Even though it wasn't raining on my morning walk with Wrigs, the ground was still very wet and slick. Some of the sidewalks are moss covered and even with treaded shoes, it's still VERY slippery. Wrigs saw a squirrel (aka "the enemy" as Wrigs likes to call them) and tried to bolt off the sidewalk to chase. He couldn't get leverage and ended up falling face first in mud. It was one of the funniest things I've ever seen. He's totally fine of course, but both his front legs splayed out to the sides and then quickly tucked into his chest, all in one swift move as he nose dived into the mud. I am laughing about it again now as I type because it was just so damn funny.
Wrigs wasn't the only one who humiliated himself this morning. While walking downhill, I slipped but caught myself before hitting the ground but when I threw my hands out to stop my fall I launched Wrig's poo bag in a backward toss and it came within centimeters of hitting me in the face! A neighbor (thank GOD, not the one we threw poo at) saw me do this as he was leaving for work and I'm sure it looked as though I was purposely trying to smack myself in the face with the steaming bag of shit.
I'm very lucky I didn't fall because I could have easily suffered a broken limb or worse. For those of you living in a slippery, slimey climate, just be careful walking, running, jogging, etc. This is the time of year people are rushing to get everything done and maybe don't take those extra precautions when running from place to place. But if you're going to fall I hope you do so carefully and with grace. And without a bag of poo in your hand.