Dogpaddling Through Life

I got bit by a dog. 

I had gone to a home to make contact with a family. I saw no evidence of a dog, so walked up to the door. Suddenly a dog on a chain came out of nowhere. He jumped up on me, and I threw up my hands in a defensive move that I now believe resulted in accidental contact with one of the dog’s teeth. I also have a long bruise down my right leg where he jumped up on me. The dog backed me up to my car, and barked at me, but didn’t attempt to bite me. Once in my car I realized I’d sustained a puncture wound on the top of my left hand. 

Accident though it may have been, it was still a puncture wound sustained from contact with a dog’s teeth- a dog about which I knew nothing.

The day of the injury. The day of…

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