I was making dinner like usual, Barkley was sitting at the entrance to the kitchen eagerly awaiting anything that may drop, when I was about to put the pepper shaker back in its proper place and... Bam! I dropped it. Trying to catch it before it hit the granite counter top was not a good idea...pepper shaker shattered. Pepper was every where. And a giant cut in my hand where the pepper shaker shard got me - 3 stitches later and dinner at chick-fil-a and I'm good to go.
The bright side: we now know where the nearest urgent care is AND I now have a pepper mill! (And salt mill too, because it seemed silly to not buy the set).
For anyone wondering how to get the smell of pepper out of carpet - baking soda and the Dyson have been my best friends since the incident.