My dog is such a butthead!

Buddy trying to look innocent - my pitbull/yellow lab mix in the back yard
@Katlady2 (9921)
United States
September 10, 2007 3:56pm CST
I was out moving the sprinkler to the front yard from the back yard. We had to put up fences at either side of the house to keep the dogs in the back, so that the meter readers didn't have to run for their lives every time they had to come into the side yards. So I opened the side gate to go to the front and place the sprinkler, and my big dog, Buddy, streaked right past me to the front yard and tried to grab one of my kitties. Thank God the mail lady always shuts my front gate when she leaves, whether it was already open or not! Otherwise I think I would STILL be chasing Buddy all over the neighborhood. It took me about ten minutes to get Buddy back into the back yard. Man, he got a major spanking when I did get him back there too. Afterward, I went looking for my kitty, Nipper, but I couldn't find her. I'd been really worried because Buddy had 5 big claw marks on his face, and I kept thinking that maybe Nipper wouldn't be coming back because he had really hurt her somehow. But I just looked out the door before starting this post and she was laying under the pickup as if nothing had happened. So I think she's ok. I can't get too close to her to check her over, but she seems to be doing fine. I think I'm going to have to get Mr. Buddy into obedience school SOON!
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@dk_y2k5 (118)
• India
10 Sep 07
hehe...what a funny story...lmao! The same sorta feeling arises when my pet (GERMAN SPITZ) sneaks out of our main door and then it becomes so hard getting hold of her as she's so brisk while moving here or there. There are two fears which start troubling me as soon as she sneaks out,one of them is her safety while the other is the safety of outsiders..lol There have been lots of occasions when our pet was found lying in front of our house.So when we got her into the house,even we couldnt avoid giving her spankings,esp my mom because she cares for her so much,just like a mother does for her child :) I LOVE MY PET SO MUCH! rather WE ALL LOVE HER A LOT! :)
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Well, they are our children, and they need to be loved and disciplined too. Buddy is a guard dog for the back yard because of our boat, so I pity the human that tries to get in. That person will become doggie lunch I think. LOL Thanks hon.
@peaceful (3286)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Awwwwwww! Don't be so hard on the big fella! Dogs and Cats have been playing rough-house for centuries! :) Hers's Catster: http://www.catster.com and Dogster: http://www.dogster.com Maybe you'll get some good advice over there! :)
@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Beat ya to 'em! I've been a member for almost a year! I'm just glad he didn't hurt my kitty. My other dog, Snuggles, has killed two of my kitties, but I refuse to get rid of her. It's not her fault she was trained that way by her first owner. I just make sure that she can't get to the kitties, and the kitties know to stay FAR away from the back yard. Thanks so much hon. See ya on Catster.
@alamode (3073)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Nipper probably knows Buddy won't mess with her again! It sounds like she laid down the law on the poor pooch!LOL! I do better with dogs and dogs than I do with cats and dogs... you're a brave soul!
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I don't know....Buddy is a stubborn little stinker! He whined to get out again for about an hour! He drove me nuts! If I can get him to hold still long enough I'll try to get a picture of where Nipper got him. He's got one pretty good sized mark on his face right now. With dogs, I just act on instinct, whether it's dangerous or not. I've even grabbed a giant Rottweiler when he and my Snuggles were arguing pretty rough because it happened right next to my daughter and my only thought was to get in between them and her. Turned out that Snuggles made the Rottie bleed instead! And that Rottie was HUGE! Call me crazy! LOL
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@alamode (3073)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Call you brave again! The mom Kat protecting her young!
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Yep! And I have claws and fangs too! LOL
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
10 Sep 07
Lol poor Mr Buddy I won't tell Gissi lol Gissi loves Cats I think he thinks they are Little Dogs because they are the same size as him If a Cat puts their back up to him he will do a U turn and walk a different direction lol
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Not my two brats. As a matter of fact, Snuggles has killed two of my cats. But it's because she was trained to do that by the first owner she was with. So I can't fault her for it. And I think the fact that Buddy was trained to fight by HIS first owner is what is causing him to act that way with the cats. I just have to work with him more I guess. After I spanked him, I didn't speak to him for about 20 minutes. And when I went outside, the poor guy cowered down and was shaking as if he thought I was going to spank him again. I had to sit and hold him and love on him for about a half hour to bring his cheerfulness back again. Now he's all happy again.
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@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
11 Sep 07
Oh the poor Dear Why do People do that but like you say he has to stop doing it and I really do not know what to suggest to help you stop him doing that
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
I think it's just going to take a lot of work and a lot of love.
@crazed_moma (1054)
• United States
10 Sep 07
My puppy's naughty too. If he gets out the front door he's off and running. He likes to go say hi to the neighbors! Before I fixed our gate my dogs would wander the neighborhood all day while we were at work. I'm surprised none of my neighbors complained!
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Actually, Buddy is big enough that he could have jumped the fences from the moment we brought him home. And he could have very easily jumped the front fence as it is only about 4 feet high, but he didn't. Which is surprising since he's so big. But I think he knows he's got a good home (he was abused badly before I rescued him), and he doesn't want to run away. So I guess he's got a little bit of obedience in him. LOL Thanks hon.
• United States
11 Sep 07
My older dog was a bit abused too. Poor guy use to shiver every time any one came near him if he didn't know them. He's still a bit warry of strangers but I can have people in the house and he's ok with it now. Obedience training has done a lot of good for my doggies.
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@Feona1962 (7527)
• United States
12 Sep 07
Now I just don't remember this behavior when I had Buddy for that week...He was supposed to be catching a mouse and he instead laid on the floor and started snoring.....LOL...My akita cries when he sees a cat and will go after one for sure....That is why we don't have any...I am so glad you didn't like break your neck trying to catch him...I would have been livid and probably would have disliked him from that moment on...LOL...just kidding...I am glad you are okay and I think your kitty will be okay too!
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
12 Sep 07
At least he was an angel for you! LOL I really thought Buddy was going to jump the front fence and go after Nipper. I was so relieved that he didn't. I was picturing myself having to chase him all over the neighborhood, and it almost made me cry! But Buddy is now back to his happy ornery self, and Nipper is right as rain. She's even taunting Buddy from the other side of the fence....I swear she's sticking her tongue out at him! LOL
@ladybug565 (2217)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I'm glad Nipper is ok. I had a dog once that hated cats and he bit my cat Minnie in the stomach. I took her to the vet because she had a lump there and he said that the cat would be ok and that the lump didnt seem to hurt when you touched it. she had that little lump forever.
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
12 Sep 07
At least she survived it though, and that's good. My dog Snuggles is a cat killer, and she has killed two of my kitties in the past. But she was trained to do things like that, so I couldn't stay upset with her. She's my baby and I love her in spite of what she did. I just teach the kitties to stay away by squirting them with the hose when they get close to the back fence.
@claire03 (1444)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Some dogs really hates cats, but i seen some dogs now that don't chase cats and i know some who has cats and dogs in their house and the two just get along well. Maybe "buddy" hates your kitty. i hope your cat's just ok now. Just make sure they won't get close to each other since you know buddy likes to fight with your kitty. :) have a nice day!
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I now keep him tied up if I have to go out the side gate so that he won't be the escapee again. I'm just hoping he's a 'chaser' and not a 'killer' like my dog Snuggles. And yes my kitty is very much ok. As a matter of fact, the little stinker will look at Buddy in the back yard as if to say "hahahaha! you can't get me now! neener!" LOL
• United States
11 Sep 07
LOL Bless Buddys heart, he does look pretty innocent in that pic. He sort of has this look on his face like "What I do??" lol xx
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
12 Sep 07
I think the big brat has been practicing that look too! He does it so well! LOL
@weemam (13389)
11 Sep 07
I suppose it is just instinct for dogs to go after cats pal , I thought if they lived together that they were usually OK , i only have ever had dogs so I am not too sure , I have become allergic to both now though :( xx
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Buddy is just being a typical doggie, but what made me mad is that he went out of the back yard and he knew he wasn't supposed to. I guess I'll just have to work with him some more. Better stock up on the doggie treats! LOL
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Yea Nipper...heeheee...I just bet Buddy won't be messing around with your kitty anymore...There's a wonderful video about a small little kitten making her presence known to a full grown Husky dog, and your story here reminded me of that video...in other words, the kitten wasn't intimidated in the least by the dog...mmm...maybe there's truth to Dogs drool, cats rule..LOL
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@Katlady2 (9921)
• United States
11 Sep 07
Nipper is still looking at him as if to say "neener neener!" But I don't think Buddy learned his lesson. He's still too anxious to get out again and grab the cats. I think it's ingrained in his head because his former owner had been training him to fight. So I think I'm going to be working with him for a long long time on that. But he's still a good natured guy, so I can't complain too much.
@AmbiePam (48118)
• United States
10 Sep 07
Take mine with you please! I'm constantly amazed though, at how big animals are so scared of cats.
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