I have to yell at him to get in his crate to snap him out of the zone. But until he catches that mouse, he's not happy. So, this stupid mouse runs out from behind the TV towards us and is now hiding near my computer desk. Great!! Wonderful. Just Fan-freaking-tastic!
Now, I went from scared to mad. I shake all my bags and items under the tables and my desk and there it goes. Runs under our couch. RRRRRRRRRRRRRR!! So, I start moving the couches. I didn't see Harley on the side of the couch and I moved my hand to pull Emily's little hello kitty couch out of the way. Harley went full blown beast mode on my hand!! He attacked me!!! For a little dog, his damn jaws pack a punch. I've been bitten by my big Rottweiler once (totally my fault for trying to stop him from fighting). And the pain I felt from his jaws was pretty close to what Zeus did to me. Harley barely broke the skin but he didn't just clamp down on my hand once. He clamped down three times. I've learned not to pull back when they bite. That causes the tears and cuts. I SCREAMED AT HIM. He let go and went into his crate. He knew I was about to punt his runty ass across the island.
If I knew he was standing there, I wouldn't have put my hand so close to him. His attack mouse radar was on and I didn't see him. Romel and Shelby stood there looking at me as I waved my hand around to shake off the pain. The bite marks were deep and the bruising and swelling was immediate. Romel threw me an ice pack. The cold burned my skin as I applied it onto the wound. After a few minutes, I washed it off and went straight to my oils.
There was one small cut where it began to bleed. I put melaleuca on the entire site and rubbed it in. I then applied a massage cream with essential oils to help with the swelling and bruising. Today, the bruising is almost gone. The swelling is very minimal and the cut is scabbed over already. It is a little painful to the touch but very minor. I'm just glad my damn dog didn't rip into my flesh.
Wasn't that a great way to end my weekend? No, we didn't find that craptastic mouse. But if Harley doesn't get it. I WILL!