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dragonfly jenny

Oh, OWWW. Dogs off leash, BAD. Hope you heal quickly.


Ow. Ow. Ow.
Glad things turned out as they did and not worse (it definitely could've been).


I'm glad they are being aggressive in the treatment. The Wonderful Spouse was bitten last year while breaking up a dog fight (the dog wasn't going for WS, he just got his hand in the wasy). We cleaned it up and didn't think much about it since we knew the dog had had her rabies shot. The next day it was swollen so badly he could barely use it.

He went to the doc and they gave him heavy duty antibiotics and told him that dog bites are some of the dirties injuries and almost always cause an infection.

Sorry to here about the fire - glad no one was hurt though!


Dude... we have GOT to get my stupid YIM issues settled so I can have it on alla time like I used to.

I can't be missing stuff like this. Jeezus.
So glad yer okay.

What happened to the sumbitchin' dog who attacked you and Java? (You know how I am about animals, right? Wellll, that dog needs to be caged or put down... along with it's irresponsible owners.)

And, how's Java?


That's one reason I really, REALLY hate dogs. I mean, yeah, cats can tear you up, too, but they usually have to be provoked first.

Heal up fast, k? *hug*


Egad! I'm sorry to hear you got so badly chomped up. I hope it heals very quickly. You're a much better sport about this than I would be. I'd probably have passed out like a dumb girl. Heehee.

Marn, eh

Wow, just reading about that got my heart racing. Thank you so much for explaining the safe way to handle a dog attack. I had no idea.

Fingers crossed that you heal quickly and well.

a broad

Owie, owie, owie... so sorry to hear you got chewed out! Quite impressed with your quick thinking, though :-)

Here's hoping the "third" is that they're all out of twist and you have to choose either chocolate or vanilla at the McDonald's drive-up. It'd be tragic, but I have faith that you'd pull through.


This illustrates a seldom-seen point about human survival: in conflict, it's not always a human being attacking us.

Canadians, more than in any other nation I can think of, are constantly at risk in the forested areas for bear attack. I was told a few years ago in BC that Oleoresin Capsicum (Pepper Spray) is an illegal weapon EXCEPT IF IT IS MARKED FOR AND DEPLOYED AS AN ANTI-BEAR DEFENSE.

Urban dog owners are constantly at risk from other dogs while in public areas. A leashed dog attracts an unleashed dog that wants to attack or just play agressively, and Paul knows the results. This behavior is not unknown in cats.

It behooves the individual to consider defense from these smaller, but agressive animals while in urban areas that contain them. Unfortunately, politics rears it's ugly head in urban areas, and anyone killing an attacking dog will have to run the media gauntlet, as the media love to publicize these events, and especially the reaction of the animal defender types.

The best defense against smaller animals, and it has even worked against bears, is repeated closed-fist smashes to the nose. No dog, not even a pit bull or rottweiler, can maintain a jawlock while it's nose is being pummelled. There are just too many nerve bundles in that highly sensitive organ.

You did the right thing with the defensive scissorlock on the dog's neck. A quick blow to the nose might have reduced your injury.


What happened to the attacking dog? Back home, we would have it destroyed.

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