Lucky Peluci, Luckiest Dog Alive
I‘ve been meaning to officially introduce the love of my life Lucky Peluci for a while. I just never found the perfect time or the perfect picture, after all I’ve only had him for 3 months. It’s amazing how close two creatures of different species can get in such a short time. I don’t even think I realized how much I love this little guy until I almost lost him a few days ago.
A coyote found it’s way into our fenced back yard as the sun was going down on Thursday and the next thing I know is chaos: Peluci runs inside like a maniac shooting straight for the garage. I called him back and he hesitated to come into the kitchen then backs up into a corner. I try to pick him up but he won’t let me, then I notice his bloody ear ! Oh no! My baby boy got bit by something, and he smells weird!
I gently pick him up and set him on the bed trying to brush out the little sticks and grass stuck in his fur but he won’t have it. He starts crying, so I grab his bag, get him in the car and rush to the emergency vet.
He is a very ” Lucky ” dog the vet tells me, let me check and make sure he doesn’t have any more wounds.
As I am sitting there in the waiting room I can hear Peluci crying, then barking… It can’t just be the scratch on his ear… About 20 minutes later they bring him back to me and tell me again what a Lucky dog he is.
Turns out the bleeding ear was the least of their concerns, he had puncture wounds from the coyote all around his neck !
I still don’t know 100% what really happened…, the certain thing is: Lucky Peluci is the Luckiest Dog Alive and I am the luckiest mama to a small 12lb, havanese, mutt who got attacked by a coyote.
Today he is healing well, last day of antibiotics but still won’t adventure in the backyard without me. Who can blame him ?!
I adopted Peluci 3 months ago from the Los Angeles animal shelter and named him Lucky Peluci . He was stuck under the exhaust of a car and was missing a patch of fur on his left hip but he made it. Didn’t think then that he was going to live up to his name like this.
This little guy is a real survivor, at barely 12 pounds and not even a year old he survived on the streets of L.A. and slipped out of a coyote’s mouth.
You can now follow the luckiest dog alive on Twitter @LuckyPeluci and Instagram.
4 Tips For Coyote Attacks:
- If your dog gets attacked by a coyote take him to an emergency vet in your area immediately.
- Do not let your dog run around by itself – even in a fenced area.
- When walking your dogs always carry with you pepper spray, a whistle and Party Poppers that you can use to startle the coyote in case of an attack.
- Never feed coyotes.