Inara (Aussie) and Vesta (golden) got into ANOTHER fight today...while out in the yard, playing in the snow. No idea what triggered it, but I had to separate them again, and it was worse this time. Inara would NOT out this time...and had Vesta by the ear. Vesta, I had to choke her off Inara.
So after we straightened that out, I discovered that despite Inara's firm grip on Vesta's ear...there was no blood or wound. Inara on the other hand, had a HUGE puncture/tear on the top of her forehead, right over her eye. I had to shove everyone back into the house, had John call the vet and rushed Inara over there. I'm not one to panic about wounds, but this was bad.
They had to sedate Inara to stitch up the wound...and to trim the fur...and they found another little wound that they cleaned up.
She came home before the snow hit majorly...(thank dog!)...and is resting comfortably now...though still a bit out of it. She's really sore, but has pain meds and antibiotics.
Vesta will be returning to her foster home in the rescue...and is "washing out" of being a Service Dog. I can't in good conscience let a dog be in public with such horrible bite inhibition.
"I don't have any idea if my dogs respect me or not, but they're greedy and I have their stuff." -- Patty Ruzzo
"Dogs don't want to control people. They want to control their own lives." --John Bradshaw