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.