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Police: Girl, 2, dies after apparent dog mauling
AP ^ | 5-6-02

Posted on 05/06/2005 1:27:53 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan

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1 posted on 05/06/2005 1:27:55 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan
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To: Dan from Michigan

Well, maybe NOW the government will step in and ban dog ownership.

Perhaps we can sue the dog breeders. Or the American Kennel Club for failing to warn us that dogs can be unpredictable.

Now we'll hear from the dog lobby, no doubt. Some crap about the right to self-defense...

I mean, how much more of this must we take !!


2 posted on 05/06/2005 1:31:16 PM PDT by AbeKrieger
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To: AbeKrieger

No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.


3 posted on 05/06/2005 1:33:18 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: AbeKrieger
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4 posted on 05/06/2005 1:33:58 PM PDT by tiredoflaundry (Some stories have more spin cycles than my Kenmore washer!)
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To: AbeKrieger

No, the dogs just need counseling. Just ask PETA.


5 posted on 05/06/2005 1:34:11 PM PDT by RushCrush (Next thing you know Bill Clinton will be advocating celibacy!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

This is why I will not own a dog until my girls are older.
And did I say, I watch my kids?


6 posted on 05/06/2005 1:34:14 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

I would've snapped their necks with my own bare hands.


7 posted on 05/06/2005 1:35:37 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: netmilsmom

I watch my kids AND my dog.


8 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:01 PM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: Dan from Michigan

Never ever leave young children ALONE and UNSUPERVISED
PERIOD...

They drown in pools...they get into cupboards and eat poisonous substances...they play in traffic....they get into
all kinds of trouble..and get seriously injured and killed.

Leaving them alone with any dogs..but especially large ones
is insane..


9 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:33 PM PDT by joesnuffy (The generation that survived the depression and won WW2 proved poverty does not cause crime)
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To: stinkerpot65
No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.

You want to put the Mom and Dad in jail - for life?

LVM

10 posted on 05/06/2005 1:36:54 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: stinkerpot65

How about parents who do not watch their children around dogs?

A dog is a dog. It will revert to it's instinct. It is the parent's job not to trust that animal around one's own offspring.


11 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:06 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: netmilsmom

One thing I have learned over the years is that quite a species of dogs can feel jealousy of a newborn or small children. And the end result is described here.


12 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:11 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: Dan from Michigan

And the mother and grandmother didn't HEAR this happening because?????? A two year old outside and unsupervised?


13 posted on 05/06/2005 1:37:32 PM PDT by redlocks322
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To: anniegetyourgun

>>I watch my kids AND my dog.<<

Amen and that is the way it should be.
Spot on!


14 posted on 05/06/2005 1:38:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: stinkerpot65
No, but the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.

I don't know about that...but it probably meets the standard for manslaughter and/or criminal negligence in most jurisdictions.

15 posted on 05/06/2005 1:40:07 PM PDT by Oberon (What does it take to make government shrink?)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Tragic!


16 posted on 05/06/2005 1:40:47 PM PDT by Ditter
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To: kx9088

I was told by my Pediatrician that the largest amount of dog bites to children happen when the child is two to three because the dog no longer see the child as a baby but rather part of the pack.
The dog may well be fighting for it's place.


17 posted on 05/06/2005 1:41:11 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: Dan from Michigan

now that sucks...

I have two Huskies. They are the sweetest dogs I have ever had. That said, I won't leave either alone with any of my children, when I have them.


18 posted on 05/06/2005 1:43:25 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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To: stinkerpot65

I would agree with your assessment if the dogs were trained to kill but a dog that goes nuts is not always the human owners fault.


19 posted on 05/06/2005 1:43:44 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: netmilsmom

I think you are right. The only dogs that ever attacked me were a set of two, kept by a family. They revert to the "pack mentality" when there is more than one.

I have two new lab-akita puppies, and I intend to keep a close eye on them, no matter how gentle they appear. I can really see the "me-too" coming out, even at 9 weeks.


20 posted on 05/06/2005 1:45:40 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Not a pit bull? A 2 year old left alone out in the back yard with huskies - where is their common sense?


21 posted on 05/06/2005 1:47:48 PM PDT by sandydipper (Less government is best government!)
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To: eastforker

Some dogs can get aggressive when someone gets to close to their food dish or toys. The parents should not have left the child alone with the dogs. I have a Jack Russell that I would not trust with an adult let alone a child.


22 posted on 05/06/2005 1:53:03 PM PDT by fxrdeb
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To: anniegetyourgun
I watch my kids AND my dog

Yes, now tell me how many times have you heard, "But I just turned my back for a second"??

23 posted on 05/06/2005 1:53:50 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: I still care

You are a great dog owner!
I love dogs but I love my kids more. Sometimes pet owners think their animals are human. They're not.


24 posted on 05/06/2005 1:55:25 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Pope B16-Smacking down Heresy since 1981! God Bless him!)
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To: I still care

From what I hear, Akitas are not shy for ripping into a "competitor" or "toy".

Start here:
http://forums.audiworld.com/other/msgs/1667756.phtml

followed by:
http://forums.audiworld.com/other/msgs/1670341.phtml


25 posted on 05/06/2005 2:00:30 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: fxrdeb

Yes , believe me I know all about JR's. Ours has never been aggresive to humans or cats but he is definatley the Alpha Male when it comes to the other four dogs, two of wich weigh 10 times as much as he does.


26 posted on 05/06/2005 2:05:11 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: netmilsmom

No but the animals sometime think they are.


27 posted on 05/06/2005 2:06:29 PM PDT by eastforker (Under Cover FReeper going dark(too much 24))
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To: redlocks322

"A two year old outside and unsupervised?"

That's the thing of it, isn't it. I'd like to know what the two (2!) women were so involved with that they were not keeping an eye on the kid and the dogs.




28 posted on 05/06/2005 2:17:17 PM PDT by jocon307 (Irish grandmother rolls in grave, yet again.)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Execute the dogs and the parents.


29 posted on 05/06/2005 2:18:26 PM PDT by JesseHousman (Execute Mumia Abu-Jamal Today)
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To: org.whodat

"But I just turned my back for a second"??

And that's all it takes. I was a hawk, an absolute hawk with my kid, but I tell you, she moved FAST, and there were a couple of heart-attack moments. Things can really happen in a second, but you've got to be a lot more careful than many people are. My kid was NEVER let play outside alone when she was too, even though other family members would encourage me to let her do so.


30 posted on 05/06/2005 2:20:21 PM PDT by jocon307 (Irish grandmother rolls in grave, yet again.)
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To: stinkerpot65
the owners of dogs who kill children should be put in prison for life.

The parents of this little girl just entered a prison much much worse than any built by man.

31 posted on 05/06/2005 2:25:13 PM PDT by Dad2Angels
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To: Dan from Michigan
There was another small child that was mauled by her parent's 3 pit bulls in Albuquerque last week. I think she was 2 years old, and has had to have 2 surgeries, so far. They're not sure she's going to make it. All the family (extended too) were shocked to think those dogs would do such a horrible thing because they've all been to many BBQ's and the dogs were always friendly and playful.

The owner immediately put all 3 to death, which they should do, but as time has passed neighbors are coming forth with stories about the bad behavior of those dogs. In fact, AFTER their complaints to the police, the family finally penned them in the yard. I think the parents should be charged with felony child abuse, and for keeping dogs known to have aggressive behavior.

32 posted on 05/06/2005 2:27:29 PM PDT by NRA2BFree (Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge ..)
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To: AbeKrieger

Ban dog ownership?????? You actually said that?


33 posted on 05/06/2005 2:28:14 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: kx9088

One 9mm hollowpoint between each pair of eyes.


34 posted on 05/06/2005 2:29:34 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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To: MikeinIraq

The best dog I ever had was a Huskey mix. She was with us before the kids and up until they were about 10 years old. I don't fault the dogs so much as the owners.


35 posted on 05/06/2005 2:41:19 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (Legality does not dictate morality... Lavin)
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To: Dad2Angels

True.


36 posted on 05/06/2005 2:48:42 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: kx9088

I grew up with six siblings and 6 different dogs over the years, including 2 huge German shepherds. We were not always watched when playing. No one ever even got a scratch. I guess even dogs are stressed out these days.
Perfect example of my tagline.


37 posted on 05/06/2005 2:54:37 PM PDT by Rennes Templar ("The future ain't what it used to be".........Yogi Berra)
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To: Dan from Michigan

There ought to be a law!!!


38 posted on 05/06/2005 2:54:47 PM PDT by Waterleak (I pity the fool)
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To: joesnuffy

My two year old just yesterday informed me he was going to put a penny in his bottom.

Two year olds really have no sense. They can't be left alone to play, dogs or no dogs.


39 posted on 05/06/2005 2:56:00 PM PDT by olivia3boys
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To: olivia3boys

Sheesh. That's not where pennies go.

Everyone knows that's where you swipe the ATM card.


40 posted on 05/06/2005 2:57:44 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I am at Dr. Venture's lab to right that which is wrong and to repair the torn curtain of time itself)
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To: eastforker

Our Jack Russell was aggressive with both my husband and myself. He is an alpha male and very hard headed. It took us two years to knock some sense into him. He no longer bites us but he attacks all 3 of my Rottweilers. They steer clear of him. When he bites he locks on and it is very difficult to pry him loose.


41 posted on 05/06/2005 2:58:41 PM PDT by fxrdeb
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To: netmilsmom

-"Sometimes pet owners think their animals are human. They're not."-


Amen to that...I love my pets but they are not and will never be more important than a human life!


42 posted on 05/06/2005 3:00:11 PM PDT by ihv2bme
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To: olivia3boys

I would add that it was nice of him to provide you notice of his intentions. Most little boys I know would just have gone ahead and done it.

Then there was the time my little sister (now 30-some and mother of three girls under 3) put the button in her nose . . . and the time she put the popcorn kernel in her ear and it popped . . . and the time she pulled out both her (non-loose) front teeth because I'd lost a tooth and she figured the Tooth Fairy would double up on her . . .

As far as my brother went, I'll always remember him chasing me and my sister around the house with Dad's fraternity paddle (that thing was made out of METAL) . . . chugging a bottle of Jean Nate on a dare made by one of his sisters . . . putting half a lizard in my sister's shoe . . .

Good times, good times.


43 posted on 05/06/2005 3:01:17 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I am at Dr. Venture's lab to right that which is wrong and to repair the torn curtain of time itself)
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To: MikeinIraq

I'm curious what the breed of the dogs really was. Could have been huskies, could have been malmutes, could have been wolf hygrids for that matter.
Of course, I absolutely agree that one should not leave a 2 year old unsupervised and children should not be left at the mercy of any dogs (and yes, I own big dogs, goldens, who I would never ever expect to hurt a child, but it is not worth ever taking the risk).
Tragic story.
susie


44 posted on 05/06/2005 3:13:50 PM PDT by brytlea (Yes, there are Republican teachers...)
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To: Dan from Michigan

Huskies are active, high energy dogs, with many wolf-like characteristics. They need lots of exercise, otherwise they get frustrated and more agressive. How much do you want to bet that these dogs were just left tied up in the yard everyday?


45 posted on 05/06/2005 3:15:37 PM PDT by toothfairy86
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To: toothfairy86
Waterford is a suburban city near Pontiac.

So it's a safe bet.

46 posted on 05/06/2005 3:19:33 PM PDT by Dan from Michigan ("Get in the ring!")
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To: AbeKrieger
You're being sarcastic, right? More dogs have saved the lives of children that have ever harmed them.
47 posted on 05/06/2005 3:27:03 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: Dan from Michigan

Her we go again.


48 posted on 05/06/2005 3:28:20 PM PDT by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan.)
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To: MikeinIraq
I have two Huskies. They are the sweetest dogs I have ever had. That said, I won't leave either alone with any of my children, when I have them.

Why has it taken me this long to figure out you ain't in Iraq, Mike? ;o)

49 posted on 05/06/2005 3:32:49 PM PDT by iconoclast (Conservative, not partisan.)
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To: iconoclast

:)

well if you havent asked, I wasnt exactly offering it up either


I have been back for just under 4 months now


50 posted on 05/06/2005 3:42:53 PM PDT by MikefromOhio
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