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Date: 21st September 2020

Was taking a peaceful walk with my little Papillon on Friday in the fields near my home.  Rounded a corner and from nowhere this Staffie Bitch launched an attack on my dog.  I know you shouldn't but I had to protect my dog and in so doing got a nasty gash on my leg.  

My little one was very shaken up but seemed to be okay.  The man apologised and said his Bitch had never done it before.  I tactfully suggested that if she'd done it once she might do it again and should therefor be muzzled.  

We limped home but when we got there and I went to pick up René he screamed with pain.  He couldn't walk properly so I whisked him off to the Vet.  Apparently he had a very swollen thigh so antibiotics and pain killers were prescribed.  On Saturday he projectile vomited water 4 times so back to the Vet and more injections.  Only today, Monday has he finally had a meal.

I'm not a litigious person and believe in live and let live but friends have said I ought to report the incident in case there's another more serious attack.  I didn't get the man's details but met another dog walker today and when I described the dog, she turned out to be the neighbour and said  the Staffie was vicious and she couldn't let her dog into the garden when the Staffie was out.

The whole episode was very unpleasant but the most unkind cut of all was when he phoned his partner and said 'The Old Lady said she's okay". I know I'm ancient but no one has ever put it quite like that????

Fortunately I keep a well stocked medicine cabinet so I had Antiseptic wipes and Antiseptic spray and appropriate wound dressings and my Tetanus is up to date so other than a scar I'm okay.  When you are OLD, your skin thins and almost anything bruises and scars you.????


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