Catch up here:
It was a scary weekend at our household last week. On Saturday, Nellie got hit by a car in front of our house.
Thank goodness she is okay!
PUPdate – Car Accident
Nellie loves the snow. Like LOVES it. She will bury herself in it, eat it and loves just running through fresh powder.
It snowed at our house on Saturday. Nellie goes crazy for shoveling the driveway. When Nate throws the snow into our yard, she jumps up and tries to catch it. It is super fun to watch and we always let her out when we are shoveling. It helps that it wears her out too – she always has a ton of energy!
She issue with being outside in the front yard is that we are pretty close to the road. We always make it a point to pay close attention to her and call her into the garage or grab her every time a car or the snow plow goes by. We keep her occupied until the vehicle is far enough away that she forgets about it.
Around 6:30 on Saturday evening, Nate called Nellie into the garage and let the snow plow pass our house. He thought she was still in the garage and started looking around for her. He didn’t see the other car coming, it was going WAY too fast for a neighborhood, and looked up and saw Nellie standing in the middle of our road. The car tried to brake, and Nate watched Nellie bounce off of the bumper and slide across to the other side of the road.
Thankfully, Nellie popped up and ran to our neighbors house across the street. Nate called her back and she came right back and started barking at the guy that hit her.
Nate and I were impressed that the 20-year-old did pull over, get out and apologize to Nate. Of course, it was totally an accident and I think everyone learned their lesson on that one.
Where was I during this whole thing?
It is probably a good thing that I was not outside when all of this went down. I had a horrible headache and was sleeping when Nate flipped on the light and starting saying “are you okay? Are you okay?” Without even opening my eyes, I said “I am FINE.” He responded by telling me that Nellie had just been hit by a car.
To say I lost my mind is an understatement.
I cried the whole night, fed her WAY too many treats and Nate gave her a bath. She never whined when we touched her and wasn’t limping at all… We called the ER vet, he had us check her gums for indication of internal bleeding and everything was fine. He told us that dogs, for the most part, are really resilient.
It has been almost a week and she is the same dog she has always been.
I am so thankful that the situation wasn’t any worse. This is just a reminder to pay attention and drive slow through neighborhoods. I could not imagine if that would have been a child or if he would have been going any faster.
This weekend, we are attending an ice fishing tournament with some friends. I am really excited – it is my first one! I will check in next week and let you know how it goes!