I just got home from a three hour stop at the emergency room. My husband and I were just returning from dinner when I saw my neighbor's dog attack a little dog walking on a leash with her owner. After the dogs were separated, I was feeling so badly for the little dog that I reached out to console her. She bit me on the finger. It was totally my fault. I know better than to try to touch an upset animal.
My injury is minimal but because of my diabetes and chronic renal failure, infections have to be avoided. Plus I needed a tetnus shot.
So what happened? Once again, I listened to my heart and not my brain. My heart said to console that poor little dog and my brain said to never to reach for an upset animal. When I told my neighbors that, they assured me that listening to the heart instead of the brain is what makes us human.
Funny. It just makes me feel stupid.