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Offline Conrad

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My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« on: April 26, 2012, 05:09:03 am »
I always walk our dogs after work and yesterday was no different. We have three small dogs and I always take the oldest, Bosco, and the youngest, Sookie, together first and then I take Agnes last. It just works out better that way, till yesterday...

We were about halfway through our walk when I see a young woman walking a very large Rottie. The dog weighed more than the woman. I saw them first, they were across the street from us, then my dogs saw them. Bosco, being a Dachshund, wanted to go get the other dog and started pulling in that direction. Right about that time the Rottie looked over and saw us. He just glanced at my dogs and then went about his business. I was a bit relieved at that. Just at that moment the woman bent down to tie her shoe and instead of holding onto the Rot's leash, she stepped on it. I had a moment of panic and then the Rot looked over at my dogs and was across the street in a flash. Bosco saw him coming and got ready to meet him.

Bosco is 14lbs and the Rot is at least 120lbs. Bosco was ready (not that it mattered) the Rot was too. I tried to get in between them but it was no good. The Rot grabbed Bosco by the back of her neck and started shaking her. I grabbed the Rot by the scruff of the neck with one hand and I punched it as hard as I could with the other. I don't know how many times I punched the damned thing, I'm not sure if the dog even felt it. The woman was trying to help at this point and I accidently punched her, knocking her over. The Rot finally let go but the damage was done. I wish that I didn't have to see what I saw at that point. Bosco's back was laid open from the base of her neck to the middle of her back. She was bleeding badly and so was I, nothing like she was though. It seems that I got bit at some point. 

There were lots of people around us by now and they all wanted to help. One man had a bunch of towels and helped me wrap Bosco up, he then offered to drive me home. His wife took Sookie and walked her to my house. Being after hours our normal vet was closed. After my wife made some calls we found out that the closest emergency animal hospital was 30 miles away. I drove like a mad man and we made it to the hospital. After taking a quick look the vet didn't think that the prognosis looked very good. We spent a couple of hours there before telling Bosco goodbye and we went home. We didn't know if we'd see her again or not.

I just got off the phone with the vet and the prognosis is looking better today. Bosco will have to be transferred to our own local vet this morning; we have to pick her up at 7:30.

The woman who owns the Rot, not the one walking it, told me that they will pay all the vet bills. I had to put down a $600 deposit when we left the hospital.

Please pray for Bosco. She still has a long road to recovery.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2012, 05:31:45 am »
I'm sorry to hear that, Conrad.  I've been a huge dog-lover my entire life and can't stand to see a dog hurt.  I hope Bosco makes a full recovery.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2012, 05:35:31 am »
Prayers for Bosco. Hope your bite wasn't bad. Good job on the cupcake with the Rot even if it was an accident.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #3 on: April 26, 2012, 05:38:02 am »
Prayers for Bosco as well, Conrad...   :'(
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2012, 06:31:43 am »
WOW.... I'm so sorry to hear about your little fella....  I have small dogs too, and I worry about big dogs walking them.  I'd hate to have to shoot someone's dog, but my 10 pound yorkie would be dead after that treatment...
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2012, 06:45:45 am »
Please pray for Bosco. She still has a long road to recovery.

Will do... Please keep us posted. I would be beside myself if our furry ones were hurt like that.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2012, 06:51:24 am »
Big prayers for Bosco. 

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #7 on: April 26, 2012, 06:55:11 am »
I'm sorry to hear about you and your pup Conrad.  I had a situation similar to your's with a PitBull, but it was my children instead of a dog.  Fortunately I got my kids out of the way but I got bitten in the process and there was a lot of hard feelings between my family and our neighbors (Pit's owners) since the dog was removed from the home and put down. 

I hope the process goes as smooth as possible for your family. 
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #8 on: April 26, 2012, 07:17:59 am »
Boscoe, hang in there lil buddy.  Sure looking forward to hearing about the happy homecoming.

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #9 on: April 26, 2012, 09:47:58 am »
Sorry to hear that! I'm sure that Bosco will recover from his physical injuries! Keep us posted!
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2012, 10:13:28 am »
What a shame. I will be praying for you and your small loved one.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2012, 11:09:28 am »
Man, this makes me furious thinking about it!!!!!!!!   >:( >:( >:(
 
This is why I carry when walking mine. If another dog attacks, it's done with!!!!!
I had some less than desirables move in across the street from me last year, and they had two vicious pits. I informed him very quickly that they would die if they stepped foot in my yard! Thankfully he was busted for money laundering and drug sales 4 months later!!!!

Sure hope Bosco is doing better and fully recovers!!!!
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2012, 12:18:03 pm »
While I couldn't read the outcome, I'm very sorry to hear about your Bosco. Here's to hoping everything turns out alright. I'm always nervous around larger dogs with my eight poind chihuahua, Bella. Subscribed for the story.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 01:13:08 pm »
Prayers for Bosco as well, Conrad...   :'(

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 03:42:17 pm »
MY prayers go out to you and to Bosco.
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