I took the dogs for a walk Friday evening which resulted in our foster dog attacking Broo at the end of our walk. He latched onto his head so badly that even with Jesse lifting him off the ground by his hind hips and pulling, me kicking him...he would not let go. I managed to kick his mouth and he let go for a split second only to turn around and latch onto my thigh. My scream scared him, he let go, and latched back onto Broos head. With more of a fight, he finally let go of poor Broo Broo. I have never seen a dog so set on not letting go.
This was the result of my bite, this is the outside of my thigh. The bottom hole is about 4 inches deep:
I went to the hospital and they cleaned it, wrapped it, and gave me a tetanus shot. There were pieces of my leg and muscle inside my jeans....which were drenched in blood. I have a very high tolerance for pain and I can assure you this was the most painful thing I have EVER been through. The foster dog had an adoption pending and was set to leave on Sunday. I contacted the rescue immediately, and her and the new adopters decided they still wanted to go ahead with the adoption. They came and picked him up Saturday afternoon. I can't say I was all that sad to see him go - though I do wish him the best in his new home, and I hope he behaves himself and there are no further issues or injuries. I'm still sort of unsure how I feel about this whole situation.
I managed to ride in the XC trials yesterday, no blood through my breeches which was good. It's still sore to walk on but is healing clean so that is great. My biggest concern is infection or having to have my leg cut off down the road (can you tell I'm major paranoid?). Here is how it is looking today;
Broo has a large puncture in his head. It should heal fine as long as it keeps draining and stays clean. I know you should never attempt to break up a dog fight but I was honestly fearing for Broos life at that point. Seeing another dog trying to rip his face off what absolutely horrifying. Not sure if I should have interjected, but it is what it is.
What do you think? Would you do whatever it takes to protect your dogs, even if that meant you might end up being the one injured?