Oh you are all so sweet! Thank you for your lovely messages.
Yes, police are involved but the dog is still alive. It barked at my son from their garden yesterday. The owner has been absolutely horrible. Accused me of lying. No apology. The dog was running free but mine had been clipped back on at the time of the attack. We were sitting down on a bench to give the ovcharka's walker (her daughter) a chance to catch up and clip it on. The dog has no recall and can't be restrained by one person. My son had to help her to pull it back. The really chilling thing is that it came around behind us to attack, as if it instinctively knew our most vulnerable side. My bruises are fading and there is no infection in the wounds as I had penicillin, and also a tetanus shot. But I will have scars. The worst part was my 93 year old Mum crying when I told her about it. I could have lost an arm or could have been killed actually, if it had got an artery I might have bled to death. The ambulance did not arrive for 3 hours, then I waited 3 and a half hours at A&E. Thanks, Tories!