Maggie is on suicide watch

I was supposed to go to a bridal shower yesterday but apparently Maggie didn’t want me to go. I had the gifts wrapped and in the back of the CR-V. I was dressed and had my heels on. I actually took time to do my hair and put on make-up. I was ready really early because I still needed to pick up a card for the bride & groom.

I fed the girls and then let them outside to potty again while I finished up. I was walking from the bedroom to the kitchen and noticed a lot of movement in the pool. Then Baby comes and slams herself up against the patio door. (The last time she did this was with Bell so I freaked out.) She did it again as I was going over there. She saw me and ran towards the pool where I could see a very freaked out Maggie on the far end.

By the time I got the door open she was underwater. She’s not a strong swimmer by any means and she panics as soon as she is put into water. As I’m running over there I’m trying to decide if I need to jump in to get her or if it would be better to reach in and pull her out from the side. I decided to go for the side to not make any more waves.

I pulled her out and put her on the sidewalk and she wasn’t doing anything. I started pushing her and hitting (not hard) on her side. By now I am thinking that I can’t lose two dogs in two months. Then she blinked, puked at little water, coughed, got up and ran away. I grabbed her and ran inside. I put her in the bathtub and turned on the hot water. She was violently shaking. I’m not sure if it was from fear or the cold-ass water in the pool.

I’m freaking out trying to get her warmed up and calmed down. I call Tara to tell her I probably won’t be going to the shower and then I call JH & Ash. I don’t know why I called them. Last I checked they are not vets or neurologists. Not sure what I expected them to do, but JH is always calm & Ash seems like she would be good in a crisis.

JH came over right after I got Maggie out of the tub. We sat on the couch with her while she dried off & calmed down. She’s fine now. She ate this morning and isn’t acting any differently than she usually does. JH thinks we should get her some arm floaties in case she falls in again. I might look into that.

About SP

Recovering pharmacy technician, History BA, wife to a workaholic, mommy to one pup and two boys, epileptic, vegetarian. I've got a mouth like a sailor & find myself becoming more cynical & more liberal all the time.
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