Life with Jasmine and Juliet, Our Rescued Dachshunds

Random notes on our experience with our two rescued miniature dachshunds

Scary Fall

on July 19, 2009

Jasmine and I were coming down the stairs this morning when she tripped, went sliding down the stairs (about 6 stairs) and across the small tiled landing below.  She hit the baby gate against the wall and scrambled away, narrowly missing the gate that came crashing down. I screamed “Jasmine” as she ran away.

I was SO afraid that she hurt her back again. I followed her into the family room and she was nowhere in sight. She finally emerged from behind the recliner, very reluctant to leave the safety of the small, dark space. I called her several times and she finally came out and went outside with me. After we came inside, she was very skittish and quiet. She went back to her bed in the family room and plopped down. She was sheepish.

I fixed her breakfast and called her. No excitement. She finally came into the kitchen and sat on the rug in front of the sink. She didn’t eat. This was worrying me even more.  She finally ate her breakfast and went back to her bed in the family room. I left and ran some errands, and when I got back, she didn’t run to greet me. Oh, bad sign. I was really getting concerned that she was hurting in some way. I finally coaxed her out of her bed with the usual “Have you been a good girl? Would you like a bone?” routine.  She ran around with a waggy tail as usual. *whew* What a relief.

I’m going to keep an eye on her all day and evening to make sure that she is okay, but I think my screaming made her more skittish than anything. Poor baby.

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2 responses to “Scary Fall

  1. jadepark says:

    Hi I looove the stories about Jasmine! You are such a good doggie mom. 🙂

    I have 2 dachshunds myself–they’re 11 and 16 years old. The 16 year old has had 2 spinal surgeries to date–so forgive me for being so hypervigilant about this but I don’t want anyone going through the pain that my dog and I have gone through: they shouldn’t go up and down stairs at all. Even though they LOVE to break those rules! 🙂

  2. Erica says:

    So glad to hear she’s okay — that would have terrified me!

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