Miss G and I had a lovely day, until…she bit me.
As far as I know this isn’t something that is common. I have never had the privilege of encountering her very sharp, very powerful teeth before, except when she was very young and bit down with her new front teeth while I was feeding her something and didn’t move my fingers back fast enough.
That was entirely accidental.
The bite today was entirely NOT accidental.
We were playing. I was helping her to jump off the bed. After doing the routine a few times she wanted to turn in circles with me. I can usually make it around a few times, but then I start getting dizzy fast so I have this habit of letting her wind herself around me as far as our arms will go, then she unwinds and wraps around the other way. She still gets to swing back and forth, but I can stand still in one place and avoid the pesky vertigo.
Before I really realized what was happening Miss G had swung to my right, spun and swung way around to my left so that my arms were completely turned across and around my body, and then I felt this pain; sharp increasing pain, on my right hip. I actually thought that I was being stung by something in the first moment or two. Then as the pressure increased, it dawned on me that G was directly behind me, not moving, and it was her teeth causing the pain.
I swear it felt like this
I remember yelling OUCH, STOP, G let go, stop biting me! She moved back away from me. I turned toward her, holding my hip, and remember saying rather loudly, “What are you doing? Why were you biting grandma? That really hurt me. Why would you do that?”
She just stood there, almost as if she couldn’t believe what she had done herself, and had no explanation for it either. I sent her into her room and let her set there for a time then made her come sit with me. We had quite a discussion, she apologized, but I never did get any answer as to why she would suddenly and with no apparent reason bite me. I won’t be surprised if I look in the mirror tomorrow and see a bruise.