So beyond aggravated..
My sister and her boyfriend own my dogs brother…
Well a few weeks ago they took Atticus to the BF’s ex wife’s house for his son’s bday party… Atticus lived there before so they figured it would be all fine and dandy taking him back… Well a dog that they got after Atticus stayed with the ex wife.. When they took Atti into the house him and Leo (the other dog) got into a fight.. After two months you can’t expect it to be alright… That house is Leo’s… Atticus was a trespasser..
Well for the rest of the day Atti was on edge.. He was attacked when he walked in the door I would be on edge too… My sister was keeping all the kids away from Atticus because he was nervous..
My sister and her boyfriend went in the yard to smoke a cigarette.. The ex wife was in the house with the kids but she wasn’t paying attention to them… Midget (The kid whose birthday it was) startled Atticus who was already nervous by climbing on him… So Atti swung around and ended up biting Midget right below the eye…
The problem is they knew the dog was nervous… and they left the child unattended… Children who don’t know better than to climb on a dog… So this child didn’t respect Atti’s space and got bit.. It was just a scratch… but the boyfriend is freaking out (He’s the one who wanted the dog in the first place)
Fast Forward to today… My nephew was born a few days ago and they just brought him home today…
I’m sitting on the computer and my sister comes in and asks… “Do you know anyone who wants a dog?”
I knew this was coming… they wanted the dog but never took the time to train him and now his behaviors are a problem… The boyfriend doesn’t trust Atticus around the baby because he bit Midget… when it was the child’s fault..
Well you can’t re-home a dog without disclosing this information… So I tell her she needs to take him to a trainer who can help them with his problems (Jumping, Running right past, chewing things) all things that should have been taught from the very beginning… but the guy who wanted the puppy… didn’t want to put the time in training the puppy. I offered to train him but they didn’t want my help..
She shakes her head and agrees a trainer is best..
My mom just comes in and says.. I think Atti is the one waking the baby up the way he flops on the ground when he lays down.. Then she says “Do you know anyone who will take him?”
So I tell her the same thing I tell my sister… You can’t rehome a dog without disclosing that information.. he needs a trainer… to which she replies.. Well they can’t afford a trainer. He’ll probably have to go to the SPCA. If he goes to the SPCA he’ll be put to sleep.. He’s not a bad dog.. he just needs to be properly trained.
My mom then says.. “I know you say your dog is your baby.. But I don’t see them that way. The babies safety comes first so if that means Atti will be put to sleep so be it.
I can’t stomach the thought of Mako’s brother being put to sleep over human ignorance.. a puppy doesn’t train themselves..When they got the dog they made a commitment to him..
I’m the one who was supposed to get a puppy that day… and they fell in love so they got a dog too.. and now he’s just a nuiscence to them..
Mako has his faults too.. But that’s my fault for not properly socializing him like I should have.But if it came down to it they would have to throw me on the street before I gave my dog up… It’s not happening..
I believe they owe it to Atticus to try..