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Pack attack

February 13th 2010 9:45 am
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On Tuesday, Feb 2 I was attacked on walkies. We were walking by our neighbor's house; he rescues and fosters Goldens, who are generally nice doggies. As we walked by, 3 of them had gotten out (Mr. Jim apparently didn't know that) and they came running up to me (to play, I think). The problem is, I'm scared of big dogs. So, I growled to tell them to get away because I was scared. I did NOT charge at them or bite them...just growled. Instead of backing off, one pounced on me, then the other 2, then Gretchen tried to protect me. One had my neck and harness in his mouth and was shaking me. Mom was screaming and yelling "stop." A man drove up in his car and jumped out and tried to help us, at which time Mr. Jim came out of the house and pulled them off of us. He said he didn't know they got out. He apologized (but I still think he was careless) and offered to pay for any vet bills. I was very scared. Mom checked me all over and I didn't seem to be hurt--didn't have any scratches or puncture wounds or blood.

That Friday when Mom got home I wouldn't eat and I screeched when she touched my neck a couple of times. I didn't want to socialize and just stayed in my bed. I had to go to the ER, where they found an abscess from the puncture wound that required me to be sedated and have a penrose drain put in. I was on pain meds and had also have to have a couple of stitches...and of course my neck shaved. It was a nasty draining wound, but mom cared for me round the clock and I had the POTP from all of my friends.

The tube is now out but I still need wound care and hot compresses and meds until I am fully better. The neighbor is balking at paying the vet bills ....that's another story.

But I am getting better and better everyday thanks to my pals. Thanks for the love,



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Barked by: Wendy G

February 13th 2010 at 9:58 am

Momma an' me, Zaidie, r so gwad yu r duin' ok, Gwen. Dose were sum bad doggies!! An' Mr. Jim has no business fostering dogs if this is the way he duz it! Mabbe the rescue group wood like to know how he does it??
Barked by: MrJackFreckles~SirLick-a-Lot (Dogster Member)

February 13th 2010 at 1:11 pm

We totally agree about this Mr Jim guy. Shouldn't own anything, we think.GRRR!

Glad you are doing better and healing up, Gwen. Lots of Cheery Woofs!

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