Split up my First Fight.... (Lab and Pit)
So as many of you know, we have a 14 year old lab and a 5 year old pit bull who can't be together due to same sex aggression.
Last night, I was going in the kitchen and I thought I'd shut the gate all the way.
Well, Ozzy came through (he can fit through the gate bars), and it swung the gate open when he did.
I couldn't shut it in time, and before I knew it, they were latched onto one another.
Sania was screaming and snapping, Gracie was trying to rip her face off, and the other dogs were trying to jump in.
I managed to get them close to the gate, but Gracie was latched onto Sania's cheek and Sania had Gracie's entire head in her mouth. I had Sania between my legs and trying to close the gate between them wasn't doing anything, so the only thing I could think of was to try and fight them off of one another.
I had Sania between my legs (not pulling on her, afraid it would do more damage) and punching Gracie in the head as hard as I could.
Eventually I got Gracie to let go, where I promptly slammed the gate shut between them before either one could latch onto the other again.
I stood there for a second in shock, then just fell down and started bawling. I was pretty much vibrating I was shaking so bad.
It was absolutely terrifying.
The other 2 times they got into it, I wasn't here for it.
I managed to come out without getting bitten (miraculously).
Sania has a hole on the side of her neck, and a small one on her cheek and under her eye.
I think Gracie got the worst of it. She has a fairly deep hole right between her eyes and scrapes under her jaw. She also managed to split her toenail somehow....
I've been keeping their wounds clean with warm water, along with antiseptic spray and betadine.
Considering it's Thanksgiving, let me say- I'm thankful that it wasn't worse than it is, and that I still have all of my appendages.
Ozzy - Chocolate Pom
-Fastest 2012/2013 U-FLI Pomeranian
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