My pup got mauled yesterday
Thank goodness she is ok.
You might remember that I got a new puppy, Cricket, in January. She was a rescue pup from the shelter and a darling little black & white bassett/beagle mix. She loves people and other animals.
She came out to the pool with me yesterday while I picked up towels to wash. The pool has its own fence all around but there is a spot where she can slip under it and she did. I forgot that she'd come out with me and went back in the house with the towels. Soon after, I heard a horrendous noise and rushed outside to see my neighbors' two dogs attacking Cricket. The largest had her by the throat and the second dog kept running in to take big bites out of her. She was making a noise that was kind of like screaming and something I hope never to hear again. This was at the boundary between their house and ours, and a place I've been with Cricket many times because it's where our horse barn is located and she comes with me to feed the horses sometimes. The dogs are usually in a kennel but the bungy cord the neighbors use for a latch had come off the gate and they hadn't gotten around to replacing it.
I was afraid the dogs would attack me too. I ran back and found a tree limb that I waved around while yelling at the dogs. The second dog began to approach me with its hackles up and teeth bared. Just then, the neighbor came out and called the dogs. As soon as the big dog let go of Cricket, she ran home and I followed quickly, yelling back to the neighbor that her dogs had attacked Cricket and I was going to take her to the vet.
She had to have surgery. She has lots of stitches and drain tubes but she's doing ok.
I just kept thinking that it could have been my kids.