Monday, 15 August 2016

a heroic rescue mission

It has been a busy weekend of sorts. Muthaclubbers, some tidying and sorting through clutter, gardening, some crochet and end of holiday impromptu BBQ with friends. Nothing much to report really.








Expect maybe this. On Saturday we went for a walk with Jack and Rudie and his lovely ladies. They were rolling around by the side of the canal (the dogs, not the ladies) and all of a sudden, Jack disappeared. He had fallen into the canal. The edge is overgrown and it looks deceptively like a river bank. Alas, it is not, it is more like a wall, too high for a little dog to climb up. You have no doubt all seen movies where a superhero comes to the rescue of a stricken maid, dangling over an abyss? That was me, the superhero, not the stricken lady. The only way to get Jack out was for me to lie flat on my tummy and slowly wiggle over the edge of the overgrown canal side, keeping my lower body on safe ground, until I could reach the dog in distress. Metafit and Total Body Workout finally made sense, my tummy muscles tight and strong (not). I managed to grab Jack's collar and pull him up. Without any thanks, Jack and Rudie ran off into the distance whilst I tried to recover some of my dignity and wipe of the dog poo on my shoes that I picked up during the rescue mission. I was covered in nettle stings, too. James was in a mild panic but the rest of us giggled like a bunch of sillies. We walked past the spot again yesterday and I have to say, it didn't look as treacherous as it felt the day before..... Neither Sam nor Richard gave me the recognition I thought I deserved :-)

With this exiting story of my chest I shall now return to more routine tasks, like taking the children back to school. First day! Have a lovely week. xx

18 comments:

  1. Well I am very impressed by your super hero skills, a great rescue. Hope the return to school for everyone goes well.

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  2. Well I'm proud of you, that was a daring do.

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  3. Oh my! As if four children didn't give you enough excitement. Now Jack wants in on the action. :-)

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  4. Thank goodness you were there to come the rescue! Today is first day of school for my little grandson, too. He started first grade this morning. Wishing you a wonderful week, Pat xx

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  5. You're a hero! Well done on a daring rescue and particularly well done on not falling in. Wishing you a good week with not quite so much drama. CJ xx

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  6. The things we do for our animals. Well done on the rescue, I can feel your pain. Family never appreciate what we do! Hope the first day back went well. B x

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  7. I think that was very heroic, and you should have had a nicer reward than dog poo on your shoes! Honestly, these pets don't give a thought to the scrapes they get into or put us through, do they? :-) xx

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  8. What a hero! Every time I walk past the steep muddy ditch with the puppy and see him look longingly at the muddy water below I have a little moment of panic. I'm not sure I'd be as brave as you! Your story did make me laugh though!

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  9. Goodness, I am off for a lie down after all that excitement! Well done you!

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a hero you are, a real superhero. That's one of my biggest fears, Archie loves water so I have to keep him on his lead near water as I know he'd be in there. Dogs don't seem to consider if they'll be able to get out again before jumping in, do they?

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  11. Well done you. A very similar thing happened to the dog from my childhood, the poor thing as a puppy fell into one of the narrow channels feeding the river. My dad scrambled down to retrieve the puppy. x

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  12. What a Hero, mums are like that, that is what they do best! Jo x

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  13. That daring rescue didn't make the evening news? ;)

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  14. Bravo, Christina! It was a well exicuted, gripping rescue, well told! xx

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  16. Oh gosh well done! I never walk Meg along the canal side because she would probably fall in too, and i know I couldn't jump in after her. Nettle stings are painful! You should have had much more recognition and praise than you received, a sticker at least! X

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