Some of you might remember me mentioning that my old foster dog Patty a troubled Parsons Terrier, has come back to stay whilst her family go on holiday. Patty and Selma have never been good friends, in fact they have inter-bitch aggression, which, whilst they lived together I could manage, but since they have lived apart for 18months and are now no longer part of the same 'pack' all their old feelings of anomosity have come back with a vengeance. I've been working overtime to help them settle down together again and I stupidly thought we were getting somewhere. Until this morning that is, when Patty lunged and snarled at another dog and then just attacked Selma through frustration (Patty is always on lead so couldn't reach the other dog). Selma launched back and they fought, properly, not handbags at dawn stuff. I tried so hard to grab them both and two other dog owners tried to help too, but they were just so frenzied and fast that it was ages (felt like an hour but was probably only a few seconds) before we could split them up. I came off worst - three deep punctures on my arm and hands. Selma has wounds under her eye, the top of her head and on her ears. But Patty (who started it and is nearly half Selma's size) only has a little nik on one ear. We walked home in silence and they spent the afternoon in separate rooms, whilst I spent the afternoon in A&E. I'm so upset, there's been quite a few tears. I'm only a few weeks away from completing my dog training qualifications and I've been hoping to drum up some business through local word of mouth - suppose I can kiss goodbye to that idea now! I am so embarrassed and feel like a bad dog owning idiot, certainly not a competant trainer. Those poor other people who got embroiled, luckily I know them and can drop some 'thank you' wine around this evening. Meanwhile the dogs will remain in separate rooms and walked separately for the remainder of Patty's stay. I can't risk that again. Patty will also be muzzled outdoors from now on, I can't trust her now she has shown just how unpredictable she can be Gutted.