Colonel, a 1 year old male Rottweiler came to us on 12/12/15. He had been severely wounded/bitten in a dog attack from 2 other dogs.
To make matters worse, he wasn’t presented to the clinic until about a week afterwards by which time, the wound on his left hind limb was infested by maggots.
Colonel stayed with us for more than 3months. We battled to save the limb, unfortunately necrosis had set in and Colonel eventually lost a part of the limb.
Colonel is one of the top 10 agressive dogs I’ve ever met. He had previously bitten a staff member and almost bit my boss too. He was definitely a challenge.
After a month and a half of daily dressing, feeding, love and care however, we became friends, more like pals. If he felt anyone was a threat to me, that person was dead meat. With his three legs, he will wobble to the front of his kernel and bark so much and so loud like the gates of hell were falling on him. Oh Colonel!
Did I mention that Colonel could sleep for Africa? In the most awkward position? He would sleep on his dorsum(back), his head twisted towards the floor and his legs raised high in the air and just lie still.The first time he pulled that stunt on me, I was so scared, I thought he was dead.I jangled his kernel door and screamed his name, only for him to lazily turn his head and look at me like, “What’s the problem ma’am?” I laughed in relief. Yes, only Colonel!
Colonel never gave up not in the face of seemingly endless antibiotic injections and pain. He endured. I loved watching his healing, it was truly transformative.
I love you, Colonel.