Monday, March 26, 2012

Barbara's Finger

Why is Barbara's hand all swollen and her ring finger bandaged? A bad thing happened and it was not my fault!

As the 2nd place finisher in the Bad Sports Class of the 2011 Mangominster, I know all about doing bad things. But even I have never done anything as bad as this. Barbara's ring finger is broken and it is all Miss Perfect (not) Niamh's fault.

I will tell you how it happened. We were visiting our pals Trotter and Scout and had some good play time. Barbara put me in the dog crate on wheels and went back for Niamh. She leashed Niamh and had the leash in her right hand. She put her hand on the gate and opened it. Niamh is supposed to wait but she didn't. She dashed out through the gate like a bad girl. Unfortunately Barbara's hand was still on the gate and her fingers got twisted in the chain link. She let out a huge scream (although, amazingly, no HBO words were said). Her hand and fingers got all swollen even though she put lots of ice on it. I tried to help by licking her fingers but she said it hurt too much. When she went to the doctor he took x-rays and said that her ring finger is broken above the first joint and she will have to wear this splint and see an orthopedist.

I am really sorry about Barbara's finger. I know it hurts her and it is awkward to have to wear that splint. I didn't mean to do it and now Barbara is having me do remedial work to sit and wait nicely when we go through doors and gates.


Macintosh Mitch said...

I know you didn't mean to hurt Barbara's finger, Niamh. I hope it heals quickly for her!

Love ya lots,

Mango said...

I know you didn't mean to do it, but you were kind of there and it happened and now you have to do the remedials. It looks mighty owie and I know how vexing hand injuries are to the humans. I think you are both going to have to be extra indulgent for a while.


Lorenza said...

I know it was an accident!
I really hope her finger gets better soon!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Fred said...

Poor Barbara! We know it was an accident, and you will both take good care of her while she gets better.

Agatha and Archie said...

Darling WE KNOW you didn't mean it.. you were just ahhh a little errrr excited yeah that's it... excited...... Tell Barbara that I will lend you my nuring cap and stuff.WOuld she like ARchie to play soothing tuba music to help talke her mind off of htings??? Love A+A ps sorry about the remdial work It seems we are CONTSTANTLY doing that....

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock said...

Oh Niamh, you didn't?????????? I can imagine how awful you must have felt when you saw teh results. I hope it heals quickly.


Hero said...

Ow! That looks painful. Don't feel bad, Niamh. Accidents happen. I hope your mom's hand heals well. My mom broke her hand last year and injuries like that can be can be frustrating for both hoomans and pups. Thankfully hoomans have a spare hand to keep them going.