Maddie’s day was difficult but ended very well. My day, not so much.
I will spare you as many of the gross details as I can. Late Monday afternoon, I was helping my wife put some fencing around her garden. I was cutting a plastic ring off a fence post when the utility knife slipped of the plastic and passed through the end of my finger. For long-time readers, yes, it was that finger – of course it was that finger! The finger with all the accidents, and the finger of whipped blood fame.
It was a very deep cut. Lots of blood – in the sink – a reminiscent of the Psycho Shower Scene amount of blood. OK, I’m just trying to justify the fact that I passed out after looking at the blood swirling in the sink. Fortunately, my wife was able to guide me safely to the floor. Unfortunately, she wasn’t able to get me back up, since I wasn’t in a state where I was able to cooperate. Unwilling to stage a repeat of last year’s incident in the bathroom, she just called 911 before there was any more blood.
When you call 911, they ask you to make sure your pets are contained. Maddie was already in her crate, as we had been outside. She wasn’t happy, but she was contained. Then the EMTs arrived and a police officer – the same one who arrived last year – “oh, I remember you.” To which my wife responded: “same bathroom, same floor” – Maddie was in a lather.
After helping me up, and adding to the bandage my wife put on, the EMTs suggested a newly opened Urgent Care center near our house. Off we went.
Meanwhile, Maddie was frantic. It was also time for her to have her medication, but there was no way to deal with her in the state she was in. While I was being stitched back together, Faith drove over to take care of Maddie. Maddie had her meds, sat with Faith, played with Faith and enjoyed the afternoon to the max. We agreed that Maddie’s expression in the pictures Faith took, probably meant that Maddie was saying:
“Oh boy, is this great!”
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Faith and I agree that Maddie would say that phrase the way Flounder did in Animal House. The 4-second video is below today’s gallery.