HE'S OK! At least he will be when it's all over. Just before we left the house for a walk in the park, I made a 5pm appt. at the vets for Kitten, who is showing signs of asthma. Lucky I did that. As we were walking into the park the neighbor was leaving her house with her dog, who is Kiefer's best friend. They LOVE each other. But something went wrong, and in a few minutes, Mikey (who outweighs Kiefer by 15-20 lbs at probably 70 lbs) was attacking Kiefer. It took probably less then 1 minute (seemed like 20!) and we had them apart, but it was obvious that Kiefer needed to keep that 5pm appt. Mikey just would not let go of Kiefer's face. We had to carry Kiefer out, taking turns because a 50 lb dog is hard to carry, even though it was only probably 300 feet or so to the road. Blood every where. Gordon ran up the street, and brought the car down to the park entrance where we were waiting. Once I got Kiefer into the vets, I started crying. Delayed reaction. So, they shaved my buddy and cleaned him up. He has three deep punctures on his head, one really bad one on the left side of his face and two behind the ear. But it's his right leg that is really punctured up. He was sent home with a Rimidyl for tonight. He'll go in for tomorrow for a general, so he can have a drain tube put in his leg and head. He's resting now, but he will not let me leave his sight. I suspect I'll be sleeping on the floor in the living room tonight with him, so he doesn't feel like he has to go down the stairs to our bedroom. I remember sticking my hand in the other dogs mouth to release Kiefer's ear and now my finger hurts and is black and blue and very swollen. No bite, but it must have taken a pressure hit. After we got back, and washed the blood out of my car mat and off the leather seat, and out of our clothes, I went across the street to visit Maggie and let her know how Kiefer is doing. She came over and saw him, I know she has been crying. But I did want her to know we don't hate her. Why did it happen? Who knows? But I guess their days of playing together are over. Kiefer probably won't want to go near him anyway. too bad, they were such good buddies.