The Daily Pip

Promoting rescue, adoption and second chances for dogs, cats, bunnies, and their peeps

Friday, April 29, 2011

How IT Happened

Many have asked how my mom could have been so dumb silly as to drop her new camera in the sand, lens first. 

You did WHAT??

Here's what happened was a sunny day (the first in about 87 million months). We decided to take a trip to the beach. We were going to take some photos with the new camera AND film an exciting, action-packed video about rescuing Alien from the Evil Freddy and his pirate thugs. We were in the middle of "the shoot" when the video camera died. Casualty #1.

Full body shot for the ladies in the house ...

About this time, my mom noticed a dog off leash running on the beach. His people were near by, but they didn't seem to be paying much attention to him. All of a sudden, he went after another dog (who was on a leash). We thought he was playing at first, but the other dog started yelping. After what seemed like an eternity, his person finally intervened and pulled him off the frightened dog. But instead of putting him on a leash, the idiot let him loose again!

Now, this made my mom nervous because this dog was much bigger than me. So, she grabbed my leash and my sister's hand and started towards the car - she should have handed the camera to papa, but she wasn't thinking. Well, my sister and I are pretty independent and we both decided to take off in opposite directions (we like to play tug-of-war with her arms). This is when the camera went down, lens first into sand. 

Final picture before "the incident". I have my eye on the other dog and his trouble-causing humans. Maybe we should send our camera repair bill to them?



Hilary said...

Pip, what a great final picture.. You and your mama look awesome! I love the beach in the background! In the scheme of what happened, I think you all are lucky that the camera was the casualty!

Feral Female said...

You and your mom look wonderful! Sorry about tha camera, you know how we humans can be at times. =)

Roo said...

Love the last photo :D Pip you look like you want to go after the troublesome peeps! Good thing your Mom's got a tight grip on ya! Thinkin they could've used a good heal nip or two though ;D

Waggin at ya,

Frankie Furter said...

Oh that is just TERRIBLE you could have been
A SALTED by that crazed dawg. No wonder your mom wanted to get you away safe and sound.
Now judging by its Final Foto.. your Flasher Beast went out in a BLAZE OF GLORY. I'm just sayin.

Brian said...

There are always other cameras, but there is only one you Mr. Pip!!!

Amber DaWeenie said...

What's a matter wit dese crazy peeps. Well, I tink you all nose what I is tinking bout da nutty owner letting his wild dog loose like dat. Da dog was doin' what comes natural like...butt da owner...well jus' lucky he wasn't sooed! I nose you could have put him in his place though.

Is da camera still in da hospital? Sendin' wishes for a speedy recovery.

houndstooth said...

You still never told us what kind of camera you got. If it's one with a big lens on it, you can get a UV filter that doesn't cost too much money. That way, if it gets dropped or scratched or if, say, a certain enthusiastic Shepherd would stick her nose to the lens, you can take that part off and clean it, and if something happens to it you're not out the whole camera. I sure hope you can get it fixed! We can't stand not seeing your handsome face on the blog every day!


♥I am Holly♥ said...

We love the last picture of you and your mom! That was a horrible thing to happen and we think somebody else should have to pay the bill for the camera! Lots of love, Holly and mom

Remington said...

I would send the bill in the mail today!

SAS....Sammy, Andy and Shelly said...

Pip, you always take the most adorable pics.....and we loved the last picture of you and your mom.

we agree that they should pay your camera repair bill, but seeing they are the kind that doesn't really care about anything....including their dog.....we wish you the best of luck!!!!!!!!!!

Love, love, LOVE

Jazzi said...

Yah, I say send them Da bill!! Least if it is gonna get dropped, it got dropped fur a good reason, saving You and your sister!! Dont want you getting mauled at the beach, that would be NO good!! Hey Pip!! Tell them just for that, that they have to buy your house in return~~whatdoya think?? Its a thought!! hehehe


Wyatt said...

Oh Dear, sorry your day at the beach was no picnic. We often find ourselves leaving places, when we don't like the mix of unleashed animals and unruly people. Hope your camera can be fixed, we need our daily dose of Pip!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Oh Nos!! Tell your Mom don't feel bad, our Mom can do stuff like that, too! Hope the camera can be repaired..but we are glad your Mom saved your life, even if it did mean dropping the camera!
Happy Friday,
~ The Bunch

rottrover said...

It always cracks us up to see our buddies pawrents!! We totally had your mom pictured with short dark hair and dark eyes. No reason. Just did. BOL!! That picture of you and your mom is priceless!

Rottie Kisses,

-Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

Corbin said...

Dude... that's quite the story! Sorry about your camera... I had a crazy dachshund come after me last night on my walk. He got out of his fence -which, has large enough holes in it that he doesn't even need to duck to get through them! People can be so irresposible!

3 doxies said...

A crazy doxie? I swear it wasn't me.

Gah Pip, your legs are so much longers than mine and now I is kinda jealous!
I haves had it up to my neck (which is kinda long) with moron pet owners. I see it everyday here on my street and right beside my huse.
I am just so glads dat you or your sister wasn't hurts...Puddles would haves to go cracker dog then.

And your mom is freakin' precious as can be. Hers rockin' da glasses, love 'em.


Cooper and Lola said...

Love the last photo!! Sorry about your camera troubles. Sand in the lens is terrible. hope your day gets better.

The Cat From Hell said...

The joys of cameras and Sand! BTW me loved all your pictures today!

Schnauzer Days said...

This is typical of humans Mr Pip, anything goes wrong and thry try to turn it around and find blame with us poor dogs somewhere! We know that you were ready to be on guard and defend everyone in the area from this bad dog, only you didn't get a chance! ;-) Dex & Lou x

Two Pitties in the City said...

This is even one more reason why dogs shouldn't be let off leash! That happened to Miss M out by that beach; a dog came up and bit her on the cheek and stretched out her entire face and she looked like a cartoon and was crying. Then the person finally came over and made the dog let go.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Wow, that must have been scary! We're sorry about the camera, but super glad that you were not attacked like that other poor dog. :(

Yuki n Joyce said...

I say your safety is more important than the camera:)

Benny and Lily said...

Poor camera, our mom would have said HBO words
Benny & Lily

Madi and Mom said...

Hey Pip...I'm sorrry mom is so late BUTT she recorded 5 hours of the Royal Wedding this morning and she just finished the first 3 hours. MOL
1. You my sweet puppy are one hunking hunk of K9......swooning down in Dixie
2. Mom cannot tolerate irresponsible pet DARE they let they pets run loose
on the beach.
3. You have a very pretty Mom!!!
Hugs Madi and Mom

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Hi Mr. Pip!
Thought I'd drop back by and let you know that Dad was with Mom Eagle when she was struck.

The eaglets have been placed in a nest at the Rehab Center, hopefully to fly one day!
~ Mom Bobbie of The Bunch

the booker man said...

mr. pip!

that totally stinks about your mama's new camera, and, yuppers, i totally think that you should give the bill to those stoopid doggie owners!! i really hope that the camera can get fixed!
btw, you 'n your mama look so snuggly buggly boo togethers! awwwww! :)

the booker man

Pup Fan said...

Whew... better to save you than the camera, I agree!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Pip, at least you and your Mom have a logical explanation for how the camera dropped in the sand. Our Momster can be standing still and her flashy box might just tumble right out of her hands - no rhyme or reason as to why.

We are so sorry that had to happen and we hope you can get a new one soon. Someone needs to tell those stupid humans to keep their mean dog on a leash.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

George the Lad said...

Hey Pip you and your sister are more important, than a camera, mom did the right thing.
See yea George xxx

Sagira said...

Oh no! That is awful. Sorry to hear about the camera. :(

Momma Tea said...

George is right my sweet boy, a camera is replacable you and your sister are not. I am just so glad you are both ok, please give your Mom big hugs as she must have been worried to drop the camera.
Big Hugs to you
Love Always
Momma Tea
xxx x xxx

TwoSpecialWires said...

The happy ending? You and your sister are safe and unharmed. The unhappy ending? The poor camera suffered. The unhappiest ending? The people with the dog off-leash probably didn't learn a thing about proper doggie/beach/off-leash/altercation etiquette.

We're so sorry. But we're glad you're okay.
Jake and Fergi (whose moma would've done the exact same thing)

Jon Terry said...

Yes, George is right, mommy did the right thing as you and your sis mean all the world to her. Don't let this unfortunate incident make you down but tell mommy to cheer up and that she looks so pretty with her sweet smile :)

Mommy says that you look so adorable in your mommy's arms :)

Love ya,
Jon Terry

Peggy Frezon said...

Well, even though that camera is broken, it took some great pix! Love that one of you and your ma.

tweedles said...

Dear Mr Pip
Your mamma is so brave to think of saving you and your sister and thinking of herself last.
It is sad this happened to the camera,. but I am so happy that you and everyone is okay.
The last photo of you and you mom is so beautiful.
Your mama has the kindest eyes.... and her love for you shines through
take care my friend

Chicco said...

Oh Pip,
the last photo is so lovely!
A happy weekend to you and your family.
Woof, woof,


Minna Krebs said...

What a grrreat last foto from poor Mr Sandy Camera!!! Any word yet on da prognosis fur recovery ???

Father Tom said...

Yes, by golly, Pip you should give the bill to those inconsiderate people! Hope your camera gets all better soon so we can see more shots of your handsomeness. I love the one of you and your mom.


Sarge said...

Hey Pip!
Wow, great pix...especially you with your mom. Sorry about the camera. Time to shop! We gotta have pix of your cute self. There's no choice here!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

Amber-Mae said...

OH yes you should definitely send the bill to those dumbo owners!!! It was THEIR fault!

Tessa the Maltese said...

Oh they should SO pay the bill! What horrible irresponsible hoomans!

Have a Great weekend!

woo woos, Tessa

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We are glad YOU are safe...that is much more important than a camera! We cannot believe how many pawrents are oblivious to their pups when they take the leash is irresponsible citizenship and could also be dangerous.

Oskar said...

Aww, man, what a bummer!

Nubbin wiggles,

Genista Gold Milaika said...

You and your Mom look wonderful Pip! Sorry to hear about the incident with the camers but soooo glad that you were not attacked like the other dog.
Princess Kisses

sprinkles said...

You know, Mr. Pip, tell your mom not too feel too bad. I'd JUST gotten my camera back from having it repaired and the first time I went to use it, I dropped it! I'm surprised the screen part didn't break. I hope you can get your camera fixed soon.

That's a great pic of you and your mama.

Anny said...

No worries lil Pip.. i am sure the camera will be fixed soon :) dropping on sand is still better than dropping them on rocks.. hehehehehehe I don't know how SHE comes up with that.. but she says sand is better than rocks.

Love the picture of Pip with you Kristin. A precious memory.

FiveSibesMom said...

What an absolutely beautiful photo of you and your Mom! So sorry about the camera accident...I was cringing as I was reading it...hopefully, the repair bill will not be too big. I think sending the bill to that crazy human is a good idea. Maybe the next time they will leash their dog, for his safety and the safety of others (and cameras).

Shawnee the Shepherd said...

You might has noticed that in my biggified seeniks there do be spots in the pikshure in the same place all the time and we has nefur dropped the camera in the sand so it duss happen spontaneously fur no good reason. But when you do get it fixed, you mite not want to use it in the rain coz you mite get a message on the screen wot says "MALFUNKSHUN! MALFUNKSHUN!" Just woofin. And Pee Ess, if'n I has woofed it once, I has woofed it a gabillion times, it do be coz of stoopid peeples like that wot makes places put up "NO DOGS ALLOWED" signs. Grrrrr.

KB said...

That is a gorgeous photo of you and your mom!

Yes, send those repair bills to those bad dog owners!

Kristin G. said...

So sorry about the camera, but I'm glad Pip and sis are safe. Shame on those other people for having a dog off leash that obviously should have been leashed. Hugs!

Bobbi said...

Yikes. Not a good scene. We have a dog who terrorizes Gracie every time we walk down a certain neighborhood street. The peeps let them run free. Gracie actually pulled out of her harness one day trying to get away and boy, did I freak out. Is that Chicago in the back ground? Are you at Lake Michigan?

Finn said...

I'm new to your blog, but I love the picture! And the story! Sorry about the camera though :(

© The Daily Pip | All rights reserved.
Blogger Template Designed by pipdig