Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ollie

Ollie, my little dog was attached by a BIG dog last week. This big dog lives down the road and seems to be able to roam the neighborhood at will. He and a another dog friend make regular rounds and I have had to scare them off my yard a few times. Before I realized they were around one of the bit Ollie. I didn't think it was real serious at first because Ollie ran into the house but when I tried to pick her up she cried and snapped at me. Saturday I took her in to the vet and he discovered she had 3 punctures. One of them quite serious and she was terribly bruised. So the vet cleaned the sores, gave her a shot and sent me home with some pills. Today she is pretty much back to normal although you can still see the sore. He suggested I shoot these dogs with bird shot. Hmmmmm. I wouldn't know what gun to use or how to use it -- maybe David can show me when he gets home. So now when I let my dogs out I look around to make sure these big dogs are not on the yard. It's most annoying.

4 comments:

Brownie said...

I still say have Scotty stay over night armed and ready.

LindaSue said...

we have problems with the dog across the road and have been told if you are outside the city limits, we can legally shoot the dog...Tony's armed and ready, if it comes to that. I'm with Brownie...

Karen Kemi said...

We have a gun (BB) by the back door at all times. We have neighbor dogs that run after Lily after she gets off the bus. Freaks her out. They also barked at Lyle once when he started his car one morning. I can tell you that they won't do that many more times or he will SHOOT them with more than BB or bird seed!!!!!!!!!

The warrior in me said...

Hi. Just found your blog. Really glad to know your little dog is better now- i'm personally very scared of dogs, so i can understand how annoying the bigger dogs can be!