Update the Day After
Thursday, August 01, 2013
Hi Spark friends,
Thank you to all of you who read and commented on my blog from yesterday. Today was an emotional day, but we are still remaining grateful. We had the difficult job of cleaning up the mess left from yesterday. It was a tearful process. My husband and I embraced often.
The ABC news van came today. (Now we have had all three major networks~Yeeesh) The reporter was kind and respectful. I gave him the facts but still declined an on air interview. I was shocked when my son alerted me to Google "pitt bulls" followed by the name of our town. There was a page of major news sources, both stations and newspapers, with long articles about the event (even though they all called our hairless sheep, goats). It was important to us, but I didn't think we were "breaking news", as the reporters kept calling it. I'm naive!
However, the good news is that Lulu is still healing. We are treating her wounds. She is on some good medications orally and topically. Mary, our 8 month old sheep that escaped the attack, is Lulu's shadow. They are good companions for each other.
The owner of the dogs came to our house when he returned from work and found his dogs gone and a notice on his door. He was shocked, sincerely apologetic, and offered to cover expenses. We've had many expenses and will have more vet bills. He later met us at the back of our property, when we were treating Lulu and feeding, and continued to apologize. The animal control officer had contacted him and he signed over the third dog to be euthanized. It's sad on so many levels.
Here is a picture of Lulu and Mary. I avoided a view of Lulu's wounds........too gross.
Thank you again Spark friends for all your love and support!!!