I got bit.
Our little collie bitch as well as being pretty smart is somewhat excitable. Certain things set her going…vacuum cleaners, coffee grinders, emptying the bins……..or when I drop a ladder to get into one of the lofts. I’m well aware of this and normally take precautions like making sure the dogs are somewhere else. Yesterday however I forgot and was a couple of steps up a ladder when Meg bounded into the room barking frantically and nipped my left calf which although she administered this without malice it gave a nasty wound. Mrs J said “ You’d better take that to the surgery there’ll be someone there who can take a look at it”. I only had to think about that for a second before rejecting the idea. These days there is the possibility that ‘the someone at the surgery at the surgery’ will want chapter and verse on how the wound was acquired and the next thing you know the dog’s life is in jeopardy. Of course this isn’t necessarily the case, there are still a few sensible folk around. But why take the risk ?
Anyway a plentiful application of hydrogen peroxide and a non-stick dressing seems to have done the trick, overnight the cut dried up nicely and I’ve told the animal that next time she’s for the chop.