Tuesday, November 06, 2012
Uri was getting along all fine... until he got tick fever, dying and weak, the first spinal shot was given without fuss.
But those in the know would realise that Uri would be taking another painful shot after he recovers. And so he did. Apparently he struggled badly and when the needle did go in, his anal sac loosened and shot out fluids. It must have been incredibly painful and traumatic.
When pa saw him, he seemed fine. He followed commands and was even in a down position with his front paws crossed. He faced his back towards him and even allowed interaction that way.
Pa got complacent and when his hand got too close to his mouth, he chomped down on Pa's hand with no warning.
No growl, No standing up, No raising hairs, none of the traditional warning signs.
And when that came, Pa managed to remove his hand, minimizing the damage to his hand. But the damage has been done.
In retrospect, if someone had to be bitten, it was good that it had happened to Pa. His hand is big with very thick skin. He didn't pull away a normal person would have. The wounds ended up being totally superficial.
If it had happened to a girl or a child, the damage might have been greater or worse.
Uri was scheduled to be put to sleep. But the Vet advised that medication might help, so now he is on it... being given a second chance. Hope that helps him.
Uri wasn't given any additional meds by the Vet, but instead, the Vet advised that the leash that was used normally for walking him made him pissed off that Pa was preventing it and hence the attack.
...huh? I totally disagree with that assessment. Dogs simply do not associate things that way!
A couple days after that kind piece of advise, Uri placed his head on Uncle Josh's uncle's lap... and everything seemed fine, until the uncle pat him. Uri leaped to attack the uncle. Uncle Josh who was already wary, manage to pull him back before his uncle got bitten.
The shocking thing after that was the uncle ran into the kitchen and closed the door. Uri chased after him and slammed against the door repeatedly. After which he darted to the side door to gain access. The uncle had the presence of mind to close that one too.
Uri was put to sleep on the 7th of November 2012. He will be sorely missed though he did become a danger to those around him. Pa wish he could help, but being unable to diagnosed the problem or trigger, there is very little he could do especially with an injured hand.
Rest In Peace. Hope you are less angry over the rainbow bridge.
at 7:14 PM