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Nov 15, 2007, 08:13 PM
 
This is my dog, Isabella, after she was attacked by another dog on Tuesday (specifically, a pit bull):







She looks like a foot. She has lacerations on her throat and her left ear was torn almost all the way through, but she'll be okay. Thankfully. It could have been a lot worse.

I blame the owner, who left his dog roaming around without a leash (and without him). My mom couldn't pry Isabella out of its throat.

Maybe this will open that can of worms that we love so much. That's not my intention, though, and I hope it doesn't. I just needed to post this.
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Nov 15, 2007, 08:21 PM
 
That sucks.

Stop your browsing and go give her a big hug (minding the sore bits, obviously). Right now. Do it.
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Nov 15, 2007, 08:39 PM
 
In cases like this, it would be best to call Animal Control and report the dog as vicious. At the least, they will talk to the owner. At the most, they will take the dog away.
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Nov 15, 2007, 08:40 PM
 
That's effed up, I'da approached the scene with what I though would have gotten them apart. (bat, stick, machete, gun) FSCK a pit bull, straight to heck.

hope your dog gets better!
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Nov 15, 2007, 08:50 PM
 
Unfortunetely, I was 400 miles away at the time this happened. If I was there, I might have taken out my pocket knife.

And I'm still 400 miles away, but I'll see her for Thanksgiving. I'll hug her then, obviously.
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Nov 15, 2007, 08:51 PM
 
you should ask for compensation for the vet bills
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 09:14 PM
 
Are you sure it was a pitbull? Many people like to call a dog a pitbull whenever it attacks anything.
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 09:18 PM
 
definitely file a police report and/or animal control report.
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 09:30 PM
 
police report. animal control. small claims court.
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 09:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by StrengthDesign View Post
Are you sure it was a pitbull? Many people like to call a dog a pitbull whenever it attacks anything.
Good point.
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Nov 15, 2007, 09:51 PM
 
I'd sue the bastard owners that allowed their dog out like that.

It's getting to the point that you need a taser to take your dog for a walk.

Pathetic - sorry for both of you.
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 10:02 PM
 
My mom couldn't tell what kind of dog it was, but a witness who reported the incident to the people at our housing development said it was a pit bull, and she apparently knows dogs very well.
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Nov 15, 2007, 10:06 PM
 
I wonder if pepper spray or foaming pepper spray works on dogs.
     
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Nov 15, 2007, 10:57 PM
 
it's sucks but be happy the other dog went your dog and not your mum. I hope thats doesn't sound harsh, it's not meant to.

I sick of people not correctly training and not looking after there pets.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 12:15 AM
 
I know of a situation where one gal in NYC, a friend, had to carry a baseball bat out with her when she walked her dog because she was attacked viciously by roaming pit bulls - three times on separate occasions. The pit bulls, it turned out, belonged to a homeless man.

Scared of Pit Bulls? You’d Better Be! by Brian C. Anderson, City Journal Spring 1999
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 02:35 AM
 
Originally Posted by StrengthDesign View Post
Are you sure it was a pitbull? Many people like to call a dog a pitbull whenever it attacks anything.
Judging from the pic, this could have been a snapping turtle

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Nov 16, 2007, 03:22 AM
 
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Nov 16, 2007, 03:27 AM
 
Why did you write EAR on its head?
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 03:49 AM
 
pinenuts: your location is annoying as hell.

I didn't write EAR. She emerged from the hospital like that.
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Nov 16, 2007, 03:53 AM
 
Originally Posted by tavilach View Post
pinenuts: your location is annoying as hell.

I didn't write EAR. She emerged from the hospital like that.
Thats cool, most countries have separate places for pets and humans.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 04:25 AM
 
I am sorry that your dog was injured!

But this reminds me of the time (around 15 years ago) when I took care of the neighbors Rottweiler while they were gone. The Rottweiler was called Mona and was a very well trained guard dog.
When I took her for a walk it happened quite often that some small little "rat" wanted to go for a fight but she was trained for such situations and completely ignored small dogs...
...bigger dogs (German sheppard, Dobermann, ...) on the other hand were a different story! If the owners thought that their dogs wouldn't need a leash, I also let Mona go...fights were usually short and Mona was the proud winner (never serious injuries though - she wasn't a killer)!
I miss her!
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Nov 16, 2007, 04:44 AM
 
uncalled for
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Nov 16, 2007, 04:49 AM
 
wow, thats nice.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 04:55 AM
 
Just saying. That's like sending your kid to school with a stupid haircut, bad clothes, and a kick me sign, then acting suprised when he gets his ass kicked.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 04:55 AM
 
Originally Posted by tavilach View Post
pinenuts: your location is annoying as hell.
It was a forum bug I told the administration about long ago. Blame whoever is in charge of that.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 05:09 AM
 
Originally Posted by StrengthDesign View Post
Just saying. That's like sending your kid to school with a stupid haircut, bad clothes, and a kick me sign, then acting suprised when he gets his ass kicked.


Oh, hell no. You didn't just go there. My dog just fought for her life against an angry pit bull. My mom was so terrified and upset that her screams prompted many of our neighbors to come outside. My dog's throat and ear were gushing with blood, and her ear was almost ripped in half.

How dare you start insulting the dog that has been a loyal friend to my family for the past 8 years? You make me want to puke.
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Nov 16, 2007, 05:21 AM
 
Its Rob.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 05:25 AM
 
And Rob has little room to talk when it comes to such things.
     
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Originally Posted by tavilach View Post


Oh, hell no. You didn't just go there. My dog just fought for her life against an angry pit bull. My mom was so terrified and upset that her screams prompted many of our neighbors to come outside. My dog's throat and ear were gushing with blood, and her ear was almost ripped in half.

How dare you start insulting the dog that has been a loyal friend to my family for the past 8 years? You make me want to puke.
It was a joke.

But seriously, I don't think you should claim 'It wUz tEh PiTbuLl!' unless you know for SURE it was a pit. Again, lots of dog attacks happen, and if it was a mutt, or some other dog that didn't look like a poodle, dalmation, or golden retreiver, many 'witnesses' will claim it was a pitbull, purely because of the media.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 09:13 AM
 
Originally Posted by StrengthDesign View Post
Dude. I think maybe the reason your dog got beat up was it's stupid f*cking haircut.

No offense.
Putting no offense [or calling it a joke] after an insulting post does not make it any less insulting. You did offend him, and your timing is impeccable. The dog is hurt and you're ripping into Tav for how the dog got groomed.

I see compassion is one of your strong points
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 09:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by PaperNotes View Post
Why did you write EAR on its head?

That's where the vet put her ears. It's not where they normally go.

They would naturally hang down at the sides of her head, which would place them over the wounds on her neck.

PS: in case anyone cares, the sticky bandage (vetwrap or vetrap) they're using here is the exact same sticky bandages they use on people, only it's costs less and comes in awesome colors. Highly recommended.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 10:53 AM
 
I hope your Isabella can totally recover for such savagery… Sadly sometimes there is not much we can do other than stick by our furry friends… And help them as best we can. (I have two dogs, albeit small ones, a Maltese and a Lasha Apso).

I also would like to know about any device which would be helpful just in case any of my dogs gets attacked by a untrained dog… I don't want to harm the other dog just to prevent it doing any harm to them… they are both a small breed.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 12:47 PM
 
I carry a gun (legally) when I walk my dog. If some piece of trash wants to let their dangerous dog roam the neighborhood, they'd better be ready to bury it.
     
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Originally Posted by nstehle View Post
I carry a gun (legally) when I walk my dog. If some piece of trash wants to let their dangerous dog roam the neighborhood, they'd better be ready to bury it.
I fully agree. We should not only use guns to protect ourselves.

I also recommend taking a gun to McDonalds, just in case the food suxx.
And to Wal-Mart, just in case their customer service stinks.

But please do so only in Amaraca !!1!11one



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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
I fully agree. We should not only use guns to protect ourselves.

I also recommend taking a gun to McDonalds, just in case the food suxx.
And to Wal-Mart, just in case their customer service stinks.

But please do so only in Amaraca !!1!11one



-t
Of course, because being prepared to defend one's life is dumb?
I carry a large folding knife clipped to the back of my running shorts (it hides nicely in the small of my back and behind my shirt) when jogging or walking. I'm prepared to gut any hostile vertebrate.
     
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Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Of course, because being prepared to defend one's life is dumb?
One's life != one's dogs life

Minor detail...

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Nov 16, 2007, 01:48 PM
 
Poor poochy.

Also, poor taste from Rob (big surprise)
     
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Originally Posted by MacosNerd View Post
Putting no offense [or calling it a joke] after an insulting post does not make it any less insulting. You did offend him, and your timing is impeccable. The dog is hurt and you're ripping into Tav for how the dog got groomed.

I see compassion is one of your strong points
He said it was going to be okay, thus it's fairgame for teh jokes. If it was 'fighting for its life' i wouldnt have said it.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 01:58 PM
 
uh huh. learn to think before you speak youngin'

op: sorry about your dog. I'm glad that it's doing better.
     
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Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Of course, because being prepared to defend one's life is dumb?
I carry a large folding knife clipped to the back of my running shorts (it hides nicely in the small of my back and behind my shirt) when jogging or walking. I'm prepared to gut any hostile vertebrate.
Ditto. The blade is the legal limit, but there's a 1" section of unsharpened area behind the blade, before the handle, so it's basically about a 4" blade. If some crazy dog attacked mine, I'd stab the thing.
     
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Originally Posted by sek929 View Post
Poor poochy.

Also, poor taste from Rob (big surprise)
Sek does not want to admit teh funnay.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
One's life != one's dogs life

Minor detail...

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I'm talking about my life. I don't want some insane mutt attacking me. So I'm prepared to cut it like a fish.
     
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Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
One's life != one's dogs life

Minor detail...

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It's not like I am going to contemplate and wait while a mammoth-dog kills one of my small inoffensive dogs much like retard people enjoying retarded bullfighters in 'this' retarded country…
     
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Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
uh huh. learn to think before you speak youngin'

op: sorry about your dog. I'm glad that it's doing better.
So your new thing is trying to talk down to people by using words that make them out to be younger than you? That's cool.
     
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Nov 16, 2007, 03:30 PM
 
That little two must have multiplied his age.
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Originally Posted by moonmonkey View Post
Its Rob.
i doubt it, rob never posted boobies the way this joker has been.
     
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Nov 17, 2007, 12:36 AM
 
I'm so sorry for you and your sweet dog. Just another reason I think pitt bulls should be licensed like firearms.
     
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Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
i doubt it, rob never posted boobies the way this joker has been.
Who else starts sentences with "Dude".
     
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I like my water with hops, malt, hops, yeast, and hops.
     
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Originally Posted by d4nth3m4n View Post
i doubt it, rob never posted boobies the way this joker has been.
It's Rob. It's easy enough to tell after a post or two.
     
 
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