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Bye, friend
« on: December 12, 2011, 01:16:30 PM »
Friday night, I got home from work & started my normal evening routine.
Then, I heard painful screams coming from my 20 month old son.
I heard "Lucy bite" & saw the blood streaming from his hand & dripping all over his sweater.
My furry friend bit my son.
This was the second time she had bit him.
She had also attacked a neighbor dog (innocent passer-by), just a week before.

I decided it was time.
Lucy had to be put down, Friday night.
I feel horrible.
I'm doing all I can to make it through teaching today, without bawling like a baby.



I'm sorry, Lucy.
...So goddamn sorry.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 01:34:14 PM »
Aww, that's a bummer, man.  How old was she? 
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 01:38:41 PM »
She was adopted from a rescue, so we aren't 100% certain.
Initially, she was a stray in Kirksville, MO & rode the doggy freedom train to St. Paul, MN.
Vets figure she was roughly 5 yrs old.
We had her since mid 2009.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 01:39:11 PM »
Damn. Not another one. :-\ But I think you did the right thing, except maybe giving Lucy to someone without children might have been an option.

A biter and toddlers are a bad combination even in the best of circumstances. This had to be difficult.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 01:41:45 PM »
Damn. Not another one. :-\ But I think you did the right thing, except maybe giving Lucy to someone without children might have been an option.

A biter and toddlers are a bad combination even in the best of circumstances. This had to be difficult.

Yea...Coupled with the attacking of other dogs, I just didn't see giving her away as an option.
If it was someone else's kid, I know what the police would have done.
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« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 01:46:57 PM »
A red zone dog. Sorry man.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 01:58:00 PM »
Sucks.
She was so sweet to me & my wife.
A 55# lapdog.
Breaks my heart.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2011, 01:59:51 PM »
oh man that sucks. Sorry to hear  :(
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2011, 02:03:14 PM »
What a horrible situation to be put in.  You did the right thing, but I know that doesn't make it any easier.  My deepest condolences to you.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2011, 02:05:59 PM »
I would have tired to first find a non-children, country home for her. Only as a last resort would I have put her down. Not condemning what you did, it's just what I would have done. Sorry for your loss.

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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2011, 02:18:03 PM »
I feel for ya man!!! As hard as it was you did the right thing IMO. I would feel very guilty if I had given a biter away only to find out another person or dog was bitten. Probably wasn't her fault if you look back to her earlier years. Sadly abuse is more prevalent than we might think. RIP Lucy, I'll hoist a pint to you tonight.   :(
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2011, 02:22:19 PM »
Thanks, to everyone for your kind words.

My guess is that abuse in the most formative stages of her life was part of the problem.
I think she learned behaviors that I was never able to train out of her, no matter how hard I tried.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2011, 02:31:22 PM »
Thanks, to everyone for your kind words.

My guess is that abuse in the most formative stages of her life was part of the problem.
I think she learned behaviors that I was never able to train out of her, no matter how hard I tried.


Watching Cesar Millan taking biters into his pack and rehabilitating them was amazing. However (seems to me) he intimated that there were/are dogs he can't reach.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2011, 02:43:17 PM »
Sorry to read that Kit, no doubt a staggering day on a couple levels.  I hope your son heals and recovers quickly and is able to appreciate the good in dogs later in life.
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Re: Bye, friend
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2011, 03:00:59 PM »
know that we all grieve with you and for her. may the dear Lord bless her in the next
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