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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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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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To: netmilsmom

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

It's when you treat them as human that they get out of control. They are not people, and they don't think like people.

Kisses and treating them like children doesn't do near as much for them as treating them like dogs. They like being told what to do better than anything.


51 posted on 05/06/2005 4:09:00 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: kx9088
I know, and I have two males. However, they are half lab and hopefully that will calm a bit of the independent streak. Plus I'm pretty good with dogs, and I'm getting them as pups. I'm socializing them to death, taking them to the beach, church, etc.

If that doesn't work nothing will. I won't keep dangerous dogs.


52 posted on 05/06/2005 4:31:39 PM PDT by I still care (America is not the problem - it is the solution..)
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To: fxrdeb
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.

One of these days, those Rott's are going to decide that they have had enough.

LVM

53 posted on 05/06/2005 5:04:47 PM PDT by LasVegasMac ("God. Guts. Guns. I don't call 911." (bumper sticker))
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To: Rennes Templar

My grandfather had a German Sheppard on his farm when we (5 grandchildren) were younger. She was the greatest dog. We would climb all over her, tug on her ears and tail and she would just lay there and watch us.


54 posted on 05/06/2005 8:58:16 PM PDT by kx9088
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To: SALChamps03
Ban dog ownership?????? You actually said that?

Come on, you took me seriously? :)

55 posted on 05/09/2005 10:06:07 AM PDT by AbeKrieger
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To: AbeKrieger

Maybe I did...my bad.


56 posted on 05/09/2005 4:37:27 PM PDT by SALChamps03
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