Picture above is not Curt Schilling's bloody sock from the 2004 ALCS. It's my sneaker and sock, covered in blood due to breaking up an attack on my German Shepherd by a pit bull.
It was the craziest thing I've ever went through.
We were walking our normal route when out of my left eye, I saw this dog barreling towards us. I tried to get out of the way, block the dog from attacking, but it was too late. It was already on us. As it was happening, I couldn't believe it. I was screaming in sheer terror of the site of the blood, my dog yelping for help and the violence of it all.
I got the dog off mine, but it kept coming and finally it latched on to my dogs paw. She was lock jawed and I couldn't get her off. I used all of my might to punch and hammer the pit bull as hard as I could. It took a few seconds of me pounding, but it felt like hours. She finally let go as a family member showed up to grab her.
The pit bull was covered in blood. It was all over its face. My dog is white and she had blood all over her and it was profusely bleeding from the paw.
Cops came. Situation was stabilized. I rushed home and saw my wife and kids. Each of them were distraught. It was horrible and gut wrenching. Then I took my dog to the vet to get patched up.
Two days later, we're ok. I'm sore from struggling with the dogs and scratched up everywhere. My dog, on the other hand, took the brunt of it and has to wear a cast for two weeks. She's healing well and will be better, according to the vet.
I never realized how much you'd care for an animal that shared your home, but after experiencing the most violent thing I ever was part of and seeing how it hurt my dog, I was devastated. I played the incident over and over in my head. What if I did this? What if I took another route? What if I didn't take her for a walk that day? Could I have protected her more than I did? Could this been avoidable?
No answers. No answers at all.
Just healing and the mental scar of it happening.
If you have a dog, do yourself a favor: know how to protect yourself and your dog if anything like this happens to you. I did some training and it helped. It could have been a lot worse.
Looking forward to taking our next walk in a couple of weeks.