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How to stop a dog attack?

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Offline Bob M

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« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2010, 00:03 AM »
Well, just been attacked by a mastiff. Beast knocked me over and then got my right hand. Bit through the nail on one finger and broke the bone below. Also left me needing quite a few stitches in the rest of the hand. Socialist medicine saved it though! Would write long funny story but typing left handed is a real pain.

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« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2010, 20:57 PM »
Wow Bob glad your seeing the funny side of it, heck that could have been real serious. You have a big problem with nasty dogs your way. Glad your not badly hurt tho  :)

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« Reply #22 on: August 13, 2010, 21:51 PM »
Bit less funny now that I've had to spend the last two days in hospital as the bites are infected.  Will make a good story some day, and should make my lawyer rich.

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« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2010, 10:19 AM »
Hi Bob
Sorry to hear about your experiences, hope you recover quickly, I got attacked by a boxer once while delivering meat, luckily I was wearing steel toe capped boots, so he did not come back for more.
Best Regards
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« Reply #24 on: August 15, 2010, 13:57 PM »
Hope you get better soon Bob.  Good luck with the legal proceedings.

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« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2010, 15:00 PM »
Hope you are feeling better soon, Bob.

Offline Bob M

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« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2010, 21:05 PM »
Thanks guys.  Still in hospital and feeling sorry for myself. 

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« Reply #27 on: August 16, 2010, 11:37 AM »
Hey Bob
Sorry to hear things have taken a turn for the worse  :o, get well soon. And hope you win the legal battle.
Maria

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« Reply #28 on: August 17, 2010, 11:12 AM »
How grim for you.Hope you are out of hospital now and have a good abogado.It´s amazing what you can buy online.Maybe you should try carrying a can of pepper spray/Mace with you if dog attacks are a problem in your area.Once a big dog is coming at you ,very  little will stop it --------except for a lead implant of course! All the best.  Val

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« Reply #29 on: July 14, 2012, 19:27 PM »
Good grief, this sounds terrible! It is a long time ago and so I don't know if you keep up with posts on here or not, but if you do, would you mind letting us know how it turned out? You have had a terrible ordeal to go through. :(

Lots of people walk their dogs in the country here and luckily I've not had a problem with them, although we had a very bad scare a couple of weeks ago. Our cats come walking with us and our neighbours gate was open - it's never open unless they're driving through it - and their three dogs came ponding out... the only one I focused on was the Podenco, I thought I was going to see our cats ripped apart but no, although our neighbours are real country bumpkins, they have pet cats as well as dogs and they mix together, so although we all got a fright, everything was just fine! I had to get one of our cats out of a tree and I was covered in scratches and bites from the one I'd managed to hold onto but it ended well and our neighbour came around with 2kg of cherries later, bless him  :)

Offline Bob M

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« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2012, 09:06 AM »
Hi.  Sorry to hear about your fright.

So that all happened to me a couple of years ago and I've still got a few problems with my right hand to remind me of it.  The index finger on my right hand don't fully close from the knuckle and the end of my second finger still isn't quite right. I had physiotherapy for about a year but I don't think  things are going to change much. You've got look very closely to see physical scars though and unless it comes up in conversation people don't notice anything odd about my hand.

As this is Spain the case still hasn't come to court and I don't have a date.

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Thanks for asking and I'll put up the result of the case when it eventually happens.

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Cheers.

Bob


Offline StripeyCat

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« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2012, 13:57 PM »
I'm so sorry to hear that you still have problems and that you've still to get justice for your suffering. I hope it all goes well for you, eventually, and that you get your day in court with a positive result. Thank you for taking the time to reply  :)

Offline Bob M

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« Reply #32 on: April 22, 2013, 19:35 PM »
Hi all.

As promised I'm reporting on the outcome of this problem.

We had a problem as the court had previously decided that the case would be tried as a "falta" rather then the more serious "delito".  A "delito" would have implied a more serious punishment for the owner.

The case was scheduled to be heard on the 23rd of April - tomorrow. However on Thursday of last week the owner's insurance company came up with an offer which was close to the amount of compensation which we had been asking for. (Their offer was about 10,500).  Given that going to court always implies some risk of getting zero I accepted the offer.

But now that leaves me with a feeling of anticlimax. I'd been looking forward to seeing this man fail in court but now the case just get filed away.

Ah well - at least my cheque is guaranteed.

Offline Juan-P

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« Reply #33 on: April 23, 2013, 19:41 PM »
Well done.
Onlt 2.5 years to get some semblance of justice in Spain. That's very quick.  :sign: