Today I took Chief and Ziggy on a walk with me to get the mail; about a few blocks away from our townhouse. All of a sudden I noticed that Chief stops and starts licking his paw profusely, he even sat laid down and kept licking after I inspected it. I guess he stepped in an ant pile and got bitten, but there was nothing there. He laid on the grass and didn't want to get up. After a few seconds of coaxing he stood up and kept walking with us until he collapsed.
I swear my heart stopped when I picked him and his eyes rolled to the back of his head. I started crying and tried to keep Ziggy calm while I ran to an empty house and turned on their water hose. I wet his entire body hoping to wake him up and little by little he'd open his eyes. All the meanwhile Ziggy's barking her head off wondering what the hell's going on. I've never been so scared in my life. I was crying my heart out trying to revive my dog..after getting him awake I carried his limp body back home and laid him on the couch. After he realized he was home he lifted his head. I'd never seen him so lifeless. I called my husband and rushed Chief to the vet...luckily everything's ok. I guess the ant bite triggered his brachy syndrome...I'm stil quite shellshocked by it all..
And the whole point of this was to just express the effect and power that these dogs have over us.
I've never cried so much and so hard in my life...
My husband bought 4-month Chief as present for X-Mas right after I had moved away home. Having him around took my mind off of all the anxiety and sadness I had. My husband's in the military and I barely get to see him, and these dogs have become my family.
Holding his limp little body in my arms was the most terrifying experience of my life.
Thank God the little booger's ok.