Why Dogs and Food?



Why Dogs and Food?

It's simple. Write about what you love. And what is better than dogs and food? If you are anything like me - and millions of other people - you will relate to and understand the unwavering love I have for my dogs and my passion for cooking - and eating - great food. I hope you will enjoy reading about my day to day experiences with good food and a couple of very special dogs.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Lizzie Takes a Spill




"So go ahead. Fall down. The world looks different from the ground."
~ Oprah Winfrey





As I wrote in a previous blog post, Brian brings Walter and Henry down to the docks in Tiburon to greet me as I get off the ferry boat every evening after work. Walter and Henry are very excited when they spot me coming down the dock and as I get closer to them, Walter lets out a little bark to say hello and Henry smiles and wags his tail. It is charming. Brian takes my heavy bag and hands me the leash as we walk to the car. People walk by and smile at the dogs. It's always the same routine.

Except for this past Friday evening. On our walk back to the car, a little Pug stops to sniff and say hello. We veer around others on the sidewalk and head up and over the lawn.

Suddenly, Walter decides to drop and roll in the grass.




He does that kind of thing all the time with no warning. There also happens to be a big hole in the lawn of which I am oblivious since I am chatting away with Brian.

In a flash, I am falling.
I land right on top of Walter and all I am thinking about is that he will be hurt. I do not even think about what will happen to me! Next thing I know, I am face down on the ground.

What the heck just happened? I hear Brian’s voice; he is asking me if I am okay. He sounds worried. I am okay. I am not hurt, just stunned. Sweet Walter broke my fall. I get my bearings and look up.

Yes, things certainly do look different from the ground.

4 comments:

Kristen said...

Hi Liz:
Oh girl you are so blissed in Tiburon, right? It is the best place. I love your blog it is so colorful with your photos and your doggy tales.
You gotta love it. Keep the positive energy coming our way.
Love you til the cows come home!
Kristen

dive said...

Hi, Liz.
Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog. I'm glad you weren't hurt in your fall. I love the cartoon illustrations.

Susan Campisi said...

Liz, you were saved by Walter! It's like you landed on a fluffy cloud. I'm glad you guys weren't hurt. It's always an adventure with our pooches around.

Liz Berry Wagner said...

Kristin - you are adorable. Yes, I am blessed here in Tiburon. Best place ever!

dive - you are welcome - love the writing!

Sue - yes, my little Walty saved his mommy and he didn't even complain that I totally squished him. He felt so bad! I was absolutely fine but embarrassed when I got up and saw how many people were watching!