Fall in the Fall?

Short Story

The air was cool and the ground was wet from the rain earlier on in the day. The skies were bursting with bright colors of pastel blue, hints of orange and yellow, and there were a few lingering rain clouds above the old buildings which surround my neighborhood. Evidence of late autumn portrayed itself well. The cool air that I was feeling would be considered warm in just a month or so more.

I was out with my dog, he had to go! Then, he had to go play his usual sniffing game, which was quickly followed with his usual chase! He enjoys chasing whatever moves;  leaves, other dogs, cars, people, and his all-time favorite… cats!

During our outings, I always keep my focus on him. If he moves… I move! If he moves too fast… I slow him down. It takes balance and coordination on my part, to keep our duo in motion, rather than not in motion (which would mean a dreadful fall for me of course).

On this walk, I tried my best not to slip as my dog pulled me along the slippery walkway. He is a big dog you see, a German Sheppard with great strength. Our normal path was full of goldish-yellow leaves which made me feel autumn’s presence. I was so enthralled in the moment that I failed to see the cat hiding under the bush nearby. Although I did not fall when my dog bolted for the clever feline, I was glad that the cat disappeared quick enough for me to get my boy under control. With my heart pounding, because I nearly fell, I stood there thanking God for helping me out of what could have been a bad fall. I was so happy that I did not fall in the fall.

img_8269Psalm 46:5 King James Version God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

The last time I fell, I hit myself really hard on my backside. I wasn’t able to run for weeks afterward, so I do focus on protecting myself because of this.

How are you with balance and coordination? Do you have a dog that makes you work for it like I do?

I hope that you all are doing well!

Christy 🙂

24 thoughts on “Fall in the Fall?

  1. Author Ryan Callahan says:

    I grew up with a dog, but we don’t have one now. I always had pretty good balance. Skateboarded when I was a kid and had many great days snowboarding in my 20s and 30s. I can still snowboard, but I need to be more careful with my 40 year old body. Mostly I just chill now. I’ve taken some bad falls on my head snowboarding and I don’t want anymore of those! Nothing fun about a concussion! I’m glad you didn’t get hurt! God bless!

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  2. mindscopecounselling says:

    Thanks for your posts. Yes, I regularly trip over my left foot because it doesn’t always lift up enough and so I fall over often! And that’s just me….without a dog pulling me over! My last fall has taken months for my damaged knees to heal so, like you, I am very careful around this beautiful time of year. Glad you didn’t fall this time! 😉

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  3. Invisibly Me says:

    Very glad you didn’t have a fall! I’m also glad the cat escaped to spare any ensuing feline-canine fight. Balance is an odd one because usually I’m fine, but sometimes I can be all over the place for no reason (I’m also the sort of person who trips over her own feet though)! 🙂
    Caz xx

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