Tuesday, February 13, 2007

out of commission


Uncle Bogey was attacked yesterday morning by a vicious weimeraner when he and Mom were out on their walk. These photos were taken before the attack. According to my Mom's blog, (which she won't let me link to. she's shy.) Bogey had to get lots of stitches and has many puncture wounds, but he will recover. The weimeraner jumped a fence to get to Bogey. Mom is going to start taking a weapon on her walks, but isn't sure what to take. Any ideas? There are other vicious dogs around and she felt very helpless when she had nothing to fight that dog with.

8 comments:

Mallory said...

Oh yeah, sure. In Otter Creek there were always dogs not on runs or leashes or anything, even when their owners were away. Let's see, what's been used... sticks (that was Lexi), pepper spray (that was a Officer Lovejoy), a well-aimed kick in the mug (that was Dad), and I've actually scared a dog that used to chase me every day in Saipan on my way home from the bus stop by simply spinning to face him before he got to close and litterally baring my teeth and growling. I'm not even kidding, he turned and ran off. He never bothered me again.

Rebecca said...

Poor Puppy! Maybe some pepper spray?

Mark and Carla said...

I should send you a big Maasai walking stick that they use to move cattle, etc. along. Good and stout! Pepper spray is great but it seems to require you to be close to the other dog and have good aim. When a big dog is running at me I want to keep it away from me, not wait until it's so close! Poor Bogey.

Julie said...

It's amazing how resilient those little dogs are, huh? My sister-in-law had a little toy poodle that was attacked by two large dogs. The poor thing's side was laid right open, among other injuries. He got MANY stitches and was a little nervous ever after, but he came out okay. I have to say, I'm SO amazed at that!

Incidentally, my SIL got the dogs off by roaring at them like a she-bear.

Auntie Lee said...

This is soooo easy....baseball bat or tire iron. They are cheap and easy to use. Paris suggests one of R's guns would work quite well.
Here I have a pocket alarm which releases a very loud high noice. It scares the #@*&# right off ém.
Heres a picture for -ya from Paris. Rinda with numbchucks spinning around...hahahaha

ave said...

Remember those electirc cattle prods that we used to have at the barn? I wonder if they make a walking stick that looks like one of those?

mom said...

yes---Rinda spinning around with numbchucks! I had to lol! Thanks Paris!

Mallory said...

I'm telling you, intimidation is an amazing thing. Really. I mean, the she-bear thing, they'll never come back, I'm not even kidding. Although, it's more fun to actually maime the beast, so you might as well. Of course, calling in animal control (unless it's the idiot from MDI) on mean and loose dogs is very appropriate.