Pitbull Attack







Okay, I’m sure by the title of this blog you’re already calling B.S. I mean you hear about people getting attacked by pitbulls but not too many people actuallly know someone who has been attacked. Well, as of Wednesday this week, it happened to me.

I agreed to watch my friend’s dog over the weekend and we decided it would be best to meet the dog first with my friend. So we walk in his apartment, he was obviously excited and I didn’t think too much of it at the time. Although, I did have a bad feeling. Matt (my friend, the owner of the dog who is a Pit/Boxer and 75lbs) decided to take Tyson (the dog) for a walk. All was good, we returned, nothing too out of the ordinary. Than I was instructed to pet him, so I did. I pet him, he licked me and when I went to stand back up, he jumped up and bit my face knocking my tooth out instantly. Needless to say it was pure chaos after that. Blood everwhere, I’m freaking out, Matt is freaking out, the dog still running around. Matt grabbed Tyson and safely put him in the other room away from the blood and us. It wasn’t until a few minutes later that I realized he took a bite out of my face.

Here I am 48 hours later, a trip the ER and emergency dental work (thanks for Dr. Ronald Rasi) and couldn’t feel more lucky. What if Tyson would’ve locked his jaw? What if he would’ve ripped my lip completely off? What if I wasn’t lucky enough to have Dr. Rasi see me the next morning before the rest of his clients and on the phone with me within 20 minutes of the incident. (That  REALLY put me at ease) I’m not really trippin off scars…that’s not a big deal to me.

I feel bad that Matt feels so bad. I know it wasn’t his fault, it was a freak accident. Needless to say, if he would’ve thought this was even a possibility, he wouldn’t have invited me over in the first place. If it was a strangers dog it would be alot easier, it’s just the dynamics of it all. I love dogs, feel bad for the dog, feel bad for myself, feel bad for my friend who feels bad and we’re now faced w/ medical bills..and NO ONE wanted this…

Makes you realize how lucky/unlucky you can be and in the split of a second, your life can be altered.

Be safe this weekend and no kissing dogs hard on the mouth…unless you’re doing some serious dog spooning, which is always nice:)

P.S. Check back for updates on my progress as I continue to work with Dr. Rasi on getting a perfect smile:) ((((GRIN))))


#1 SuperVixen on 10.02.09 at 2:29 pm

Wow, thats definitely a crazy story. Its true though, it could have been worse, luckily you’re ok! I hope you, Matt and the dog feel better soon.

#2 Carol Seed on 10.02.09 at 2:38 pm

((((((((((( Joe ))))))))))))))))

I know your friend feels horrible but nobody died. That is the comfort of this. The dog did not go for your jugular and you are still here to tell the tale. That is a blessing in itself.

What does Animal Control say is the future of Tyson following this? Will your buddy lose Tyson? Will Tyson have to be put down?

Obviously you won’t be dog-sitting this weekend…. and I’m here for ya if you need me . You know my phone numbers and email addy!!!

<3 <3 <3 <3 <3 Joe <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Love ya always!

#3 Brooke on 10.02.09 at 10:22 pm

First i want to say i feel for you and hope for the best. I am a pit bull owner and have spent the last four years training my dog to ensure my friends, family and children are safe. It is obvious your friend knew his dog was aggressive and should not have put you or anyone else at risk. It kills me to here you freely advertise that you were bitten by a pit bull. I fight everyday to show how wonderful and loving pits can be, and tonight i turn on the radio and here you repeatedly announce the attack. Please try to remember there are people who own pits and take the time to make them a part of their family and community.

#4 bitbypit on 10.03.09 at 10:25 am

“Freak Accident?” Think again.