Little rescue dog returns the favor
We’re each nearly a hundred and I’ve worried from time to time what would happen if something happened to one of us while working in the yard when the other was inside.
Today, we found out thanks to Bitsy, our mini-Dachshund, who did her job.
Lyn Ellen was outside messing with the fish pond. I was in the house playing with the computer when Bitsy started barking.
I immediately recognized her alarm as her “Timmy’s in the well” bark. I jumped from my easy chair and ran (almost) to the back door – just in time to see a soaking wet Lyn Ellen scrambling onto dry land. She had slipped on one of the decorative rocks and tumped feet first into the pond.
Lots of things could have gone wrong – she could have hit her head and lost consciousness, she could have broken her hip, she could have grabbed the electrical wire for the pump, she could have … well, you get the picture. Fortunately, the stress did not cause either of our pacemakers to fire off.
Only her pride was injured. Nothing a warm bath and a cool glass of wine won’t fix. Whew.
Tonight, we’re taking Bitsy to Sonic.