The owner, who I did not know, was very apologetic, and has paid for Dottie's surgery, and has checked up on us numerous times. She had her dog neutered and is seeking the help of a behaviorist. I say this since she appears to be (and from what I'm told) a really nice person who is in a bad situation since her dog happens to be aggressive. No one wants an aggressive dog, but she got one.
The attack is under investigation by the board, and the "sentence" on the dog (such as suspension or a life ban) has not been decided yet. For the owners sake, I know a life ban would be really tough, but for the other competitor's sake, how do you guarantee this won't happen again?
As for Dottie, she does not appear to be traumatized and is heeling well. The vet stitched the head wound (before it bled a little I could see the muscle membrane covering through the hole) and stitched and put a drain in her chest. It took over 3 hrs due to the sedation and the other dogs and I were stuck in Santa Barbara. We headed to State Street to pass the time. Not one of the worst spots I've been stuck.
|Some statue on State Street.|
Pie made friends with a homeless man in a wheelchair. I appreciate having a friendly dog, but trying to crawl into his lap and licking his ear off is a bit overboard.
The next pictures are of Dottie's wounds, so if you are squeamish you may want to not scroll down. (It's not that bad.)
|The head wound after it had bled a little.|
|All stitched up the first night.|
|Feeling better the second day, no cone under supervision,||sporting a tee shirt.|
|Head wound done draining.|