Thank you all for your kind words and hope for me, after a night's sleep I really have come to realize how upset I was the entire day yesterday.
I spent the night at my dad's where Nike lives and this morning he was almost his old self, eating, wagging his tail, moving around a ton more. Last night I had a scare with a fluid pocket that formed on his stomach that was the main cause of his pain; the doctor said it was normal and that it would go away with heat compressions and this morning it was smaller. So that's good! I also managed to give him all three medications this morning very easily by sneaking it in with laughing cow cheese, he figured out my ham trick.
The owners of the attacking dog said they will pay for everything which is also a relief.
Although, of course this entire event had to bring some family issues in, my mom wants to take the dog back with us in our apartment. . . Our dad isn't really fond of Nike and countless times has threatened to give him away and apparently yesterday he told my mom that they should've just put him down. Which crossed the line for my mom hence why she wants to take Nike with us.
I'm okay with all that, it is just. . . my min pin has social anxiety. So whenever he'd be left alone in the house he'll scratch at the door and bark and howl and go through turmoil. Living in apartments with three neighbors on my floor? Eh.. Do any of you know any tricks for keeping a small dog at an apartment? Ways to keep him quiet and calm?
If this does happen, this will be an extreme adjustment for me. . I've realized that with myself I do not do well with change that affect pets or small animals, especially if there is some negative feeling or anxiety for the dog in it.
I'm sort of just rambling right now, yesterday was an entire mess and today I'm more relaxed and calm, just have a bunch of thoughts going through my head.
There were basically two other dogs on the loose and the bigger one attacked my dog right in front me. My poor min pin getting fucking rag dolled and torn up, screaming.
I rushed over screaming and choked the bigger dog and pulled at it (which probably made it worse ;~
but got it in a chokehold and my dog Nike ran away to hide somewhere.
Made the dogs go away and got my dog, had bite marks and lacerations on his back. I've never felt so traumatized or afraid before. We rushed him to the ER and he got staples..'
Home now, watching over him. Having difficulty giving him the three meds he's supposed to take. Been crying all day, no one should ever have to watch their pet get hurt. It's terrible.
He's shaking all over and in pain, I feel so bad.
I still can't believe it happened.