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post #1 of 3 Old 04-05-2009, 02:07 PM Thread Starter
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Be Careful What You Wish For

Okay last week my dad called me to tell me that our neighbor called the cops because our Big dog Brandy attacked her little dog but there were no marks and no one witnessed it. I've never seen Brandy be the first one to be vicious to anything. She's very very sweet but will protect herself if something attacks her. Last year when she got her little dog I went up to visit her and he came out barking and growling at me before I was even up the driveway. When I reached the deck he bit me, nothing hard enough to get through my pant leg but still a decent bite...Remembering thatI have a good feling what happened last week. Well she request that my vicious vicous dog be put down before it hurts anyone or anything else. Word got around to the whole neighborhood, She was trying to convince people Brandy is vicious, (everyone one lives within a mile to a mile and a half of each other and we all have multiple dogs) and alot of people were mad because they'd bring their dogs with them when they come over so Brandy can play with them and she never attacks them and has never bitten a human even when we've taken out porki quils.

Well I was extremely upset and told my dad if Brandi gets put down over a biting runt that lil dog ought never leave his house the whole neighborhood is already after him. I was mad but not serious in the matter, cause now just for the ""VICTIMS"" sake Brandy has to be kenneled for the rest of her life. But....

I called mom and dad this morning to tell them sorry its taking me a while to get to the ranch today for my Farrier lessons (waiting for my boyfriend, he wants to visit the family) and mom picks up the extra phone and tells me. "Wiley's dead..." I froze. Seriously I was mad but I really didn't want him to die. I asked what happened. Last night late late the neighbor had let her dog out to go to the bathroom and some one rolled him with a truck. They had left him to die.

Mom's offering one of our calmer (not so young and licky licky in your face) dogs to her for a pet. That part did make me mad cause she may try to take it out on our Gabrial (thats the dog mom wants to give her). I'm scared for my dog Gabe. What if she hurts her?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-05-2009, 04:28 PM
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I'm a bit confused, its your neighbors dog that got ran over? The one that Brandy supposedly attacked?
I hate to be a party pooper but I'm a firm believer that good fences make good neighbors.
We have 6 dogs and live in a rural area. We keep them all within a fenced 1 acre area. My closest neighbor is not far away (less than a mile) who has no dogs. There is another neighbor less than a mile from him who keeps 3-4 dogs but left to run loose. Those dogs are constantly in trouble and they even had to put one down because it bit my neighbors visiting daughter who was out for a walk on the dirt road.
I never hear a peep of complaint about our dogs from the very few neighbors we have.
If you don't want problems with your neighbors, get a fence.

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post #3 of 3 Old 04-06-2009, 01:02 PM
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I just reread my post, sorry it sounded way harsh In Kansas farmers have the right to shoot dogs who threaten livestock and it happens a lot to dogs just passing by a farmers cattle. I don't want my dogs shot so I keep them fenced.

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