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alfina
03-27-2009, 12:12 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/HEALTH/03/27/fall.dogs.cats/index.html

lotsadox
03-27-2009, 12:28 PM
Probably about the same as injuries from doing yardwork. What morons. :duh: :duh:

Otto'sMom
03-27-2009, 08:24 PM
OK, I've got how many critters and the only friggin injuries I get are black eyes, swollen lip, and bruised knuckles. (Herman and Austin eat fingers with treats)

KansasDoxieMama
03-28-2009, 08:50 PM
well my non-doxies tripped me on my bday (evening) and didn't feel the pain till the next day, been a week of dr apts, with blood clots, knee swelling and limping. Thanks for that post. I put on my facebook to show that I am not the only one thatz a clutze.

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Claudine
04-03-2009, 12:44 PM
We may not have known the statistics but I think we ALL knew this already! How many times have you had a run-in with an exhuberant little doxie? Actually i've stumbled more since Skippy arrived because he's so little & delicate I have to be super-aware that I don't step on him & break a little bone. So in trying to avoid, I fall all over myself!:duh: :duh:

bittyup
04-03-2009, 07:32 PM
Aside from cat tails and pitbulls forgetting what they learned on the dog whisperer as far as walking I think my many scars come from dogs running across my body (as it lies in bed trying very hard to sleep)to the almost silent sound of a squirrel minding its own business as it passes through my yard.

areese
04-03-2009, 07:59 PM
I only trip over the fricking BOB cat. Because he specializes in walking right in front of me really slow in the DARK. Or decides he has to go exactly where I am going and runs to get in front of me and then fricking stops dead.

bittyup
04-04-2009, 07:31 AM
I only trip over the fricking BOB cat. Because he specializes in walking right in front of me really slow in the DARK. Or decides he has to go exactly where I am going and runs to get in front of me and then fricking stops dead.

:ditto: Only I have Kylie and Molly. Why oh why do they have be in front and then stop dead. Its a feeding time ritual:rotfl:

areese
04-04-2009, 08:46 AM
:ditto: Only I have Kylie and Molly. Why oh why do they have be in front and then stop dead. Its a feeding time ritual:rotfl:

It is the weirdest cat thing, isn't it??? Bob has many rituals, all designed to make me nuts (er). Like racing for any doorway I am going through to get there in front of me. He has to go into the bathroom with me, and then race for the door to get out in front of me, but then stops right in front of me or else runs over my bare feet. His rear claws don't retract. Which reminds me of another of his annoying habits..to walk in circles on the wood floor or ceramic tile. Click click click click click click click as he stares at the ceiling and walks in a circle. Of course Bob is SPECIAL cuz he is virtually blind but still....
He was so awful yesterday cuz he was left home while we were in Florida (Pat came over to feed and check on him) so he had 2 weeks of annoying behavior to squeeze into one day.

Kerie
04-05-2009, 03:14 AM
Well, I can't tell you how many times I have been at my desk and forgotten that Oscar has settled under my chair. I have tripped over him that way and if I moved faster, I would have accidentally run him over with the chair a few times. In fact, I just checked under my chair and desk for him but he must be under the covers somewhere.

When a dog runs away, people chase them but a lot of people don't realize that they should show some food to get the dog to come back.

oceangirls
04-05-2009, 09:32 AM
I was pretty good with Tristan, I would trip over him and then do several acrobatic feats to regain my balance :perfect10 . With the girls, when I try to recover from tripping over one, I step on the other one :). Actually this doesn't happen very often because they are mostly just underfoot in the kitchen, so I'm really careful there.

One time when I was sitting on the floor, Cassie fell asleep on my lap and my leg went numb because I didn't want to disturb her. Then when I finally stood up, I fell over :o. I don't think that's what they meant though :rotfl: