Our dog, Harry, was attacked and killed this morning by a neighbour dog. It's sad. He was minding his own business, going for his morning walk, on a leash, with my father when the neighbour dog attacked. My father tried to push the dogs apart, fortunately, they didn't bite him, but the evil dog leapt and lunged at Harry. He bled a lot and after 3 or 4 vicious bites at the back and thigh, he lied motionless by the roadside.
My father thought he's still breathing and rushed him to the vet. At 7am in the morning, no vets were opened so they went to the 24-hour vet hospital in Jalan Ipoh, near Pekeliling. By the time they reached the hospital, Harry's eyes and tongue turned black and he passed away. The doctor said that if he were much younger, he would have survived the bites but because Harry's so old, it's impossible for him to sustain the injury.
The neighbour was very sorry - not their fault, actually - she was reversing her car and had her autogate open at that time. Who would expect her dog to go mental and came for an attack? The neighbour came to our house to apologize and gave my parents an angpow and fruits. We returned the angpow. She said she will have to send her dog away especially since it has tasted blood.. the dog would be a danger to the community!
Harry's a good dog. He had his own's idiosyncracies, but he's harmless. He was a great companion and he brought fun and happiness to the family. He didn't deserve to die this way. I was hoping he would die through old age. Not by being attacked!
The last time I saw him was yesterday (Sunday), when I went to visit my parents. But because I was carrying my baby girl, I didn't bend down to pet him. I just looked at him, said hi and asked how was he. Of course he didn't respond back. Little did I expect that that was my last interaction with him - the last time I saw him too.
My father was especially devastated. He loved Harry very much and he felt that he could have done more to save him this morning.
Ahhh, such is life. I believe Harry would be reborn soon and I hope our paths will cross again... you were a good dog!
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