I have been the bearer of bad news lately, haven’t I?
<~~~ This is my Yorkie Max, he is 6-1/2 years old and we have owned him since he was a pup.
About a week ago I was asked if I could dog sit for a friend of a friend. The dog was described to me as being a mixed rescue dog who is great with all people, children, and other dogs big and small.
I agreed to help out as I love animals and didn’t see the harm in my dogs having a new playmate for the next few weeks. I told the lady that as long as it got along with my dogs, I would have no problem watching her.
The lady who owned the dog, along with a dog trainer who was sent along to assist with the introduction process, came to my house yesterday. We first took out Lola, my Great Dane, to go for a walk alongside the Pit. They did well and there was just some sniffing and that was about it.
We then introduced Max to the Pit, I had already informed the lady that Max is a very hyper dog when someone new is around and he’ll probably try to lick the dogs face. The lady informed me that they have had rambunctious puppies near the Pit and it was never a problem. Even still, we went on the walk again but this one went much different.
The Pit was extremely interested in Max and probably feeding off of his excited energy. I don’t think it helped that the other dog was not only out of his element but also very stressed with this experience. After many warnings from the trainer to the lady who owned the dog telling her to “don’t let her touch him”, she let the leash slack too much and before you know it, that bitches teeth were clenched down on Max’s throat.
First let me say, I made my kids stay away during this entire process because I knew we didn’t need any other energy involved. I am so grateful I did that.
So here we are in someone’s driveway 4 houses down from mine. Max is in the Pit’s mouth and her teeth are clenched so tight there is no prying them open. I tried and so did the trainer. I can’t say what the owner of the dog was doing as I was holding on to Max and trying to pry that damn dog’s mouth open with all I had. The trainer was down on her knee’s with me and she was yelling at the lady, “Choke her out! Choke her out!” but I heard no response.
The trainer then began to beat on the Pit’s head to break her bite but she didn’t budge. Finally, she choked her and the Pit released Max.
I stood up and turned very quickly and hauled ass back to the house. Both Max and I we’re bleeding but he, of course, was much more injured than I. I got a towel for Max and wrapped him up and made the kids grab their shoes before we all piled into the trainer’s car so she could drive us to the nearest Animal Hospital.
Max was kept over night where they performed surgery to repair two lacerations in his neck. He was also bleeding from his eye and after putting him under they were better able to examine the eye where they found a scratch.
He is home now and doing ok. Yesterday and last night were miserable but I am happy to have him back and to know that he will make a complete recovery. He is a cone head at the moment which he seems to really hate but he has a drainage tube in his neck for the next 5 days and we must protect it. Along with that he is receiving antibiotics and eye drops. His blood was checked along with his internal organs and everything is OK there. Thank God!
I know that we are very lucky, this could have turned out much worse. Below are some pics of what my poor Momo’s (his nickname) looks like today.
This image is of the larger laceration and the drainage tube is also visible here.
His hurt eye.
Sleeping with that cone on is not easy. Nor is eating, drinking and just walking.