It was a horrible ordeal and I still cry when I think about it. I don't like to talk about it and this is the first time I have in a long time.
I feel so bad reading all of your posts... I'm not used to owning a very small dog yet, this one is my first. I had 2 of my clients small dogs killed in dog attacks, and I was heart broken for them. I know how terrifying it is to see your own loving pet in danger, I never want to think of myself in that situation again. Once you are both safe, the mental after math can be almost worse. I remember each time replaying it in my head again and again, worrying, and feeling like I failed to protect them, like it was my fault. The foster who attacked my dog was put down, the rescue had me drop her off at the vets, and they dragged her out of the room in front of us to be euthanized. She lived with me for 4 months. I will never forget that, or how scared I was my own dog was going to die. No, I don't talk about that either.
The way I deal with those situations is to try and focus on what needs to be done, and how to try and mentally prepare myself better in the future. I also did start carrying pepper spray. They sell it at P smart for dog attacks. I haven't had to use it since I bought it, but I do feel better knowing I know how to use it and will not hesitate in the future.