Just PASS a FROZEN bag of peas, PLEASE!

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Just pass a FROZEN bag of peas, PLEASE!

My second Golden Retriever, Trevor Triever, was a free spirit. He lived life on his own terms. He was a Golden Goof Ball and I loved him for it. He could always make me laugh.

Anyway, we were out by the garage playing fetch many moons ago. 

Next thing I knew, he ran smack dab into me by mistake and there I landed ungloriously sprawled out on the ground at Mosquito Gulch.

I somehow got up the hill, inside the house, and gathered the composure to call my childhood best friend.

Her Mom had been a Nurse so of course she knew everything about how to handle my moans and groans and swells and bruises.

Since I did not have an ice pack, she suggested putting a bag of frozen peas over my swollen ankle.

Trevor Triever grabbed that bag of peas and took off running with it in  the great room. To my complete surprise, and to  his complete delight, next thing I knew I had peas everywhere.

Fast forward many years to my fourth Golden Retriever, Riley Rover.

I came home last night and fell flat on my face again. My new DEE sign riders were tossed on the living room floor by yours truly en route to storage in the garage. Total early Fall unexpected darkness and lots of miscalculation later, I was sprawled out at Mosquito Gulch all over AGAIN.

One bumped head, many bruises and swollen everywhere later, I started to grab for the Advil and a bag of frozen peas. I couldn't help but think of Trevor Triever and his MAD dash around the great room with the bag full of peas. He was so proud of himself.

So this time I grabbed the Advil plus three Zip Lock Bags with ice and washcloths in each one. Many years later it is Riley Rover is snoozing away at my side. Somehow instead of focusing on all the bumps and bruises I can't stop smiling about my Boy, Trevor Triever, and the frozen peas. I still love you, Boy, and after all these years you can still make me laugh.

Note to self, next time take the newly delivered signs straight to the garage. It's not worth cleaning up all the peas.

P.S. Mucho thanks to @MargaretRome for the makeshift ice bag idea! 

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William Johnson
Retired - La Jolla, CA
Retired Real Estate Professional

Hi Cheryl, Geez, If that had happened to me, I would have not ever thought to write. You turned this mishap into a wonderful story with what seems like a happy ( memory) ending.

Sep 02, 2014 04:45 PM #1
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

William Johnson I am covered in ice bags. What else can I do? Chuckle! 

Sep 02, 2014 05:02 PM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Cheryl.... oh, how I love Goldies.... my grandson, Joshua, has two.... Rocco and Roxie.... Roxie is his free spirit.... and those goldies love their grammy!!!  I always make my ice packs with frozen peas....a much "smoother more comfortable" feeling rather than ice.

Sep 02, 2014 07:35 PM #3
Chris Griffith
Downing-Frye Realty, Bonita Springs, FL - Bonita Springs, FL
Bonita Springs Listing Agent

I've only got frozen Edamame in my freezer.  Does that work? Hope you feel better soon.

Sep 02, 2014 07:58 PM #4
Liz and Bill Spear
RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com - Mason, OH
RE/MAX Elite Warren County OH (Cincinnati/Dayton)

Cheryl, Hope you feel better soon!  Seems like it's the season for falls in Active Rain!

Sep 02, 2014 08:42 PM #5
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Cheryl, I hope you recover soon. Thanks for sharing the idea of  using zip lock bags

Sep 02, 2014 09:22 PM #6
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Cheryl and hope you are now feeling better. Our pups always live in our hearts......

Sep 02, 2014 10:08 PM #7
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

Cheryl hope you are feeling better today.  I dog sat my friends Golden this weekend.  Can't help but love their enthusiasm for life.  Goldens alway seem to have a doggie smile on their face. 

Sep 02, 2014 10:20 PM #8
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Goldens are just such special spirits!  Sorry to hear about your fall but glad it brought back such great memories. 

Sep 03, 2014 12:16 AM #9
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Glad to see you blogging. Guess you must be alright. Was so sorry about your fall and glad the zip lock bags worked as ice bags. Continue to heal quickly and completely!

Thanks for the mention.

Sep 03, 2014 02:15 PM #10
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

sorry about your "spill" no pun intended.  Glad you have funny memories to make you smile through the pain.

Sep 03, 2014 03:26 PM #11
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