Xmas, hair color, and dog fights, oh my!

It’s Christmas eve, eve and that mean holiday movies (Elf, The Nightmare Before Christmas and A Muppet Christmas Carol)! Bear made it through two out of the three movies. Once Kermit the frog started singing, he was snoring.

Pretty impressive for him.

Did I mention I dyed my hair? It is now a festive Rose red color for winter.

I had lots of updates planned for the site, but everything got derailed when Bear was hurt at the dog park. He was playing with his friends when a female dog attacked him.

Maybe she just didn’t like his face.

Maybe she saw his play behavior as a sign of aggression.

I’m not really sure. But she went straight for his neck, latched on and wouldn’t let go. It took several minutes to pry her off, but the damage had already been done. Bear was bleeding so I took him straight to the vet.

Bear was so panicked and agitated they had to sedate him before treatment could begin. Honestly, at that point I wasn’t much better. I have never been so terrified.

Seven stitches and a drain had to be put in because of how deep one of the puncture wounds was.

Bearstitches

After an hour and a half of waiting, I was finally allowed to take him home. The doctor prescribed antibiotics, pain meds and plenty of rest.

Bear-sleeping

My poor boy is battered and bruised, but he is slowly on the mend.