This morning, I was lying on the floor playing with our new puppy – who is now 4-months old.
He was making this whiney-type noise, and, I decided, trying to be cute but really being stupid, to mimic him. Well, I guess that whiney-noise is puppy-speak for “OK, sucka, let’s rock!”
Because, the second that I started making the noise, he pounced out at me and got his mouth on my right ear. And, his teeth sunk into the top of my ear like fish hooks. I quickly went one way, and he went the other, and, well, let’s just say that my ear got ripped open like a bag of potato chips. So, it was quickly off to the local ER.
Long story short, I’m fine. I just needed to get some stitches – so that they could put my ear back together. I should be healed in a week – with a small scar at the worst.
But, as I’m sitting in the ER, waiting to get the stitches, I noticed that there was a radio playing at the nurse’s station. And, what song was playing? True story: It’s was Stuck in the Middle With You by Stealer’s Wheel.
Anyone who has seen Reservoir Dogs can appreciate this connection. I just starting to laugh out-loud when I realized what song was playing. The nurses probably thought “This guy is nuts!”
Funny song-story aside, this whole episode has given me a new level of understanding for when ball players get injured doing stupid things. Trust me, it can happen quickly and easily!