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I answered the phone and immediately heard my husband say, “I don’t know how it happened.  I was driving no more than 5 miles an hour ….”  My heart sank while visualizing every emergency imaginable.  As it turns out, Scooter, our 3-month old Great Pyrenees puppy (which is 3 times the size of dogs his age) took a flying leap out of the back of the pickup.

You have to understand, Scooter has never jumped out of the back seat of the pickup, let alone the truck bed.  He’s a very careful pup.  While driving VERY slowly through the back pasture, hubby looked back in the bed to see Scooter put one paw on the side of the truck, then the other, all the while yelling, “Scooter don’t!” … then WHOOOOSH … Scotter landed about 4 feet and one somersault to the ground.

Scooter was hurt and whimpering, so we both rushed to the vet, who showed us the break and said surgery would take care of the problem.  I think she was trying to make us feel better when she said this is a very common occurrence in the country.  That didn’t help me … I was still boohooing my eyes out.

I can see how a puppy would be excited with the wind blowing in his face, thinking he’s invincible.  As Scooter took his flying leap off the side of the truck he may have felt he was bungie jumping, only the bungie didn’t work.

I’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel that child-like exhilaration and to see the world through their eyes.  Lord, let me see You like they do.


Matthew 18:3              “Truly I say to you, unless you are converted and become like children, you will not enter the kingdom of heaven.”


Tagged: broken leg, child like, Great Pyrenees, leap out, puppy, surgery, vet

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