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I'll share with you all...

Discussion in 'R.I.P.' started by SouthernDixie, Jun 7, 2006.

  1. SouthernDixie

    SouthernDixie CH Dog

    In hopes of encouraging others to do the right thing when/if a situation occurs, I am sharing my experience.

    My one year old male attacked me while trying to fight with my female (who was crated at the time being). He's done it twice. The first time I talked myself into believing it was a redirect. The second time I realized I was wrong.

    For my safety, my friends' and family's safety, and for the breed's sake, he will be humanely euthanized later today.

    It hurts. It hurts really really bad. I don't know if I should be there with him, or not. I've never in my life had to put a dog to sleep. He's my little boy. But I need to do the right thing.

    I'm sorry to post and run. I've got a luncheon and then I'm taking the rest of the day off to do this.

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  2. CB

    CB CH Dog

    Sorry about that melissa. It will be hard but you are doing the right thing.
  3. pepper_mommy

    pepper_mommy Big Dog

    i am truly sorry to hear this news. it saddens me deeply for anyone to have to put down a pet. i hope you are ok, from the looks of things he would be a bad match for you. i know you are doing the right thing, but god knows it hurts. i hope your heart heals fast and that you dont feel guilty for too long, you are doing the right thing. you dont really know me as well as others, but feel free to PM me if you need someone to listen.

    good luck....
  4. CB

    CB CH Dog

    Aint nothing a new pup cant heel.
  5. MercedesMama

    MercedesMama Guest

    That is terrible. I cannot imagine how you feel right now. You are doing the right thing though. Well, you will be in my prayers.
  6. Red_Chrome

    Red_Chrome Big Dog

    So sorry to hear the sad news. Glad you are doing the right thing.
  7. Evil_Elvis

    Evil_Elvis Big Dog

    Just a thought.. many good dogs throught history have done this. (the redirection biter) Many dogs when they get overly excited will nip, bite their owner in attempt to get away and get another dog. It doesnt mean the dog is a bad dog or a out and out man bitter

    the experience you should be sharing too is that having 2 dogs even of different gender is not always a good idea especailly with a novice owner (not saying you are) However, it does take an experienced individual to handle and responsibly care for such a dog and as not to sway your decision, you are doing the right thing..

    its a fine line between and out and out attack and a redirect..
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  8. Verderben

    Verderben CH Dog

    I am sorry to hear that. Sometimes the right decision is the hardest one to make. You are doing the right thing.
  9. Attila

    Attila Guest

    That is a hard choice. It is a very hard one indeed. You will feel sad and cry I know. I have had to put down a dog before also it is very sad. I will keep this on my mind and remember you and he in my daily devotions and prayers. May the good Lord Jesus give you comfort and sooth your broken heart.
  10. Big Papa

    Big Papa CH Dog

    sry for your lost but its a good thing that you put him down not noticing what he'll do next time
  11. Aceman

    Aceman Big Dog

    So sorry to hear of your situation, I cringe at the thought of ever having to be in that position. If getting him put down is the decision you make you should go with him, hold him, pat his head, be with him to the end, he would do it for you if he could,, again,, so sorry .
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  12. miakoda

    miakoda GRCH Dog

    I too am sorry for you, Southern. I was in your position not too long ago when I had to make the decision to put down a dog I had wanted for 4 years & finally got! I don't care what was going through my dog's mind, the dumb mutt left deep punctures in my thigh for me doing nothing but standing there & shushing him (I ended up in the hospital for 3 days after a dumb nurse gave me a pen injection after I already told them I was allergic to penicillin).

    It's never easy, but I didn't want to imagine what damage would've been done had that been my child walking past the dog at that instant. Plus, I have a 1 bite rule.....that's it. Bite me once, shame on you....bite me twice, shame on me.

    My thoughts are with you at this time.
  13. Suki

    Suki Guest

    sorry for your predicament...:(

    just remember, the person lookin back at you in the mirror, is the one you gutta answer to. make a decision you feel good about.

    {{{{{{{strength to you}}}}}}}
  14. debodebo

    debodebo Top Dog

    Hate to hear that. You are making the right decision in my mind.
  15. catcher T

    catcher T CH Dog

    yup..i agree with ya here,,no-one knows the dog better then u,,like Suki said make the decision and feel that it is the right one,,your in my thoughts
  16. Riptora

    Riptora CH Dog

    I too am very sorry to hear this. I've done it too. It sucks but most biters can't live in our society. If you have kids in the picture, there's no playing around.
  17. laurajean

    laurajean Top Dog

    I add my sympathy to everyone else's....it's not always easy to do the right thing. Sorry...
  18. Rockstar

    Rockstar CH Dog

    "Attacked" you? As in bit you? or grabbed ahold of you and wouldn't let go? Attack is a pretty vague word. How many stitches did the doctor have to put in you?
  19. Saiyagin

    Saiyagin Guest

    Everyone else besides Rockstar is quick to judge the dog and to have it put too sleep is it really the dogs fault or the owners??? It seems like nowdays alot of people are looking for the easy way out by putting the dog to sleep instead of trying to solve the solution.
  20. pepper_mommy

    pepper_mommy Big Dog

    i dont think she was looking for approval or a reason to answer to anyone. she obviously loved this dog and if she is making this choice, it must be a needed one. i dont think now is the time to patronize her for this issue. she was trying to let the newer owners know, and potential owners know, that this situation can happen to anyone, and lessons are to be learned and decisions are to be made.

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