THE UPSTAIRS BEDROOM — One afternoon when I was around 9 years old, and my older brother was 11, I walked into his room and found him hanging halfway out his second-story window. He had tied some nylon thread around his waist and looped the other end around his bedpost. He seemed surprised to see me.
When I asked my brother what he was doing, he said he was going to rappel out the window because we had just seen the Sylvester Stallone classic "Cliffhanger" and he thought it looked pretty easy. Thankfully, his little brother was there to talk him back inside.
What's crazy is this was not the first time I had literally talked him off the ledge. Two years earlier, just after we returned home from seeing "Hook" he went upstairs, climbed over the balcony and said to me, "I really believe I can fly. I can do this." I looked at him and calmly said, "No, you can't. You're going to get seriously hurt." He finally climbed back over the balcony to safety (Please keep in mind I was 7 and he was 10; the 7-year-old was the voice of reason here).
I'm telling you this because I feel like this tiny dog could have used me around when this video was captured.
so my dog jumped out of my window today... pic.twitter.com/6WezZlxuON— haylie (@hayliediazz) May 21, 2020
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That's all she had to say at the moment, and I can't blame her. I’m not sure what I would have said. I mean, it's factually true this little pupper just swan dove out the upstairs window.
There is a moment of panic when you can't see the little guy, and your imagination starts to go to some dark places. But then you see him gingerly trot across the front lawn and on his merry way.
Thankfully, Haylie let us know the dog is just fine, and my guess is he had just seen "Hook" and got inspired. I thought it may have been "Cliffhanger," but realized there was no yarn wrapped around his waist, so it likely wasn't that.
And you know what? Maybe it was good I wasn't there to talk him out of the leap, because apparently he knew what he was doing ... but I sincerely hope he doesn't try it again.