hand out from my side reclining position , and called her to me. She just sat there lookin at me. It was then that I looked up and saw all the cars in both lanes stopped and in the lane closest to me, the woman who had apparently stopped before hitting my dog, was calmly looking me right in the eye while licking a huge ice cream cone. I was so embarased.! All these people had just seen a fat lady roll down the sidewalk and lose her dog in the middle of the road while her poor son stood worried on the sidewalk. Ugh!!! My pants were ripped and my knee was bloody and I was in pain but I knew I had to get up ASAP and get the dog. So I got up and walked into the road and got her. I thank God that my son stayed on the sidewalk and didn't go after the dog and that the dog did t get run over. I tried to regain my dignity by walking at a usual pace as if nothing had happened! It didn't work , so I started laughing and my son started laughing. I just couldn't hold in the laughter! I was just relieved it was over. It all happened in seconds but lying on my side looking into the road it seemed like forever!
My son immediately told everyone when we got home. I think I'll be sticking to the park for awhile until I can build up the courage to face those neighbors again or I learn to walk correctly!! Lol!