Rocky got hit by a car

Our dog got hit by a car yesterday. I spent much of the day at the hospital with him and then back and forth on phone calls. He’s going to make it (no broken bones, no internal organ damage), but he has a de-gloved paw which is tricky to repair and heal. He comes home later today. It was a horrible experience as I watched the whole thing happen. I seriously thought he was dead. After the car slammed him, it drove on and Rocky only lay still for 5 seconds. Then his head popped up, he tested his paws, stumbled a bit and then took off into the house, up the stairs and leapt onto Caitrin’s bed. Blood everywhere.

We took him to the ER and he has been there since yesterday.

I will write a new post once I come out from under this trauma.

Thanks for understanding. It’s been a rough day and night.

9 Responses to “Rocky got hit by a car”

  1. Veronica says:

    I’m so sorry! I’m glad he’ll be ok, though.

  2. Carrie says:

    I am so sorry! How traumatic for everyone! I hope he recovers quickly.

  3. Amy Madtson says:

    I’m so very sorry to hear about your dog, but so glad that he will be alright.

  4. Casey in CA says:

    Oh no! I know that the injury of a family pet can be very traumatic. I hope he heals fast. Lots of hugs to Rocky!

  5. Alicia says:

    Oh dear Julie and Rocky! Thank you for sharing this incredibly painful and traumatic event. We too have a beloved pet, our first “baby.” We are sending positive thoughts your way for a quick healing process.

  6. Michelle O says:


    So very sorry to hear of this. Our prayers are with you. How wonderful is the spirit of a good dog. Their abiility to go on with acceptance and happy gratitude and love in the face of a horrible circumstance like that is inspiring. I am so glad he will heal and continue to be with you. Wishing him a quick and painless recovery.

  7. Renee says:

    Dear Julie,

    I’m so sorry to hear about Rocky. Hugs to you and your family.

  8. JoVE says:

    That’s rough. Glad there isn’t further damage and he could come home so quickly. Our cat had a similar mishap in September but needed a leg amputated (he’s fine now, too).

  9. Susanne says:

    So sorry, Julie! They didn’t even stop?????? Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Hugs to all of you, and prayers for Rocky’s speedy and complete recovery.