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Old 01-21-2005, 03:04 PM
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I feel so bad that this happened.

My Mikey, who looks like a pitbull cross, is unneutered. I have an appointment to have him done on Jan. 26. I couldn't afford it until now.

My landlady also has a dog that is unneutered, a mini border collie (I don't know what the name of that breed is). They hate eachother. Just for the record he gets along fine with all neutered dogs and females of course. But he hates Teddy and Teddy hates him. But Mikey is bigger and today he hurt Teddy. My bf's uncle let him out this morning without putting him on the leash (there's no fence). We let him off leash sometimes (we live outside of the city) but only when we know that Teddy is in the house. Anyway, there was a loud fight out there and my bf went outside to break it up. Teddy had some teeth marks on him that looked like he had been shaken. God, what an awful story. When my landlady was examing him Teddy bit her and she went to the hospital to get a tetanus shot or something. Then she came back and took Teddy to the vet (I would have done it in the other order).

She told the vet that our "pitbull" bit her dog and I don't know what's going to happen about that. I'm really worried for Mikey. I know that his aggression is because he isn't neutered and that will be done in a few days.

We're going to keep him tied up (except when we walk him or he's in the hosue) and we are looking to move somewhere with a nice big fenced yard.

I know what I did wrong so please don't critize me. I'm beating myself up enough already. I just wanted to vent because I"m really stressed and thought maybe you guys would have some feedback.
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:09 PM
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I know exactly how you feel. Unfortunately, my pit bull attacked my boston terrier. They have lived together for about a year, and I'd never had any problems. But, they are both trying to be dominant right now, and they won't give up. I am taking my pit this month to get her spayed as well. I hope everything works out...
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:17 PM
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Thanks so much for that.

I have an update:

Teddy is being kept at the vet over the weekend. I guess it was pretty serious. They said the bill would be around $300 dollars. It's the right thing for me to do to pay that, isn't it?

They have to call animal control and the vet is doing that too. Hopefully, we'll just get a fine and a warning. God, I hope it's nothing worse.
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:42 PM
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Hi Saje! soooo sorry for your worries! Its an unfortunate situation however I think your going to need to resolve it. As for the vet bill (300.00?) I think you will need to pay it. If you don't and the animal control come to investigate and talk to Teddy's owner, they won't be too nice... so to say.

When we had our Lhasa Apso (Spencer), there was this little boy from next door to us that would come over and play with my girls. He would come in and shove poor Spencer which I repremanded him for. I even caught him hitting Spencer with a barbie doll. Well, finally, Spencer bit him; in the face no less! I was not at my house at the time and was at my Mom's and my husband was there and called me to tell me. The parents took him to the hospital and he required stitches in the cheek. We, of course, took care of any expenses and they, of course , proceeded to sue our home owner's insurance for a whooping $3,000.00 later. We had to switch home owner's insurances after that also because they dropped us.

I hope everything works out for you and Mikey. He will probably be quarantined for a bit. Spencer was for 10 days and we had a BIG yellow sign on our door letting everyone in the western hemisphere know it. LOL
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:41 PM
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Do you know exactly what happened? If both dogs were outside by theirselves, then maybe you should just pay half. I don't know the whole story, but I don't think you should be fully liable.
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Old 01-21-2005, 03:42 PM
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Yes, they were both outside by themselves. That's what Renee suggested too, sort of. I just worry cuz the dog is small, it's her land, and she's expressed concerns about Mikey before.
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:05 PM
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Im so sorry this happened Sage. I hope it all works out for you and Mikey. Its crazy that he's a pit cross but she said oh he's a PitBull its just like come on. Im sure if you had anouther dog who disliked Teddy then the fight would have still happened . Like you said not being Nuetered yet is definatly probley why . Let us know how it goes.
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:11 PM
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Saje, I'm sorry this happened to you. I can feel your pain, well you know the other day's story about me being afraid Blondie bit somebody. I think maybe you should pay for the bill, not exactly because you _have to_, considering that both of them were outside on their own, but because your dog bit theirs. I think it'll take you a little out of the sticky spot. I hope everything goes fine for you, please keep us posted.
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:16 PM
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Dogs will be Dogs. I sure hope everthing works out for Mikey. If they wanted to make a big thing out of it, Mikey would have been taken already.

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Old 01-21-2005, 04:17 PM
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Avenlee, if you already paid the expenses, suing the insurance for double payment was fraud. Unfortunately, it's cheaper for the insurance company to go ahead and pay it than to expose it.

It's almost never a good tactical position to be too quick to accept a position of total culpability. I've seen too many people really get the raw end because they tried to be too conciliatory when they really didn't bear the entire blame. You guys really, REALLY don't want me started on this subject, lol! I tend to get about three or four soapboxes high.
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