The New Tyson
This settles it. From now on, Macha will be known as "Mike Tyson". My sister dogs had ANOTHER really, really bad fight yesterday and Macha about bit off Mela's ear. It was a horrible scene and I'll spare you the photos of the bloody mess. Fact is, I didn't even think to take photos this time.
It happened about 1:00 in the afternoon on Sunday while I was peacefully making peanut butter cookies for the guys next door. One of the guys next door brought his Beagle dog to work and they were making dog howling sounds and cat cries (the guys were doing this) to get the Beagle to howl. THIS makes my dogs crazy! Not long after, my dogs turned on each other when they couldn't get to the dog (or the howling guys). Grown men acting like idiots! I'm beginning to think they LIKE to see a dog fight!
My grand plan for "the next fight" was to turn the fire extinguisher on them but after I tested it the other day, all the pressure leaked out so that was out. In the scramble to separate them, I got a bite this time, on my right hand. I can't imagine how these dogs keep going at it. Dog bites are very PAINFUL!
My regular vet was no where to be found so I called Katjia who heads up the Jaco McKee Project. They have just completed their new clinic for the Jaco Area Animal Rescue and Vet services. I am so glad I did because this was so severe, I don't think my regular vet would have handled it in the same way.
Both dogs had to be anesthetized so he could suture their wounds. The ears and eyes were the most delicate. He also hooked them to an I.V. for electrolytes. The whole process of patching them back together took about four hours.
I thank God we have the McKee Project and a 24 hour vet in Jaco. Dr. Victor is absolutely fantastic. The facility is like a REAL hospital with all the bells and whistles. Very sanitary and VERY professional. I have supported the McKee project in the past but nothing like I plan to do in the future.
They are Life Savers.
Thank you so much and I plan to do a special post just for them real soon.
They are having a fund drive tomorrow night and I WILL BE THERE (with camera).
Please visit their website: The Jaco McKee Project
LEERBURG is the best site I have found on dog fighting problems and it has great info on dog training.