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How my Daily Dog Walk Ended with me on the Ground

Updated on March 31, 2016

Embarrassing Moment Walking the Dogs

Walking the trail
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Mama Said There'd be Days Like This

We All Have Bad Days

Have you ever heard the song by Van Morrison 'My mama told me, they'll be days like this.' His song is a refreshing reminder that all of us have days that don't seem to gel or work out quite the way we'd wish. This is my story of such a day where things didn't go exactly as planned. The best you can do with a experience like mine, is laugh it off and not take yourself too seriously. Luckily, I have a pretty good sense of humor.

Definition of Embarrassing

Wikipedia's Definition of Embarrassment

Embarrassment is an emotional state of intense discomfort with oneself, experienced when having a socially unacceptable act or condition witnessed by or revealed to others. Usually some amount of loss of honor or dignity is involved, but how much and the type depends on the embarrassing situation. It is similar to shame, except that shame may be experienced for an act known only to oneself. Also, embarrassment usually carries the connotation of being caused by an act that is merely socially unacceptable, rather than morally wrong.

Walking the Dogs turns Embarrassing

It was a typical day as I walked my two dogs through the familiar neighborhood. Little did I know what embarrassing adventure lie ahead. My dogs started pulling me so hard, I thought I'd lose my arm sockets. I looked around and noticed what the commotion was. It was two women walking a large, yellow lab. "Oh no!" I thought to myself. My seven month old puppy isn't well trained and the older dog gets riled up easily. The soggy, wet soil from rain earlier, plus two determined dog's, brought me crashing and tumbling to the ground. Suffice it to say, it wasn't a smooth landing- you know the saying?, "the bigger they are, the harder they fall." As leashes tangled and wrapped around me, the dogs fought to get to the lab. I was hog tied and being drug about like a rag doll. To add to the humiliation, I was covered with mud from head to toe. Can you say Awkward and Embarrassing?

As the women rushed passed me, they shot me a look of compassion, mixed with, "something's not right with that woman."

I laid on the ground until I saw they were out of sight~ but never quite out of mind.

Walking the Dogs turns Embarrassing

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  • Minnetonka Twin profile image

    Linda Rogers 3 years ago from Minnesota

    Peg-So you can relate to being dragged around by a dog or dogs! LOL Yes, I probably did look like a rag doll and felt like one too. I still laugh about that incident whenever it crosses my mind. You never know what is gonna spike a dogs interest. Thanks for coming by. Your incident make me giggle and feel like I'm not alone in this. :-)

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    Peg Cole 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

    "Hog tied and drug around like a rag doll", now that's funny. They can sure be pesky sometimes. My neighbors used to laugh when Bucky took me for a walk and played crack the whip with me. She could stop on a dime.

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    Linda Rogers 6 years ago from Minnesota

    Hi for reading my story. I fell and then to make it worse, the dogs were binding me with their leashes. I eventually composed myself but the ego was a little bruised.

  • profile image 6 years ago

    hope you held on to the pup!

    mud always washes off!

    up and funny


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    Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

    ahorseback-Soo right you are. Thanks for reading.

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    ahorseback 7 years ago

    Yes, but you wouldn't trade that dog for a cadilac, we know you......

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    Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

    Sometime the funniest things are the everyday ones. Thx for your comment Wayne.

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    Linda Rogers 7 years ago from Minnesota

    Thx Tkumah-Glad you can relate.

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    Tkumah 7 years ago

    I had a laugh, I know that look.

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    Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

    Funny story! WB