WEST MONROE, LA. (THECOUNT) — As the old saying goes, leave sleeping dogs lie.. Kay Robertson, the wife of Duck Commander founder Phil Robertson, was rushed to the hospital after being bitten in the face by her dog, Bobo.

According to Kay, she went to kiss the sleeping animal goodnight when he became startled and attacked.


Phil and his sons Alan and Jase recalled the incident while speaking on their podcast, Unashamed June 23.

The elder Robertson shared details of the moment his wife woke him saying that she needed to go to the doctor, according to CountryRebel.

“I was lying there. I felt this shake and look up. [Miss Kay’s] standing there right beside the bed, and in her left hand is a cloth on her mouth,” Phil recalled. “She said, ‘You might have to carry me to the doctor.’”

Phil asked Miss Kay to move the rag from her face so he could assess her injury.

“I’m looking at her top lip was split in two, about a quarter of an inch. That’s a big cut…it’s on the top left,” Phil said. “Her bottom lip, over on the right side, there was just a chunk gone. So, bleeding profusely is an understatement.”

Miss Kay told Phil that she was going to kiss her pup goodnight, but startled him.

“I thought he was awake and just relaxing. I went over and bent down to wish him a good sleep,” Kay told Phil. “When I woke him up he just come at me.”

Phil and his daughter Phyllis carried Miss Kay to a local hospital where “they stitched it all up and pulled it together.” But, the injury will likely leave Miss Kay with significant scars, according to Phil.


Ge quick facts: West Monroe is a city in Ouachita Parish, Louisiana, United States. It is situated on the Ouachita River, across from the neighboring city of Monroe. The two cities are often referred to as the Twin Cities of northeast Louisiana – Wikipedia.