Kim Zolciak’s son Kash nearly went blind in one eye in April when he was bitten by a dog.The Real Housewives Of Atlanta star refused to name the dog in interviews. But on Thursday the Georgia resident finally revealed to People that it was her own dog — a boxer mix named Sinn that attacked her son.This reveal came as shock to fans that she chose to keep the dog.
Kim revealed that Kash, son KJ and Sinn were playing outside their Atlanta mansion when the incidentHer husband Kroy Biermann was using a leaf blower to clean the yard, which they think that may have set off the canine. ‘Sinn doesn’t like the blower, so he’s already in high alert, said Kroy.’My back was to the dogs and the boys. I hear Kash be loud, and then I hear barking. And then I hear Kash screaming, he’s crying very loud,’ Kroy said. ‘At that point I think he’s scared, but then I realize Sinn bit Kash. He’s dripping blood everywhere on his shirt. ‘He pulls his hands down and there’s multiple lacerations, I can’t see his eye. I knew it was a very dire emergency.’
‘It’s a process every day. Being right there, it was just wrong place, wrong time, wrong circumstances. The perfect storm. Had one thing been different, it wouldn’t have happened. You try to say, “What would I have done differently?” And there are a lot of things… but you can’t change any of it. You just have to learn from it and grow from it.’ ‘There are no words to describe something like this. I just pray that any parent out there does not have to go through anything traumatic like it. It’s just a horrible feeling to have to go through.’
The scratch being a millimeter away from his eye was like a bad dream, Kim revealed.
Kim said the experience was horrific with the dog scratch a millimeter away from his eye. ‘It was a like a bad dream,’ she said. Kash was in the hospital for four days.
Kroy said he wanted the dog gone for the pain it caused his son Kash.
After the attack Sinn’s trainer came to the house and removed the dog. Kroy wanted the dog, that they had owned since a puppy, out of their home for good. ‘I hated Sinn,’ he said. ‘I genuinely felt a deep rage for what he had done to my son.
‘Sinn and Kash have been best friends since the day we got Sinn,’ Kim said.
‘Kash is an absolute animal lover, and Sinn is definitely his favorite, without a shadow of a doubt. That’s why it was extra hard.’
‘I genuinely felt a deep rage for what Sinn had done to my son, but Kash loves him,’ Kroy added.
‘If Kash ever looked at me and said that he didn’t want to be around Sinn or showed any hesitation, then he wouldn’t be here,’ Kim added.
‘We love Sinn, he’s part of our family, but our children will always come first without a doubt.’
Kash needed several surgeries to get better and is now 95 percent healed. The couple explains what happened in an episode of their TV show ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ that airs Friday.