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Okay - I'm ticked!!!! I was talking to my seven year old granddaughter on the phone last night when my 2 1/2 pound yorkie needed to go "potty". Without thinking, (That was my first mistake) I opened the door and stepped outside with her. I have to always go out with her because she is so small and, afterall, I am her Mommy and protector against all things, large and small.) Well, you guessed it, I stepped on a scorpion and got stung (for the second time in my life) Remember, I'm on the phone long distance with my granddaughter who thinks grandma is awsome. Well, I said "damn" right in her ear and she did not know what to say so I just explained I had been stung by a scorpion and she just continued to tell me about her day at school. MEANWHILE, I scrambled into the kitchen to take two of my anibiotic pills (for my heart) and an allergy pill and to put ice on the affected area and all this I did while my granddaughter talked on and on. I called my son later to explain the expletive in case my granddaughter happened to mention it in passing. What an experience. No ill effects as I am here writing this message this morning. I took this picture of the critter this morning. I guess I got the last laugh, HE'S DEAD!!! (he's about 2 1/2 inches long) This picture makes him look fearsome.

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Thank God you are alright!

13 Sep, 2008


phew, that was a close one

13 Sep, 2008


I think some people, if stung by a scorpion, would say an even worse word than you did, Skippy5869. LOL

Glad to know you are alive to tell the tale, and to photograph the tail. LOL

13 Sep, 2008


Wow, glad to know you are ok.

14 Sep, 2008



15 Sep, 2008


Glad to hear of your resistance Skippy. An allergic reaction would have been disasterous.

15 Sep, 2008


Good lord woman, glad to hear you are all right. Also glad I wasn't the one on the other end of the phone when it happened, I would have been freaking out more you were, right before I passed out, that is !

20 Sep, 2008


Glad you were ok, that could have been nasty.

3 Nov, 2008


Glad you are ok you are lucky

17 Apr, 2009

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