My mom's friend little "doodle dog" was in their fenced back yard last night. Gina went into the back yard through the gate and suddenly there was a dog in there with them - and it grabbed Ginger and shoved her into a snow bank and started chewing on her.
They took Ginger to the vet immediately, and they told them to bring her to the only 24 hour clinic in the area. She had ruptured internal organs and has received transfusions and other emergency help.
100 pounds of Akita vs. 8 pounds of doodle-dog... it didn't go well.
And to make matters worse, that Akita has attacked two dogs and bitten two people in the last year... and the owner said "he was in the yard with me, but then just got out and I didn't know where he went."
So please, think of Ginger if you get a chance, and the Akita with the moron owner.