Sunday, July 12, 2009

That Shiny Janie Girl

Once is a fluke.


Twice is crazy.


We’re at crazy right now. Third doesn’t even need to happen.


Remember when Zanna the Wonder Pup “home-based” me at the dog park, when she was playing too hard with the Great Danes? They were chasing her (all Zanna-instigated), then she got scared and ran up behind me, the dogs couldn’t stop, and hit me. They knocked my knees out from under me, I fell and I ate the pole by which I was standing? Result: Two black eyes and a cut lip.


This weekend, we were all vegging out on the couch - I was leaning up against ThatManILove, and Zack and Zanna were curled up at the other end of the couch.


Zanna the Instigator starts a wrestling match with Zack the Wonder Dog, and they’re gently playing with each other. I’m about halfway paying attention, and halfway watching a movie. Zanna moves up closer to ThatManILove and I. There’s a moment’s lull, then Zack pounces. All 70 pounds of him.


His right paw lands on top of my left eye and cheek. ThatManILove jumps up, says, “Oh, baby, are you okay?” I assure him I am, it really didn’t hurt - it scared me more than anything. And Zack is so gentle, he really is...he wouldn’t hurt Zanna, and he certainly wouldn’t hurt me, so the pounce was really light.


We get everybody settled and go back to watching the movie. Later on, I get up to go get a drink, and happen to look at my face. And I see that there has been a little damage. This is with coverup makeup. Coverup just ain’t gonna happen on this one. I can’t wait until I call on customers tomorrow.


It's never boring around here.

19 comments:

Cactus Jack Splash said...

Your pooches need to quit beating you up.

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

Or maybe I need to start wearing a face mask! ;)

midlife slices said...

Just tell your customers that they'd better buy or else! I think that will do the trick because you look tough, girlfriend. :)

Janie at Sounding Forth said...

YEah! That's it! I knew someone would think of a way I could work this to my advantage! You go, Slices!

Gretchen said...

WOW! How are you healing? Maybe a hockey mask is called for when the furry ones are near? :)

Warped Mind of Ron said...

I'm thinking they are trying to send you a message. Have they seemed upset about your choice of dog food recently???

i beati said...

Oh my only dog people understAND MY CUT LIP FROM AN OVER ZEALOUS ZVI KISS LAST WEEK.

The Blue Ridge Gal said...

Oh, wait til I tell you my story about my bloody tongue one of our rotts gave me... Rotts have the biggest hardest heads.

Nice shiner ya got there! The skin under our eyes is so tender... doesn't take much to bruise them does it.

Di
The Blue Ridge Gal

Tami said...

Oh Noooooo! Hope your going to visit different clients then the last time.

TexasRed said...

You poor thing! Hope your eyes are recovering from all the excitement.

I left a blog award for you over on my page: http://www.texasredbooks.com/2009/07/humane-award.html

(I keep waiting for things over here to slow down so we can meet up in real life. Maybe after my boss leaves for vacation later this week.)

Suzy said...

When I took a total face plant and got a huge bloody gross thing on my upper nose? No one said A WORD. I think they thought I got beat up and deserved it.

Chatelaine said...

Owie! That's a shine you got there, Janie.

You look cute with a black eye! :)

Chatelaine said...

i mean "shiner", with an "R".

My fingers are faster than my brain lately.

Fragrant Liar said...

Dang, girl! You did get a nice shiner. I'll bet your customers are afraid to tell you "no" now. This could be great for business. ;)

La Belette Rouge said...

Lily gave He-weasel a black eye. But, it was all He-weasel's fault. Once a day she gets really riled up and runs around the apartment as if a cartoon character on speed. He-weasel thought he could stop her by getting on the floor and getting into child's pose. Lily couldn't slow down in time and He-weasel got a black eye. Lily was fine.

I hope you heal quickly, shiny Janie!

Paige Lacey said...

You poor thing! But you're still beautiful, even with the shiner...

Stu Pidasso said...

Ouch!! Wear it with pride and boast that you got the better of TMYL. It will get laughs. Sorry about your eye.

Gwynne said...

Oh, how did I miss this post (or the dog-park incident for that matter)?! I'm having a hard time thinking that your customers are going to believe "the dog did it." Unless they know you, of course. ;-) Hope you're feeling better by now!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Oh my that looks like the beginning of a shiner..maybe a floppy hat and dark glasses..pretend you are famous! :)