Thursday, July 02, 2009

Poor puppy

a difficult week.
more detail here:
but basically alaska (my 5yo siberian husky) was attacked by another dog on sunday.
she was on lead and the dog (very large/50kg or so) ran out from its yard (normally behind an 8ft high fence but the driveway gate was left open).
it went straight for her throat/upper chest had her pinned to the ground and shook her violently.
i thought alaska was going to be killed.
this wasnt a brief puppy park scuffle it was a prolonged vicious attack.
short version is i did everything i could to try and get this dog off: mainly kicking it several times in the chest/stomach and shouting the word 'fuck' a lot.
not sure if it had any positive effect - didnt even flinch the first time.

stupid owner could not only get her dog off but after they had separated didnt hold his dog back so it attacked twice again.
3 wounds to her neck/upper chest with the soft tissue all loosened/torn between the lower 2 requiring a 15-20cm incision and washout.
still a bit worried about her getting infection but seeems to be ok at the moment.
things are progressing with the council and looks like the other dog will be declared dangerous.
have quite a bruised swollen foot: cant remember how many times i kicked this thing but i didnt hold back but can walk almost normally now so will probably need only 1-1.5 weeks off.
poor puppy.


Blogger plu said...

I just showed some of my year 10 students. Lots of sighs but said beautiful dog - hope recovery goes well.


12:07 PM  
Blogger Yvette said...

Poor baby. That's terrible. I hope Alaska heals soon and doesn't get any secondary infection.

9:42 PM  
Blogger San said...

I think that's every dog owner's nightmare. Wishing Alaska a speedy recovery and I hope she's not scarred psychologically by the incident. She's a beautiful looking dog. I hope the 'dangerous dog' declaration goes through. What morons the owners are.

4:26 PM  

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