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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Accident Prone Is My Middle Name


In case you were wondering, my middle name is Lynn but I am certain my parents chose the wrong middle name for me and I am sure you can see why. For a clumsy, devil-may-care gal like me, I deserve not one but two middle names and those names should have been "Accident Prone". Say it with me. April Accident Prone McLeod. Don't those four names sound good together?

Now that we've gotten the introductions out of the way let me tell you why how I wound up in the emergency room one year ago and let me tell you why I had sheepish grin on my face, despite the circumstances.


Because I had blood streaming down my face when the accident occured I had to revisit the scene of the crime many months afterward. This photo depicts what should have happened on September 7th, 2009, but sadly that was not the case.

On our rare day off, Amos and I decided to go for a hike with our coonhound, Daisy, and her foxhound friend, Jesse. All was going well until.....


Jesse jumped into the water


and then Daisy followed right after her. Since Amos and I were determined to turn Daisy and Jesse into bosom buddies we were thrilled that they were finally bonding in a pool of water but I didn't need to celebrate with them, for goodness sakes.  Not listening to Amos' warning about the slipperiness of the rocks, I held onto Jesse's leash and hopped from rock to rock until.....


I slipped into the water and my nose suffered the consequences. When my nose hit the rock I happened to be wearing wire framed aviator sunglasses and that was a poor combination for my nose. As a result, part of the skin on my nose was hanging off my face as we exited the trail. Hikers probably wondered why I had a t-shirt held tightly against my nose but the people who wondered the most about my situation were the nurses in the emergency room. Let's just say that the nurses suspected Amos of domestic violence, poor guy, and I can't say as I blamed them! I did look pretty ruff! Hee-Hee!

40 comments:

  1. Ouch!!!

    I bet woo won't do THAT again!

    Paws khrossed fur the healing to go well!

    Hugz&Khysses,
    Khyra

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  2. Oh, my!! I'm clumsy, but I tend to walk into walls more than anything else. :-)

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  3. Ouch!!!! We should make a list of injuries caused by or contributed to by our pets. Cuts, scrapes, broken bones, it would be a long list.

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  4. I've just recently gotten the cast off of my arm from a similar tumble into the creek we walk near. The incision is healing nicely from where they put in the steel plate to mend my broken bones! And the dogs had nothing to do with my fall. It was just my natural grace!!

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  5. I was thinking you had tripped over a pet...happens here ALL the time at my house!

    I'm assuming you healed up fine?

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  6. Ouch!
    Don't feel bad, I'm a bit of a clutz myself. Thankfully, I major in the minor injuries - ones that don't require a trip to the doctor. (Although I can wander down a ten foot wide hallway and at some point run into a wall!)

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  7. Wowie that is a major Owwwwie you got there.
    Hummmm my Sister Lori... who is Sarge's mom.. used to live in a town called.. Slippery Rock. And I am sure after seeing the Creek that went by there... I earned its name in a manner you can now.. Relate To. hehehe
    Hey, your blog came up in a FLASH !!

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  8. Oh my goodness - Ouch!
    It looks like a beautiful spot though!

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  9. I hope you feel better!!

    Lick,
    Ruthie

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  10. Oh wow. Oh that looks so painful - ow!!!! And ouchie!! Oh you poor thing - that must have hurt! I hope it didn't take long to heal and that your nose is all peachy now! Oh dear.

    Poor you! I think Lynn is a lovelier and more apt middle name than AP!:-)

    Take care
    x

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  11. My mom person's grandmas always said that her middle name should have been Grace as graceful she is not!

    I hope you feel better real soon.

    Nubbin' wiggles,
    Oskar

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  12. OUCH! That looks like one sore nose! We hope it doesn't hurt too much!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  13. Ouchies, hurties. That looks nasty. Looks like it healed well.

    We've finally been able to get onto your blog since your clean out.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

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  14. Yeeouch! We were just out hiking today, and I decided to take my shoes off rather than suffer a similar accident. I know exactly how easily that can happen. Poor you!

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  15. Oh my, I agree with the others, ouchy fur sure. Don't change your middle name though, probably too much paperwork!

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  16. Oh ow ow ow, you are a good sport to have the sheepish grin.

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  17. Steve's barn will be a workshop and the Crump barn will eventually be a clock shop.

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

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  18. Hello friends!
    I've loved reading your comments and I thought I'd fill you in on part 2 of the story since I've had so many questions.
    The stitches were ugly and they stayed there for about a week until it was safe for the Emergency Drs. to take them out. During that week, I stayed in hiding because I looked TERRIBLE. Fortunately, my dog and cat clients didn't complain about my horrendous looking nose and they didn't make fun of me at all, thank goodness. Four legged friends are the best! Oh, Amos did his best to NOT laugh at me or poke fun of me during the healing process.
    To this day, I still rub Vitamin E oil on my nose; the scar is barely visible but I notice it, of course. One year later and I still see a tiny bump....maybe I should view it as a tattoo? Hee-Hee!
    April

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  19. What a fall that must have been! Mommy is accident prone too...Daddy is always telling her to be careful!
    Wags,
    Maddy

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  20. That looks like one nasty gash. Eeeek! We hope you are healed up now and that the whole thing wasn't too painful. It sure looks it though..

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  21. All I can say is.... ouchie!
    Kisses and hugs
    Lorenza

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  22. oh no! I hope you will be ok. My momma is accident prone too!

    Chewy

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  23. Hey, my mom likes the emergency room too....last year, one broken foot, 2 stitches to the head and a roll in the poison oak. (3 different events)
    We are on a first name basis with the staff!

    Glad your boo boo is all better!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

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  24. Wooowch!!!! Dat looks like it hurts!!

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  25. Oh no.. I'm finally getting around to visiting bloggies again and was excited about your comment that you live in NH-maybe arrange a doggie meetup- then we see this!!!!! oh my. we hope u heeler up quick. OUCH
    norwood

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  26. Please do not judge me for finding this post humorous. Those stitches look pretty nasty. Glad you are okay, but an excellent recreation.

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  27. Owieeeeeeee!!! We hope you get better soon.

    Love,
    Teddy Bear

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  28. Oh boy.. that looks like a bad cut. Hope you get well soon... and do becareful of slippery water rocks.. i have fallen from rock hopping too :D

    take care ya!

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  29. Yep! That was an ouchie for sure! Thanks for visiting my blog today and commenting! I sure will have to follow you also now that I have read this one. My daughter lives in Epsom, so you are neighbors hehe.

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  30. Hey dis Puddles and I gotta say...you just didn't KNOW your clients was making of you nose....we super secret bouts stuffs like dat...Bwhahahahahaha! Okays, I kis you...seriously, you might wana be more carefuls next time...hehehe...Oooooooh, furs da life of me, I killin' myself. I thinks I have extended my blog visit so I should go now.
    Wya to go withs fixin' your blog problems...nnow if you could just work on your other problems...Bwhahahahaha! Ummmm, oky bye!

    Puddles

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  31. ew! ew-ew-ew! poor you, poor nosie, owwies!

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  32. Wow, you did a job on your nose. It sounds like something I would do. Glad it all healed up all right.
    I went over to that site where they did the interview about Buster and it was wonderful. I asked to have one done on Mewmew. Her link doesn't work on Facebook but I left her a comment. Thanks for letting me know about that.
    Have a great day.

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  33. YOWCH! Mom's like Calamity Jane. She always says to her mom that if she named her Grace, she'd go to hell for lying...LOL

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  34. Woof! Woof! Ouchie ... Sending you my Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

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  35. Owie! My mom says she did the same thing while walking a dog in a creek except she scraped her shin on a log and then immediately fell on a rock on the scraped spot and that was in 1992 and there is still a dent in her shin! Hope all the hurts have gone out of your nosie!

    Wiggles & Luvs,

    Jackie

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