My puppy just got attacked.

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And I'm very sad sad <understatement>

DH is at work so can't offload to him, so using you lot instead.

She's under general anaesthetic at the moment.

I didn't realise how much I loved the little shit head sad

SomethingAboutNothing Fri 11-Jul-14 14:22:10

Oh gosh you poor thing! That must have been terrifying for you. Was it another dog that attacked them?

Yep another dog. In the middle of nowhere too! I had to carry the dog home for about a mile. By the time I got to the vets I stank grin

MarcoPoloCX Fri 11-Jul-14 14:30:46

How old is the little one? Hope she recovers quickly and not be affected too much by this experience.

BlueKarou Fri 11-Jul-14 14:36:14

Poor you and poor pup. Glad you got her to the vets. Are you ok? Have you had a sit down and a cup of tea? It must have been horrid.

Was the other dog off lead? Did you get the owner's details?

My Dad's dog once snapped at BlueDog when he was still a horrible, obnoxious puppy. Dad's dog barely made contact, but my stupid pup bit the inside of his own cheek, creating a lovely pus-filled abscess. Luckily it all cleared up with ABs and we avoided surgery, but these critters do cause us so much worry at times.

Abra1d Fri 11-Jul-14 14:39:41

That's dreadful! so sorry.

Both dogs off lead, and yes I have details (well details of the adult, she was walking for a neighbour).

She's through her surgery and I can collect her in an hour.

Bill is over £350 now <faints>

Oh that looks sore sad

I hope you are both okay.

BlueKarou Fri 11-Jul-14 15:39:04

Great news that she's through the surgery. Bet you can't wait to get her back.

moosemama Fri 11-Jul-14 16:18:41

Poor little MonkeyDog. sad

Glad she's come through the GA OK and hope she heals fast and isn't too badly affected.

My boy had a very similar injury (the result of playing with our other dog though, not an attack) a few months back. It looked horrific at the time, but we're lucky enough to live across the road from the vet surgery and had him there within ten minutes, so they were able to staple it back together, rather than him having to have a GA. You'd hardly know he'd ever had an injury there now, you have to really look to see a scar.

She is home. I'm like a bloody first time mother checking her breathing hmm

She is very, very sad.

But, fair play to the owners. They called me and had spoken to the vet and paid every penny of the bill before I even collected the dog. Just shows some people still have morals.

Still cross as he admitted the dog likes to nip and roll other dogs, but whippets just have particularly thin skin so just split open.

And I've got to drive tonight so I can't open the wine yet <wail>

moosemama Fri 11-Jul-14 17:40:20

Aw, poor little mite.

My boy's a sighthound too - hence the similar injury.

Good to hear the other owners accepted fault straight away and did the right thing. Sounds like they need to either go back to basics with training or keep him on lead around other dogs though.

Hope you get chance for some wine to calm your nerves later on.

itiswhatitiswhatitis Fri 11-Jul-14 17:43:34

Poor little love. What a gorgeous dog though (love whippets!) glad the owners were decent about it

BorisBaby Fri 11-Jul-14 17:48:41

Oh poor baby give her a kiss from me. The law on dangerous dogs has changed so I would report it too

daisy5569 Fri 11-Jul-14 17:49:26

aww poor little girl, hope she is feeling better soon (and you) must have been so stressful and upsetting.
Reminded me of my first ever dog who was a crossbreed but def had some greyhound in her, jumped straight through the living room window, I heard the smash came down and she was on the doorstep waiting to come in. had a similar hole in the top of her leg had to get neighbour to drive me to the vet!
Your dog looks lovely and I'm sure it wont be long before she is back to her usual self

I won't be reporting.

We live quite literally in the middle of nowhere. In the 3 years of living here, I have bumped into another dog owner a handful of times.

Where we walk is the sort of place that you would go to specifically if you had a nasty dog to avoid everyone else!

The owner has said first thing tomorrow they will be getting a muzzle. That's good enough for me- I really don't believe it's a danger. Just wrong place wrong time, and wrong breed of dog! (As in, whippet, being such a delicate flower!)

I think I'm almost over the shock.

Now just need to arrange a gazillion meetings with nice dogs over the weekend to counteract the bad experience for her.

Floralnomad Fri 11-Jul-14 18:00:06

Hope she feels better later ,and well done you for not over reacting ,especially as the other owner is doing the right thing .

VivaLeBeaver Fri 11-Jul-14 18:03:46

Poor pup.

You may need to work on re socialising him as he may be nervous of other dogs after this.

moosemama Fri 11-Jul-14 18:15:05

I'd hold off on meeting too many other dogs, even nice ones, until she's had a chance to heal and recover a little. Pip's knitted very quickly, staples out at 10 days no problem at all, but I'd have been wary of having other dogs around him while they were still in, iyswim.

When she's had a day or two to recover, you could try taking her somewhere like a pub or cafe garden where all/any dogs will be on-lead and she can be around them without any of them getting up close and personal.

I have lots of friends with nice woofers so am just going to meet up with them and have an amble, all dogs on leads.

It's odd in my house at the moment. I'm sat eating and there isn't a little nose snuffling around. Nothing is chewing my coffee table or rolling around with my other dog.

I'm not sure I like a peaceful house grin

moosemama Fri 11-Jul-14 19:17:52

Ah - that sounds ideal then.

I know what you mean. My two were at kennels until Monday evening and I was thoroughly miserable alone in a quiet house that didn't have dog toys and chewed up cardboard tubes and antlers spread all across the living room floor. Liking it much more now that normal chaos has been resumed. grin

Hoping your little girl is soon back to herself.

Karbea Fri 11-Jul-14 19:31:38

Ah glad your pup is ok, mine died after an attack so was dreading opening your post.

Hope she's back driving you crazy soon.

mulberrylover Fri 11-Jul-14 21:03:17

Good for you monkeyfaceofgrace- these people don't sound like horrible dog owners and are obviously horrified at what has happened. Most people would still report- so its good to show that both parties still have morals.

LocalEditorEssex Fri 11-Jul-14 21:18:00

Aww pleased your dog is doing ok. Also very pleased you have dealt with what appears to be a responsible dog owner.

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