Reunited at last!
Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Reunited at last!
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Saturday, June 27, 2009
I reached my mom's street & began to put the pieces of the puzzle together. I questioned the neighbors that live around my mom. They told me that she fell & couldn't get up. She called for help, two of the neighbors came running & the ambulance was called. She didn't hit her head so that was a positive outlook.
What about the dog? Has anyone seen the dog? The next door neighbor & his wife replied, we tried to catch her but she wouldn't come, she is so fast. I then started my search for my dog. I walked numerous times around the plan calling her name "Maggie". No luck. My in laws arrived to help. I thought for sure that Maggie would show up with my mother in law calling for her. Maggie absolutely LOVES her. No luck. During this time I called the ER & spoke to the nurse. I was told that they were waiting for the doctor to read the x ray & they would call me back with the results. And the search continued.
After about an hour, I had several volunteers helping me look for Maggie. Finally, I glimmer of hope. I asked a man walking his dog if he saw a little brown dog. He responded, the one with the red leash? YES, YES! that's the one. I just saw her around the bend by the playground. WONDERFUL! Mission accomplished. Now I can go to the hospital, one less worry.
I ran down the street ( in my backless sandals) & yelled (huffing & puffing) to the neighbor that she was spotted around the other side of the neighborhood. She & her girls hopped in her car, went one way & I the other. I saw Maggie running up the street, like a gazelle, toward my car. My thoughts were, she's alive. I was feeling some relief. I threw the car into park, nearly dropping the transmission & got out to get her. I called for her but she ran the other way. Poor thing, so many strange people calling & chasing her. I think she was overwhelmed & scared. Who wouldn't be. She darted past my rescue crew & head toward the main road. My glimmer of hope just began to fade away.
To Be Continued........
Friday, June 26, 2009
Five minutes had gone by & I didn't hear from my friend. So, I called her back. She didn't know anything more. I asked "What about our dog? She was watching our dog. Do you know if the dog was in the house?" She replied, "I'm not sure." I called her dad & asked for details. He told me your mom fell outside on the driveway & was calling for help, she couldn't get up. He call the ambulance & they were transporting her to the hospital. "She was watching our dog. Do you know where the dog is?" The neighbor replied, "Is it the brown dog with the red leash?" YES! I said. "Everyone in the neighborhood has been trying to catch her." he responded.
I was frantic! My mother probably broke her hip & my dog is missing. What do I do. My husband at this point was also crazy. I called my mother in law. Frantically crying, I explained scene. She suggested that I get on the plane & that she would look for the dog. I couldn't take that advise. She lives an hour away & time was precious. Someone has to help this poor little dog. My daughter will be in therapy if I don't find this dog. Mom was at least at the hospital & we were waiting on x ray results.
After months of planning this great trip, the plans are now unraveling. My husband said that I should go home & find out what is going on with both my mom & dog. "I'll drop the kids & myself off at the extended stay parking place & then you go home. I'll talk to the airlines about a medical emergency & you call me when you know something. It's stupid for all of us to cancel the trip. You can meet us there later." We did just that. I sobbed & kissed them all good bye. They departed for the airport as I departed into the twilight zone of hell.
To Be Continued......
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Saturday, June 6, 2009
I recommend to friends to stay at the Breakers (http://www.breakers.com/ ). They have several pools & a lazy river & pool side service (the ones that all adults love). This year we are heading to Disney for our vacation but hope to get a great deal at some point to return to Myrtle for a long weekend.
The preparation for any beach trip can be crazy. I am constantly making a list of what we need to pack. So here is a list for you to use as a guide to prepare for your next beach trip.
Brush & comb
Contact lenses case
Pony tail holders
Kid activities for the car
DS & games
Sandals & flip flops
Snacks & drinks
Have a fun & safe trip this summer.