Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Yet another thing to be thankful for....




Last evening, while Randy was walking the pups ( a term of endearment, not their age, by the way...) a Pit Bull attacked them.

He came up from behind as the three of them were walking, our two in their harnesses and on 5 ft. leashes.

He was silent, no collar or tags to give him away. All of a sudden he was just a blur past Randy and had Braxton in his teeth.

Lulu (our "Princess-Warrior") saw what was happening to her little "brother" and sprang into action.

Randy was in the midst of the 3 dogs, pulling and trying to protect them..

The Pit Bull let go of Braxton and Randy had Braxie up in the air in a split second. By this time, neighbors were out their doors, some calling the police or Animal Control, one threatening to "shoot the dog"- all the while Lulu is fending off the vicious attacker.

Randy ran to help Lulu and suddenly all were in the ditch, fallen and injured.

The "owner" of the Pit Bull came out of nowhere and pulled his dog off Lulu, who he had on her back and his powerful jaws around her tiny neck, shaking her. Randy was trying to get the dog off of her, hitting, yelling and kicking.

The owner said he was taking the dog home and would be back to see how they all were. All the time, one neighbor was saying he had children and if he saw the dog again, he'd shoot it for sure. (not exactly how we would have handled the situation, however, he was in fear for his kids...)

Needless to say, the man with the dog never came back. Randy, by this time as banged up as the pups, had the dogs at the Vet's.

Thankfully, THANKFULLY, no life-threatening injuries. Braxton has 3 puncture wound, deep and open, on his bum. Lulu, because of her heavy coat (and strong will) was not opening wounded, however, the Vet explained it was much like a car accident - you hurt sooo much worse the next day. Today will be hard on all three....

So, they are on pain pills, antibiotics, ointment and bed-rest. My poor babies!

Randy is bruised, his knees torn up, arm swollen and heart broken. He feels he somehow let them down by not protecting them better. God knows what he did and so do I. He is amazing to me- and to the pups.

He saved their lives.

You couldn't imagine 2-eleven pound pups to survive and Pit Bull attack without the aid of their Dad. God gave him the strength, the clear-headiness and the tenacity to fight off the Pit Bull. And, God is responsible for letting Randy forgive the dog (maybe not so much the owner). He (both He's - God and Randy) know if the owner had been responsible for his pet, this would not have happened.

I know he's a hero. Braxton & Lulu know that too. Now if only I could get Randy to believe that.

So, add more thankfulness this Thanks-mas. We have Lulu & Braxton and they have their Dad.

And we see again the proof guardian Angels surround us all-

Thank you, God.

-me
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9 comments:

Littlepenpen said...

Oh, I'm so glad everyone is okay. This story brought tears to my eyes. Your husband did a great job defending your babies.

Anonymous said...

This one really made me cry. Thank God for Randy (and Lulu protecting her little brother)! We will say prayers for everyone's swift and complete recovery! Randy, you rock! Betty

The Tattered Nest said...

Happy Thanks-mas! Have a great time with your family this weekend! and thank you for all your supportive and kind words you have left on my blog!

Heather said...

OH! That is just so sad! Way to go Randy! I am so glad that they are all okay! I hope that I would be able to do that if a Pit Bull were attacking my 2 little pups! They just looks so miserable in those photos! Poor little Braxton and strong little LuLu. That really is to bad! But so glad everyone is okay and that it didn't get any worse! Love you all! Heather

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Colleen! I'm so glad that everyone is OK ~ how terrifying!! It really is a miracle that your babies and even your husband are fine. One bite in the wrong spot ~ I'm sure that they are all suffering from shell shock today. I'm sure that you will comfort them all. What a brave Lulu...and hubby too!! Have a wonderful day tomorrow and hug them all...xxoo, Dawn

Brenda said...

I am so happy all is well, I just hate bulldogs now. My brotherinlaw has two with small grandbabies. Worries me to death.
Again glad all is well. Happy Thanksmas

Shelley said...

What a scary thing to happen to your family. So glad they will be o.k.
Blessings to all, Shelley

Kari & Kijsa said...

What a story- we are glad everyone seems to be doing better! Hopefully everyone will be up and at'em soon ! Randy is a hero!!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Brenda said...

okay please let us know how the babies are? Im worried.