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Old 04-18-2005, 07:20 PM
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don't know if anyone is still interested in this story, but i will post it in case your curious. Today the landlord came over and i heard mary growl a little..i had let them out on the porch because i heard onyx barking there for i knew she was chained. Mary didn't mean anything about it..it is just her way of saying someone is coming and she doesn't recognize them yet. I put her so she wouldn't follow us to the water meter hole in the ground because my meter is not in my yard. Victor in the meantime is on his lion rug..on a 12 ft leash tied to the porch post. All of a sudden her comes Onyx full hackels and heading for Victor like a freight train. He is no fool, but has figured out he is in deep dodo being tied he cant run away from her, and he is trying to scale the house to get away. Onyx is easily twice his size in weight. I do not think of him as a coward, but i think he is instead very very smart.
I realized there is no way i am going to get to the front door to get him into safety..so i am running with my glass of ice tea in my hnd..i am shouting in my meanest voice NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO and then i threw my ice tea in her face..just inches from my Victor who is now so tangled up in pots and plants that he can't move..a sitting duck. Amazingly the NO's and the tea worked..she swerved off behind the house..i shouted IN THE CAR..and she made a bee line for it.
IN the meantime woman of the house is all most to my house in the car..so she saw the whole thing..man of the house has toddlers corraled in the front yard of his house. I took Onyx home. He asked me if i thought the invisible fence would hold a 4 year old tuff woman like Onyx, i said i don't know that is why i brought u information with all the pros AND cons. I said a hot wire will tho. I explained about how my friend Kelly put up a small fenced yard behind her house and ran a hot wire around the top. He said his father has a box he can use. That was too close..and my landlord saw it as well...remember that Onyx picked his sheltie up and shook her like a ragdoll..punctures, bleeding and a vet trip. When he turned them in they turned him in saying that he let his dog run all over the neighborhood which is an out and out lie. His dog is like Mary and never but never leaves his property. She follows him everywhere he goes. I have a left eye headache now. My nerves are shook, i am angry, I will take her myself and have her put to sleep if she bites my dogs again. I won't send her to the pound..that isn't right, fear and gas barrel or how ever they do it, she doen'st deserve that. Worst part is give me Onyx (if i didn't have Vic and Mary) and i could turn it all around. i hate these people..i try so hard not to hate but my god how much am i suppose to put up with. I do not want to be responsible for killing Onyx. This weekend there better be a wire enclosure and a hot wire..and there simply can't be anymore of this!
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:46 PM
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I think you have been more than patient with them!! You have given them lots of chances to get themselves together!! What more do they want from you? Do they want you to go round, put the fence up for them, and train their dog?!!!
That would make me very angry too!!
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Old 04-18-2005, 07:52 PM
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smkie, you are a very kind and patient person. They don't sound very responsible or caring at all. I have neighbors like that....they let their stupid dog get loose and run into other people's yards. I know that if he ever came in contact with Tippy, he'd probably be torn to bits. She doesn't tolerate pesky dogs (but to be fair he's young).

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Old 04-18-2005, 08:17 PM
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i already sent her to the pound once..i didn't sleep that night and felt like i had a lump in my throat for two days..had a headache to go right along with it. If i send her she is dead..period. Victor is now afraid to sit on the porch..he sits in the doorway. the front door was just open..(it is hot in here and i don't have a fan yet but i dont want to turn the air on cause of money..anyway i was just in the other room and he cried..he was scared..he is just a little boy, like Logan (and logan is 10 years old so i was right) i can't stand this situation anymore but dont make me kill a dog..it would be the same if i had to go put a bullet in her to send her to the pound..it is all the same thing to me. the bullet would probably be kinder..the raytown pound is huge and frightening. EVen i reek of fear when i leave there. Just d@#$ it. if i hesitate and Victor does get torn up it is going to be my fault for not sending her sooner..please someone just come relieve me of this whole bad scene. it is making me insane.
I told logan i would give him ten dollars a month for walking Vic round the block once or twice a week. I thought that was a good amount and about all i can afford..so he came today but said he was afraid that if he got down the street Onyx might get loose again and he was frightened so he asked me to walk with him. So i am now walking with Logan..that part i don't mind..the fact that he can't have the one on one time with an incredible animal that is well trained and responds quickly to command ..i want him to have the feeling of being a real dog handler. I want him to know the joy and pride that comes when handling an animal with confidence. Onyx's people were scared, the children were frightened that this time their dog will die..they are just little kids.;one looks about 8, the others are 3 and under or abouts. The man of the house was absolutely green with worry. Pray they do SOMETHING RIGHT this time.
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:32 PM
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They sound extremely irresponsible, and they shouldn't even have a dog. Why do they keep her, if they can't take care of her? Maybe you can talk them into getting rid of her...Good luck! I hope Vic starts to feel better!!
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Old 04-18-2005, 10:40 PM
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I'm so sorry you have to deal with this Smkie, I wish I could make it go away for you, all I can do is say I'm thinking about you.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:06 PM
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smkie you have the patience of a saint. I cant say for sure but if I were in your shoes, Onyx would have "must have run off, havent seen her sorry" by now and off to a rescue she would go.
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Old 04-18-2005, 11:08 PM
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the ones i called have a waiting list of a year or more. I would oh believe me i would in a skinny minute if i knew someone would take her.
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Smkie, I'm really hoping that the situation changes for everyone. I do feel for you. Logan is a great kid and it's too bad that he can't walk Vic without the fear of another dog attacking. What is the problem with some dog owners. I hope today is a better day for everyone.
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Old 04-19-2005, 08:29 AM
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I'm guessing that when they tie her she's on a collar? It would help if they'd put a harness on her instead of a collar. It's much more difficult for a dog to slip a harness! And if she's breaking a chain, why not use a heavy-duty cable? I hate to think of a dog spending it's life on a chain, but unless they figure out how to put up a fence that will hold her, I'm afraid that's her only chance at life . . .
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