"Hey…how could a strapping young 3 lb Chihuahua be disillusioned on a
beautiful late spring day? My “master” Barbara gives me all the
amenities of “Chihuahuadom” spoiling me every time my big loving eyes
look into hers. This morning I’ve convinced her that I need to go out
early, smell the dandelions and yeah do my thing. Wow what a day with
all those large birds flying around… big black and yellow buzzing things
and dandelions that I could get lost in if I not careful. OK be careful
now can’t end up dandelion wine at such an early age, why I’m only a
Heads up now I need to convince her that I’ll go much quicker if she
lets me off the leash. Besides I need to take a power run and feel the
wind in my sails. Whiner whimper whim…ruff ruff whimper that ought to do
it. Good I’m free and it’s a fair wind to sail by... zoooooom warp speed
and jump high right over that lilac scrub turning on a dime and keeping
the 9 cents change.
Gizmo halted abruptly standing motionless as a Chihuahua could,
shiver almost imperceptibly looking into the eyes of an alien creature.
Gizmo thought he remembered this strange creature from the grandkids
animal book. Barbara’s grandchild Cyrus called it a wabbit but Gizmo
thought it was spelled rabbit yes, yes looks just like that
The rabbit looked directly into Gizmo’s eyes meaning business from the
get go. Gizmo stared back directly into the mind of that rabbit
understanding that a test of manhood was about to happen. The rabbit
charged turning fast and kicking sod into Gizmo’s face. Not bad thought
Gizmo but let’s see what a Chihuahua with an attitude can do as teeth
were bearing in a “heartbeat” maneuver to dismember AKA bugs in a swift
counter move lunging at the throat of this overgrown fur hopper.
Missed… as the rabbit ran to parts unknown, but just as well because
it was a fine morning and nature truly was calling but where. A little
more investigation into “where” might resolve internal issues. Ah hah,
that lilac bush I jumped over looked promising and maybe there was a
reason for it all. Ok I’ll leave a calling card for bugs just to let him
know whose boss and I’m too young for girls just yet. Bing, Bong, Plop
Barbara’s got that look in her eyes that it’s time to go in but just not
yet there’s still time for a final sortie at warp speed through the
flower bed, around the house, five circles around Barbara and then a
flyby through the magical dandelion forest. Wwwrrr, Grrrr, zoom, zip,
catch air, pirouette and high five round the Maypole, this is living man, I’m
“Damn I’ve got bald faced hornets on my tail and I think they’re locked in!!!”
Gizmo exclaimed as he did a quick evasive roll over and looked back. “Damn, it looks like I disturbed the
hornet’s nest and their angry sure enough out to do me in.”
The roll over only delayed very briefly the inevitable as an elite ‘Top Gun’ knifed a barb into
Gizmo’s rear flank with deft precision. “Damn I’ve been hit!” Gizmo’s high-speed sortie fell apart and
crashed into dandelions sending up a plume of billowing seeds. Wreaked big time! The thrill of victory and the
agony of defeat all in one fell swoop!
The highly venomous sting swiftly went to work causing excruciating pain, swelling,
rapid heart rate and difficultly in breathing. Gizmo was in dire straights and needed help quickly.
Barbara was standing nearby and was forced to get out of the way of marauding hornets.
The hornets retreated and as Barbara approached Gizmo she knew that quick action was required.
This was an emergency trip to the San Juan Veterinary Hospital.
The continuing adventures of Gizmo the Personified Chihuahua takes us to the
pet hospital where the unexpected happens. Life’s lessons doled out after a brief time of freedom.
Seems paradoxical doesn’t it?
Gizmo and the Pet Hospital Experience next...