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Friday, April 2, 2010

April Fool's Dog

It's April Fool's Day. I'm on my way to work, sitting at a stoplight behind loads of cars. They start to inch forward, so I lift my foot from the brake pedal, wondering how long the light will stay green.

All of a sudden...WHAM, BAM, KABOOM! Yep, I got clobbered from behind, pushed forward and into the car ahead of me. April Fool's Day joke? Don't I wish.

End result..two cars towed. One car dented. Aching neck, shoulder, and back (mine). Numerous and annoying converations with police, insurance companies, auto body shop, doctor's office and car rental place.

I got home and limped around the house, frazzled by the morning. But not to worry, Indy found a way to help me forget the entire ordeal, at least for a while. But not in any ordinary way, like with snuggling or kisses.

Instead he gallantly lifted his leg on the camping gear stashed in the basement.

His plan worked.


3 doxies said...

Oh my gosh...I'm glad you are ok. That is just plain awful. But look on da bright side, I have an idear for you first can write abouts ME...isn't that a NOVEL idea? Get it, Get it!

BECKY said...

Oh, Pat! How awful!! I can't believe that happened to you! Some drivers are such idiots!!...and I don't mean YOU! Unbelievable!

Olive said...

Hi there!! Thanks for stopping by my blog!!

Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

Licks and Tail Wags...


NAK and The Residents of The Khottage Now With KhattleDog! said...


Sorry fur your nasty experience - The Thundering Herd got snagged last weekend and now your turn -

We hope woo will be okay -


The Adventures of the LLB Gang said...

Ooooo hope you aren't too sore, so sorry to hear about the accident....

Also hope that the camping gear wasn't ummm too soaked.

The Word Place said...

Well, it was bad enough, but I'm certainly glad it wasn't worse to the point where ambulances were involved! Take care!

As for Bogey the leg-lifter...le sigh.

the booker man said...

oh noes. i'm sorry your car got bumped and you got hurt. :(
feel betters really soon, please. i am sending lots of booker man gooey nose kisses. they work for my mama, so i hope they work for you, too?
the booker man

Unknown said...

BOL he made you move around more thus the blood circulation took all the aches away. Right? Wrong! So glad to hear you are alright. You must go see a chiropractor asap. Get him to align your bones again before they decide to stay in the wrong position after the hit. On the other hand, I hope you're better already and you don't even need one.
It's going to be one grateful easter at your home :)

Sketching with Dogs said...

Hope you are okay now!

Tammy said...

So sorry to hear about your ordeal!!! Hope everything goes back to normal as painlessly as possible!

The Luke said...

Gosh, I am glad you are ok. Cars and just cars but you are well... YOU! And I hope you are feelin better soon!

I like title of your blog. I suspect that the Indy was expressin a though or tryin to convey a message of some kind. We boys are some times like that. And sometimes we just want to remind you how much we need the Mom!

Fank you for stoppin by my blog. I am GRateful to the GABE on a counta, now I've made a new friend!

Hope your soreness is already gone!

wif love from the Luke

Anonymous said...

Ohmigoodnesses! You are my second bloggie friend that was in a car bang-up yesterdays! I'm SO very much glad that you are okay. And I'm glad that Bogey was able to gets your mind off of your woes.

Get Better Wiggles & Wags,

Anonymous said...

Wow! Sorry to hear this. Glad you're okay!

Brandon - The dog with a blog said...

That happened to us back in Jan.
Glad you are okay!

Martine said...

Oh geez, that is no fun no fun at all. we are glad you have your pooch to make you happy, it's amazing how healing our pets can be.

xo martine & the kiddlets

Ann Summerville said...

Oh Pat, I hope you are okay. What would we do without our little friends to keep us grounded?
Thinking of you.

Bandit's Pack said...

Sorry I'm late in telling you I'm sorry your April Fool's day was no joke. Hope you're doing okay and not too sore. Happy Easter Sunday! Luv, Bandit ♥

Life With Dogs said...

Oh hell am I sorry to hear this. Went through the same a couple of years ago. Just a giant hassle.

I hope you feel much better!

Linda O'Connell said...

Pat, I thought I had a bad April Fool's day until I read your post. You win. I had to go in for a routine colonoscopy and neglected to read the prep directions. I mixed the laxative with 128!!! ounces of gatorade. It called for only 64. I gag when I look at it on a store shelf. It was like I pranked myself. Glad you are okay!

ocmist said...

Grammy says you have a great sense of humor! That is to bad about your car/back and neck, and Grammy is praying that you will feel better VERY SOON. She has an injured back and hip and does NOT like back pain!