By Karen Malone Wright
Feeling the need to lighten up a little bit? This ought to do it. I give you the Yes, This Really Happened story of my good friend, Beverly (not her real name), a NotMom by Chance.
She asked me to share her story here, and I’m happy to do so because every time I think of it, I laugh out loud. I think you will, too.
Animals are Beverly’s passion, especially dogs. She is active with local rescue kennels and believes in hands-on pet care. Two examples: For more than a year, she managed meds and injections for her beloved diabetic Chihuahua. She’s also been known to spend hundreds of dollars at the emergency vet at 3:00 in the morning to save a $10.00 parakeet from K-Mart. (#JustSayin)
Right now, Beverly’s household includes two rescued dogs, a Rottweiller and a pit bull. They are sweet dogs who know they’ve been given a second chance. The Rotty is especially protective of his adoptive Mom.
In a nutshell, Beverly sat on her living room couch and attempted to clip the pit bull’s dewclaw, an extra nail on front legs. She’d done it before, but this time the dog growled at her. In a flash, the Rottweiller bounded into the room and jumped on the couch to protect her.
The deep-growl, dog-on-dog argument escalated, and Beverly — sweet, crazy Beverly — reflexively raised her arm to stop the animals from nipping at each other. You guessed it: both dogs clamped down on her right arm. Hard.
Now comes the funny part.