Have you ever ridden inside a concrete mixer? No--I don't mean inside the cab. I mean in the part that goes around, tumbling its contents of rocks and water and goop. Have you ever ridden inside that? I'm guessing people aren't allowed to. Cuz it would be really, really dangerous. And it would hurt.
I haven't ridden inside one, either. But I have an idea what it might feel like if I had.
Saturday night the dog and I went out into the yard so he could take care of business. I thought business was finished, and was ready to head back to the house. But he saw a rabbit, and took off. Although he only weighs about forty pounds, when he moves like that, suddenly extending the retractable leash to its full length, it's all I can do to stop him. And this time I hadn't seen the rabbit in time, so I wasn't ready. Off he (and the leash) dashed for the rabbit, and down I went into the iris bed. One knee definitely collided with a geode. (These are knobby round rocks.) The rest of me was splayed all over a four-inch PVC pipe, other geodes, and the limestone cistern cover.
I was so afraid my knee was broken. But much to my amazement, I'm fine. No broken bones, twice in one week! Something to celebrate!
I am thankful to be in one piece, and that the rabbit escaped quickly so the dog didn't run very far. When someone with a deeper voice called him, he ran into the house, dragging the retractable leash behind him. I'll admit I hobbled a little more than necessary so he'd fully comprehend what happened. He truly looked sorry for the episode.
All is forgiven, and it'll be forgotten, too--as soon as I stop aching all over.