So, I updated my status several times yesterday after my little Papillion, Samurai, was attacked by a loose pitbull. We'd just (almost) finished our walk of nearly 5 miles. We were 3 houses down and across the street from home, and I was looking at my iPhone to update my apps. The pitbitch grabbed Samurai by the head and ... would ... not ... let ... go. I screamed and yelled, trying to get him free. She had his face in her mouth so tight he couldn't even whimper. Some guys working on a truck a couple of doors up ran over and helped chase her off and get Sam free. Got the others home and rushed Samurai to the Emergency Vet. Wonderful people. Xrayed him, irrigated his wounds, sewed him up. I picked him up just before midnight. His jaw is still fractured, but the E Vets said I should check with my regular vet about getting it fixed. The E Vets are excellent, but $$$$; my vet is very good and $$$.
Walked Shalako (Pom) and Spartacus, the little weasel, the 2 miles to my regular vet today to drop off the CD of Samurai's Xrays. Had to leave Sam at the house - he's supposed to have limited activities for the next 2 weeks. His neck is all swollen, and I left his blood-soaked harness at the E Vet.
Oh, and I reported the attack to Animal Control. An officer came out and took the report. He said it will go to court, and he snapped a couple of pictures of Samurai for documentation. I had taken a few pix of the pit after the attack as she was still wandering loose, and forwarded them to the officer. The dog's owner called me today and apologized - he knows we're going to court in the future.
Jackson Browne, 1972
Doctor, my eyes have seen the years
And the slow parade of fears without crying
Now I want to understand
I have done all that I could
To see the evil and the good without hiding
You must help me if you can?
Doctor, my eyes, tell me what is wrong
Was I unwise to leave them open for so long
'Cause I have wandered through this world
And as each moment has unfurled
I've been waiting to awaken from these dreams
People go just where they will
I never noticed them until I got this feeling
That it's later than it seems
Doctor, my eyes, tell me what you see
I hear their cries, just say if it's too late for me
Doctor, my eyes, cannot see the sky
Is this the price for having learned how not to cry