Thursday, August 13, 2009

Blossom Update

Blossom 8-13-09

Blossom is getting around and starting to act more like herself. Initially she was afraid to go outside, but now she even wants to go for walks again. She has started to bark whenever someone comes to the front door and she is greeting Gus when he comes home from work by jumping up on her hind legs and digging at his pants. She is wagging her tail in greeting, which is good, but she still can’t hold it over her back and wave it like a flag like she used to. Every day it goes higher though, and we still have hope. She has now had 3 class IV laser treatments which the doctor recommended to promote healing. It seems to be doing her some good and she now relaxes and lays down for her treatment. She has 3 more to go. Next Friday we will have a recheck with the vet and hopefully he will give her the all clear. I just want everyone to know that the owners of the other dog have taken full responsibility and have paid all of Blossom’s bills. We have no malice towards them. They did not want this to happen any more than we did. As for Gus, he is sore and tired but healing up just fine. I think that he will be okay, though he still hasn’t seen a doctor. Right now he is just happy to see Blossom acting more like herself.

Blossom 8-13-09

18 comments:

Gaelyn said...

I'm glad to hear Blossom, and Gus, are healing.

Kathiesbirds said...

Gaelyn, thanks! Skywatch is posting in a few hours.

Roy said...

Hi Kathie, I am very glad that Blossom and Gus are on the mend. I was horrified to read the account about the attack.
If God forbid you ever find yourself in a position like that again and if possible, grab hold of the collar of the offending dog from behind it with a full hand and just twist the collar to the right harshly and hold it. This has the affect of choking the dog. I know that this is easy to say rather than do, but if it can be achieved it has a greater effect than striking the dog in the first instance.

Denise said...

Hi Kathie, so very glad to know that Blossom and Gus are getting over all this. I loved the photos of her by the way, she is an adorable little dog. I also read with interest Roy's advice. Well Kathie, do take good care of yourselves. This was a dreadful experience and one that will take a while to get over, but onward and upward, Blossom and Gus are healing. That's wonderful news.

Diane AZ said...

So glad Blossom is acting more like herself, that must have been quite an ordeal for all of you. Sweet pictures.

Arija said...

Thanks for the update Kathie. I am glad Blossom is getting on so well, but still worried about Gus. I think the shock alone did him damage let alone the injuries to his not yet healed hand. You did exactly the right thing and screamed while it was all happening so you did not take the trauma in so much. He was hanging on to Blossom and trying to fend off the fiend. Do try to get him to see his doctor.
((Hugs))

thelittlewriterthatcould said...

Kathie, Blossom is so beautiful... I didn't know what she looked like before.

Very happy she is responding to her treatment and that the owners of the other dog are being so decent and responsible. That's wonderful.

Wishing Gus all the best in his healing as well...

--Thank you for your kind comments on my blogs! Totally unexpected and appreciated. :)

Quiet Paths said...

Wow, what a scare. I am glad that this is turning out better rather than not. And, you are fortunate that the those folks were good people too.

Texas Travelers said...

Thanks for the update. Good for Blossom, and Gus.

Troy

TSannie said...

Good news! So very nice!

Bernie said...

Thank you for the update, so glad both hubby and Blossom are doing well......:-) Hugs

Mary C said...

Glad to hear the good news, Kathie, about Blossom and Gus. Let's keep hoping Blossom gets the all-clear. That will surely be the best news! Have a great weekend.

bookbabie said...

Our neighbors in our old house used to have a dog that would push open the front door of their house and run at us while walking by with our 8 lb pom. We scooped her up and held her over our heads a couple of times. Don't know what would have happened had we not done so fast enough:(

Celeste said...

Kathie I am so happy that Blossom and Gus are both doing so well after such a horrible experience and that the owners of the other dog are doing the honorable thing. I am curious about how they plan to avoid something similar happening again? Usually dogs don't attack other dogs only once.

shraddha@theselfloveproject said...

glad to hear that blossom and gus are healing...

peace and love

dAwN said...

Poor little Blossom..I hope that she recovers quickly!
I hope Gus will mend quickly as well.
What is this laser treatment that Blossom is getting? sounds interesting.

Doug Taron said...

So glad to hear that she's getting back to normal.

Nancy Medina said...

What a sweet girl, I'm so sorry to hear your little ones had such a terrible experience.
xxooo