The View From Here – Has This Ever Happened To You
Have you ever had something happen to you – an accident or injury or just embarrassing situation (smile) that was caused by your fur baby? I have. Because it happened yesterday and the bruises prove it. So does the lingering embarrassment.
I was leaving work yesterday, (and by that I mean leaving my craft room and going downstairs to the kitchen). I stepped on something, and suddenly I was tumbling down the stairs, grasping at anything to catch my fall as I went. Step by step. I felt like I was falling down in slow motion. Like I could it happening from up above.
I didn’t see anything on the stairs before I slipped. I looked around, as I tried to gather my thoughts. Don’t look to the light. (kidding). Trying to figure out if I was still in one piece. It felt like the fall took forever.
Then I saw him.
Sheldon. The cat. Sitting quietly at the top of the stairs. Staring at me. I know he was laughing. He had been on the stair. I didn’t see him. He didn’t even make a sound.
The noise of the fall caused a commotion in my household. Everyone came running to show their concern. Well, my husband did. I’m sure he tried to hide a smile and a laugh. And if I wasnt’ so mad, I probably would have laughed to. My kids came out of their rooms a few minutes later. My 17 year old said “Did you fall down the stairs again?” with a grin.
Yep, again. Because when our cat was still just a kitten sitting on the stairs, he clawed me one morning. As I was making the journey down the stairs. Got me right in the ankle and sent me tumbling.
It’s one of those moments in time you never forget. You’re feeling hurt – pride and body.
And you’re pretty sure your cat knew exactly what he was doing.