Monday, June 24, 2013
My poor little Cooper dog got attacked by a big dog on our morning walk. It was bad. He had to get stitches and xrays, and has to wear a cone for a week until the stitches come out. I am debating whether to go talk to the cops. The owner of the other dog is paying all the bills, but her dog was NOT leashed and there is a leash law. I don't want to be bitchy, but my poor little dog is in pain, which makes me less sympathetic. Four different people, including a retired cop, have told me to report it. I will probably do it. It scared the crap out of both of us. Poor Cooper couldn't get away because he was on a leash, and I couldn't pick him up fast enough, so the other dog grabbed him by the leg and shook him, before I got ahold of Cooper. And then the other dog kept trying to get him even after I had picked Cooper up. Two random guys walking by had to grab the other dog, because he just wouldn't stop attacking. I am still upset and it was about 4 hours ago. Cooper is sitting in my lap totally zoned out with the sedation they had to give him at the vet in order to take the xrays and put in the stitches. And I couldn't find anyone at home with a car to give us a ride to the vet. It was frustrating, but finally my parents' neighbor agreed to run us down to the vet's office. Cooper bled all over me, but thankfully not all over the car. My dad suggested I get a cattle prod to carry on our walks, so I can zap any attacking dogs. This is not the first time Cooper has been attacked on our walks, but it was definitely the worst. I am seriously considering the cattle prod idea.