I had this update arrive a couple weeks ago for Saffy. I thought I had put it up on the blog already, but just realised, I had not. Saffy is from Bumble and Ernest's litter born March 2018.
I hope all is well with your family and dogs. Saffy is fine but had a nasty experience a few weeks ago. She was attacked by two Rottweilers and one Alsatian. The dogs, who were on the lead, pulled their owner down the lane attacked Saffy and literally tried to tear her apart. Thank goodness she had her harness on as the Alsatian, who had its jaws around her neck and was at her throat could not quite get its teeth through the webbing.
Anyway my daughter Rachel intervened, as did the dogs owner, and they finally separated the dogs. It was a horrible vicious attack. Saffy spent the day at the vets as they were worried re internal injuries but after loads of tests she is fine.
Amazingly she is still friends with dogs she knows , but worried when she picks up the scent of these dogs that attacked her - as I would be. Rachel was bitten and after a course of antibiotics is fine. A lesson nonetheless of not being too friendly!
We have told the police - but they have been v slow to respond- the councillors seem better. Still I am going to keep going with this as we can’t be scared to go out!
Other than that Saffy is brilliant- such lovely company and gets me out walking even when wet... although if it’s pouring down she is not v keen. One funny thing is that she does not like to get her legs muddy so always waits for me to open gates so she can walk around the side and miss the muddy puddles!
Hope to see you all in the new year.
Some pics of her injury and ones just relaxing having ‘found her way’ onto my bed! The rest are just at home.
Ps still loving your blog even if my phone does not let me respond!"
that sounds very scary. Thankfully Saffy survived the attack. With the size of dogs, it sounds like Saffy was very lucky to not have worse physical injuries. I have met people with big dogs on leads, which you can see they can barely hold on to, and it is an accident waiting to happen. I'm surprised the police have been so slow to respond, imagine if Saffy had been a young excitable child that suddenly run past those dogs, and the owner had been unable to control them, and next time, as there most probably will be a next time with those dogs, it might be a child who they attack.
Good to hear that she is recovering well, and hopefully it has not left her with any serious log term issues with meeting other dogs. Thanks for the photos. She looks so much like her Mum, Bumble and if I sit on the sofa, especially if eating anything, she will get up behind you like Saffy is in the photo above, also she makes the same face of enjoyment when having a tummy chest, tummy rub when on your lap. Funnily though Bumble is a total mudlark, unlike Saffy, and any mud anywhere or water she loves it and will wade right in or through, even if there is a cleaner route to easily negotiate.
Hope all your family are well.
Jane x "
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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