For all those who still tease me incessently about shattering my right foot after tripping over Luna in 2005, I would like to present the following evidence that dogs can present very real household dangers. Some celebrities have fallen victim to innocent trippings by their four-legged friends in recent months.
Paula Abdul broke her nose over the weekend trying to avoid stepping on her dog. Kim Clijsters bruised her tailbone after stumbling over her dog while playing soccer. For more information on celebrities and their pets, visit Celebrity Dog Watcher. Incurring injury while protecting your dog is more common than one would think!
My fear is that in the future there will be an extra premium for dog ownership on health insurance, much like there is for smoking. My broken foot required surgical repair and the insurance company called me to determine if the accident could be covered by my car or homeowners insurance.