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On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Favor Gone South

I really like our neighbors.
They are wonderful people.
Over the years, we have kept an eye on each other's house,
picked up papers,
brought in the trash cans.
That kind of thing.
So, when she told me they were going out of town and
asked if I could come over at noon the next day
to let the dogs out,
I was most happy to comply.
Their dog, Tux, is a friendly
little black Schnoodle.

The other two dogs, a black Lab/German Shepherd mix and a Rottweiler mix,
belong to their son and we have seen them over the years, too.
So, with key in hand, I went confidently over to let the dogs out.
After unlocking the back door, I headed straight
for the master bedroom to free Tux.
In the meantime, the other two BIG DOGS swooshed out the door and Tux followed.
Almost in unison, all three dogs were quite relieved
to relieve themselves.
Whew!
Then, as they turned to go sniff and inspect other areas of the yard,
they all noticed THE STRANGER through the glass door inside THEIR house!
Protective instincts were aroused in the black dog and he
lunged at the door with teeth bared!

Yes, this is how he looked!!!

Terrified, I began to push the door closed while they all
barked and jumped on the door!
Yeeeowza!!  - my hand is seriously jammed and fingernails
broken to the quick.
What to do?
Yes, I prayed.
(And no, I did not take this pic!)
After they got tired of barking at me through the door,
they went about their business of sniffing around and exploring in the yard.
I remembered the treats in my pocket that
Dear Heart had insisted I take with me
and nervously worked out my plan in my mind.
Tux came to the door wagging his tail and I let him in.
He's the friendly one.
Now ...

Get ready, get set,

Cracked the door open, called the dogs
"Come here you sweet doggies."
(I don't know their names
and I can't whistle)
They come running.
I open the door,
throw the treats behind me,
the dogs zeroed in on those goodies,
and I RUN out that door.
Thank You God, I left the key in the door.

Can you hear me singing a thankful song?

Thank You Lord for saving me!!!



 


8 comments:

  1. oh my gosh, I was scared for you!! Will you go back, maybe someone can go with you!!

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  2. Yes and carry a cell phone. You poor thing. You sweet thing too! sandie

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  3. Yep, I'm singing, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who?".

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  4. (my previous post got cut off)
    You are not only brave and kind - you are SMART!!
    I doubt I would have ever have thought to do the "treat trick".
    Glad your story had a happy ending.

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  5. How scary. I am glad you are okay! That could have been a dangerous situation- xo Diana

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  6. I was mauled as a kiddo and have a fear of dogs I don't know. I think you were really brave and did good! But as they say, "No good deed goes unpunished!"

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  7. That was scary!! Glad that you are okay! Quick thinking on your part, I wouldn't have remembered the treats!

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  8. Oh my goodness what a scary experience! Glad you weren't more seriously hurt! Have a wonderful weekend.

    Blessings,
    Jill

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