Friday, February 28, 2014

Stupid damn bitch

Not the female German Shepherd that bit Wolfgang at the Dog Park. Rather, her owner, who let her bite him three separate times. The last one got him good.

He's going into surgery right now. More later.


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UPDATE 28 February 2014 19:50: Home now, and Wolfie is resting in  his crate.  He never goes into his crate, but his wound is still oozing, and the confined space will keep him more still.  He's sleeping.  And the Cone Of Shame is not an attractive fashion accessory.

This was all just more fun than I want to have in a long, long time.

18 comments:

OldAFSarge said...

Praying that Wolfgang makes a full recovery.

burt said...

Thinking good thoughts for Wolfgang.

Are there ways to prosecute both of the bitches involved?

Murphy's Law said...

Oh man...Thoughts and prayers are with both of you. I hope that you know who she is and can hold her accountable for the costs.

Poor Wolfgang. Get well quick, my dog friend.

Borepatch said...

Burt, ees Dog Park. Ees not safe. :-(

Thanks, Murph. We'll see if they go back, but we're not allowed there for at least a week (Doctor's orders).

Murphy's Law said...

Been there, my friend. When Murphy was new (to me), he got hit from behind by a neighbor's pit bull. It's not fun by a long shot.

deadmandance said...

Not a good week for blog dogs...

Borepatch said...

Deadmandance, I'd way rather go through this then what Brigid has had. That day will come for me and Wolfgang, but I'm glad it is not this day.

Nosmo King said...

Few years back I walked into my back yard, armed with 12 oz of decaf, to discover the @#&%$!@# neighbor's cocker spaniel had dug under the fence. Again. But this time, followed by their German Shepherd.

As I turned to go inside to call Animal Control - again - the shepherd took a chunk out of my right thigh.

Side note - I was, at the time, recovering from heart surgery and on heavy doses of Plavix. I consider myself very lucky the bite was to the right rear thigh instead of the front, where the femoral artery is located.

That was, and will forever be, the last time I opened a door to the outside without a major caliber gun in my hand or on my hip, loaded and round chambered. I also have never carried a coffee cup in my right hand since, because I prefer that hand to draw and fire with.

Should an unrestrained dog approach me with the slightest indication of aggressiveness it does so at its own risk. The same applies to a restrained dog whose owner is incapable of recognizing aggressive behavior.

I do not know what Georgia law says about carrying firearms at dog parks, but I'd suggest your safety, and Wolfgang's, come ahead of that.

FYI, perform now whatever mental gymnastics you require to prepare to shoot an upset dog owner after you shoot their dog. And keep your lawyer's business card in your wallet.

I'm assuming a full and complete police report has been filed on this event. You'll need that documentation for either a lawsuit, or justification when you're forced to protect yourself against this, or a similar, dog, and its idiot owner.

Borepatch said...

Nosmo, I'd prefer not to get the po-po involved. We'll handle this like grown ups.

But it will get handled.

doubletrouble said...

Still, seems like a b!#€h slap might be in order for the owner...

Shane W said...

That sucks! Hopin' for a fast recovery.

Old NFO said...

Sorry to hear that, hoping for a quick recovery for Wolfie...

Windy Wilson said...

This is why I never took Luca to the dog park. Too many idiots, mostly women, think of their dogs as some sort of child, and are absolutely flabbergasted when they instead, inexplicably, act like dogs.
My brother's friends thought they could take their dog to a strange dog's house and have a play date, without the home-turf dog getting bent out of shape over the invasion.

I hope die Wolfchen makes a speedy and quick recovery.

Spikessib said...

Best wishes to Wolfgang. Hoping for a quick recovery.

Midwest Chick said...

Sorry to hear that Wolfie is in the Cone of Shame. Hope he recovers quickly!

Word of warning BP. Anyone who let their dog bite another one three times and did not offer to help right then is NOT going to react like an adult. I know you are trying to think the best of people, but a police report would not be out of line.

Nosmo King said...

Apologies for belaboring the point, but I'm with Midwest Chick. I think I can safely predict Resistance To Facts when the other dog owner becomes engaged in whatever discussion ensues, and that process will not suddenly become all sunshine, bunnies and butterflies.

I'm sure you're aware of the need for the intended victim of assault calling 911 first, since The System presumes he (or she) who calls 911 first is established as the Victim, and accorded that status.

Same rule applies here.

As added incentive, documentation of an incident sometimes becomes necessary to document serial events. That German Shepherd that dug under the fence and bit me in my own back yard? Three years later the same dog, owned by the same person, dug under the same fence and bit the 7-year-old daughter of the family who bought my old house.

I'm scheduled to testify April 8th; there's a wealth of documentation from my event, which should assist in convincing someone that the dog in question needs a Permanent Attitude Adjustment.

Which he should have gotten 3 years ago, had I been smart enough
to have had my 457 to go with the decaf.

And, had that procedure taken place, I have no doubt I would have, at the very least, been viewing the neighbor's torso over a front sight at some point; he's not known around the neighborhood, or with the local po-po, for excellent anger management.

The Boy Scouts' motto is pretty universal.


Cap'n Jan said...

I am so sorry about Wolfgang - most dogs at parks do well together, with the occasional scuffle... But then there are some where the owners seem to have no concept of dog-society. Some dogs do NOT belong in a park, and apparently that bitch did not. (I have a shy male that is no fit dog for a park, he hides and pees and draws all the macho-wanna-be's to him, which scares him more, he runs, they chase and prey instinct kicks in).

Any road, sorry for Wolfgang, not a good week for doggies... But on a slightly less somber note, you might take a look at the 'soft collars' and get that big thing off him - they slobber when they sleep and it gets all 'gooky'.

Here is the one that I've always used, although my dogs are 'medium' sized (60-80#), they work well. The dog can more comfortably lay their head down, get through doors without catching that cone on the jam, which must be confusing and annoying...

http://www.bellaspainrelief.com/soft-ecollar-2464-prd1.htm

Again, good luck with your boy... I HATE it when these sorts of things happen. I hope he can get back in the game soon, and forget about this unfortunate incident, or at least learn from it and move on...

Fair Winds,

Cap'n Jan

P.S. I do not need to tell you that the entire expense you incur must be paid by the culprit (other dog owner). File a report on the dog, as hard as that may be to do, at least the owner may eventually 'get it'. (Maybe not.)

Graybeard said...

Sorry to hear this, Borepatch.

What can you say? Some people...