NEW YORK (The Blaze/AP) — Martha Stewart isn't likely to whisper sweet nothings into her dozing dog's ear anytime again soon.
The 69-year-old lifestyle guru wrote on her blog Thursday that she needed stitches after startling her dog Francesca while leaning down to "whisper goodbye." The dog jumped up and rammed into Stewart.
She writes on her blog that she "felt a bit of whiplash as blood gushed" from her split lip Tuesday night:
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. 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.
She initially called police to ask for a ride to the hospital but realized her driver was waiting to drive her from her home in the suburbs to New York City for a "Today" show appearance.
Stewart landed in the Northern Westchester Hospital emergency room and received stitches in her upper lip.
She posted photos of the mishap on her blog, including those above, and this one, with the caption, "The ceiling border in the little patient room could use some updating, don't you think?"
And here's the culprit, Francesca: