View Full Version : Baby Gracie attacked by an owl

26th January 2010, 09:01 PM
last night when I took Gracie (4month old tri) out to pee a great horned owl dropped out of the tree above her and pinned her to the ground screaming. I ran screaming and kicked the owl off of her. She has 3 punctures from its talons and a sore swollen eye. I took her right to the vet and she is on antibiotics and medicine for her eye. She will be ok physically but she was very traumatized and is fearful of going out.
I will take her out often today and give her treats while we are out there and am acting as if it was no big deal and not justifying her fear to the best of my abilities. I don't want her traumatized for life by it.
Please keep her in your good thoughts and prayers as we work through this.

26th January 2010, 09:06 PM
Thankfully you were there to supervise and rescue her. That must have been so traumatic for you both.
Is the vet confident her eye will be ok? Puppies are naturally adventurous so hopefully in time once her physical injuries heal,she'll get back her zest for life.Sounds like you're doing exactly the right thing to ease her back to normality.

26th January 2010, 09:11 PM
I send you all my prayers and thoughts for poor little Gracie. What a horrific experience for you all. Keep us posted to tell us how Gracie is. :hug:

26th January 2010, 10:20 PM
Poot little Gracie, it must have been very frightening. We are sending hugs and good thoughts, hope she will be ok.

26th January 2010, 10:44 PM
Poor little Gracie......I will keep you both in my thoughts.

26th January 2010, 10:55 PM
Gracie is doing better this afternoon and went outside without showing too much fear.Although her eye is still swollen it is looking better this afternoon than it did this morning. The vet said the globe of the eye was not injured but the trauma was in the surrounding tissue. Her vision is good so I think it should be fine.
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers

26th January 2010, 11:11 PM
How scary for both of you. I am so glad you were there to intervene. Keeping you both in my thoughts that she gets over her fear of going outdoors & that her eye heals well.

Claire L
27th January 2010, 12:23 AM
Thank Heavens you were there to rescue little Gracie. Hope her eye continues to improve.
Sending hugs and prayers your way.

27th January 2010, 12:32 AM
Thank goodness for Gracie you were there fighting for her life. Sending many hugs her way.

Mom of Jato
27th January 2010, 01:12 AM
OMG how very scary! Thank goodness you were able to get the owl away from little Gracie. We have some pretty big hawks that fly around here, and I've always wondered if they would dare come down and try to attack the dogs. Yikes!

Cathy T
27th January 2010, 03:02 AM
Oh my gosh...how scary for both of you. Thank goodness you were out there with her, this could have had a much sadder ending. So glad she's going to be okay. Hope everyone is feeling better soon.

27th January 2010, 06:02 AM
My goodness. I can't imagine how scary that must have been! So glad she will be okay.

27th January 2010, 11:16 AM
Poor Gracie and poor you! Sending you both lots of warm hugs and kisses to Gracie from Spangle.

27th January 2010, 11:41 AM
That must have been so scary! Hoping Gracie is getting back to her old self. Hang in there!

27th January 2010, 12:25 PM
THat must have been very tramatic for you both. My friend lost her cat that way. Please take good care for the poor little dear, I'd keep her on a leash and be right with her.

27th January 2010, 03:40 PM
Wow, that sounds terrifying! It's a good thing you were watching her and were able to react so quickly! I'm so glad she is okay :)

27th January 2010, 03:45 PM
I'm so glad everything is ok. Well done on acting so quickly!


27th January 2010, 05:15 PM
Oh my goodness...
That must have been so scary for you both. Wishing you both a quick recovery

27th January 2010, 05:34 PM
I meant to add that I thought I saw a badger in our back garden the other morning. Millie was with me, and wasn't too bothered. I'm just wondering whether anyone had experience of badgers attacking puppies?


Margaret C
27th January 2010, 05:48 PM
My goodness, this is not the sort of thing I would ever imagine happening. I hope little Gracie soon regains her confidence.

27th January 2010, 06:11 PM
Unbelievable - Gracie is so lucky you were on hand.
Nick - years ago a badger chased my parents Springer into the house, did a lap of the sitting room and back out again. I'd say they'd have a go as this one was for taking on a full grown Springer.

29th January 2010, 04:44 AM
oh my goodness!! I can't imagine having that happen to one of my dogs.. thank goodness she is OK!!

I agree with the leash recommendation.. after an incident like that I think I would be right there with her .. Yikes!! Hope Gracie forgets about it soon and that you're not too traumatized either!