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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A story of a miracle.

 About 8 years Einstein was attacked by the German Shepard.  The German Shepard bit him and  his eye popped out and the doctor had to remove it.  Einstein is 15 now.

I want to tell you a story. It happened yesterday.  Think about the difference  a few short hours can make.

Plus you won't know whether to laugh or cry.  My sister has two chihuahuas (?).  One is totally blind from old age and in the other one - Einstein - well you read above how he lost one eye and he is partially blind in the other eye.  They never really leave home.  Well, by accident someone left the door open.

My sister was already at work when her husband called and told her that Einstein was missing!  They have twins and he was still home.  He told her he was going to put the twins in the stroller and go out looking for Einstein.  She asked to leave work and headed home.  I guess it was around 2:30pm.  

As her husband was walking  he asked anyone outside if they had seen a dog.  One couple told them to look down a block where there were three firetrucks and a crane - they were called there for some emergency about a dog.  He looks up and sees all these red lights - blue lights - a crowd was gathering.  He walks the twins over there - and sure enough it was all over Einstein.  

Now the poor dog - had crossed the street and was hit by a car (who did not stop for him). Some people saw what happened and called 911. 




This is the gutter after Einstein went in.  The blue plastic is gone.



My BIL calls my sister and tells her what happened.  Well she had to find someone to pick up her brother from school and heads to the scene.  Now when s gets there she suggested for him to take the twins home and they refused - this was their dog and they wanted to stay with him!

Her friend drops her brother off from school.  So now there is five of them waiting on the fate of the dog.  Now her husband was going to see if he could go down and get him, but the firemen said he could not do that.  

They told my sister that the sewer had a pipe to the ocean - if he got in there - there would be no chance of saving him - he would be drowned and washed to sea.  The crane then lowered a fireman into the drain.  It was 9 feet deep!!!  So Einstein also fell 9 feet!   He gets the dog and brings it up.  No one knows if he's alive or not.


The fireman puts the dog - from the sewer - not knowing if he is dead or alive to my sister (still in work clothes).   And the amazing news is YES he is still alive!!!

Oh yes and animal control was there.  They told her that sometime within 4 days they would check on the dog and make sure he had been taken to the  vet - or she would get a $600 fine!  She told them she had him for 15 years of course she was going to bring him in that night.

 This is him right after getting him out of the sewer and taken home.  He looks a little shaken.

They go home - check him out - change clothes and cleaned Einstein.  She thought she ought to take him with her brother while the kids stayed home with daddy!  NO WAY!  So they ALL went into the ER vet.  Believe it or not - Einstein was fine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The vet said he would be stiff for a few days - lol, but he was okay.  Although they did find a heart murmur.  Hit by a car - thrown - goes down 9 feet into a sewer and was fine!    Of course it took forever and it was costly!!!

If all that isn't a miracle I don't know what it. 

Okay they are on their way home.  And you'll NEVER ever guess what happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  (Answer below!!!!!!!)


Thursday's Humor:
Two  brooms were hanging in the closet and after  a while they got to know each other so well, they decided to get married.


One broom  was, of course, the bride broom, the  other the groom broom.


The bride broom  looked very beautiful in her white  dress. The groom broom was handsome and  suave in his tuxedo. The wedding was lovely.  


After the wedding, at the wedding  dinner, the bride-broom  leaned over and said to the groom-broom,' I  think I am going to have a little whisk broom! '  


' IMPOSSIBLE ! ' said the groom broom.  
Are  you ready for this?
Brace yourself; this is  going to hurt !  ! !  ! !   !  

' WE  HAVEN ' T EVEN SWEPT  TOGETHER ! '   
Now for something to think about. 

A lot of hurting people out there I know and I thought this was pretty.





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ANSWER!  They were driving home - and she heard from behind a huge truck squealing on it's breaks.  No, it did not hit her.  It hit the car behind her and that car hit her!  


She actually told the car behind her not to worry about it - she drives a big car and there was not much damage.  She gives them her number if they need anything.


Well after all that - she was just thankful to get home with everyone alive.  See how you look at things is important!  Look at all what happened in one short day.


Now when she told me this yesterday - we were laughing and hooting and hollering. Not about Einstein, but about all that happened to her in one day. You have to admit it was funny or you would cry.  Only my sis can get into this much trouble (she takes after her big sis - I taught her well).  Lol - really she is a great sister and I'm blessed to have her even though she lives on the opposite coast.  :(

 

63 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I'm so glad Einstein is all right..poor little guy..what a horrible adventure.

Shelly said...

Oh, my goodness- what an adventure! I'm so glad Einstein and those in the car accident are OK-

Parsley said...

Oh wow...just wow! I'm glad that Einstein is okay. What a nightmare! Strikes me funny that animal control would threaten a fine.

Then..to have her car bumped into? WOW!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sandie it is amazing what can happen and we all survive! I am so glad Einstein is OK and one was hurt in the car accident. Your poor sister...I bet she needed to head to bed when she got home...of course with twins that didn't happen! Send her a hug from me! Linda

That corgi :) said...

oh my gosh Sandie! Your poor sister's family; glad that Einstein is okay, but what an "adventure". I am sure they will remember thisday for a VERY long time!

betty

val's alentejo blogspot.com said...

What an amazing story about Einstein..
Its more like the story of a cat , that has 9 lives!
He was very lucky.
Well done the firemen.!
Unbelievable, that your poor sister gets hit in the back of the car on their way home.. this reads like a storybook.
I am glad that no one was hurt Sandie.
Rather strange of the animal people to tell her she would get a fine.!!
thanks for sharing..
I have a half blind rescue dog.. and there is a one eyed guard dog in the family.
say hello to Einstein..
val xx

Nonnie said...

Okay! I had to skip over everything to see the answer. This is such a wonderful story and I love the way all the family stuck together through it and, of course, the hero firemen (to which I am partial, of course). What an unbelievable day for your sister and yes, miracles, yes, yes, yes! Einstein is one tough doggie. Glad your sis has one tough car and she's okay!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Poor Einstein. Good thing some people saw what happened and called 911 or no one would have known he was down there. That's one very lucky dog.

Renae said...

thank you, Miss Sandie. I needed to read the Tears-Prayer thing this morning. thank you.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Amazing miracle for Einstein. Wow, your sister had one interesting day.

TexWisGirl said...

i am so glad that day is over for all...

Comfypjs said...

Good grief! Thank God Einstein was ok and I'm sure your sister was glad that day was over.

Cranberry Morning said...

My heart was in my throat while reading this story of Einstein! Poor little guy. I'm so glad he survived. I won't tell Bridger (my sweet GSD) about that other German Shepherd. He would be so embarrassed. :-(

The rest of the week can certainly only get better, huh!

Jeanie said...

That is the kind of day that makes us grateful for the "boring ones". I'm glad everything turned out okay.

thisisme said...

Hi Sandie. I did smile about the tale of the two brooms! Well, what a miracle that was, indeed, about little Einstein. Bless! What a day your sister had. No wonder you had to laugh about it! Glad she wasn't hurt though when the car hit hers.

EM Illustrator said...

Hua that was some story, but glad it worked out well and that Einstein is well! Hugs x

Debby@Just Breathe said...

So glad Einstein is fine. What an incrediable story and day they had.

So your sister has twins who are young enough to be in a stroller!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

Einstein is one lucky dog! I bet your poor sister was glad when everyone was tucked into bed safe and sound and the day was over! Glad everyone and doggie is okay.

Furry Bottoms said...

9 ft into a sewer? THAT POOR DOG. He must have been terrified. He got hit by a car and didn't get hurt? Now that is amazing.

I suppose there's a reason to be thankful for sewers.

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Oh my, so glad that Einstein is all right. What a day for all concerned!

Miss Debbie said...

Oh my goodness...what a day and what a dog!!

Terra said...

I teared up as I read how Einstein survived. What a trooper he is to keep on going, and then your sis' car got hit on the way back, AMAZING! Her priorities are in the right place, and it is great she and Einstein are fine.

Maggie Ann said...

What a day of amazing events! I'm glad it turned out well all the way around. I was impressed that the fireman would decend 9 feet to look for a little dog that might have been washed out to the ocean. What a hero! And your 'broom' story is a delight...must show to hubby. Thanks for all the smiles!

The Boston Lady said...

Oh Sandie, this story is wonderful. I think Einstein has a little feline in him and has nine lives. You know at first I was outraged that animal control was there and said that about the vet and fine, but think how many people just dump or abandon their pets - I like to think they were on top of it and of course your sister was going to take him in. So glad everyone is okay. What a day! Ann

Gloria Hood said...

So happy everything turned out well!

Gina said...

Poor Einstein, but at least his story has a happy ending! Thank Goodness!

Sally said...

What a day, and what a story! Wow. So glad it turned out well.

Ann said...

Holy smokes, that was some eventful day. Glad it all turned out ok and that Einstein is going to be fine.

Sandy said...

That is unbelievable that so much could happen in one short day. I am praising the Lord that your sister, her family, and Einstein are all fine. God is so good!

Alice Arthigton said...

eep

Dee said...

Goodness...what a day for your sister and her family and of course sweet little Einstein.I hope he got a big chewy bone. Thankful no one was hurt in the fender bender. :-/

Shug said...

Oh my....poor Einstein! Are you sure he isn't a cat?? Nine lives and all?
Our little doggie (Bella) only has one eye as well....We sometimes have to be very patient with her because she only sees half of what most other dogs see. Especially when we are playing ball with her. she can't always see where the ball went, and therefore, it takes her extra time to find it.
so glad things ended up happy for your family...
Blessings.

silverthoughts2 said...

I'm very thankful that the dog is okay. So amazing that one little dog could survive all that.

And I'm starting to wonder whether your sister has the worst luck ever, or the absolute best luck. lol

Butterbean Row said...

What a story you have told us about poor little Einstein. I am so glad it was a happy ending. But then having the car accident...oh my, what a day!

Love Of Quilts said...

So glad its all good news.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Your sister's day was unbelievable. It's a blessing all turned out well for all of them. You'd have to laugh or cry about situations like those. Better to laugh and just be thankful, I guess. After all that I hope she has a quiet normal day tomorrow.

jack69 said...

An absolutely wonderful story, all in all. Any story that ends well is worth the tale. Thanks for posting and telling that one. But I really thought we were talking about Einstein!! I mean the long haired guy. LOL

Love the entry, you done well!!! (A good teacher!)

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

Ohhh my goodnes gracious Sandie!!
Sounds like she needs to crawl into bed for a couple of days or untill the stars get into a different alighnment!
Poor Einstein!! How we love our pets!!

Angela said...

Oh my gosh Sandie! That is a story that you hear about in the news! I'm so glad that little Einstein is alright! He sure looks great to be 15 years old! I'm glad no one was hurt in the car too! Incredible story!

Buttercup said...

I think Einstein has eighteen lives and he used several of them yesterday. So glad he's okay and what a day for your sister! Loved the broom joke.

Walking on Sunshine said...

Wow! What an incredible story! Glad the dog is okay and your sister's family has survived this "excitement!"

DaCraftyLady said...

What a story....Can't believe that little pup got hit by a car, fell and only has one eye and is still okay, strong little one...great story...~~Debb

Paula said...

Oh my goodness what a story, thanks for posting it and I like the broom story too.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That is an amazing story- and I love the words about Jesus hearing our tears.
love
tweedles

SweetMarie said...

Poor Einstein! What a long day for everyone! That is one lucky pup! Your sister sounds like a wonderful person with a HUGE heart! Something else you two have in common! I'm so happy everyone is okay.
Hugs,
Marie

KC said...

Oh my goodness, that was an eventful day! I'm so-oo happy to hear Einstein and the family are all safe.

Shame on the driver who hit Einstein and didn't stop to check!

Jim said...

Free dogs don't stay free very long do they Sandie? I am glad all is well now that it ended well.

Our old and blind Toto several years ago disappeared. Three days later she came back home, all muddy, with three other dogs bringing her. She lived a couple of more years still.

BTW, Adi had a heart murmer for many years. At first it was a two (2) which is the least a vet can hear and before she died it was a max of five (5). Her inefficient heart was finally her down fall.
..

BlueShell said...

Poor Einstein! Glad he's fine, after all. I was imagining the worst!!!
That was a miracle indeed! sorry to know about the car...but every one is Okay and that is what really matters! Love,
Isabel

Terri Buster said...

Oh my goodness- what a scary adventure for Einstein and the whole family- glad he is ok.

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness! What a miracle, indeed! I'm so glad Einstein is OK and what a wonderful family you have. Anyone who loves animals like that has to be special.

Granny Annie said...

Laugh or cry? Laugh or cry? I just don't know. I do know that I am exhausted from reading about their day so can imagine how they felt when they went to bed that night. Amazing story. Hooray for Einstein!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Wow. I'm glad Einstein is okay. He is like a cat - he has 9 lives!

Jo May said...

Einstein is one tuff little dawg!....so happy everyone is ok....isn't it amazing how things can change in just a minute.....yall be careful...have a great weekend....and please tell sis also be blessed!!!

Knitty said...

Amazing just how much can happen in one day, isn't it? Glad everyone is ok.

Susan said...

Holy smokes, Sandie. Your sis really DID have some miracles happen in her life yesterday. So glad the little doggie is okay. Man, that was quite a story! You should write that one up for an animal publication! Miracles DO happen!

So glad no one was hurt in the accident, too. Susan

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That really was an intervention from God. What a wonderful story and great outcome!

Love and miss you, lady. My email has a virus, and I just abandonned it. I have been sick, no computer, have to borrow Mr.'s IPAD when he will let me, and we are up to our eyeballs in house repairs. Hope to get a computer when some of the house things quit being so costly.

Love you much...

XOXOXOX,

Sheila

Belle said...

Wow, that is an amazing story! I'm so glad Einstein was okay. We had a cat who ran into a car and her nose was scraped, but she ended up fine too.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

OMG....now that is an amazing story. I love it..not that your sister got her car hit....but that eistein was resuced and is doing well. Amazing.

And loved the brooms!!!

The Jones Family said...

Quite a story about little Einstein.Lots of mishaps in your family this week, but glad to hear that everyone is OK. Enjoy your weekend.

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh wow, what a day your sister and her family had. I'm glad to hear Einstein is fine. I'm also glad the accident was serious.

Love the Broom joke!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That was enough for a week of posts! What a crazy story....I'm glad it had a kinda happy ending! OH MY! And yes...the broom story was very cute! Hugs!

Starry Dawn said...

Hi Sandie,
Wooowww!! What an amazing story you are telling us about Einstein, the dog!!
I believe in the power of miracles. God is an amazing God.
Have a great weekend, Sandie!
Thank you for sharing your wonderful thoughts, your Emails and heartfelt comments in my blogs!! You are a super friend.
God may bless you all!!
All the best,
Poet Starry.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

What a double Wham of A story.

Glad Sis was okay.

Oh thank goodness for Einstein.