January 25th 2011 4:46 am
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Usually when Mom gets home from work, she's happy and smiling (and also usually tired and dirty! bol!) and the first thing she does is drop down onto her knees and elbows, on the living room floor, and say hello to us Tots. We all get hugs, kisses and belly rubs, she tells us she loves us and how much she missed us while she was gone, and how proud of us she is for having succeeded, once again, in keeping our home safe from intruders while she and Dad were away.
Next, we go outside and Mom follows us around with the poop-scoop. Finally, it's time to go back in the house for our dinner! *Happy Dance*
And so, it's the end of another day of being faithful and loyal watch dogs, and the beginning of another evening in Paradise with full bellies, snuggled up under the covers with Mom, grooming her feet.
All is right with the world! :D~
Well, last Tuesday, the 18th (which also happened to be our angel sisfur, Daisy's, barkday!), when Mom got home, she ran in and called us to go out and potty, not even taking one minute to say hello or give us our lovin's! :O
She was all business. No kisses or belly rubs. No smiles or words of praise.
And....... where was Dad? *scratches heads*
He didn't come in the house, like usual, carrying firewood to put in the wood stove, grumbling at us Tots to get out from under his feet.
We could tell that all was not right with the world that day. :/
As soon as we'd finished our business outside, Mom scooted us back inside and dumped kibble into our bowls. Then she ran out the door, got into the car and left! :O
When Mom got back home, well after midnight and still without Dad, we finally got our lovin's! We got hugs and belly rubs, but Mom wasn't happy. She wasn't smiling.
Mom told us that Dad got broken, when he fainted and fell from way up high, while he was cutting branches from a tree with his chain saw.
Mom was scared because after Dad fell, he wouldn't wake up - no matter what she did.
The ambulance came and took Dad to the hospital so the doctor could fix Dad's ouchies. The doctor tested Dad's blood and took pictures of his neck, back and other bones. He checked Dad's heart and brain with tests called MRI, CT scan, EEG, EKG, and lots of other tests that Mom can't remember the names of, to try to find out why Dad fainted and crashed to the ground.
The doctor still doesn't know why Dad fainted and fell, but he's doing better and will be able to come home from the hospital tonight! YIPEE!
On Friday night, Mom loaded us girls up in the car and we all went to stay with Travis, Kaiti and Link, in their apartment, for a few days! Us girls are really happy to get to hang out with Link! We miss him lots since he moved away to the apartment, and it's helped Mom to be with Travis and Kaiti because she's been real worried about Dad.
Travis and Kaiti have internet, too, so we're able to borrow it and woof this Diary entry and check on our pals who we are missing something fierce!
We're all so happy and relieved that Dad is okay now, and will be back home with us. We may never know exactly what happened to make Dad faint, and Mom will always worry about that, but we're just thankful that he's okay and wasn't hurt worse than he was.
Mom says she knows a sure-fire way to remind one's self of how much one really does love and care about another. That is to come within a hair's breadth of losing that person forever. Suddenly, one is absolutely certain of just how much one really does care about someone, and how very missed that loved one would be, and how important it is to let the ones we love know that we love them - every, single day.
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OMD!! So sorry to hear about Daddy's fall...and glad that he is now home and much better.
It is so true about telling and caring for our loved ones!
hugs to all of you!!
Oh my goodness! We're so sorry to hear about your dad's fall, and we're so glad he is going to be okay and back home with you soon. I'm sure you'll all give him lots of luvins when he does get to come home.
Nina and family
I'm sorry about your dad's fall. I loved my Daddy and he left in a ambulance and never came back. We live by a main road, and sometimes even after almost 4 years, I don't like to hear the sound of ambulances going by. I'm glad your Daddy is okay and will be coming back home to you.
oh DFB, so sorry for your loss! HUGS!!
We are praying for you all. Good your daddy can come home.
I's sooooo happy fur you 'at yer daddy is ok. Maybe he should stay ona ground fur a while. Not good faintin when youse way up high.
Oh my goodness Tots! We are so sorry that your daddy fell but also happy that he is coming home to be with all of you. Take care and we will have you in our prayers.
OH noes!!! We are sending POTP to your daddy and hoping that he is recovering quickly... *hugs* What a scare for your mommy!
SO glad the outcome is a happy one though. Nasty scares and hurts... but... doesnt do to think what might have happened. What did was bad enough.
Glad its all on the mend now.
Oh my.... So sorry I only saw this now! I hope your daddy is MUCH MUCH better! I am glad he was alright! I will still send prayers your way!
Our Daddy terrifies us when he uses the chain saw, and that paired with a ladder makes it that much worse. Add to it a fainting spell, and you got one huge freakout here.
Thank GOD your Daddy is o.k. Mom will be sure to print this up for our Daddy and make sure he doesn't cut down our trees alone any more.
We love you, Tots. Always will