What an awful day!! The only time of the day I ever let my dogs outside without being on a leash is at 5:00am when nothing else is going on. They take a pee and come right back in. This morning I heard a terrible noise and a dog yelp. I knew it was my newest little buddy, Chico.
I ran outside as fast as I could to see a pick-up truck driving away and nothing else. My dh came outside right behind me and said "Lisa, Chico's right here, on the porch." He was scared and shaking. I thought, 'ok, maybe he didn't get hit by the truck.' Then I saw a couple of small abbrasions on his 'knees', his chin and his 'armpit'.
We took him to the vet to get checked out. He had no broken bones. Just a couple of 'road rash' spots, especially one under his armpit. He got some pain killers, some antibacterial cream AND his full set of shots, including rabies, which we were going to take him in for soon anyway, so at least that's done.
$178.00 later.........geesh.......I can't tell you how happy I will be when this week is done!!!