Saturday, December 03, 2011

Haiku: Big Dog with No Brakes

Happy to see me,
he runs through the yard, hits hard,
knocks me to the ground.

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And for good measure, here's a different version, same title:


Big galoot runs fast,
hits me in the effing knees.
I walk with crutches.

9 comments:

  1. all I'm thinking is, are you all right?!
    sandy

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  2. been there.
    done that.
    ouch...

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  3. Oh My... He obviously as happy to see you!!!!! Hope you are okay!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. Sandy and Betsy, this happened Thursday afternoon. I thought my knee was broken at first, but later decided all the damage was muscular. Today I was actually able to lock my knee straight and limp around without the crutches, so I think it will heal fairly quickly. I also think that the next time Levi starts a full-speed run in my direction, I'll just drop to the ground and roll myself into a ball. I may be a slow mover, but I'm a quick learner.

    Rottrover, with dogs as big as yours, I'll just bet you've been there. Levi's 83 pounds were more than enough to bowl me over.

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  5. Oh dear. My Lucky does that and veers away just as I think he's going to crash into me, at the very last second. I've often wondered what would happen if he didn't dash away...and I guess I would be joining you on the crutches. Did Levi show you how badly he felt? Lucky can mope for hours if he's inadvertently hurt one of us. xx

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  6. Janet, you can be sure I will.

    Marion, I don't think Levi understood that I was hurt. He seemed happy that I was on the ground and tried to play with me, lick me, etc. Now, the day before, when I confronted him with a chewed sock, he definitely showed embarrassment and remorse. He slunk around for hours and wouldn't make eye contact.

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  7. I was praying the crutches part was not true! Oh Linda! So sorry!

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  8. Holly, thanks. The good news is no bones were broken. The better news is Levi won't always be a puppy.

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