well, i am pretty bummed out right now. as many of you know, i had 6 dogs til the old man dog had to be put down a couple of months ago. i have 5 left, a miniature beagle (beautiful girl, just hates one of the other dogs), a german shepherd (the apple of my wifes eye and an excellent dog all around), and 3 mutts. now all these dogs are near and dear to me. the beagle(dixie) hates boogie(she is twice the size of dixie) and never misses a chance to nip or snipe at her. dixie has gotten many reprimands for that behaviour, but she has never quit. boogie is crazy about me, and i think that is where the beagles jealousy comes in. well, the wife is on vacation in california and i left the beagle outside with the other dogs last night. when i got up this morning i went outside and didn't see dixie. i looked around and directly she comes easing up to me. she is encrusted in dried blood. i took a hose to her and rinsed her off gently. when i started cleaning her neck it started bleeding profusely.Boogie had blood all over her chest and nose, but it wasn't hers. i immediately took dixie to the vet. she was cut up on her head and neck, but she also had a hole in her neck that was bleeding. he went in and tied the bleeding vessel off and sewed her neck up. she is back home now, and on the couch. she is very weak. i have no idea when this happened last night, but she lost a LOT of blood. i think she will make it, but it is gonna be a long haul for the little stinker. on one hand, i would like to kill boogie. on the other, i know the beagle instigated it. i guess the beagle is about as sharp about some things as me, poor thing.