Emmy the Superdog!

Knew the day would come! Emmy literally saved my life.

I was trying to get into my stairlift at the top of the stairs, and I became mildly disoriented – partly my glasses, partly that I had not yet eaten, partly my occasional labyrinthine vertigo. I was teetering on the top of the stairs, when Emmy pulled back on the lead. I didn’t tell her to do that, she just did it.

It wasn’t very hard, but it was enough to reorient me. I was able to lean against the wall and brace myself. NOT tumbling down 14 steps is a blessing – and a lifesaver! At the least I probably would have had one or more broken bones – at my age, most likely a broken hip. At worst a concussion or even a fractured skull. Any of these can kill an older person. So I’m feeling pretty fortunate – blessed – to have Emmy!!


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mimi
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 17:43:28

    Lord have Mercy! Thanks be to God that Emmy was there.


  2. Suzanne
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 18:20:21



  3. hearingelmo
    Dec 02, 2008 @ 18:43:35

    What a wonderful story! Awesome! Give Emmy a “pat” from me!

    I’m so glad you didn’t fall, Elizabeth!


  4. Jennifer
    Dec 03, 2008 @ 16:24:38

    You are very lucky! Emmy sounds like a really smart dog!


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    Dec 04, 2008 @ 03:30:19

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  6. Gena
    Dec 17, 2008 @ 02:47:02

    What a smart girl!!!!

    Great Blog!!!


  7. turtlemom3
    Dec 17, 2008 @ 07:52:21

    Thanks, Gena – I really try only to post significant things, and this was really significant – at least to me!! 😉

    I hope all is well with you!


  8. Klava
    Jan 07, 2009 @ 03:17:29

    I bookmarked your blog, thanks for sharing this very interesting post


  9. Connie Lawless
    Feb 05, 2009 @ 21:16:52

    I enjoy reading about your life!


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