|So cute. So innocent looking. But a silent killer lurks within....|
I tried to catch myself by taking a stutter-step, but as I did, I heard Rita yelp so I knew I was stepping on her. I think that made me pick my foot up again, and then I landed hard on my elbow on the concrete sidewalk. (Unfortunately my right elbow -- I'm right-handed.)
I dropped Rita's leash in the process - but luckily she ran back to me, and gave me many kisses as I lay there on the ground cussing a blue-streak.
I'll spare you the photo of the stitched up wound itself (it's pretty gross! Everyone who sees it says it looks like a knee, it's so swollen) and just share this little bit of pre-Halloween gore instead:
I was pretty much out of commission for more than a week since I couldn't do much with my arm, couldn't sleep well at night, and the 2 antibiotics I was on made me Queasy and Dizzy (the Dwarves lesser-known cousins). It was a fun week! I'm mostly back to normal now - the road-rash is gone and the stitches are out, but it's still swollen/sensitive, and I still can't bend my arm the whole way, but it's getting there!
So, I want to hear YOUR stories about the time your pet tried to kill, maim, or otherwise injure you!
But first... here's a funny one from my sister. It's about her hubby, Reggie's dad. It wasn't really Reg's fault, but let's face it - if it weren't for him, the accident wouldn't have happened.
|Me & Reg|
When Reg was a pup, my brother-in-law broke his toe when it caught as he stepped over Reg's puppy gate. As my sis tells it, "He had little Reggie in his arms at the time, and I can still clearly picture him lying on his back in the kitchen with Reg held high in the air like a football saying pitifully, 'I saved the puppy.'" So, downside - broken toe, but upside - no squished puppy!
Your turn. Has your dog, cat, or hamster tried to snuff you out? Share your pet-related injuries!
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