3 & 5 Year Old Labs Save the Day and Me
In December 2010 I had a total knee replacement. The surgery was okay but the recovery left a lot to be desired. I was sent home after five day on oxygen with a walker. Rehab was done in the home by a visiting nurse. The walker and lengthy tubing were both a nuisance but I endured with a “can do attitude”. In my PJ’s and robe one day about a week after I returned home I decided I needed to vacuum the house. My husband was at work and I was on my own. I finished vacuuming several rooms when I began to feel funny, like I was going to faint. Everything started to go gray; that is all I remember. Sandi, the 3 year old Yellow Lab turned off the vacuum cleaner with her paw and Sunny, our 5 year old rescue Yellow Lab stood pressed against the walker, determined to keep me upright even though the world was spinning faster and faster. Sandi positioned herself on the other side of the walker and pressed against it too. Like Lassie saving her master, the girls marched me straight down the hall into my bedroom where they deposited me on the bed.
When my husband arrived home several hours later, discovering me in bed, he wanted to know why the walker was haphazardly thrown against the foot of the bed. I said I didn’t know. He wondered aloud why I was in bed with a dog on each side of me like life guards. I said I didn’t remember how I ended up there.
To me Sandi and Sunny were my Angels that day. They demonstrated their love and concern having no training on how to handle the situation. Their natural instincts kicked in to save me from a fall.
Myrna Lou Goldbaum is a Master Palmist and Author of 4 books. She has always had Labs for pets. When she conducts palm readings in the house both dogs remain in the room with every guest to protect her. They greet each guest and escort them from the front door down the hall to the den/office. When their session is over both dogs stretch and then politely escort the person back down the hall to the front door.
Myrna Lou Goldbaum www.myrnaloupalmistry.com
573 Park Estates Sq. firstname.lastname@example.org
Venice FL 34293 941-412-4916
Soul Mate Specialist