I feel like a terrible friend. I haven’t been honest with you all.
Part of the reason I have stopped blogging is because I couldn’t tell you all what was really going on without admitting something that Mom is really embarrassed and mad about.
We have another dog in our house. I’m not talking about Macy or Molly. I’m talking about a 4th dog that was uninvited.
On August 7th, Dad’s Mom moved out of her house and into a place where she couldn’t take her 90 lb dog. Since she would’ve been devastated if he went to the shelter, Dad brought him here. I will leave out all of the bad words that Mom said. Let’s just say, she did not /does not agree with Rudee being here.
Mom has had no luck finding him OR Molly a new home.
When Rudee lived with Dad’s parents, he was not a very nice dog. He nipped and was very protective of his toys, treats, everything. He was also very obese. Since being at our house, Rudee is a completely different dog. He hasn’t been reactive, has lost weight, and loves cuddling and giving kisses now.
Molly hates him and Rudee can’t be anywhere in her sight or she loses her mind and goes Cujo on him.
Macy loves him. All they do is make out. Literally. Tongues in each other’s mouths non-stop. Mom and Dad have to separate them every few hours because they won’t stop playing to rest.
I’m indifferent. As long as he doesn’t come near me, we’re good.
Aside from Mom being super angry, everything was going great until Saturday night. Macy and Rudee were laying in the bedroom with Mom. They were playing while Mom was reading and all of a sudden Macy went crazy and attacked Rudee. Mom tried to pull Macy off but just as she was, Rudee finally got tired of being attacked and grabbed onto Macy. Mom couldn’t pull them apart. Dad came in and couldn’t even get them apart until finally he jumped onto the bed and wrestled Macy off the bed and to the ground.
Then the blood started dripping…quarter-sized blood drops everywhere. Rudee ripped Macy’s chin open. Mom ran for a dish towel and held pressure on Macy’s chin for like 5 minutes and when she let go, it started bleeding again. Dad ran and got styptic powder and Mom held a towel with styptic powder on for another 5 minutes. It stopped bleeding for about 10 minutes and then the bleeding started again. Dad got more styptic powder and that time it held for good.
Macy has scratches all over but the only tear was her chin. Mom’s hoping it doesn’t get infected because of all of the styptic powder. She’s keeping an eye on it though.
Rudee is fine.
Mom thinks it all started over Macy’s Kong that was on the bed. Macy normally wants us to play with it, with her, but once in awhile she gets grumpy about it after teasing us with it.
Before all of this happened, Macy was going through another bout of colitis because she broke a piece of her old Kong off and swallowed it. Between the existing colitis and the stress of the fight, she’s been a little mopey. Mom thinks her pride is bruised.
Everything is such a mess.
Now you know our secret.