January 20th 2012 9:02 am
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Our beloved friend, Mia, was attacked on Saturday. We didn't know until today. She is still in pain, and needs our prayers. Please, send her all your loved. She is one special pup, and her mom is a wonderful lady.
This is what we know from her mom, Cindy:
This is a post from last Saturday night. Mia is recovering. The drain on her back came out last night. She's on valium besides the antibiotic and pain pill just so we can keep her calm with the dreaded cone. Being blind makes her disoriented with a cone on so we just make her relax. This was a nightmare but it is better now, thank goodness.....
Don't want this to be long because I can go on and on but it's going to go forever and we need prayers, our Mia was attacked while we were on an evening stroll at Laguna Beach, CA where we, usually, like to go. She is home asleep under our watch now. It was sunset. It was mild weather. It was supposed to be a nice stroll. We were heading back to our car. A young Asian man with his friends had a St. Bernard on leash. He got near Mia. We walked away. We stopped later and he said my dog is so nice. Needless to say I said well, my dog's blind, and he might not of understood me and he let his dog get closer. Mia then snarled and the dog got her in it's jaws. It was immediate. I tugged so hard I fell to the ground with Mia on top of me. She screamed three times, literally shrieks, ...she let go of urine on me. I sat crumpled with her on me and screamed get that (deleted) dog away, get that (deleted) dog away. and a few other choice words. We got her home in the "light" and saw some blood. Our vet works late on Saturday so we were there 20 minutes before closing. She had to be put under and they found five punctures. One requiring a drain. Really not good. We got the young man's number. We had numerous exchanges as all this transpired. He lives about 40 miles from us but asked us to stay at the vet so he could drive to the vet and pay. It was almost $500. He was beside himself. He so wanted me to forgive him. I am trying because he did do so much to make this right but I swear Mia is not going nose to nose anytime soon.
Dear brave little Mia, get better soon!
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Oh No...that is SO sad....poor sweet Mia....xoxo River
Oh Darling Girl... why didnt I see this post ??? Was it on Faceless book?? I am not on there.
Sending love and HUGSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS. Sounds as if bad as it is they dodged the bullit this time. Also ..,.at least the owner is taking responsibility...
BUT.. poor sweet girl.... going to leave some love... Thanks J for posting this...
Thank you both!
Flicka, I don't know if it was on dogster at all, but I know lots of people love Mia.
Her Momma is beside herself. As all of us would be.
My Mom's gotta be a better dogster helper. Sorry all. It was on facebook but in a closed group. Faceless book hahaha Flicka.
She says she'll keep you all posted. I'm a little high on Valium BOL!!
Oh Mia's mom I'm so sorry!
I know how you must feel my first dog Pearly was attacked when she was young.
Saya my shiba was attacked on leash too. Saya was more lucky and she was not hurt.
I was so scared though look on Saya's face and her screaming was sickening and I hated myself for not seeing that the owner's dog was not friendly even though she said so she had tight grip on the leash like she was anticipating her dog to misbehave..
I'm over that guilt though it wasn't my fault I did what I could and I hope you don't put yourself into any guilt or regret.
I'll keep Mia in my mind and I hope she recovers well.
Please keep us updated.
Just got an update from Cindy:
There is no infection, but she had to have stitches put back in where the drains were, and more valium and love. Poor Mia, and Poor Cindy.
Lots of love being sent from all over to you both!
Just sent Mia a get well heart! Feel better angel, you're a strong girl. Hugzzz!
Oh dear...... this is soooo sad to hear, but glad that Mia is going to be OK - at least physically. Something like this happening to Jazzy is one of my biggest fears.....I can't even begin to imagine how horrifying this experience must have been. Sending up puppy prayers for Mia and her Mom.