Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Say A Little Prayer for Owen


On Monday, I was walking my dogs when the neighbor's two little dogs came bounding off their property. They had gotten out without any leash on them and came barking into my dogs faces. Owen grabbed one of the little dogs in his mouth.

The teenage boy who lives there came running across the street and proceeded to punch Owen in the head, in an attempt to get him to release the little dog.

Owen suffered a fractured skull from the forceful blows. Fortunately, his brain and eye are going to be ok.

This has truly been a nightmare and unfortunately the neighbor has refused to take financial responsibility. It looks like there are court dates in my future :(

Thank you for your concern for Owen.

27 comments:

Pete's Pixie said...

Oh goodness Julianne how awful for you. Surely your neighbour could have let you control the situation and rescue the little dog from Owen. I hope that Owen recovers well. Sending healing thoughts. Ally xxx

Danielle said...

I am so, so very sorry this has happened. It actually brought tears to my eyes to imagine this. I hope Owen is okay. Please give us updates. We have had problems in our neighborhood with dogs running loose and BF doesn't understand my frustration with this situation. I will show him this post.

Sharon said...

How horrible Julianne! Poor Owen, I do hope and pray he will heal okay.

staci said...

Oh No Julianne! I'm so sorry about all of this and hope Owen heals quickly. {{hugs}}

valerie said...

Just terrible! I hope Owen heals quickly.

Vonna said...

My dear Julianne, my family will keep Owen in our prayers. And I hope the situation with the neighbors is resolved peacefully....prayers for Owen's Mama, so that this stress is gone soon....

Vaida said...

oh, so sad... Poor Owen.. I hope he will be OK soon. Hugs for you, too

Pumpkin said...

My thoughts are with you and Owen :o( I can't believe that someone would actually punch a dog in the head so hard as to fracture it!

gazette94 said...

I feel very sad for you and for your dog !I am sure Owen will soon recover with all your love and care..I hope the relation with the neighbours will improve too...Take care..

Carol said...

Oh, what an upsetting few days this must have been for you and Owen, Julianne! I hope he gets well soon and that things can be resolved with the neighbors... Sending Owen and you big hugs and my best thoughts...

KarenV said...

Oh, that's so terrible! I'm sorry this has happened and I hope that Owen makes a full and swift recovery.

Robin (Samplerbird) said...

What an awful thing! It just riles me when people don't take proper care of their animals and then refuse to take responsibility for the results. I hope poor Owen recovers quickly and suffers no lasting effects from the incident. I'm sure you are an emotional wreck, too. Take care of your little guy.

Myra said...

Oh dear Julianne I will pray for Owen. Dogs allowed to run loose are one of my pet peeves! I do hope he recovers completely.

Gabi said...

How awful. I hope Owen will heal quickly and that you and your neighbor might solve this in one way or the other.

connie said...

I am sorry to hear what that ass of a neighbor did to Owen..Teenager or not..It is inexcusable behavior...This really upsets me that Owen was hurt so bad..Please keep us updated on his progress and I will say prayers..

mainely stitching said...

Oh my gosh, that's so sad!! I just do not understand people who let their animals run free and refuse to take responsibility for what happens! Poor Owen.

Julie said...

What a terrible experience for you and poor Owen
{{big hug}}

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Oh my poor dear Owen! It was not his fault. Loving huggles for you both!

Margit said...

OMG, I am sorry that something bad like this happened to you and your dog. I hope that everything will be ok again and pray for you and your baby!

Dame Maryse de Paris said...

I am sorry, it's terrible for Owen.

Carolyn said...

Oh no, Julianne! What a nightmare! I hope poor Owen heals soon. It's so hard when our furbabies are sick. Hug him for me from my three 4 legged babies!

Suzanne said...

What an awful thing to happen. I hope that Owen recovers well from this incident.

Julie said...

Oh no! Poor Owen- I sure hope he recovers quickly.

Daffycat said...

Oh my! Poor Owen! Heal quickly, pupsters! *hugs*

Irene said...

OMG I can't believe this has happened. Hope Owen feels better soon.

Berit said...

So sorry to hear of this; hoping Owen is mending well.

Marie-P said...

This is horrible! I hope that Owen is doing ok. I will email you about a situation that happened to my friends dog...She got her neighbor to pay all vet bills and to pay for a new dog, yes hers sadly died from the incident.