Confession Friday: It Was A Shark That Got Me Leg

You guys!

Sharks can't climb stairs! I've outsmarted them again.
Sharks can’t climb stairs! I’ve outsmarted them again.

I think it’s time I tell you about my stump. I know I talk about it a lot, but it’s time I tell you the truth. It was a shark that got me leg. True story. I was surfing once off the coast of the Adriatic during one of my jaunts to Italy. I hit a bump and flew up into the air. I thought I landed safely back on my surfboard, but it was not so. I was, in fact, riding a shark. A mega mouth shark. We glided smoothly through the water, I enjoying the view, and he enjoying his new passenger through life, as brief as our moments were together. And then, as we swam through the water basking in the sunshine and our new-found friendship, we ran into a gang of great whites. A whole bunch of them. I tried to run the other way, but there’s only so far you can run on a mega mouth’s back before you hit water. And then, I did. I plunged down into the ocean and, as I looked up, I saw the mega mouth punching the great whites in the faces. All of them. At once. I thought that that was my last moment in this life (I wasn’t worried because I had eight more in reserve), but then a goblin shark came after me. I must have sunk farther than I thought! His jaws lurched towards me and the sheer force of them coming at me shot me out like a cannon on the current of expelled water. I launched up through the surface of the water and that’s when I landed on the back of a lemon shark! I hit hard, and I passed out, feeling his citrusy soft skin beneath me as the world went dark. When I woke up, I was on the beach, alone, with nothing but sand and a stump. I’m not sure how the stump got there, really. The worst part is, I never did find my surf board.

Enjoying Shark Week with momFOD, Doodle, and all of our shark mascots. I'm still suspicious of them, despite their plush nature.
Enjoying Shark Week with momFOD, Doodle, and all of our shark mascots. I’m still suspicious of them, despite their plush nature.

I hope you’re enjoying Shark Week as much as I have been! Tonight’s the last night of new Shark Week programming. Watch, enjoy, and tell me a story about a shark you’ve met! What was he like? Was he tall?




  • MEWOW Crepes! I had no idea mew could surf, did mew have mewz own cat size board or use a human size one? I wouldn’t mind learning and would love to have a pink leopard print surf board. My human says the only surfing I will ever be doing is on the Internet, the boring worrywart! At least mewz human appreciates mewz adventurous nature, mine freaks out if I am outside in the back yard after it gets dark.
    I don’t know that I would be that brave to ride on a shark, their teeth and the evidence of mewz stump doesn’t give me a very comfortable feeling about them. I would keep an eye on those mascots mewz human has- stuffed they may be, but the look on their faces doesn’t leave me with a good feeling. My human recently acquired a porcelain Siamese cat figurine. Although its supposedly is porcelain, I swear I’ve seen that thing taunt me!

  • That sounds like a big fishy story to us. But we did enjoy it. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth, Astrid and Calista Jo

  • crepes…we iz knot a loud ta watch tee and vee but we can tell ya bout a loan shark we meeted once…swimmin by hiz self in sum murky waterz…askin if we wuz high lee interested in sum kinda ratez….offerin ta lend uz sum cash …….

    cash cow wannabee

    hay, hope ewe N de crew haza grate week oh end 🙂

  • No sharks here either except the ones coming out of the TV. You sure saw a lot of sharks there Crepes. You are lucky that is all you lost on that jaunt. Maybe next time you need one of those shark suits or cages so they can’t get you.
    Sue B

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