It's not just postmen that get bitten by dogs... Today I was helping a local county council candidate deliver some letters to constituents. I lifted a letter box, pushed the envelope through and bang - jaws on finger.
As a dog owner I have never really believed other victim's tales of the sneaky dogs that lie in silence just waiting for that juicy deliverer's morsel - surely one must hear their mutley sniggers? - but I swear this dog gave me no warning. Does he/she/it only go for Conservative fingers or are all parties equal targets?
I'm OK - it's only a small bite. Not like a volunteer in Luton who lost her finger in a similar incident a few elections ago. I marched past the HUGE sign on the GP's surgery door that now tells everyone with flu symptoms to stay away - The district nurses were great; they checked my tetanus, gave me this smart bandage and told me to come back pronto for antibiotics if there is any sign of infection.
The highly observant of you will notice that I am not wearing a wedding ring. Hugo and I are still very happily married but I have taken it off for now in case of swelling. Perhaps I'm paranoid but we did start our wedding night in A&E having Hugo's signet ring cut off ... but that's another story.