Martha Stewart gets headbutted by dog

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Reuters reports:

The domestic doyenne wrote on her blog Wednesday that she returned home Tuesday night and was planning to head into New York that evening since she had an early call for “Today” and “The Martha Show.”

“As I leaned down to whisper goodbye to a dozing Francesca, I must have startled her, because she bolted upright with such force that she hit me in the face like a boxing glove hitting an opponent’s face,” Stewart wrote. “I was entirely startled and my neck snapped back. I felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed forth from my split lip. Frannie was as upset as I was and cowered in her bed.”

After realizing she had a “pretty serious gash,” Stewart said she called her daughter and asked her to make sure a plastic surgeon would be waiting for her at the emergency room.

I’ve never experienced the full Martha, but here at the world headquarters of the Scottish Terrier and Dog News, we do joke about Bridget’s “concrete head,” which does leave bruises on my shins fairly regularly.

10 thoughts on “Martha Stewart gets headbutted by dog

  1. My “yes” response is based on Ceilidh who can’t really jump up but you bend down to pick her up and she launches herself up with her “kangaroo legs” before you are ready – I’ve had a fat lip at least once. She is not only “not spacially aware” as my dh puts it but has “very powerful hindquarters” (as our vet puts it) and a somewhat small but rock-hard head!! So a “Glasgow Kiss” from her is strong stuff.

    1. Actually, she does take dog joint supplements because her knees click – maybe that’s my problem – too-springy legs! LOL

  2. loving the expression “glasgow kiss” although now I live in Newcastle it’s referred to a “Scotswood Road kiss”. Something relating to where the hardcore nutters live me thinks!

    1. Hmm…for that matter I guess there could be local variations all over the UK — not so sure if we have equivalent in the US…anyone?

  3. Most dog owners will have had a clash with their dog, most families will have had the same ‘clash’ with siblings or parents. I was knocked out by my sister in Norfork, on holiday age 6… out for a day I was…. she has much to answer for! Kirk ran into my mother when she was one and headbutted her, mum ended up interviewing Police in Fazakerly Hostpital about ‘aggesive dogs’ … such is life!

    1. O.K… mums just rightly corrected me on this one, I come clean mum…. it wasn’t just a ‘headbutt’, it was a dispute over a bit of beef AND puppy teeth got in there too… a clash of wills AND not giving properly or fast enougth mum … details, details!!!!

  4. I must have a slight case of dyslexia as I first thought the headline read ” Martha Stewart gets buttheaded…” well that would hardly be news, would it?

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