Boogie’s unhappy day

March 23, 2009 at 7:44 am 2 comments

Posted Date: : Mar 23, 2009 8:55 PM

Eddie and I were out having lunch today on Vermont Ave.

Boogie was, as always, seated patiently at our feet, hoping for a french fry.

A guy and his big black dog (Pitbull? Rottweiler?) came around the corner. He didn’t see us and next thing you know, the dog charged and had Boogie’s neck in between his teeth. We struggled on the sidewalk for what seemed like a scary eternity. The dog wouldn’t let go of Boogie’s neck and I thought Boogie was going to die. Eddie sustained a hand injury prying the dog’s mouth open, and Boogie has a hole in his neck…. and three stitches…

I took the cone off so that he could eat. Even so, he was still shaking and whimpering. He has been shaking and whimpering all evening. The wound looks swollen and no doubt, painful. The stitches will be in for 2 weeks.

We find that the tennis ball remains a good distraction/activity for Boogie to focus on (to keep his mind off the pain and trauma) , but we have to be careful that he doesn’t do damage to his injury when running and jumping. No collar this week. May have to put the cone back on later. Sigh.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Alex V  |  June 14, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Poor baby! That is absolutely horrible. I would without a doubt have pressed charges! Ridiculous! Did this make his reactivity and fear even worse?

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    • 2. lili  |  June 15, 2012 at 6:01 am

      This was the second time that Boogie was attacked by another dog while he wasn’t paying attention. 😦 Yes,it made his reactivity worse… it made him more defensive around unfamiliar dogs.

      Reply

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