Something that happend this halloween...

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by SarahFair, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Hey yall...
    Havent been around much due to the sudden death of my mother. Ive been at my dads mostly or trying to get things back in order [​IMG]

    But anyways a horrible incident happend this friday (halloween) between my GSD Rudi and my aunts oversized toy poodle.
    Now to give you some backround on the dogs...
    Rudi gets along with just about everything (except unwelcomed dogs in our yard) I mean we have a kitten and 2 cats she lightly plays with, we let her out in the yard while the chickens are ranging and all she does is sniff at them. We have another dog and they get along great. She gets along with my dads JRT who dominates her but they play great, she gets along with our friends boxer puppy and another friends pit bull. She does bark at people if they make a quick movement towards her or they just walk in the door but thats her job.

    Tess (my aunts dog) is just...well honestly neurotic. My aunt everynight throws it in her pen with a bark collar where it stays till about 3-5 pm and returns to its pen probly around 8-9 pm. On the weekends it might get let out longer. The first time the dogs ever met my aunt brought her in her arms into my dads house where tess was barking at mary and rudi and my aunt just let her down where mary (the alpha dog) asserts her dominance. My aunt freaks out scoops the dog up and takes her home (which I heard you shouldnt pick the dog up everytime it gets scared) The next time the dogs meet they did fine except tess kept picking fights with rudi. Shed snap at her, run into my aunts lap, and presume to bark and nip at her. My dad said the only dog Tess gets along with is his JRT Gent.

    Now to what happend this friday...

    Mary Rudi (my dogs) and Gent had been playing VERY well for a good 4 hours. My aunt calls my dad to see if my dogs are over there (knowing her dog doesnt get along with anything) and he told her yes. Well she brings the dog over anyways (she lives right through the woods of my dad) So her and her daughter are walking over and just let the dog take off (instead of putting her on a leash). Tess comes hauling up the driveway after Mary and Rudi just barking her head off. Rudi, IMO and others, takes it as a threatening act and defends herself by acting out.
    I personally think a dog has a right to protect itself from anything coming after it in a aggressive manner be it another dog, cat, or hampster..Is it not natural instint for a dog to protect itself?
    Well so Rudi doesnt back down to Tesses advances and takes off after her. Being a larger dog she catches up before anyone really knows whats happening and has ahold of Tess. From what I see Rudi has Tess by the neck and is just kinda....well not slinging her but shaking her. My cousin runs down the hill (im up in the garage running after them) and kicks rudi away and grabs up Tess. My aunt takes the dog and everyone is kinda laughing at her cause no one likes to dogs for their own reasons. My aunt is yelling 'I dont think its very funny' and Im trying to appologize for what happend. She takes the dog home and we dont hear from her again.
    Brandon (my cousins boyfriend) later gets a call from her to come move his car shes taking her dog to the emergancy vet clinic. So he goes over there and says shes got the dog wrapped up in a towel and her tails hanging off..
    My aunt was wearing a white jacket with no evidance of blood on it none on my cousin none on my dog none on the driveway, the big freezer, in the house, or in the spot it happend. Infact the dog was even crying in pain.
    Well later Brandon gets another call from my Aunt "Tess already has 20 internal stitches and they arent even done yet"
    So the next day my dad calls me 'Vivian talked to your aunt and she said tess has 57 stitches cause a tooth got hung up in her and snagged.'
    Well I texted my cousin trying to be nice and ask how the dog was and she was like well tess got 27 stitches and there is risk for infection. So I asked her if her mom thinks it all mine and my dogs fault (cause I wanted to call her but not if she was going to attack me) and she was like Um ya its your fault. Tess didnt do it to herself. I told her tess instigated the fight and she went on to tell me it doesnt matter who instigated it that Rudi is dangerous and Im lucky she hasnt bitten one of my kids or someone else (and just a few weeks earlier she was telling me how good rudi was with the kids and how well behaved she was and how she hates her moms dog.... [​IMG])

    I was just wondering if my dog was at fault. If this get dragged out to court I want to be prepared.
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    First of all, I am SO sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. [​IMG]

    I don't know how the court would see it but... my usless opinion is this. She knew you and your dog were there. The smart choice would have been to leave hers at home. Some dogs just do not get along. That is obviously the case here. I don't think you are at fault at all. Do you think she may be lying about the extent of the injuries to "teach you a lesson"? Could you contact the vet? I hope for your sake this gets resolved with out involving the law. Keep us posted. Good luck. [​IMG]
  3. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    IDK my aunt in my dads words .....(inappropriate content removed)
    and in my step moms words (one of my aunts friends for 10+ years) (inappropriate content removed)
    I never saw my dog get the stomach. Only the neck. I know the dog pooped itself as it was all over my cousin and my dogs legs.
    No one has seen the dog. Well except my cousin..but my dad says the same thing about her as he does my aunt (his own sister)
    So idk how hurt the dog truly is. My dad said not to call her or my cousin.

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  4. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    It's kind of her fault, she should have had her dog contained or on a leash when bringing it to your property especially when she already knew the dogs did not get along. Things happen and I think it was a lapse of judgement on her part.

    I don't really see any blame on your part.

    Sorry you lost your mommie..... [​IMG]
  5. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    Thanks yall...
    Its hard without her [​IMG]
    I want to call her so bad to tell her what happend with the dogs so she can give me some comforting words but shes not there.
    But she taught me to be a stong person so I will make it I guess [​IMG] Chin up
  6. I would act really nice, go to the petstore or something and pick up a bone for Tess. Then drop in on them unannounced and say you wanted to come bring her a treat and see how she's doing after her ordeal.... You'll notice really quick if the dog is actually hurt, and if she gives you any lip about the dog being unavailable or whatnot for you to see, well you know the truth.
    This is a big deal that could get an innocent dog labled as a dangerous dog. I would be doing whatever I could to actually prove this happened if this were my dog involved.

  7. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Smart thinkin! Kill them with kindness, they'll never expect it!
  8. Oh and I too am terribly sorry for the loss of your Mom [​IMG]
  9. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    I am so sorry about your mom [​IMG] If you do get sennt to court bring a friend who knows both the dogs. and knows that the demon poodle starts fights and bring a dog that has no backround with tess and have them meet
  10. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    See the thing is...
    Its all family.
    I feel my side (my dad, sister, her boyfriend, my boyfriend, his parents, brother, and niece [they were all there watching], and my step mom) against her side (one of her daughters and her daughters boyfriend)
    they wont beable to decide cause its family taking family side.
    I dont know. I hope this doesnt go to court.
    Her myspace status is "ashamed" so Im guess shes imbarrased by what her dog did
    or shes ashamed id let my monster uleash on her dog

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