Thursday, June 23, 2011

Our Little Rozzy-Girl Attacked

Last Friday, our precious little pug, Rosin, was minding her own business, laying on the lawn down by the swing set, watching the little B's and our friend Steve. I was making my way up to the shop when out of nowhere our neighbor's vicious blue heeler dog came down the road with her owner, who exercises the dog by letting her run alongside him on his motorcycle, and attacked Rosin. This has happened before, but never to Rosin. Our basset hound, Daphne, is much bigger, but the blue heeler has gotten her, as well, and she is terrified every time she sees the dog running by our place. I raced back down the hill as fast as I could, where my little B's were screaming and yelling at the blue heeler to leave Rosin alone, and I was as scared for my babies as I was for my pug - I was afraid the dog would turn on them. But she finally released Rosin and ran back to her owner, who is actually a very nice man and a great neighbor, other than this stupid, mean dog he has, and I scooped Rozzy-Girl up to assess the damage. Her stomach was ripped wide open. I showed her to Steve and said, "She needs stitches." He looked at it and said, "Yep!" Long story short, our vet was on her way home, and we flagged her down on the road, since she lives by us, and she came right to our house and took care of Rozzy. It took nine staples to close the gash, and we were extremely lucky, because had the bite even been one tiny skin layer deeper, Rosin would have bled to death. So thank goodness it wasn't any deeper! Anyway, the pictures above are from the next morning when Rosin woke up from her sedation. She was comforting the B's and letting them know she was okay - she carefully wiggled herself around them and even gave Britt a kiss (which hurt Brailey's feelings, because she didn't get one...). She was super sore for the first couple of days, but has really healed quickly and hasn't bothered her staples at all. She is a model patient! As I was holding her, waiting for the vet to come with her staple gun, Britt said, "Rosin always stays next to us when we don't feel good, so that's what I'm going to do - stay right next to her." Brailey cried a little, because it was very traumatic, but the good news is that my kids weren't bitten by that little bitch heeler, and Rosin is okay.

1 comment:

  1. There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face. ~Ben Williams


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