the girls

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As mentioned and shown here, Lily and Lola like to hang out at the top of the stairs whenever I run down to answer the door. Last night, as I received our food delivery, Lily fell down the stairs - the last few were actual bounces - and it was the most horrifying-and-yet-hilarious thing I'd ever seen. I had my hands full of hot food, and I didn't even know what was happening until the delivery guy shouted, and I turned around and Lily was in mid-flight, and as I scrambled to put the food down and try to catch her I was terrified that she'd land horribly and end up paralyzed or something. She got up, shook herself off, and BOUNDED up the stairs, and was considerably tweaked for the next 20 minutes or so and then she was fine. That I was horrified is understandable - that I was so horrified by it that I kept laughing is not. Thank [-----] she's OK, of course, and that it's safe to laugh about.

Kath is out of town until Friday for a work-sponsored "nature retreat"; it's gonna be lonely. Fortunately, I've got ProTools and bouncy dogs as comfort. Also, lots of scotch.
I would have had the exact same reaction. That kind of stuff looks completely hilarious for some reason...but then you feel SO GUILTY for laughing when your "baby" might be hurt!
follow the bouncing dog...
When you're talking about an animal (or a baby!) that you love more than life, thank JEBUS for cartilage.
My dog recently fell out of my car window, as I was driving. Thankfully I was just going very slowly over a railroad crossing, but she must have gotten spooked and jumped out. All i heard was a thud outside the car. I looked in the dog.

She was a little "hey whahappen?" but perfectly fine physically.
The "Hey whahappen?" feature is the most underrated feature of dogs, especially as compared to babies in similar situations.