Daddy Took a Tumble

20 Dec

20131216-085052.jpg Bless little daddy’s heart. He was out working in the yard with our next door neighbor, Big Daddy. Big Daddy was so nice to cut down a tree and a bush in our front yard of the Hotel Thompson. Mommy has always hated these two trees. They kind of cover the front door area and you know for safety reasons, she wanted them gone like yesterday. So, Big Daddy cut them down and my daddy was helping to drag/carry them to the back of Big Daddy’s house where he would later burn them. In this picture to the left, Big Daddy’s house is on the right and our Hotel Thompson is on the left.

There’s a storm drainage that runs to the left side of the picture where you see all of those trees/bushes. . Now remember, daddy has limited vision. But, of course he could take the limbs and such to the back of the white shed in this picture, right?


Well, apparently not. Daddy was taking limbs down and miscalculated where he was. Before Big Daddy could scream or say anything, daddy went boom and walked right off in the storm drainage. It’s probably about 4-5 feet down. I’m not sure who was more scared – daddy or Big Daddy.

Daddy took a bad tumble. He didn’t get hurt bad. He got a lot of scrapes and bruises. It could have been a lot worse. But my daddy, he’s a toughie. He told Big Daddy that he had been hit worse during his football days. But still, that was a good tumble. I know that Big Daddy got scared.

And you know what, neither of them called mommy at the worky place right off… which was probably a good thing. Daddy went inside of the Hotel Thompson, took off all of his wet clothes and took a hot shower. Let’s just say he had more leaves on him than in a cup of hot tea.

He finally broke down and called mommy before she got off work just to give her a heads up. He acted like it wasn’t a big deal and everything was fine. But on the way home, Big Daddy called mommy and told her what happened as well. And it’s funny how men try to hide things. Daddy has let it out a little here and there about how when he fell, there were some sharp rocks that fell right between his legs but didn’t hit him. I think someone was watching out for my daddy this day.

Do ya’lls humans ever do anything like this that has scared the bejeesus out of you? I was so concerned this day with daddy that I kept going up to him and bunting him with my snout checking on him. I even whined a couple of times to let him know I was there for him.



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52 responses to “Daddy Took a Tumble

  1. digitalgranny

    12/20/2013 at 1:24 am

    thank goodness your Daddy is ok. One time I was walking on the dock out at the lake and wasn”t watching where I was going, and fell right off of the dock into the lake.
    It was fall and other than get really cold I was ok.
    I felt so foolish and my sons were really scared.

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:04 am

      I bet they were scared! That would have frightened this little piggy to see you go off and fall into the water. But of course, I would have jumped in to save you my friend 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  2. gentlestitches

    12/20/2013 at 1:42 am

    I am so glad he is OK! He is so brave because that type of injury would cause pain. You tell Mom to give him extra love and attention and good for you keeping your piggy eyes on him. 🙂

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:05 am

      Yes ma’am. I certainly will. Just fortunately when he fell, he didn’t ‘jerk’ his body like he would have if he had seen he was falling. Does that make sense? And of course, mommy keeps hearing little tidbits from what happened that he didn’t tell her originally. Like that the two sharp bricks that were right between his legs that didn’t touch him. If they had of, he would have been cut badly for sure instead of just bruises and scrapes. I know it scared my mommy. XOXO – Bacon

      • gentlestitches

        12/20/2013 at 8:27 pm

        yes it does make sense. It sounds like a very narrow escape and I am glad he is in one piece for Christmas. 🙂

  3. Sue Ellen

    12/20/2013 at 2:05 am

    Oh dear…your daddy will be sore in odd places for a few days. =/ So, Bacon you ‘must’ keep a close watch in your daddy and bunt him gently to let him know you love him. We don’t like it when our clan folks hurt….. Lucy & Mac (scotty dogs) ♪ RoOodles~~~~~~~~~~~

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:06 am

      This is true and I will my sweet dear friends. I’ve been trying to be extra good to him and help guide him around the house. He’s gotten quite a ‘goose egg’ on the back of one of his arms. And like you said, he’s sore with lots of colorful brown, green and blue marks all over. XOXO – Bacon

  4. thehappyhugger

    12/20/2013 at 4:45 am

    AW, poor daddy. Falling like that can be quite traumatic. :/

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:07 am

      I think it was to everyone. Big Daddy was a distance off and was keeping his eyes out for him but had turned to get some limbs to bring down as well. He looked up and saw him walk right off into the ditch. It was definitely a scary moment. XOXO – Bacon

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    12/20/2013 at 6:26 am

    Maybe your daddy could be a Hollywood stuntman. They get paid to fall a lot and not get hurt. He’s a tough cookie, and we agree – somebody was looking out for him. I hope he feels better soon. You are clearly the best medicine for him! Stay close.

    Love and licks,

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:08 am

      Thanks Cupcake. He is full of stunts – that’s the truth – snorts. I’m sitting on the couch right beside him today to keep him warm and loved. I haven’t done that in some time. I just want to keep a good eye on him for mommy. XOXO – Bacon

  6. fozziemum

    12/20/2013 at 6:38 am

    Geez Louise Bacon..poor dad!! must have given him and Big Daddy a scare….nothing worse than us humans slipping and hurting ourselves…I hope daddy doesn’t wake up too sore and ouchie..I yelled at a teenage boy today as he stepped in front of a car without looking…his hand hit the bonnet lucky the lady stopped but he didn’t even say thankyou….I would have been better off being on look out for your dad!! hugs to dad Bacon Fozziemum xxx

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:10 am

      aaww – that is true. Daddy is a true loving character and he’s trying to joke through this today with mommy but we all know. He’s hurting a bit. It hurt his left side mostly. His side is scratched up pretty bad, his left arm underneath it all the way down to his hand. You know he’s still daddy when he told the neighbor, “Quick get your camera so I can take pictures of my honey beating me up.” Really daddy? Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        12/20/2013 at 4:32 pm

        Poor daddy but haahhahaha mums always know when dads are telling fibs though 😉 hugs to dad Fozziemum xx

      • PigLove

        12/20/2013 at 5:00 pm

        Yes they do! I think he might be feeling a bit better this afternoon. I hope so anyway. XOXO – Bacon

      • fozziemum

        12/21/2013 at 7:35 am

        I do too’s not nice having a tumble..had a few in my time 😉 Fozziemum xxxxxx

  7. rumpydog

    12/20/2013 at 7:13 am


    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:11 am

      Yeah – I think that’s exactly what he said too my friend. XOXO – Bacon

  8. Photography Journal Blog

    12/20/2013 at 7:51 am

    I’m glad your Daddy is OK and also that you are around to keep an eye on him.

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:12 am

      I’m trying today while mommy is off at the worky place. Daddy didn’t want her to stay home and miss work – the end of the year is tough on her especially with trying to take some off next week. He’s been okay this morning. I’m giving him extra snuggles. XOXO – Bacon

  9. Pix Under the Oaks

    12/20/2013 at 8:21 am

    So glad your Daddy is ok Bacon! That is skeery!! CH, the Husband, scares the bejeesus out of me all the time. Like when he got on the roof and wouldn’t get back down. He is afraid of heights.. but he is a pilot.. go figure! And this summer when he hurt his back cutting up a tree. We may be ready for a 55 plus community.. 😀 Hope all is calm at Hotel Thompson and your Daddy isn’t too sore today.

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:16 am

      These guys do know how to frighten our mommies, right? Big Daddy helps us a lot so daddy thought he could help with bringing the limbs/branches down to the back of his yard for burning. He’s done that trip so many times. He just got off balance and went boom. What was his first words when Big Daddy got to him? “That’s an ouchie”. That’s my tough daddy. XOXO – Bacon

  10. sakuraandme

    12/20/2013 at 9:04 am

    Oh Bacon that’s terrible. Really glad he’s okay and not too sore from the ordeal. Men always brush things off, don’t they? Nothing worse than being in hospital for Christmas so thank goodness it didn’t happen. Hugs to you, Paula xxx

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:19 am

      This is so true. No big damage. In fact, daddy told Big Daddy that more than anything he’s ego was hurt because he feels he can’t do the simplest of things anymore with his vision problems. I told mommy that I would make him feel better today in that aspect. I’m going to give him my services and be his seeing eye pig all day. XOXO – Bacon

      • sakuraandme

        12/20/2013 at 9:27 am

        Ohhh that is the sweetest thing and I bet Mommy is so happy with you. 🙂 Go Bacon! Hugs and nite from Oz. xxxx

  11. sheilaenglehart

    12/20/2013 at 9:15 am

    Sounds like your Daddy is as tough as you, Bacon. But Daddy’s do try to pretend they are tougher than they really are sometimes.

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 9:22 am

      I do believe you are right and he is playing the ‘tough’ role today. As soon as mommy left, I heard him groan. I’m cuddling with him now to make everything better. XOXO – Bacon

  12. easyweimaraner

    12/20/2013 at 10:37 am

    Please take good care of your daddy, brother. Dads are heroes and they ignore all pains and wounds. But they mostly underestimate things. My dad did that too once and the consequences were really bad. Please give your dad a hug from me ( a big one).

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 11:48 am

      Sure will bro. He’s being good today, staying on his heating pad right beside me. He’s getting kind of colorful as the day goes on. Mom has called and checked on him a couple of times. I told dad to take it easy today or I would text mommy. So far, so good. I’ll go give him some sloppy hugs and kisses from you now. XOXO – Bacon

  13. Lori Fontanes

    12/20/2013 at 11:23 am

    OMGP!!! That was too close for comfort! Guardian angel on duty that day, for sure!!!

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 11:51 am

      Yes there was. It’s funny how dad tells mom about all of these ‘other’ factors that he didn’t tell her right off isn’t it. Why are dads like that? The bad thing is when he fell, he fell on his bad side that took a hit in a car accident several years back. It looks like he’s been in a boxing match right now. But sshhh – don’t tell mommy that right now okay. XOXO – Bacon

  14. Misaki

    12/20/2013 at 12:01 pm

    Oh no your poor daddy, so glad he’s ok. I bet he’s touched you’re so concerned for him xxx

    • PigLove

      12/20/2013 at 12:36 pm

      Yeah – I wouldn’t quite put it that way – snorts. He says I’m ‘underfoot’ today. I’m not sure what that means. I’m just trying to keep an eye out on him for mommy. XOXO- Bacon

  15. katsrus

    12/20/2013 at 5:49 pm

    So glad he didn’t break anything. Still sounds painful. I have fell down my deck stairs. They get slick in the winter. Not fun.
    Sue B

    • PigLove

      12/24/2013 at 8:46 am

      Falling down the deck is awful my friend. Mommy has taken that tumble a couple of times and believe me I know first hoof. I did too not too long ago. Shivers. You be careful! XOXO – Bacon

  16. mrsbearfoot

    12/20/2013 at 10:54 pm

    Oooh, that was scary! I’m so glad your daddy didn’t get hurt worse than he did. I’ll bet he bruised his pride more than anything. 😉 Hope he feels better soon.


    • PigLove

      12/21/2013 at 6:50 pm

      Thank you my friend. I think you’re right. His pride was bruised more. He’s doing much better today. XOXO – Bacon

  17. Bassa's Blog

    12/21/2013 at 3:11 am

    Phew! That was a lucky escape. Please tell him to be very careful.

    • PigLove

      12/21/2013 at 6:52 pm

      Will do my friend. I’m gal he’s feeling a lot better today. XOXO – Bacon

  18. The Dancing Rider

    12/21/2013 at 4:54 pm

    Hope your dad is ok, and better now! That is scary, and I’m so glad this was not worse! Yuletide blessings come in a lot of different ways. This was certainly one of them. I’m happy you are there snuggling with him Bacon. Hugs!

    • PigLove

      12/21/2013 at 7:04 pm

      Thank you my sweet friend. He is going much better today. He’s a lot more colorful and a lot less pain. He was feeling so much better that he and mom went out on a day night tonight. That was good. XOXO – Bacon

  19. speedyrabbit

    12/22/2013 at 2:09 am

    Oh dear that’s the sort of thing my Daddy does too…maybe its in their job description of being a daddy?xx Speedy

    • PigLove

      12/22/2013 at 5:10 pm

      I think you are right. It’s like they show no fear isn’t it? XOXO – Bacon

  20. Leo

    12/22/2013 at 9:40 am

    Hi Bacon,
    Snork,I`m glad he is OK. He is lucky not to be accident prone as i am sometimes. we had to take a very long branch off a tree that overhung next doors garden. I climbed up and drilled a lot of holes through as my saw didn`t work very well on wet wood. I then put a rope around the end of it and my wife and I pulled.It was quite a battle as we were see sawing on the end of the rope. It started to rain but we had to finish so we wrapped the rope around us and gave a great tug, the branch broke and we ended up in a muddy puddle with the tree across my legs.The moral being, always plan the job and think of what the outcome could be when you don`t. 🙂 Going to take Alice Christmas goodies on Boxing Day. Have a great Christmas and hope you get some cake as you must have a sweet tooth like Alice.

    • PigLove

      12/22/2013 at 5:18 pm

      Aaww you daddies have no fear my friend. Please be careful. No more shenanigans. And yes I have a sweet tooth too. This is the perfect time of the year for it. Mom has given me some things but not a lot. Have a great Christmas my friend! XOXO – Bacon

  21. Pawsitively Humane

    12/22/2013 at 11:49 pm

    Hello! Our first time here. We are friends with Coccolino and saw your blog comment regarding Pignata!
    Tell your big daddy to have some wine to soften the fall. We have one bottle featuring pigs! Because pigs are pets too!

    • PigLove

      12/23/2013 at 6:41 am

      That is so adorable! Pigs are pets? Snorts. I think I’m family 🙂 PLOL (piggy laughing out loud)! XOXO – Bacon

  22. Basil

    12/23/2013 at 5:04 am

    Hope your dad is feeling a little better now!

    • PigLove

      12/23/2013 at 6:44 am

      He most definitely is my friend. Thank you for asking. He’s back to getting in trouble again – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

      • Basil

        12/23/2013 at 8:49 am

        Getting back into trouble – at least we know where you get it from!

      • PigLove

        12/23/2013 at 8:51 am

        Snorts – looks around innocently – “Who me?!” Snorts. XOXO – Bacon


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