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Doctor, My Eyes

Monday, February 24, 2014

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

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    I am sorry to hear about your dog. I hope he recovers quickly. You are much too kind as my response would not have been that kind.
    2181 days ago
    Sending love and healing light to Samurai, may he overcome his physical damage, and to both of you for the trauma yet to be overcome. You reacted in a calm and loving manner.
    My heart goes out to the pit bull who was left unattended and subject to the dangers all roaming dogs are subjected to. I am not defending it's actions - they were wrong. The one who is responsible and should carry the weight of the action is the negligent owner. It will be the pit bull who will possibly face death though.
    We live in the country at the end of the road and it is inexcusable the number of people who set their dogs, cats, exotic birds "free".
    I need to meditate and get grounded. My anti-humanity is stuck in my throat chakra; I need to focus on ahisma.

    2183 days ago
    Hope your dog gets well soon.
    2183 days ago
    Glad you are going to follow through and take this to court. People need to be held accountable for their actions (letting the dog run free) as well as their animal's actions. We are about to make our neighbor angry, because they won't nail the board back up that blew off the privacy fence, which means their dogs are always in our back yard. Dogs are liable to end up at the pound.
    2183 days ago
    Poor Sam! You must both be traumatized. Glad you reported it and took pictures. So sad.
    2183 days ago
    I am so sorry for the incident you and your pet had to go through. I had an opposite situation about a year ago or so. My daughter was staying with me and had a pit about 6 years old. I don't like pits as a rule, but he really was so sweet. But it was hard to keep him in the yard as he would climb the fence. He climbed and got out and got beat up by 3 loose dogs bigger than him and none were pits. He died from his wounds before we could get him fixed. I gueuss it depends partly on how they are raise, I don't know. Still don't want one though. Hope your baby is okay soon.
    2183 days ago
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    Hope Samurai heals up soon - poor baby. I'm surprised the Pit doesn't have to be in an enclosure.
    2183 days ago
    I am so sorry to hear about what happened to Samurai. I am glad he is home. What an awful experience for you and him. emoticon
    2183 days ago
    The owner should get, not only a fine, but some sanctions. His dog should not be allowed to roan loose and when outside, should be muzzled. Here in NY, they would probably kill the dog. It's horrible any way you look at it. I'm so very sorry this happened to you. I hope the baby is better today!!
    2184 days ago
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    I am not certain in your state what the law reads but in Idaho the animal is put down if blood is drawn.

    Glad you did all you did to handle the matter. The owner is obligated to pay the bills. Make certain you bring them to court.

    So glad Sam is better. Now, you need to get over the shock of the incident too.
    2184 days ago
    So sorry to read about your sweet dog.

    Thank goodness there were Good Samaritans to help you! And you had the presence of mind to take pictures of your dog.

    You're in my thoughts and prayers, Bunkie!

    Annie T.

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    2184 days ago
    poor baby, hope he's soon well again emoticon
    2184 days ago
    OOhhhh so sad. hope Sam is feeling better soon. emoticon
    2184 days ago
    I freaked out reading the first part about Sam and skipped the lyrics and pictures to send you a goodie ranting about irresponsible dog owners who should be shot....or at least chewed on viciously! Healing white light headed to all of you...and deep breathing for me.
    2184 days ago
    glad Sam is home.
    2184 days ago
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