Monday, October 25, 2010

Woe Is Phantom

So here I was enjoying a great walk on another beautiful fall Sunday in OP and look what happened.


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.

Woos, Phantom

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:(


Sychoberians said...

Poor Phantom, so sorry about your injury and yses, you do have plenty of charachter without this.

it takes just one irresponsible dog owner to ruin a day or worse, when will bad dog owners smarten up.

To have a dog twice as big as poor Phantom and not realize where it is and what it is doing is a crime and there should be consequences to the owner of the attacking dog. Phantom and you should not be the only ones suffering.

Get well soon Phantom.

Remy and Flash

Team Beaglebratz said...

Mom Beaglebratz here - first, so very sorry that Phantom again is under vet care and meds, especially for this reason. Hope it heals really fast. Second - this is exactly why I hate invisible fences (I try not to use the word hate but in this case, that does best describe how I feel towards them) Whether the dog has the collar or not or whether the owner is there or not for additional control, if a dog wants through bad enough then there is not a thing that will control EXCEPT a regular strong fence (unless you have the dog on a very strong leash and you are just as strong).
Ok - stepping off soapbox now.

Martha and Bailey said...

Oh Phantom that is sooooo scary. We remember when Bailey was attacked - our mum was scared too.
We are so sorry this has happened to you for no reason at all.
We are always worried about dogs on their own too.
We think you have been so very brave - we are glad you have such a kind and caring vet and we know you mom will take the best care of you.
Sending you lots of basset kisses and hugs.
Martha and Bailey xxx

Martha and Bailey said...

ps our mum is sending human hugs to your mom as she reckons she needed a hug after our incident!

Benny and Lily said...

Phantom we are so sorry. Mom says bad words when she hears stories like this. Hope you are ok
Benny & Lily

Cat said...

Holy cow what a terrible story!!! I would have been very scared if that happened to me. I hate to say this, but I sure hope that other dog has all his vaccinations!

Sam said...

I'm so sad that this had to go happen. I absolutely despise offleash dogs in places that a dog shouldn't be offleash. Poor Phantom has enough of his plate, he doesn't need crap like that!

Thank goodness it's not a bad injury.

Toma said...

Poor Phantom :(
Feel good dear Phantom and get well <3

Mrs. JP said...

Dog gone it!! That makes me so mad. Here you are having a lovely day and someone being totally oblivious to their responsibility blows your day, evening and next morning. Phantom will always be handsome; nothing can change that but he could've been hurt and that gets me riled!!
Okay, this is Mrs. JP taking a deep breath and being thankful that you and Phantom are alright. Thank you, Lord for protecting them.

doyle and mollie said...

oh phantom this is just too scary for words - we are so pleased both you and your momma are ok albeit a bit shaken - loves and licks xxx

Sparkee Spud said...

So sorry this happened to you and that the injury is minor, it could have been much worse as you know.

Can you turn in the owner that was not paying attention. I can't imagine being in another part of my yard not knowing what my pup was doing. Irresponsible.

I hope you heal up real soon!

Ginger Jasper said...

Oh no Phantom my sweet woofie friend. That is just awful. You are so gentle and to be attacked must have been terrible for you and your mum.I am glad it was not any more serious and hopefuly you will be ok in a day or two. I hope that man keeps his dog under proper control. I think those invisible fences are so bad. Take care my friend and hugs to your mum.. GJ xx

Bijou said...

Oh no! We are furry sorry you were attacked by that mean doggy. We hope your boo-boo heals up fast. Tell your mom to carry a big walking stick so she can give those bad dogs a good whack.


Frankie Furter said...

OH PHANTOM!!! This is just terrible. I am soooo very much sorry that you were attacked... for NO REASON.
In Ohio... if your pet causes harm.. You are responsible for ALL Damages... I hope your mom takes the VET (SHIVER) Bill to that stupid guy. AND he is a stupid guy. It was HIS fault not Yours or the other dawg's.
PLEASE keep us informed on how you are healing. In the meantime I will send you some of my EXTRA Strength Healing Vibes.

The Heartbeats said...

Oh My! This looks terrible! I am always worried that we will run into an aggressive roaming pup when I walk 3 dogs. I don't think it would end well at all.

Hope you feel better soon Phantom!

Momma Heartbeat

Princess Jasmine said...

Ohh, poor you. I hope your injury gets better very soon and its not too sore for you. Sending you bigs hugs from a little kitten (x)

Emma Rose said...

Oh Phantom, you poor thing! I hate mean dogs. We used to have one across the road but he's gone now, thank goodness. Is the owner going to pay your vet bill? He should!

I still think you are handsome :)

Emma Rose

Barbara said...

Poor Phantom. Now we have matching scars.

The laws would be enforced if you call the enforcers. You should also present your neighbor with the vet bill. As a "responsible" dog owner, it's the least he could do - pay your bill.

The 'splorin' Wolfies said...

absolutely send them the vet bill!!! i am sure it is what you would tell all of us what to do!!

Cyber-sibes said...

Doggoneit! We hope woo heal up quickly, dear buddy. Hugs to woo & your mom.

This is exactly why our mom doesn't trust those invisible fences - the only time her dogs were ever attacked, it was by a golden retriever who ran right thru his invisi-fence (unprovoked) and attacked Star & Rosie!
I hope the attacker's human offered to pay for the vet visit! And, I hope your mom reported it - that way its on record, should this dog attack somepup again.

jack a-roo & miss moo

Maggie Mae said...

OoH Phantom :(

I am so sorry dat dis happened to you. I am sending extra puppy prayers to you so your BooBoo will gets better faster.

WOofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Anna the GSD said...

Oh no! Do you need me to come up there and put the bitey on him??

I'm sorry you got hurt, buck chicks do dig scars! :)

Sending fast healing vibes your way!

Aksharaa said...

oH pHANTOM!We were terrified as we started reading, but thank dogness u are ok. Thankdogness u did not injure ur eye.
It is indeed very difficult when people aren't careful with their dogs.No point saying sorry later on.
we hope that wound will heal soon.
Don't scratch it, ok?
love n licks,
Gingin n Buddy

Chester said...

Phantom, I'm so sorry to hear about your attack! I was bitten in the eye too by a meanie old dog once. It was very scary - and I was busy minding my own business when it happened too.- Glad it wasn't worse, and that you didn't have to have any stitches! Heal well... --Chester

YD, sometimes with ♥Samantha and ♥June said...

Poor Phantom! We are very proud of woo fur being so brave but we are upset that woo got hurt. Please get well soon.

Sam & June

p/s: woos' mom was right, thankdogness that TD & Ciara weren't there, otherwise it would have been ugly and it would probably ended up to be woo's mom's fault even it isn't but woo know what we mean.

pam said...

No More BooBoo's for Phantom...
No More BooBoo's for Phantom...

Where's that bully dog? let me atem . . . Bobo

I hope the owner was suitably remorseful. - pam

Stella said...

Ohhhh, Phantom! I am so so sorry to hear about this! I know you are brave and strong, but when some dog attacks you, and you think he might go after your Mom, its a huge worry!

I do think it should be reported to the Police since this dog may already have a record of biting.

You are a favorite dog of mine Phantom and I don't want anymore owies coming your way! Power of the Paw to you!

Kisses, too

24 Paws of Love said...

So sorry about the attack on Phantom. We have an issue with a dog that charges us everytime we go by the house. The owner laughs at us and calls the dog back. They keep telling me the dog isn't going to do anything. The dog has crossed the street and came from several houses down barreling at us. He's not trying to say hi. Now they've gotten another dog and they both charge us. I'm trying to avoid a dog fight. We have a leash law, (all dogs must be confined or leashed) but it doesn't matter. The owners don't think anything is wrong. The dog has been right in each of my dogs faces and there have been a couple of times that the owners weren't around to call the dog in. It is a nightmare around here as people think in these semi-rural areas they can just let their dogs run loose.

And I've had an incident with those invisible fences. My dog was pulling me and went to the invisible fence with the dogs. The dogs never crossed the line, and our dogs were practically nose to nose. While I tried to pull Blaze back from the dogs, the owner stood there with his hands in his pocket, smiling, so proud his dogs didn't cross the line and never once thought to help me by getting his dogs away.

I don't like those "fences" at all. Didn't me to carry on, but I have a huge pet peeve about loose dogs and irresponsible owners. Too many things can happen, like what happened to Phantom and we know that was the last thing he needed.

Samantha said...

Oh no! Oh poor Phantom and poor Mom - how scary and just plain stupid that this dog's owner was so irresponsible. So, so sorries that Phantom has had more furs shaved and more meds. And awful because some people follow the rules and it's usually those peoples and dogs who get hurt. Neighborhood meeting? That is really bad news. Give Phantom big strokes of love from us and kissies!

Sammie and Avalon

TwoSpecialWires said...

This is terrible. Scary. And just plain wrong. Everyone should be able to walk their neighborhood streets without fear of attack. Physical or verbal. Actual or threatened. We are so sad to learn that Phantom was the example of just what can happen ... and we CERTAINLY hope the neighbors learn from the experience and that the beautiful boy heals quickly and well. With no lingering fears. We know Moma would be fearful for a long long time.

Take care. Extra care.
Jake and Fergi and Family

JD and Max said...

Hi Phantom,

We're so sorry this happened - you behaved so well in such awful circumstances we take our hat off to you (if we wore ones!)

Owners like that make us and FH so MAD! So irresponsible - seriously, how can you NOT know where your dog is or what he/she is doing?

We got charged by an off-leash GSD the other day, rushing us and bearing it's teeth and barking in a very threatening way. It was kinda frightening but FH shouted at it with her scary voice whilst we hid behind her - after a couple of minutes the owner appeared and started shouting at FH to ignore his dog because it was stupid and shouted at us to move on - FH was so mad and wanted to knock his block off but in the circumstances could only move along with us as she didn't want us to be too affected by this unpleasant experience. We were much luckier than you because we weren't injured - we sure hope you heal soon and we sure hope you send that irresponsible person the vet bill too.

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

BeadedTail said...

Oh noes Phantom! We're so sorry that mean dog hurt you! That makes us so angry and upset. You are such a sweet boy and it's terrible that dog ruined your walk. We're glad your eye wasn't hurt though and we hope your sore heals up quickly. We're sending you lots of get well hugs and kisses!

Anonymous said...

OMD this is terrible!!!! I send you sweet gently Maltese kisses on your boo boo so that it heals so fast! I am so mad at that mean poopy head dog! And his bigger poopy head owner too!

Blu here... I am so very sorry that Phantom was injured. I do agree that not only should the owner pay the entire bill BUT should be reported to the authorities so that the incident is on record. Thank goodness a child was not walking down the street! I am also glad that no one else was hurt! Please keep us updated!

woo woos, Tessa and Blu

jgaffneycards said...

oh Phantom you poor thing, i know how scared your mammy must have been it happened to me when i had my dog Scamp out for a walk, another dog came over and attacked him, its not very nice, i hope your cut heals quick and that Thunder and Ciara are being nice to you,

big hugs, Jenny xox

3 doxies said...

Oh dis does NOT makes da Puddles happy on sirre bob!
I am glad to knows you is gonna be okays though and even glader dat TD and Ciara weren't theres!
Now in to my soapbox...I thinks we haves da same ordinances as ya'll. However, our idiot neighbors let their dogs in da front yard, mo fence, no leash and they attacked a rottweiler on his walk so I knows all too well that peoples don't listen.
I do also agree dat dis owner should pay da bill...but, I am on da fence bouts charges cux around heres you has to be VERY CAREFUL in doing so. You knows so peoples don't try to retaliate against your dogs and believe me, it DOES happen. No matter what you do or don't do we will be behind you.
Hmmmmmm...dis wouldn't be da same dog dat attacked Tank ...hehehehehe...just kiddin'


AFSS said...

Phantom, we are so sorry you got hurt. That looks ouchie. Us cats are sending healing purrs for you.

The Mom doesn't like invisible fences at all. Even when they manage to keep your dog inside (which they don't always do), they allow other animals to come in your yard and attack your dog. So she isn't sure why people use them.

Fenris has offered to be Phantom's bodyguard on your walks. He is trying to impress a certain young girl pup in your household with his bravery. The Mom thinks it would have been really scary if you had had all the dogs with you.

Phantom we thinks you look very swashbuckling.

Mollys Momma said...

Ohhh things like this make me so mad, Poor Phantom he has been through quite enough without irresponsible owners adding to it. I am so sorry this happened and it must have been very scary indeed.
Richie and Ronnii are horrified and both send licks and snuggles, I do the same too of course although kisses rather than licks in my case. I hope he heals up real soon bless his heart.

Thor said...

Phantom, we're so sorry this happened.

Hope you heal up soon!

Thor xx

Ruby and Penny said...

Oh Phantom. This is just horrible.
Maybe you could work your cut into a halloween costume. Maybe a hockey player.
We hope you heal up real soon.
Love Ruby & Penny

Corbin said...

Glad you weren't more seriously hurt!!! Mean doggie!

Mr. Pip said...

Oh Phantom, I can't believe this happened to you. It sure makes me mad! If you want me to come over there and give this dog a piece of mind, just say the word!

Take care Phantom! I hope this wasn't too scary or painful for you.

Your pal, Pi

Mack said...

This is just awful! We sure do hope this doesn't leave any emotional scars. Where I used to go walk there was 2 MEAN Boston terriers! I refuse to go down that street now because they always escaped from there yard and charged me. I sure do hope that guy pays all of your medical bills and your food for a year!!!

Gus said...

Woooof! Hoping for Healing to Head your way, and some sense on the way to the dopey doggie owner.

but, will someone please tell me why our pawrents think that we need leashes AND and electric fence AND a fully fenced yard.

Muzt be Teka, right?


George the Lad said...

This is terrible, you were lucky you could get away from him, so sorry that Phantom got hurt. It makes me mad to, I've had a couple of things like that happen to me and George, him being on the lead and loose dogs, it anyway seems its the owner of the loose dog that starts having a slinging match that its our fault!!
Carring a bleeding big stick springs to mind.
But you did the right thing by walking away.
Phantom well done to you to, you are much better than him, just by not fighting back

Jan and George sends his love xxx

Those Elgin Pugs said...
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Huffle Mawson said...

Poor Phantom! It's just not your year is it? I hope you feel better soon. I am sending honorary siberian mind melds to your mum to give you some ham.

rottrover said...

Oh Phantom. We feel so badly about your boo boo. We sure think the owner should pay the vet bill. Feel better soon.

rottrover said...

I just looked at your picture again. If you were a person you'd have a shiner! Once again, fur is beautifying. Especially yours :-)

Those Elgin Pugs said...

Sorry, we deleted the comment above due to many typo's....


We are sorry you were attacked and we send kisses to woo sweet face.

We are not big fans of invisible fences. Anakin was attacked this very same way where we use to live.

We will be thinking of woo and hope you heal well.

Hugs and kisses,
Katy,IzZY, Josie, TriXie, Anakin Man

Anonymous said...

I feel your pain big guy... and to happen in your own neighborhood!! That just stinks.

Clive said...

Phantom, that is just dreadful! We have a real issue with dogs that are not kept under control. Several of our friends have had their guide dogs withdrawn from service having been attacked by loose dogs.

That owner was very irresponsible. Your wounds could have been much worse - your poor Mom must have got an awful fright!

Look after yourself
Clive and Murray

Sagira said...

Oh Phantom I am SO sorry that you got hurt.

So that dog ran through the invisible fence then? Yikes!

I hope that owner is going to pay for the vet bill and medication that poor Phantom needs.

Hugs from our crew to you xoxo

giantspeckledchihuahua said...

Dang, Phantom!!! I'm sure glad it wasn't any worse! Sooooooo scary!
On the bright side, Stumpy thinks your scars make you look like a bad boy and she LOVES a bad boy!

Maggie and Mitch said...

OMG, how awful for you and your mom, Phantom! Thank doG you weren't more seriously injured! Gosh, it's not even safe to go for walkies anymore! What is this world coming to!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Lola said...

Oh, Phantom, I am so sorry for the ouchie and for what must have been a very scary experience, too. Thank Dogness you're not hurt worse than you are. Also - no cone of shame. Just don't scratch at it, OK?

lotsa licks, Lola

Homer said...

Hey Phantom,

I hope you are doing well. Incidents like this happen to us before and I'm always the victim. It's not nice and to be honest, the Missus was so afraid to take me for my walkies because she doesn't want to risk us encountering these aggressive dogs. Anyway, this is just a suggestion, can your mom bring pepper spray or perhaps an umbrella the next time when she takes you guys for your regular walks?

Give you mom a big hug for us, we suspect she might be a little traumatised from this unpleasant incident.

You are still looking handsome despite the little wound on your head. Well, the chicks will think you are one tough dog!


Remington said...

This is AWFUL! I am so sorry you got hurt. Take care, my friend!

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh we are so sorry Phantom.. We are sure glad it wasn't serious.. You tell mom NOT to walk that way again.. You stay safe...
Oh Louie just had his tootsies in the water as he watched Gus and Callie get the stick...

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Gracie =^o.o^= and Hugo said...

Sorry that I was yelling, I just got too excited. Rest sweet one.

sprinkles said...

OMD, poor Phantom! I'm so sorry this happened to you.

I'm glad your mom took you to the vet just to be on the safe side. That owie looks nasty. Hopefully it looks worse than it actually is.

I'm guessing you probably didn't because you didn't mention it in the post but I hope you passed those vet bills on to the neglectful owner.

I always worry about something like that happening to one of my boys. They're both chihuahuas so they're small. A big dog could do some pretty major damage to them if they really wanted to.

jen said...

I am so sorry to hear about your wound.
That drives me crazy when dogs are not on a leash or their owners are not paying attention!
This happened to us once when I was walking the boys, on a leash, and our neighbors dog came running out, not on a leash, and no owners around, and lunged at Sherman and of course he lunged back.
I am always nervous walking past their house now.
I hope Phantom's wound heals quickly, poor guy.

Zona said...

Oh Phantom, I'm so very sorry this happened to you!! I wish all doggie parents were as responsible and kind as dog bloggie moms. Sending lots of healing vibes!!


Santa, Minnie and Christmas said...

Oh dear, that must be frightening for you and your Mom and you must have got a shock when that dog came charging at you! Hope you heal well.

Sue said...

Poor Phantom. You sure didn't need that to happen.

I have major problems with invisible fencing. I won't go into all of my objections, but I do think it can make a dog more aggressive. Just think how you'd feel if you got a shock every time someone came near your fence and you went to investigate or warn him away.

I don't trust invisible fences and I think they can do harm. Enough said.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Oh Phantom, you are such a peaceful boy and certainly do not deserve some bully attacking you (or your mom) on the street. You have been through quite enough already,and have proven yourself to be a brave, noble gentledog. Free roaming pets should ALWAYS have immediate closeby supervision, no matter how trained they are. Glad the wound was not worse.

houndstooth said...

Aww, Phantom, I feel so bad for you! At least you stood up to the other dog and kept your mom safe. I'm glad it's just a little flesh wound, and you know that chicks dig scars!

Maybe you should go as FrankenPhantom for Halloween! ;)


Wyatt said...

Oh Phantom-
We are so sorry that happened to you. It must have been scarey for you and your mom. That happens to us all the time, when we are out walking on a leash. Stanzie goes nuts when off leash dogs rush us, barking and growling. We just try to have eyes in the back and sides of our heads. Always watching. Wish all dog owners could be responsible!
Wyatt's Mom

Anonymous said...

So sorry you got attacked, Phantom! There is a German Shepherd that lives down the street from us with a broken fence. Get this, the people put a log in front of the fence like that's gonna keep the dog in. Needless to say, we don't walk in our neighborhood.

Hope you feel better soon!

Elyse and Riley

the booker man said...

oh my goodness, phantom! i am so sorry that you got attacked by another doggie. that must have been really scary! me and asa and mama are not fans of invisible fences either. i'm really really glad that you didn't have to get any stitches and that the puncture wasn't any closer to your eye! pretty please feel the betterment very soon like!

the booker man

The Luke said...

The whole story makes me mad, on a counta this is just SO wrong!

O the Phantom... I'm glad you are on the Aunty Biotics. It better to be safe than sorry, and she is not all that bad...

I love you, My Pal,and I appreciate your spirit! Me and you share so much! I appreciate your solidarity wif the me in the shaved furs department!

I hope they shaved enough, on a counta the Luke would never want to exchange medical necessity for vanity. Just sayin.

Lorenza said...

Sure you did not need that!
I am so sorry it happened to you!
Glad to know you are ok!
My mom would say lots of bad words to that owner!
Take care
Kisses and hugs

Anonymous said...

Oh, poor Phantom! I'm ever so sorry that happened to you! Brudder Ranger got attacked a coupla years ago but a big HUGE dog whose leash was being held by a very small young boy. Mom says it makes her so mad that things like this happen because peoples aren't responsible owners. We're just very much glad that it wasn't worse. I hope you heal up super fast!

Wiggles & Wags,

♥I am Holly♥ said...

Oh Phantom..that should never have happened to you. We feel so bad that you and your mom had to go through such a horrible thing like that. Good grief...why was the owner in the backyard letting this aggressive dog outside anyway? Around here, that dog would be in lock up for sure and the person would get charged and have to pay your bill and more. We aren't great fans of animal control sometimes here but in lots of ways they do good things. Please get better Phantom and mom. That had to really shake you up so much. We are sorry...truly sorry this happened. Lots and lots of love, Debbie and Holly

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...


Our pulses started racing just reading the post and seeing the pikhs -

Those fences are just not a prudent thing - our little neigbour pal Sammy The Cavachon was akhross the street Sunday afternoon - he had wandered from his...and I'm still a bit leery when I pass Max The LabMix house in the other neighbourhood as he khame off a few times - once he nipped me a bit - I akhtually make Mom change the sekhond walk route to avoid him -

We hope the human takes more responsibility BIG TIME -

Khyra and The Golden Khousins

Teddy said...

Oh Phantom and mom, that must have been so scary for the both of you. I keep hearing stories about dog attacks, and it seems like they're happening more frequently. Your mom did the right thing by yelling at that dog. I bet she used all her authority and it worked! I'm glad your injury wasn't more serious than that. Your mom could probably have called the police on that guy

My mom tries to carry pepper spray (Sabre brand) just in case a dog tries to attack me. But it's hard to always be prepared, especially when you're just trying to enjoy a nice afternoon walk and that's the last thing on your mind. Anyway, I hope your wound heals up fast and the two of you can enjoy your walks in peace.


Jed and Abby in MerryLand said...

Dear Phantom, we are so sorry you were mugged in broad daylight in your own neighborhood! We're glad you & your mom were not hurt even worse. We think you need a nice team of bodyguards on your walks: we suggest Mango and El'bow.

Abby the wannabe Legal Beagle [well, part beagle] agrees that the bad owner at the very least should pay all your medical bills. The bad owner should be initiating contact with your mom and offering to pay, if he has a lick of decency. We're very sorry for the bad man's dog, but we also agree with the suggestion to create an offical record by reporting the attack. Maybe being contacted by the police will cause the bad man to wise up, and if so it could save his dog's life. If not, eventually his dog is going to attack someone [like a small kid walking a dog] and the dog will get the death penalty.

Finally, mama suggests when you walk your mom should carry a nice heavy golf club. Doubles as a walking stick. And sprays are so tricky, depending on how the wind is blowing and how fast the attacking dog is moving. Your mom could accidently spray you or even herself.

Anyway, we sure hope you heal soon and don't have to wear another Cone of Shame while you heal.

Best tail wags, Jed & Abby

Minna Krebs said...

Oh my dogness, Phantom!!!

You poor guy! We hates to imagine what that other dog would have done to a little dog...cuz you be a big strong boy!!

Don't worry bout your good looks...the ladies just love a strong, rugged man.

I am so happy to hear your wound was not serious........take care


Jan's Funny Farm said...

Oh, poor Phantom. So glad it wasn't any worse and also glad you didn't have all the dogs. I walk my 3 together and have a time controlling them when there's a loose dog. It can be very scary.

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear boy...

We are sending you hoooge terrier kisses for your recovery...and some smoothies for you mom who's probably still shaking...

Love to you sweetie...

Lacie Girlie

Tweedles -- that's me said...

That must have been so scary.
I am so sorry this happened. Poor Phantom, so innocent and not causing any trouble, and then this happens.
I know Phantom is tired of "stuff happening"
Kisses and hugs to make sweet Phantom all better, and to calm your nerves.

KB said...

That is awful, terrible, horrendous. I can't believe that happened to sweet Phantom.

I actually think that invisible fences build aggression in some dogs - they equate seeing a dog walk by with getting shocked so they attack the dog when given the chance.

In any case, I hope that Phantom recovers quickly and that the bad owner actually controls his dog in the future. It's scary when your dog is the object of another's wrath. It's happened to us too.

Hang in there, Phantom.

BRUTUS said...

Scary stuff there! Mom worries about us, especially since we are small but with big attitudes. We are not allowed to have fences in our development, so everyone has invisible fence thingys instead. You just neve know though! Mom is going to start carrying some pepper spray just in case - more for us than for her!

Brutus & Carmen

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Oh! That's awful ... it must be very scary. Sending you lots of Golden Healing Thoughts. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

Tee said...

Poor Phantom! HOw awful for you and your momma.

Get well soonest.

Licks and wags

The Dog Woods Pack

Piappies World said...

Oh no, Phantom!
That's really not happy news! Just when your furs were growing back.

We are very thankful that it did not hurt your beautiful blue eyes. It's such an outrage to have bad manners. How can one hurt such a gentle Phantom?!

Please be well, dear friend!

Piappies Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar, Wai-Pai & Wai-Max

Scout 'n Freyja said...

We are furry growling that some-doggy was that mean to you. If we had been there we would have helped you stand up for yourself! Sending cuddles and good thoughts for you to heal quick.

We are thinking of shaving some part of our body in solidarity with our buddy the Luke. What do you think? Should we tell our momma first?

Ruby's Raiser said...

We are so sorry this had to happen. It's awful and thank goodness the wound was not lower or deeper. This is something I always fear when I walk my dogs. I just don't understand how people can be so irresponsible. Even if a selfish person only cares about their own pet and not yours, it's so unsafe to let a dog just have free reign to run into the street. I simply don't get it. I understand accidents can happen even to the most responsible and eagle-eyed among us, but to leave your dog loose while you are mowing the lawn? Sorry. That's insanity.

Sierra Rose said...

Phantom, we are so sorry this happened! And, very glad you are ok. Last year I had a similar occurance, and we have never walked in the same area again. You just never know, even in the areas with hoa rules.
Let us all be safe :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

Noah the Airedale said...

I hate seeing dogs off their leads even if they are in their yard. My problem would be my fear for the other dog. The Leuradales can behave like a pack when they are together and another dog entering the pack can be dangerous. I'm so glad Thunder wasn't badly hurt. I'm also glad the owner of the other dog was apologetic. Some people can be horribly insensitive at times like this.

Aniemother said...

Poor Phantom! I got my furs shaved last week, too - for mom to clean my boo boo. Mom makes me wear a shirt most of the time, too, to help keep it clean..

Hope it heals up and that you won't have to shave your furs efur again!


Penny and Patches said...

We're sorry you have an owie, Phantom! Invisible fences only work with the collar ON and even then, if a dog really wants to escape, they can ignore the pain caused by busting through the fence. We know, because we used to have one! Feel better soon,Phantom!

Penny & Patches

Guardian Angel Ziggy said...


I am so sorry, but also relieved at your wound. You're very lucky that that mean doggie didn't have good aim. I'm keeping my paw crossed to it heals quickly and your fur grows back!

Maybe your mom can take the incident up with the authority? It's very frustrating to know that there are laws to keep us safe, but no one pays any attention to them.

Good luck,

Angel Ziggy

Ms. ~K said...

This made Rama so mad, she said some dirty words...and we made her wash her mouth out with soap!

Lots of hugs to Phantom and Mom!

Fred said...

How scary! Glad you are OK! We are very bothered by loose pups, too. So dangerous!

soggibottom said...

Oh, sorry that you were bitten. You are going to have some boxing lessons. Poor babe.xxxx

road-dog-tales said...

Oh, Phantom, we're so sorry you were attacked! That must have been SCARY! Mom & Dad don't trust the invisible fence thing either.

The Road Dogs

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Poor Phantom. We're so sorry you were attacked by that STOOOPID OWNERS dog. Sending healing vibes that your wound heals quickly with no infection. We sure hope that owner learns from this.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie

Tucker said...

Oh Phantom I is so sorry! That must have been so scary! I've been pummled by doggies before, but not bit. You are lucky the mean dog didn't get your eye.

Feel better soon.

woof - tucker

Mushing Kodi said...

Oh noes! I'm so sorry to hear you got hurt! my mum gets awful annoyed about off leash dogs too! esepcially if they are trying to start fighting with me! I hope you feel better soon!
Kodi x

Hound Girl said...

Phantom I am so sorry buddy this happened to you. We keep having the smae thing happen to us so now our mommy carries mace :(
We are sending you the power of the paw buddy.

Tanuki Maxx said...

Hi Phantom!
Sorry to hear about your injury, hope it heals fast!
I was attacked too recently but luckily no injuries..


Sapphire said...

i'm late. sorry to hear about your injury! i totally understand about unfenced dogs... we were attacked before too. get better soon, be alert, and enjoy future walks.

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Poor Phantom! That dog has earned itself some major bad karma and so has its owner!

The Thuglets said...

OMD! Phantom we are so sorry we are late seeing this post!

Poor you we hope youa re soon on the mend. Hope you mom is ok we know how shocked she will be.

Extra Big Nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Mochi and Mommy said...

Oh Phantom and mom I'm so sorry this happened! That is so scary! We don't like those fences. Luckily all the dogs along our walk have real fences. I hope you're feeling better!

Mochi & Bali

Samantha said...

Oh no, poor Phantom. That must have been so frightening for you both. It is something I fear, that a dog may one day run over and attack one of my two.

I hope Phantom recovers from it quickly, and you too. It would really scare me.

Thanks for visiting my blog, it is so good to be back blogging. I will go read your latest post now. I have not been keeping up as I couldn't get into it whilst mine was on standstill. I saw Phantom had been hurt so came straight to see why.

Cocorue said...

we are so sorry we did not see this earlier and we feeeeeeel your pain, dear Phantom

we want to kick that monster and bite him till it hurts as we don't like seeing you hurt!!!!!

coco and tiffy

Kari in WeHo said...

Poor guy! Second post I have read about rude neighbors not taking care of their dogs properly!


Asta said...

Deawest, Dawling Phantom,
I'm so sowwy, I just now saw this
Youw poow bootiful eye could hhave been howwibully huwt, as it is thank dog it wasn't, but I'm so sowwy that you wewe attacked and huwt on youw sweet head.
Youw Mom must have been so fwightened too.
I'm sending you an extwa hooge twuckload of heling smoochies and my love to all of you

ForPetsSake said...

OH NO!! I'm so sorry this happened to you both! It's a scary situation to be in, but it sounds like you protected him well. And you're absolutely right about the no leash issues. Just yesterday a neighbor opened the door as Matt walked by with Nyxie. The dog charged them and there was horrible barky chaos but nobody was hurt. No contact made. Scary and unnecessary, though.

Honey the Great Dane said...

Oh Phantom!! I'm so so sorry that I only saw this now! I feel so terrible - what a dreadful thing to happen! That looked so nasty - and us doggies can have yucky bacteria bugs in our mouths that can make even small puncture wounds turn into major ouchies so it's a good thing your human took you to the vet. YOu poor thing!

Hsin-Yi was so angry when she read your story - she hates doggies like that - we have them around us too. And they're not even on "invisible fences" - they just belong to owners who think it's OK for them to wander around the neighbourhood and terrorise other doggies and sometimes even people. It is irresponsible owners like that who give doggies a bad name!!! :-(

Hope your wound heals up soon!

Honey the Great Dane

Mango said...

Boy this makes me MAD! What is wrong with some humans? I am glad that you and mom are both OK and at least the owner seems to understand that a bad thing happened. Loose dogs! Ish!


Aunt of 14 said...

That is TERRIBLE! I never believed in invisible fences, because while it might keep my own dog in, it won't keep other dogs OUT. Pfft. I'm sure that will heal up nicely, and you'll be beautiful as ever!