I was ATTACKED!
Mom and I were just strolling along one of the streets in our development when a dog from across the street came charging down the driveway with his teeth bared all the way until he came face to face with me about 50 feet away from his property. He was one of those "invisible fence" dogs - BUT with no collar on. AND the human was in the backyard mowing the lawn. I tried to protect myself, but this guy was twice my weight. I just backed off as Mom yelled at him to GO HOME over and over. He finally retreated but had a look on his face like he wasn't done. Mom and I hurried along up the street when she noticed that my face was bleeding. We really didn't want to deal with that bully again so Mom took me home and cleaned my wound. Then she drove back to the house to tell the owner what had happened and to show him a photo of my injury. Of course, he had no clue what had happened, but he was sorry that I got hurt.
Here is another view:
Mom was pretty sure it was a small puncture and probably wouldn't need stitches so she made sure she cleaned the wound well and applied some Betadine solution to it.
This morning we had to go to the vet because Mom wanted to be sure she hadn't missed anything.
So, yep, you guessed it - I had to get my furs shaved AGAIN!!! The nice vet said he was going to try not to take too much, but I was OK with it because I figured I would do it in solidarity with my pal Luke (Luke had to have his furs shaved for a much more serious reason). The vet said there is a small puncture wound and the rest is a surface scratch. So I am back on antibiotics again for a week. Another half inch lower and I could have had some major eye problems.
So I guess this is another of those things that adds character to my pawsona, but I think I have more than enough character now. No more wounds, no more shaving.
From Mom - This is a very good example of why I am always bothered by loose dogs and dogs on invisible fence. This attack was totally unprovoked. It is a good think I did not have Thunder and Ciara with me or this could have turned even uglier. In Overland Park, dogs per the ordinance are not allowed in the front yard without a leash or a "real" fence unless they are with a human who has "direct and immediate voice control" of the dog. Sadly it is neither obeyed not enforced:(