Since the Feb. 20 attack, the pit bull Mickey has become the object of a Facebook page that has gotten more than 40,000 likes and an online petition to spare his life.
I am not going to lie, people. I’m disappointed. This animal didn’t just nip a child, he lunged at the child, got him in the face, and managed to actually break bones in the child’s face. He’s permanently disfigured and will likely require multiple surgeries, and instead of a facebook group to help the child’s family with medical bills, there’s a facebook group trying to put the dog, which has killed another dog before, in a NEW home?
This animal is a massive liability. It needs to be put down. This isn’t a simple nip with blood, this kid was mauled. MAULED. By a dog that has mauled other dogs to death before. This dog isn’t a pet. This dog cannot be safely rehomed.
And there are 40,000 people who’d want to put that animal in another home after it permanently disfigured a little boy? When an animal like this proves itself a danger to not only other animals but human beings as well, it has to go. I’m sorry, there’s no fucking wiggle room for this.
40,000 likes on a fucking Facebook page to rehome this dangerous animal. Would you want a dog that killed another dog and tried to eat the face off a toddler in your backyard? or your neighbor’s backyard?
This stupid hippy dippy fluffy bunny “look at the cute doggy!” bullshit has to end. I’ll tell you right now that if any dog ever bit the face off of my kid, or killed one of my animals, animal control wouldn’t even be able to find its body, let alone have time for a forty thousand strong thrall of senseless imbeciles to make it a fucking facebook page.
Speaking of sharing the good with the bad - here’s a fun little injury I recently got when two of the pups barreled into me at the same time, which caused both of them to jump into “protect mom” mode. I was caught in the fray of flying fur and flashing teeth and got pegged twice - once on the hand and once on the leg. Both were entirely on accident; the pups were simply trying to tell one-another to back off while I was caught between them. We were all just in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I stepped away as soon as I could get out from between the pups’ thrashing bodies, and the fight ended abruptly as it had started. Neither pup was injured. But I don’t have thick fur and a tough hide to protect me, so ended up with a minor puncture and some bruising (which I swear looks worse than it feels!). Injuries like this are rare, but I’m sure most folks who’ve worked extensively with high-octane dogbeasts like woofers or shepherd mixes have experienced something similar during at least some point in their career. I was a little late to the club, actually.
This beagle got attacked by a much larger dog, and it just laid her open.
Top pic: Because they couldn’t afford the emergency clinic, the owners staunched the bleeding, rinsed out the wound, and applied a livestock antiseptic spray to get her through until we opened in the morning. The wound’s dark purple-black appearance is due to the spray, not severe bruising or necrosis. Whew!
Middle pic: We got the poor girl anesthetized and prepped the wound for surgery. It cleaned up real nice, but as usual turned out to be much more extensive than we could tell prior to clipping away the hair and probing the wound.
Bottom pic: Doc sutured her up and placed several drains. She was sent home with antibiotics and pain meds. The drains were pulled 5 days later, but at her following recheck she had a small non-healing area that had filled up with pus again. Dr. — trimmed up the edges, placed a new drain, and switched her antibiotics. That did the trick! She eventually made a full recovery :)
“Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by Dog Bite // Originally by Bauhaus
We’re about six weeks out from Halloween, and that means that we’re in prime position to start playing our favorite sounds of the season. One of the all-time great tracks to break out for this time of year is the iconic goth masterpiece, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead” by post punk/ goth pioneers, Bauhaus. This year, we can thank the guys in Dog Bite for whipping up an absolutely killer cover of the the eerie classic. The Atlanta based band has managed to paint with the lines of the original, while still giving it enough of their own brand of chilly electronics to make it stand out. You can download the track right now from the Carpark Records’ Soundcloud Page.
I had originally been mesmarized by this track which features in the small EP teaser video. The beat, produced by Dog Bite (from Washed Out’s live band) is filled out with thick samples and an insistent hip hop kick and snare. The track features some catchy local vocal hooks by Bosco and some killer over the telephone rhymes delivered by Rome Fortune. Download the whole Pacer EP below for free. [photo]