Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Just Like Forrest Gump...

...I have injured my but-tocks. I decided to bathe Boo Saturday. It's my thinking, that if the bathtub is going to get dirty and filled with hair; I'm going to get drenched; the bathroom floor is going to get flooded; and a bunch of towels are going to get wet because I am bathin' one dawg...I might as well go on and bathe all three of 'em.

I go in the bathroom and call for help from the dawgs. I don't know what it is about me bein' in the bathroom that is endlessly fascinatin' to my dawgs...but they cannot resist joining me when I call to them from the Water Closet. Boo and Ben come trottin' down the hall and slam! goes the door. They begin to suspect Mama has tricked them. When I start running water in the tub and reach for Ben, he KNOWS he's been tricked.

I am not able to wrestle him into the tub by myself, so I holler for the Dearly Beloved. He squeezes into the crowded bathroom. I grabbed Ben's front legs and manage to get them over the edge of the tub and hold them there with one hand. Then I pick up one back leg with my free hand and DB get the other and we kinda “dump” him into the tub.

The same procedure is repeated with Tip. Somewhere in all this lifting and hauling, I pulled a muscle in my left “cheek”. I didn't notice it at first. Shoot, we went to vote. Then we went to have some Tex-Mex at El Mat. It wasn't until I woke up from my nap and took my first couple of steps that I noticed the hitch in my git-a-long.

Just call me “Gimpy” for the next few days.


Christina LMT said...

Okay, Forrest Gimpy!

Sorry you hurt yourself, but the visual of masses of wet dogs, towels, and (probably?) cussing people, jammed into a bathroom, is priceless!

Thanks for that.

Have some Haagen Daaz Bailey's ice-cream, if that'll make you feel better, but don't get a massage until three days have passed (no massage for an acute injury!)

SpeakerTweaker said...

Ahh, the Queen of Pain strikes again.

Sorry you found yourself in a pinch (some pun intended;). Hope it's not too bad and heals up quick.

At least the dawgs are clean!


g bro said...

I'd recommend that you alter your approach, but I think you kind of like playing in the bathtub with the kids. Sorry about your heinie. I'll bet JPG is eager to assist in your massage and PT regimen. ;-)

TM said...

I feel for ya! I once got tangled up in the bedcovers getting up at oh-dark-thirty and pulled a groin muscle.

Man, that smarts! I walked funny for a week or more.

I've always been careful getting up ever since.

phlegmfatale said...

I've really hated it every time I've pulled a butt muscle, but I've always liked what I was doing that caused me to pull it.

Christina LMT said...

@Phlegmmy: LOL!

You know, that's the only time I've ever gotten a cramp in my glutes, too!

phlegmfatale said...

but what a way to go. It's been forever, but I remember...

J.R.Shirley said...

Heh. So, me and a chimpanzee were walking naked into an ice cream parlor, and the attendant looked us over, and said, "Let me guess what YOU want..."

Sorry about your glute. Heal soon.