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Ai Chihuahua! Left Behind!

Posted under Admit One, Dog Adventures, LOL, The Unexpected - Mar 20th, 09

We usually have the kids count to six when we get in the car…to make sure nobody gets left behind. We never thought about counting to eight, until recently. We have a funny story that happened to us over Spring Break (when we were somewhere in West Texas).

We saw a tiny chihuahua on the highway…running out in front of our car. So, we naturally slowed and stopped. We noticed the owner in a car—calling to the dog. I told Brad we should try to catch the poor, lost, and scared puppy (the traffic seemed slow enough). So, he got out to catch it. Unknown to BC, I got out to stop traffic, and possibly catch the dog, in case he ran the other way. Well, he ran the other way…past BC and the traffic on the other side, and he headed for Church’s Fried Chicken.

As I stood there (behind our suburban, moving towards the front), BC speedily took off in the suburban. I now stood there looking like a lost puppy myself. I wasn’t sure what he was up to, but thankfully my brain function came back…prompting me to also speedily move out of the way!  Then, I finally saw BC pull over to the side of the road…only about a 1/2-3/4 mile up the road. Needless to say, I wasn’t too happy.

I got out of the vehicle with only my socks on. I despise shoes, and they are always the first things off my feet, esp. in the car. Now socks…I love, but these socks weren’t looking or feeling too pretty (they were now totally black and covered with sticker burrs). I was thinking: “I know I told him we need to try to exercise on our vacation, but this is taking it a bit too far.” The funny thing was that I was wearing a t-shirt that read: “I love my husband”. I wonder what those passers-by thought…”Yeah, but lady, does your husband love you?”.

When I finally arrived back at the Suburban, BC said, “I am so sorry, Honey. I didn’t know you got out. I got back in the car, was driving along and I told you, ‘Well, I hope they catch that little dog.’ Then, Benjamin asked me, ‘Daddy, what about Momma?’. That’s when I stopped.”

I suppose it could have been worse. However, I gave Benjamin a dollar for his keen observation. Boy, we laughed so hard about this ordeal! BC said, “Ai, Chihuahua!,” and I said, “Never leave your wingman…and wingman…never leave!” We talked about having him use the child-safety locks for me from now on. You know…”No momma left behind!” The kids took a picture of me on the road. I’ll try to post it later.

3 Responses to “Ai Chihuahua! Left Behind!”

  1. Organizing Mommy Says:

    O.K. then! Wow! Were you sitting next to him or somewhere in the back? How would he NOT notice you getting out of the car?? nevermind.. You guys are insane.

  2. cc Says:

    I was sitting next to him in our nine-seat suburban. However, we were in a pretty packed car (stuff was in the seat between us). Believe me, I asked him how he didn’t notice me. As he was standing there, with his back to me, I think we must have shut our doors at the same time!

    In his defense…I never told him I was getting out. On the other hand, maybe we should just go ahead and plead insanity…

  3. Heart of a Mom » Blog Archive » CC…the dog catcher! Says:

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