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Old 01-07-2005, 02:25 PM
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Default OMG..Addie just bit me..

I'm crying. Addie was laying on the futon, like any other day. I bent down to hug her...pet her.......suddenly, she freaked out and bit me and broke the skin. Hammie was upstairs, so it had nothing to do with him. What the heck could be the problem????? She has NEVER acted this way. And, like I said, I was just petting her. I am really crying...I am so upset. She is usually so docile and sweet..I have no idea. It isn't like I scared her or something...she was fully awake..........and she bit me. I'm so crushed. I have no idea.
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Old 01-07-2005, 02:54 PM
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Aww. I'm sure there's a reason.
Have you noticed anything different about her? Even a slight thing?
Is she spayed?
Does she seem to be in pain?
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:33 PM
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Serena, she's just been to the vet..all was ok with her health. She has been her usual good natured self until today...I really haven't a clue what set her off....Ham was sleeping upstairs...it was our usual day. Nothing happening...just boogling in. I just decided to hug her.........and WHAM she bites me. I didn't frighten her...she was awake. She was laying on the futon....seemed happy. I was on the computer (same room). I got off the computer...went to her, hugged her, starting the petting........WHAM...she suddenly freaks out...bites me. I am so clueless. If Ham was in the room, I would have thought it was a dominance issue. Yes, she has been a major diva about sharing ANYTHING..but Ham wasn't in the area.??? Don't mean to make a big deal.....but my little Addie girl has NEVER been aggressive in her life. I cannot imagine why she would suddenly bite me........I am still crying. I just don't know what to do. Please, don't make me feel bad..........just help me here.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:43 PM
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Just a thought, something I've noticed with my current and past dog.... I'm sure sometimes that when they appear to be awake but are relaxed they can be daydreaming or virtually asleep.

Bonnie (current dog) sometimes gives off a very light growl if I stroke her in this state, then almost seems to 'come to' and realise whats going on.... or if she doesn't I'll call her name quite positively and she'll seem to 'come to'

maybe - and its just a guess - your dog could have been off daydreaming and been somehow startled.... and gone into a defensive mode?
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:46 PM
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Oh Debi - I would be upset too. I don't really have any advice b/c I don't know why she would do that to you, but I wanted you to know I would feel very hurt if my dog did that to me too. I can remember that happened to me with my dog when I was a child, and it hurt my feelings so bad. But she was asleep when I did it to her, but I cried too. I would still cry to this day if that happened.

Maybe she was in a weird mood and just wanted to be left alone? do they do that?

I am so sorry, have you tried to go back to see what she does since that happened? What would Hammie have done if he had seen that happen?
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:19 PM
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Oh bogolove...yes, you seem to 'get it'.. I haven't a clue what happened. One minute life was calm........next thing ya know...WHAM. Addie bites me...and breaks the skin.........OUCH!! Then I am bleeding...geez. My little baby girl............and she bites me. OH MAN, sorry to seem so dramatic. Don't want to be a pain,...............but any ideas?? I am so sad.
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Old 01-07-2005, 04:43 PM
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Serena....as for her posture...........same old usual self. She seemed so fine, so loving...........cuddling up to me and loving being petted. I do make my pack leader clear.........even if she seems like the little diva...It is ME..........that rules.

But I am so open to suggestions... she came in like her usual little sweet self.. then she fell asleep on the futon. Like I said, Ham was upstairs, so not problem there. Ham came downstairs...and all heck broke loose.....YIKES.

Ok, guys........I am totally lame. I have failed doggie 101.

Serena..she gave me no warning..........just suddenly bit. ( I do treat her like the little diva. I've always acknowledged her as alpha dog.

I am just sad....so I leave you tonight.
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Old 01-07-2005, 05:34 PM
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mabe she didn't want to share the futon? mabe?
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Old 01-08-2005, 02:11 PM
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I'm so sorry because I know how bad you feel when your beloved doggie bites you Blondie bit me once, when he was trying to get something and I grabbed him and pulled him back because what he wanted wasn't a toy, and he just growled and bit, it wasn't a big deal but I got a little cut on my thumb and bled a little.

When he did that he had just been diagnosed with Erhlichia and I know he was feeling very very sick, was running a fever and all that. So I know he was sick, and he hasn't bitten anybody else since that time. I'd recommend you not to be scared of her, I mean like now, if Blondie growls, I won't step back, because I don't want him to think he's the "leader" and he can growl people away from him. Nobody at home cares much, and now he just growls while we're playing and it's fun. And we know he's not as sick as he used to be.

Keep an eye on her, she was probably not feeling well, or daydreaming.
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Old 01-09-2005, 02:29 AM
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Maybe she was grumpy. Or maybe what you were wearing, the color or how you smelled. Sometimes dogs don't like a certain color or smell. Or maybe she was concentrating on a fly or bird or something then you interupt her. I would do it again just to see if she will do it again. If she does then she has issues. You gotta start showing her whose the boss in the house.
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