The other day, while taking a drive Zoe was enjoying that “head-out-the-window” much like you see here:
I admit to always having a slight niggling in my tummy when she does this…”What if she falls out…or jumps?” Yet I was sure it would never happen….
UNTIL IT DID!!!!
Talk about a pants-wetting moment! She jumped out the window while the car was going about 40 mph and hit the ground with a squeal. HOLY HEART ATTACK!
Throwing the car in park and hitting the emergency lights I
calmly prepared myself for the worse…threw the door open and jumped into the street. And there she was…running around to the door to get in. Like nothing ever happened.
After calming down, all I could think of was the phrase from an anti-drug commercial…the one where the Dad finds the kid’s pot?
“I learned it from watching you!”
My dog and I seem to share a PROFOUND IGNORANCE of IMMINENT BODILY HARM.
I think she learned it from watching me.
You can learn a lot from a dog.
Eating disorders, like most addictions, blind you to anything else but what they are after. Abusing my body in ways that no healthy person could even fathom is the same as my dog jumping out the window of a moving vehicle.
It’s like a death wish. That day I was given a powerful message from God….a real-life adaptation of things I am doing in my life that defy all logic and respect for my safety..for my life.
I need to buckle my safety belt.