|Lily and her mom|
I sent a text to Lily yesterday, telling her how much I have been missing her presence in my day-to-day life, and she sent me this picture of her and her mother. Lily has been in Guatemala for the last two weeks, visiting her mom and hoping she will be able to get through this rough patch. I didn't ask about the prognosis, but I am sure glad Lily has been able to be there. She's missed here, though I know why she had to travel to be with her during this time. You can sure see the resemblance between them.
John must be finished with his urologist's appointment, so I'll find out in the morning what has been decided for his treatment. There are many options for prostate cancer treatment, but since he has a rather aggressive form of it, I suspect the options will be limited. I just want him to get better, selfishly.
On the way to the bus this morning, in early twilight, I saw a woman with her dog on a leash on the sidewalk in front of me. She had stopped at the local kiosk that dispenses doggy doo bags, so I went around them, stepping out into the street from the sidewalk. At least I tried: as soon as the dog saw me, he lunged at me and bit my hand. I was wearing heavy-duty gloves, thank goodness, or it would have been much worse. Here's a picture of the damage:
|My glove was not torn, but my skin sure was|
The owner said I should never have come up behind the dog, which (she claims) is just a puppy and didn't know any better. Well, it didn't LOOK like a puppy, being around 40-50 pounds, I'd guess, and how was I supposed to know that the dog is so vicious? She had to restrain him in a stranglehold as we yelled back and forth at each other. I left in disgust, but I sure wish I had taken a picture of them so I could report the incident. In any event, I'll be much more circumspect if I ever see those two again.
Oh, that's awful. Maybe you should get a tetanus shot at the ER and an antibiotic, too.ReplyDelete
All the best to JOhn, but bad bad doggy and owner.ReplyDelete
That owner shouldn't be in charge of a dog. As we know it's not the dog that's at fault. It looks a very nasty bite.ReplyDelete
Sending good thoughts to Lily and to John. I sure hope that dog had its rabies shot, you should have taken a photo and asked about the dogs vaccination record...or called the cops. The owner obviously did not have control of her dog.ReplyDelete
Sending oceans of good wishes to Lily, her mama, to John and to you.ReplyDelete
I am so glad you were wearing gloves. I really don't see how you can avoid coming up behind a dog and agree with Fun60. The owner is at fault.
Oh my. Not good at all. I would have been upset too. That dog needs a muzzle.ReplyDelete
DJan, I can’t leave a comment on your other blog, I don’t know why not.ReplyDelete
Let me say here how wonderful I find your attitude and, as always, what an inspiration you are to me.
Wishing the best for Lilly and John.ReplyDelete
It's hard to think straight when you are attacked like that, but I would hope that if a dog attack like that happened to me, I would get the owner's name and address or phone number. While I might or might not follow through, I would tell her I was going to report it to the police. She needs a good scare. Did she even apologize, or just blame you?
Hope your dog bite heals quickly!ReplyDelete
It only takes one very inept dog owner to cause serious problems and give dog owners a black. I hope things recover rapidly.ReplyDelete
Ouch! I do hope the injury heals quickly & no ill side effects. The way things are these days, if you took a photo of the dog & woman, you may have not walked away in one piece if you know what I mean.ReplyDelete
I wish you had gotten her name and address. That is a dangerous dog that needs help. Just because someone comes up behind a dog is no excuse for it biting! With an owner like that it will become all the more dangerous as it matures. I hope the bite heals okay.ReplyDelete
Heal quickly! It sounds like both the owner and the dog need some serious training!ReplyDelete
Prayers going out to Lily's mom and John. As a former meter reader, you really do need a tetanus shot if not current and the dog should be quarantined for rabies. Even city pets can contract the disease. Puncture wounds can be dangerous. Wish you had gotten her name and address. If you do, make sure to report it.ReplyDelete
Ouch. That was just not cool. Pup or not that woman responded wrong. She should have apologized & offered to help you with any medical costs. I hope your friend gets the proper treatment, sounds like he has a good friend base around him during this time.ReplyDelete
Any dog bite requires the dog be tested!! I hope you heal fast! I am scarred of most dogs. Was bit near my eye as a child, a neighborhood dog who up to that point had been docile and friendly.Am a cat person.ReplyDelete
I'm a little late here, but I agree with gigi ... you should go over to the clinic and have someone look at it.ReplyDelete
Oh dear, what a nasty bite and incident; do you need a test in case of rabies? A family member was bitten by a dog and the dog owner had proof of rabies vaccination, which was good. I hope you see a doctor for the bite. Best wishes to Lily and her mom.ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness!ReplyDelete
It seems that the dog owner would have been MUCH more contrite about the fact that her dog bit you.
I'm so sorry that it happened.
I pray that your hand heals quickly.
I’m wishing the best for Lily and John too. And you, oh my gosh, DJan! That is just awful! That dog owner is just the WORST! We had a woman who used to walk her dog around our school and on the playground. One day, after volunteering at our school, that dog charged Art and bit his hand. Our principal was actually gleeful because she desperately wanted the owner taken to court. So Art pressed charges. Would you believe the woman’s husband was a lawyer? Anyway, he apologized in court and told them the dog was no longer with them and was being adopted elsewhere. Parents at our school and all the teachers were relieved. Art’s hand healed, and it hurt for a while, but he was glad the pain brought some good. I’m so sorry this happened to you, DJan. I feel so angry and frustrated for you.ReplyDelete