Tuesday, February 19, 2008

2.20.08 - Grateful Part 5 the Ribbons, AND the story of my dog in a sewer...SIGH



Quick and dirty tonight ladies - my dear, dear DEAR, son Ethan lost our family dog (my darling Kea - the rough coat Jack Russell Terrier in my avatar and profile picture) in the....wait for it...drum roll please...SEWER!  Apparently he was walking him and was playing a bit (without holding the leash apparently) and Kea took off after a stray cat...into a hole in the side of our mountain that leads directly into pipes that carry rainwater run off to the....yup...you guessed it, we DO live in Hawaii...PACIFIC OCEAN!

Ethan came running home hysterically crying about Kea and I was certain that my puppy had been hit by a car...I finally made out the words "Kea...in the...sewer" and off we ran.  We live on the side of a mountain and I ran probably 1/2 a mile (UPHILL no less) and nearly had a stroke between my hysteria and my poor physical shape...(huff....puff....huff....pufff...) until we reached the hole.  

Long story short, picture me (out of breath and near tears) Ethan, crying hysterically and filthy from trying to dig him out of the hole, a dozen neighborhood kids perched at different drain holes and grates all calling for Kea to come home....SIGH...

Fast forward, Kea's home, safe and sound (filthy and equally out of breath after fruitlesslessly chasing after a cat who clearly knew the underground pipes much better than my pampered pooch).  Ethan has stopped crying, I am still out of breath and myself filthy... dd, Emily just called wanting a ride home from a friend's house and dh wants to know what's for dinner...
Yea right...good thing Papa John's is on speed dial...

Enjoy your ribbons and my layout using Swing on a Star (NOW for sale at Digital Candy) and ChrissyW's template (see template up and to the right).  Clearly this LO was done EARLIER today when I didn't want to strangle "my shining star" LOL! (good thing that boy is cute right?)

This post has been edited to remove the link

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Here is my LO!

12 comments:

Bec said...

OH my goodness it sounds like you had quite a day. I love your layout. I am glad everyone is safe and sound. MMM pizza, sounds so good.

Lisa said...

Wow...that is an adventure I hope I never have!! You're such a great mommy for rescuing the beloved dog! Pizza was definitely in order!

No Reimer Reason said...

Oh my, I am so glad this story had a happy ending. When I first started reading about how it was a sewer that went to the ocean, my heart dropped and I was fearing the worst. As a dog lover myself, I was SO glad to see that your lil pup is okay.

ChrissyW said...

you are the coolest blogger EVER!!! if I had an award I'd give it to you! - serious! thanks for linking to my freebie!! LOVE THAT PAGE!!!

Crystal said...

WOW! Well, I'm very glad that Kea is home safe! Poor Ethan though...I can just imagine what he was going through.

Thanks for the freebie. I purchased the Shining Start kit today...can't wait to play with it!

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Wow I'm so glad everything turned out alright. I know my son would just be heartbroken if anything happened to our dog. Thanks for the ribbons as well.

HarleyGirl said...

Your story is hilarious. I am at work trying not to bust out but I was almost on the floor. lol lol
I'm glad everyone is okay. Thanks for the ribbons

Tali ~ said...

Yikes! I am so glad your story had such a great ending! Ribbons are so cute!

The Harlan Family said...

I am so glad that everyone is OK and thaks so much for all your hard work!

Fani said...

Never a dull moment! Freebies and entertainment!? You've got the whole package! Thanks!

Sue said...

Glad you got your dog back safe and sound what a day! Thank you so much for the ribbons

Sharon-shutterbug said...

Oh dear, I hate it when I find out about freebies too late. Oh well, ya snooze ya lose, right? Anyway, the ribbons are really cute, and I'm glad your pup found his way back home.