Hd a very, very close call today. Was hving my usual rumble n grumble on d field with me JRT mates, Oreo n Russell. My owner decided dat v were getting too rough n lifted me off d ground with my leash. Out of nowhere, dis enormous Rottweiler/St Bernard mix lunged n chomped into my right shoulder. Definitely 1 of d largest n solidly built dogs I’ve ever seen in my life n it’s weight alone cld hv flattened me.
My other owner swiftly took hold of me n began kicking away at d giant mutt’s throat n jaw. Cld feel d tearing of skin n flesh as d mutt tugged even harder n seemed intent on not letting go. Was like a tug-o-war match, only problem is I was d rope … thot dat I was a real goner den, either dat or I wld end up with 1 leg longer den d other. Was only after 4 -5 neat kicks by my owner dat he managed 2 dislodge my arm from d vice like grip.
Next thing I knew I was back in my owner’s arms n cld tell from her distraught look n constant tears dat dis was serious. I hd a deep long gash all round my shoulder arm n a layer of skin was spliced opened. Cld already c blood n all dat icky stuff thru d gash. I managed a whimper as I looked forlornly at her as she desperately struggled 2 hold d torn bits together 2 prevent any further tearing n bleeding.
Just made it 2 d vet b4 dey closed n was already fearing d worst. Didn’t know wat 2 think or say, so didnt say much as I nestled on my owner’s thigh. My owners’ tried 2 keep calm n comfort me but cld tell dat dey were really troubled. So I kept quiet not wanting 2 make d situation even worse.
Doc mentioned dat it was an extensive wound but thankfully, no damage 2 vein, muscle or bone. Went thru an hr’s surgery, received 15 stitches all round n stayed d nite at d clinic. Am walking around with a shaved armpit as a result, looks weird but I cn live with dat. Also hv 2 wear d ridiculous ‘upside down hat’ 2 prevent scratching. Well there goes my dog show aspirations n modeling career. Cld hv bn much worst tho’ … n as long as I dun hv 2 gv up running n my ball, dats all dat really matters.
It’s time for healing n will b out of action for 2 - 3 weeks … dun hold ur breath coz I’ll b back in d old groove soon, as agile n fast as b4. Hv 2 thank my owners 4 being there n feel sorry 4 giving dem untold heartache from d incident. I’ll b fine guys, no worries … u cant keep a good JRT down 4 long. Me mates mentioned dat I must hv bn quite brave seeing how I hardly made a sound or complained during d entire ordeal, even ven being torn apart.
Think I’ve used up 1/3 of my 9 lives, some say it only applies 2 cats … well it hs worked well 4 me up 2 now, so I’m not gonna stop believing in it. Now wat’s an injured dog supposed 2 do for d next few weeks being quarantined indoors. Hah, will hv 2 dig up my owner’s stash of X-Men comics 2 keep me entertained den.