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It's an ill wind ... #1621371
05/06/2018 03:56
05/06/2018 03:56
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Berkshire
AnnieMac Offline OP
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It's an ill wind that has a silver lining ... Or something.

I was badly bitten by a massive dog at my local park. A caucasian ovcharka best suited to protecting sheep and shepherds from wolves and bears. They can weigh 14 stone and have the longest teeth of any dog.

I don't recommend this as an experience, BUT ... if I get compensation (no win no fee) I will be able to pay for all the jobs that need doing on my Coupe!!!

By the way, in 20 days my Coupe eBay ad had 1,005 views and 49 watchers. I had two offers but one was £900 and the other was £1,000. I declined.


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Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621374
05/06/2018 06:49
05/06/2018 06:49
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Sorry to hear of this painful experience Annie, the main thing is you heal up properly with no adverse effects - then you can think about your coop smile


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Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621378
05/06/2018 10:26
05/06/2018 10:26
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Very sorry to hear of your misfortune,

Maybe this is showing that your coupe is destined to stay with you?

Best wishes for full and speedy recovery,

MM

Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621380
05/06/2018 11:50
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Blimey what a nightmare and hope you're on a speedy recovery shocked Was it out of control and what did the owner say? Police involved?

Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621410
05/06/2018 20:29
05/06/2018 20:29
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well, once you're bitten by the coupe bug...




Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: cyborg7] #1621426
05/06/2018 22:12
05/06/2018 22:12
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Sorry to read about the dog bite frown I hope the owner was apologetic and realised the dog should have been on a lead! Although probably not in both instances rolleyes

It's good news that you may be able to keep your Coupe though smile

Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: Theresa] #1621429
06/06/2018 05:03
06/06/2018 05:03
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Sorry to read of your misfortune Annie.

I expect that the dog was destroyed, as that is what would happen here in Oz.

Hope you are successful in your claim.


Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621431
06/06/2018 05:31
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Oh! That is not good news. Hope you get better soon.

Just looked up that dog breed and it looks to be a major handful to own and very risky to be caught near frown


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Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621456
06/06/2018 12:33
06/06/2018 12:33
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Berkshire
AnnieMac Offline OP
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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!


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Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621855
15/06/2018 07:27
15/06/2018 07:27
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Going North on the A9
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good heaven's what a HORROR story

I do not understand how people cultivate the 'ownership' of creatures which are beyond their control. Don't get me wrong; there's a context to everything, but if you live within a community, you have a responsibility to protect other people from your own choices, I would say.

I hope your recovery leaves you completely fixed Annie and ready to rejoin team-VIS.

[On a more mercenary note; did you get pictures of your injuries (NOT for the forum- thank you), but for later in the pursuit of your compensation claim?]

Re: It's an ill wind ... [Re: AnnieMac] #1621953
18/06/2018 06:09
18/06/2018 06:09
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AnnieMac Offline OP
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Yes, police told me to take photos, so I did, for them and for the no-win-no-fee people.

Yes, it is incredible that such a powerful and "naturally aggressive" dog, does not appear to have had ANY training whatsoever. They are supposed to have a command to immediately stop an attack. I don't think this one even knows "Sit"!


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