For the last days I have been wanting to write you about how crazy my Hubby is making me ( he is home on vacation), how our trip to Gardasee, Italy was cancelled due to rainy weather. ( I had no desire to drive 10 hours to sit in a room as it rained outside for a week)…..
or how I had to whip up a 40th birthday party for my Hubby at the last minute since we didn’t go to Italy …
or how pretty our garden is blooming….
or how I still haven’t smoked a cigarette. It has been 6 months now…never thought I would last this long but I have!
Yup, I was going to write you about all those things but every night I was just to tired to touch the keyboard till tonight.
I had the living crap scared out of me and I have to share it with you!
My Hubby and I were in the garden, we had just finished giving Max a bath ( we took him swimming to a lake and he smelt “ripe”…he needed a bath!) I don’t know who was more wet, Max or I ?? …anyways, a girlfriend came by with her new dog ( just got it a week ago from the pound) and wanted to introduce her to us….bad idea!!
Her dog (Laura) a boxer/pitbull mix came into our garden (she kept her on a short lease) and was talking to us…all was fine…then Max (our Labrador) came bouncing from behind the house and of course went up to the dog and wanted to do the “sniffle thing”…he thinks all dogs and people that come to our house are there to visit/play with him. All of a sudden her dog just bite into Max…no growl, no barking, just bite into him! The worse thing was that he didn't just bite him…he bit into his ear and wouldn’t let go. My Hubby was holding Max (as he cried in pain) he didn’t want Max to pull away and rip his ear off. He tried shaking the other dog to let go…didn’t work…he put his hand over his nose thinking if he couldn’t breath he would let go…didn’t work…the dog wouldn’t let go, was growling now and poor Max was crying in pain. It was like a bad movie…I stood there frozen in shock!
At some point I finally came out of shock and started to hit the dog in the nose (somewhere I heard to hit them in the nose and they will let go)…dogs or attackers I didn’t know which and at this point I didn’t care…I had to do something she was hurting my baby boy!. I kept hitting his nose…he wouldn’t let go….after a ton of punches he finally let go!
Max and I ran to the house. I tried to check his ear…it was bleeding ( of course) I was still freaking out…my heart was pounding a mile a minute. My baby boy was bitten! We rushed to the vets. In the car I started to cry…the shock was wearing off. How could a dog bite my dog??
Max is a sweet over-friendly dog. He doesn’t bark or growl at other dogs…he just wants to play (or eat treats). Why would any dog want to hurt him ?? We have no idea why the dog flipped out??
All I know is …if you own a pitbull mix dog…please put a muzzle on him…they are unpredictable! I don’t care want anyone says! I just witnessed it with my own two eyes…that dog bit in and wouldn’t let go. Even worse is what they could do to a baby or small child. If we weren’t standing right there I would hate to think what would of happened! Max surely would of lost his left ear.
Luckily, Max is OK. The vet said he was very lucky! The dog didn’t get any major veins. Max is on antibiotics & anti-swelling pills ……. Max is resting and in a week we hope he will be better (physically) and his ear will heal.
I on the other hand will be super leery around other dogs.
Hugs, still in shock!