Thursday, February 23, 2006

My son, Seth at Interhash couple years ago... ON the beach at Mumbles

My son is a HERO!

I've just got to tell you all this: RAFLMAO! My son is on holiday for the week - I didn't know this because he moved out before Christmas and I haven't heard from him for about 10 days... Anyway, he's been out boozing the night before, so he decides to take a stroll down by the River Exe to clear the cobwebs. An old lady comes up to him, frantically windmilling arms and shrieks "Help, please help my little dog!" - she points out to the middle of the swollen river where a small poodle appears to be giving up the will to live and is fast being carried away. Without stopping to consider the consequences, my son rips off his shoes and shirt and plunges in. He scoops up aformentioned poodle and swims back to shore, where he is now sopping wet and shivering. The daft b****r! Old lady thanks him profusely and exclaims at how treacherous the waters are - presses a fiver into Seth's hand (which is cramped with the cold) and departs. His jeans and underwear were still sopping when I picked him up from the busstop a couple of hours later - he only came home for the bath and bacon butties.

Hero or fool?! You tell me! I reminded him of how many people have died trying to rescue dogs - he said the river was quite flat and there were no dangers downstream and he didn't have time to stop to think about it, as the dog was being carried away rapidly. I was quite proud of him really. In between shaking with mirth that is.

5 comments:

Tracy said...

You must have had a benny! Brave boy, but do they stop to think of the consequences....I shudder to think. Sort of makes you proud in some ways but tell him not to do it again eh? ;)

ra said...

gawd imagine risking your life for a POODLE!!!

appologies to all poodle lovers out there!

tgirl said...

Hi there! Thanks for the nice comment about my hoodie on my blog. The pattern is here: http://www.girlfromauntie.com/patterns/shop/ and I think it is written fantastically. I hope your Olympic Knitting is going well and that you ar neear the end. My hands feel like they are about to drop off but I fear a long lonely knitting night ahead (sigh). I am a sleeve short and don't think the one shoulder look is quite my thing!! Better make more coffee!

TutleyMutley said...

I agree, Tracy - foolish boy! And you're right, Ra, a *poodle*???? It was a very small poodle, and had lost the will apparently.

Thanks for the linkything, tgirl. I'm sad to say I failed at the finishing line. I was very close but...

Cherry Rolfe said...

I think he's a wonderful, spontaneous hero and will never be one of those wasters who stand by while someone is hurt, or avert their eyes to a collapsed diabetic etc. etc. etc. Well done you - as a mum you've done real good - fortune favours the brave