Wednesday, October 28, 2009

A Bit of a Tumble

I am hoping to start painting again on the weekend.

Last week while walking dogs, I got knocked over by a couple of rambunctious young dogs (one of them I was walking). They were coming at me full tilt, and I thought that they would go around me but no, they (collectively 125 lbs.) ran straight into my left leg. I have a fractured tibia. Luckily there were lots of people around, one of them a man who is a fireman, and knows how to deal with emergencies. A couple of the other dog walkers acted as crutches for me, and I hobbled closer to the parking lot. We were still quite far from it, (of course, we were at the far end of the 25 acre field when I wiped out!), and Scott the fireman went to get my car to drive into the field to get me. He put the dogs in the back of my SUV, delivered them to their respective houses and gave them each a cookie. Then he drove me home, parked my car in the garage and called an ambulance. Caroline, another dog walker came to my place to take Scott back to his truck.

The bottom line is that I have to be off my feet for 6 weeks. I will start doing some painting over the weekend, after I have had a few more days to get used to being on crutches, and have had a chance to reorganize my studio to accommodate my leg which needs to be elevated. Hopefully I will be able to take advantage of this time to paint!


  1. Oh dear, Catherine! That doesn't sound like it was such a fun day for you. How wonderful to know of the generous hearts of strangers, Scott and Caroline, that were there to help you. I hope you aren't in too much pain and I do look forward to your next piece.

  2. Hey Gimpy Diana here, how goes it? Are your arm pits bruised and sore yet..LOL

  3. Wow, I've heard the story, but not the 25 acre part!

    Oh, so lucky you were to have helpful friends about!

    Mend your tibia, woman!

    We want more paintings!
    (cracks whip)

    uncoordinated out.