Home » Art News » Currently Reading:

Police Dog Bite

June 29, 2006 Art News 1 Comment

  • 404 Not Found
  • Not Found

Something rather unusual happened to me this morning. I was attacked by a police dog.

I was walking my dog Gizmo in the park, as I do most mornings at about this time. Ahead of me, I could see a large alsatian snuffling around in the undergrowth and a man who was mostly hidden by the trees ahead of me. As we got closer, the alsatian turned, saw Gizmo, and set off after him. Now, Gizmo loves getting other dogs to chase him, because he knows that none of them will ever catch him, so I wasn’t too concerned.

By this stage the man had come into view and I could see that he was wearing full police uniform. He called his dog back, and ordered me to stand still, which I did. His dog turned back as soon as it was called, but instead of going back to the owner it lunged at my hand as it passed, and latched on with full force. I was completely shocked. It hurt. A lot.

The policeman ordered his dog off and thankfully it responded to his command. When I took my hand out, it was oozing thick blood. The sight of it made me feel weak. There was a large puncture on the middle finger of my right hand, a hole splayed open at the edges inside which I could see a big loose vein and other bits and pieces of gore. Up the side of my index finger was a raking cut, again fairly deep and with little bits of mincemeat hanging out. The policeman brushed it off as “not a very bad one”, and took me back to his van where he gave the cuts a quick wipe and put a dressing on my middle finger, while two plain-clothed detectives hovered in the background. He told me that they’d been searching for a purse which was stolen and probably dumped around there. Only a couple of months before I’d found a rucksack dumped in exactly the same spot, which I’d taken to the police station. Not long before that, I found a mobile nearby and got to hear a part the sad story of what happened to its owner. I’m starting to have my worries about walking home late at night in this area.

Subsequently I had to go to my GP’s for a tetanus jab, then to the hospital to have the wound checked over, sellotaped up (it needs stitches but they apparently don’t stitch animal bites in case they seal in any infection), and pick up some antibiotics. And now, I’m finding it very hard to type, and to take photographs.

Anyway, Mark wanted me to show these photos which Gill took for me. Are they art? A depiction of the artist’s suffering, perhaps?

177648048 ecd3b7b01a m Police Dog Bite

177648009 d9412168bb m Police Dog Bite

PinExt Police Dog Bite

Currently there is "1 comment" on this Article:

  1. SNAWSI says:

    Hey there,

    this is the first time I stop by your blog, seems like a nice blog ;-)

    I hope you’re feeling better after this dog bite. My own dog bited me once and it definetly hurts, man !

FAD NEWS

ART NEWS: Arts Charity IdeasTap Launches ACCELERATOR ‘Commission-Free Crowdfunding for Creatives’

July 31, 2014

ART NEWS: Arts Charity IdeasTap Launches ACCELERATOR ‘Commission-Free Crowdfunding for Creatives’

Arts charity IdeasTap today launched ACCELERATOR

ART NEWS: Your Very own Jeff Koons Balloon Dog made in China .

July 30, 2014

ART NEWS: Your Very own Jeff Koons Balloon Dog made in China .

ArtNet has a report on how easy it now is to order your very own reproduction of a Jeff Koons Ballon Dog from China :

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY: Street Art Contest for Childish Gambino’s upcoming London show.

July 29, 2014

ARTIST OPPORTUNITY:  Street Art Contest for Childish Gambino’s upcoming London show.

Talenthouse, in conjunction with Glassnote and Island Records, is looking for a bold, eye-catching, single colour stencil design that can be quickly and easily replicated in public places.

ART NEWS: Plans unveiled for a NEW ART Gallery @GoldsmithsUoL

July 29, 2014

ART NEWS: Plans unveiled for a NEW ART Gallery @GoldsmithsUoL

The New gallery will run a programme of exhibitions, projects and residencies by leading artists and curators from the UK and abroad.

ART NEWS:Turner Prize Winning Artist Jeremy Deller Launches App To Mark WW1 CENTENARY

July 28, 2014

ART NEWS:Turner Prize Winning Artist Jeremy Deller Launches App To Mark WW1 CENTENARY

“LIGHTS OUT: Jeremy Deller” is a new, free app by the Turner Prize winning artist as part of 14-18 NOW

ART NEWS: NEW Art Gallery for London

July 28, 2014

ART NEWS:  NEW Art Gallery for London

Former Haunch of Venison London directors Ben Tufnell and Matt Watkins launch a new gallery, Parafin, in Woodstock Street, Mayfair, in September 2014. They are joined by the founder of London gallery Master Piper, Nicholas Rhodes.

ART NEWS: Eddie Peake + Gwilym Gold Muscle – Limited edition on Hymn/The Vinyl Factory

July 28, 2014

ART NEWS:  Eddie Peake + Gwilym Gold Muscle – Limited edition on Hymn/The Vinyl Factory

Muscle is the new single from Gwilym Gold, and the first release on HYMN, a new record label founded by Eddie Peake in collaboration with The Vinyl Factory.

FAD DAILY

FAD DAILY

To receive daily news on Art Openings, Art Opportunities, Competitions and much more just give us your email below - Its that EASY

ADVERTISING