Monday, 26 September 2016

Attacked

When it comes to walking Ray, that's Jon's job, he likes to get his 10,000 steps in and two dog walks a day does this.

On the days that Jon is in too much pain from his back or he's busy with the shop I take over.

Usually I take Noah or Ru along for some company, but last night I wanted to clear my head and have some quiet time.

I didn't expect for our normal peaceful walk to end so abruptly.


Pretty much 5 minutes into our walk and this little brown dog came running at Ray.
Ray is always on the lead as he's a runner and if he catches a scent of a rabbit he is off.

This dog looked as though it was coming to play but in a blink of an eye he/she locked onto Ray and put a hole in him!

My poor baby was screaming in pain and this dog wanted more.
I put myself between this dog and Ray in a hope it would stop, Ray sensing I may get hurt bared his teeth and did what we call his devil growl.

The own ripped the dog away and put it back in their house.


Both the owners came over and we intensely sorry and offered to take us to the vets.
They let me know where they lived as on this one occasion I didn't take my phone out with me so I couldn't take his number.

Ray walked home ok and as soon as he got in doors he went to pieces.
He started shaking, and foaming at the mouth.

We rang the out of hours vets and they said we'd have to go to a vets in Maidstone.
Jon rushed off with Ray whilst I tried to keep it together and get the boys dinner on.
Within 2 minutes of Jon leaving I had an outburst where I had to call my dad.

He managed to calm me down and I was able to get on with sorting the boys out.

Ray was very lucky, the vet said if the bite had been just a cm to the left it would have done some serious damage.
He was happy not to staple the wound,  but we have to make sure its kept uber clean.
He's been given some antibiotics to keep any infection at bay and the cone of shame to wear.
 

The cm hole in his side isn't much, but my poor little baby has had his confidence shattered.
We keep finding him standing in front of walls, with his cone up against it.
His head is hanging so low that he's literally dragging his head along the floor.

He's depressed!
He seems to have lost his trust in us, I took him on that walk and I wonder if he blames me?
:(

We're going to take him to Pets at Home today so we can spoil him and then Jon is going to take a trip round to the other dog owners house to talk vet fees!


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