When things go horribly wrong.

@MsTickle (25051)
Australia
November 25, 2007 4:09pm CST
This is very distressing for me. I have to tell those of you who have been responding to my discussion about the mother dog and her puppies I rescued that they are no longer in my care. I have had them taken away as yesterday, the mother dog attacked my beloved goat Pickles and ripped some terrible wounds on the bottom of his jaw. Pickles is in terrible pain an is unable to eat or chew his cud and he cries from time to time. I blame myself. Foolishly, I had been letting Jedi off her chain to have a run around my big back yard. She went to my other goat Tulip who was in a back corner and came back when I called her. Then she pinched my dog Lucy's squeaky toy. She was looking pretty happy and was obviously feeling cheeky and she approached Pickles at a run, startled Pickles bolted. He is on a tether. He got tangled up and went down and Jedi was not responding to my commands to come. Jedi went for Pickles throat and latched on. I grabbed her and was yelling no and screaming for help. Pickles was bleeding and screaming too. I wacked Jedi with my fist but she would not let go. She had a hold off Pickles mouth and lower jaw. I was screaming and tring to get her to let go and I put my thumb in her mouth to try and pry her mouth loose but she moved her own jaw and bit down on my thumb. My friends neighbour came, climbing over all the fences and hit Jedi on the nose so she would let go. She was going quite berserk by then. Tulip was trying to stomp on her too. The neighbour took her away and then drove out to get my friend who was stripping wheat. I rang a friend who is familiar with animals and she came quickly too. Pickles was bleeding and crying but quite calm conidering. He is unable to eat and can't chew his cud or drink. He sleeps under the house at night so I moved him and he took himself under the house, and settled down. This morning, he is swollen and dribbling but seems calm. He came out from under the house but went back again. Tulip is staying nearby. We will be contacting the vet to see if he will come out or at least put some medicine on the school bus when it brings the kids home this afternoon. It turns out that the original owner used to take Jedi out hunting goats. And the other day, before she came to stay with me she knocked down a lady who went to look after her. I think she was just having some fun but the aggressive streak of the breed she is came out. I should not have let her go - or at least, not let her off her chain to run where the other animals were. If Banjo, my cat, had been around he would have stood his ground and no doubt been killed. It was foolish of me to think that all the animals would continue to exist peacefully together. We hear some terrible stories of dogs turning on their owners. Please be careful with the breed of dog you choose and with dogs you are not familiar with. I don't know what will happen with Jedi now. She will have to be put down as she cannot be controlled unless she is chained up. As I type this, Pickles is under the house below where I am sitting in the dining room. He is making little crying sounds and my heart is breaking. Why oh why do men encourage their dogs to be so aggressive?
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22 responses
26 Nov 07
I'm so sorry you are going through this. I know exactly what it's like, except mine were attacked by neighbors dogs. Make sure that Tulip can get to him, goats don't do good healing on their own, they need company to keep their will to live up. We had a nubian nanny, she was huge, and loved the kids, thought she was a dog, would try to follow them in the house (and did on more than one occasion LOL) we had a Rat terrier and a Rottweiler, she "played" with both of them. Our neighbors had 6 German Shepards, our Rottweiler was always chasing them off our property. One night the dogs were in the house and our litte Rat Terrier kept barking and running circles in our sons room. We went out and called Nanny, but she didn't come up, we didn't think a whole lot of it with us having 10 acres. But one of the neighbors German Shepards was in the yard, my husband chased him off. The next morning we went out and she didn't come up, which was very unlike her. I walked as much as I could looking for her, then I went into labor so had to leave. When we got home the next morning (they stopped the labor) we found her under some trees and brought her up to the house, her ear was chewed through, her neck and jaw was all chewed up, we gave her mash through a syringe along with some water and antibiotics. We lost her in the middle of the night. Another time we had 6 goats and my Rott was going crazy in the yard trying to get to them, I open up the back door to see what was going on out there and 2 shepards were carrying off one of the goats by her throat and top of her head. She was about 6mo old. I screamed at them and ran out there, I opened the gate to let my Rott out into their pen. He rounded up all the goats into their shed and I closed the gate. I saw the neighbor outside so I yelled at her and told her that her dogs had just attacked my goat. She came running over there, and got them put up. I brought Karley in the house and she stayed in the bathroom until my husband got home and we could get her to the vet, when we got home she came back in the house and I stayed with her for 2 days, she pulled through just fine and she was much worse off than Nanny was. Those neighbors gave their dogs away to someone who lived in the city and they paid all vet bills and came to check on her frequently. They were very sorry that it had happened. One thing we put on Karley was Pink Lady, it came from the vet and was like a miracle worker, the top of her head was open up to the skull it healead over within a week and hair was growing back a couple weeks later. It's just a pink ointment, looks kinda like calomine lotion. I hope Pickles pulls through it and will be ok, he needs fluids, can you give him some in a syringe? Maybe try some clear pedialyte. Put it in his cheek as far back as you can and squirt it slow to give him time to swallow it. You could also make some mash really liquidy and put it in a syringe and give him that.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Thank you for joining our discussion. I'm so sorry you lost your Nanny in such an awful way but I'm glad Karley pulled through ok. I've never had farm animals before and I'm not familiar with goats but I really love my two for some reason. Pickles is swollen around his bottom lip and under his jaw, thank god the dog didn't get him by the neck. He isn't eating or drinking though five minutes ago he came out from under the house and was sniffing some carrot tops and thistles. He took a little thistle stalk but he couldn't chew it. He cnt seem to open his mouth. He's not too interested in me...he keeps turning his back on me and walking away from me. I'm worried that by pulling on the dog while Pickles was pulling away, I might have made things worse. I think my screaming for help probably didn't help him either. I'm so unprepared for these sort of eventualities. The vet has sent something out but it isn't here yet. I don't have a syringe. He nibbled on some treats yesterday and began to choke so I'm wondering if there's some damage we can't see. Thank you so much for your help and thoughtfulness.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
We've sprayed on the stuff the vet sent. It's an insect repellant and antibiotic and bright fuschia pink. We rang him again and he's sending out an anti-biotic shot and an anti-inflammatory. he said to bathe the wounds. We'll ring him again in the morning if there's a change. The stuff will be here mid morning.
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26 Nov 07
I don't know what it is about goats but they are so easy to fall in love with lol they are so inquisitive and amazingly smart, one of the few farm animals that come running to you when you drive up and get you to try to pay attention to them by pulling on your clothes or whatever. I had a 2.5 yo and a new baby and every time I'd get one in the car and go to get the other one i'd have to get goats out of my car lol If he's up and moving that is a great sign! you might have made things a little worse than if the dog had just let go, but really, what were the chances of that? You most likely saved his life. Billies (or whethers) are more independent than nannies, when he's ready for some sweet feed he'll be in your pocket again :) His throat probably is swollen along with his jaw being sore, so if he's not chewing it then it's hard to swallow. I'm trying to think of anything that would work instead of a syringe... do you have a small tube or hose or anything that you can slide in his mouth? or even a cup just put a little bit in there and pour it in his mouth, a little at a time. If he's being a bit stubborn have him backed against a wall or fence, stand over his back so you have some control with your legs and try to pull his head up some (without hurting him more!) and he'll take it. He doesn't have to open his mouth since he's having a hard time with that, just open his lips and get it in there. That medicine sounds like pink lady!! :) Make sure to keep it around after he's healed up! we've used it on horses, cows and dogs since then.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
25 Nov 07
OMG MsTickle this is so terrible to hear. What kind of dog was Jedi anyway? I guess that instinct to attack goats never left her and that's why she attacked your poor Pickles. Words can't describe how bad I'm feeling for you and I get a clear image of how Jedi attacked Pickles. I do hope Pickles recovers from this horrible attack. How is your thumb? I hope you are okay too?
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
I'm not sure, I think she's a pitbull, yep, I just checked, that's what she is. The thing is, I knew her as a family dog, they had a little boy who played with her without any problems. Pickles is a bit feisty. I just got the stuff from the vet to spray on him. It's an antbiotic insect repellant and its a fuschia pink colour. He's still not opening his mouth to eat or drink and he's still dribbling cos he's not swallowing. My thumb has stopped bleeding but still sore. The hand I wacked Jedi with (she didn't feel a thing) is bruised, swollen and sore.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Pickles and me. - This is my darling boy, Pickles. Taken Oct 07
I'm going to try and load a photo taken last month.
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@pyewacket (44031)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Aw--Pickles is so beautiful!! And I can tell from that picture she really loves you the way she's looking at you...My prayers are with you and for Pickles....do pray that she'll recover! (((hugs))
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• United States
27 Nov 07
Oh that's so sad!!! I hope they'll all be okay :(
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
4 Dec 07
How are you lovely lady? Pickles is doing great now. He is eating his food grated and chewing on carrot tops chopped up and some dried gum leaves when I can find them. He was sitting in the sun a moment ago and he just had a big drink of water. He's enjoying life more and more and becoming his cheeky lil self. Oh happy day. :)
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• United States
5 Dec 07
That's fantastic news!! I'm doing pretty great today. I hope you are doing great too!!
@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
26 Nov 07
Hi Ms Tickle! I am so sorry to hear that. I am not really sure why Jedi is acting that way but with what you have said before that maybe jedi was not really properly trained and she became aggressive because of the abuse she has experienced from the previous owner. I do hope Pickles will recover soon. Take care and have a nice day. :)
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
Yes, it is a strange thing. I knew Jedi from before as a family dog. Her owners had a little boy and a goat....actually, their goat was Pickle's mother. The day before, I let her off and there was no problem. She seemed so happy to be running around checking things out and she was ready for a game of fetch. But something was wrong and my dog sensed it and so did Pickles. I was a bit slow. Pickles is in a very bad way but I am hoping because he is strong and healthy thay he will recover. We have a long way to go and things are not good yet.
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@faith210 (11233)
• Philippines
30 Nov 07
Hi Ms Tickle! I do hope Pickles will totally recover soon. How about Jedi? What happened to her? Take care and have a nice day? :)
• United States
25 Nov 07
Oh Tickle, that is just horrible! Im so sorry to hear that honey. I sure do hope Pickles will be ok! It wasnt foolish of you! Dont be so hard on yourself, you were trying to do a good thing here. Its not your fault that dog got aggressive and attacked like that. Im really going to be praying for Pickles, bless his heart! Keep us posted on how hes doing will you? Bay Lay Gray xx
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
He's stopped crying and is becoming more active. He's still not eating or drinking but I'm keeping an eye on him. The vet wasn't available today when we rang so we'll try again tomorrow to talk to him. My friend held him while i sprayed on some medicine. I think Pickles will hate me by the time he's well again. Whenever I've gone near him lately he's been hurt.
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• United States
26 Nov 07
Oh no, I think he will see that your helping him to feel better and he will bond with you. Its not been your fault! Things happen with animals. Sounds like he is going to be ok though, but if he doesnt start eating then the vet will NEED to come and quick. Keep us updated. xx
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@gabs8513 (48712)
• United Kingdom
1 Dec 07
I hope that he is a lot better now the poor thing I really do not know why Men train their Dogs to do that it is terrible and I hope that there will be a law out soon to stop them as it is getting terrible I hope you are better now to Sweet a big Hug to you
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Dec 07
He nis doing great now gabs. He's nearly back to his usual cheeky self. Yes, it's the men who are responsible for these doings, it's not the dogs fault at all.
@suspenseful (40314)
• Canada
29 Nov 07
It sounds like they are pitbulls by the way they act and that is why in some places, there are considered a dangerous breed. They were bred to attack bulls, and a bull is a larger animal. So think of the danger it will do to a child let alone a smaller dog. They may look cute. In fact, we saw some small puppies in a pet store window that were probably pit bulls, but I still think a cocker spaniel or poodle are a best bet. I hope your pets get better. You should take then to the vet and it is a good thing you got rid of the mother dog and her puppies. I would not have been surprised that their former owner could not handle them.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Dec 07
Yes, she's a pit bull. Her previous owner, had a little boy and also a goat, Pickles Mum. So I knew her as a family dog. It wasn't till afterwards that a friend of theirs mentioned that her master took her out to catch goats. The friend was feeling responsible for not thinking to tell me when I took Jedi in. I was just saying to someone else that it was terribly irresponsible to teach a family dog to do this because it could have had dreadful consequences. Pickles is doing great! He's eating on his own and drinking and generally being his old self. I still supplement his food like before the attack but I grate his instead of chopping it. His wounds are healing too.
@Adoniah (7515)
• United States
29 Nov 07
I do volunteer work at a place that teaches kids about what life was like in central Fl. in the late 1800s. We have a bunch of sheep and goats. They were attacked by pit bulls and some were torn to shreds. The ones that survived had to be hand fed a liquidy gruel but we did it and saved them. It is hard work and time consuming but if you want to save your goat you need to start feeding him now!! Good luck, I hope all goes well!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Dec 07
Thanks Adoniah. he's been eating again since last Friday. I chop and grate his food and he's grazing again. He's getting cheeky and taking an interest in what is going on around him. We have some cement blocks for him to climb on and jump off. He's on top of them now but he's not doing any jumping. I'm really pleased because he was just not interested in the runny mushy stuff I was giving him. He can't rip and pull the leaves of brances and stalks like normal and it takes him longer to chew on the left, unbroken side but he's managing. He's happy and content and is letting me give him cuddles. Thanks for the kind words.
29 Nov 07
Oh hun that is dreadful news. I hope Pickles will be ok and back to normal in no time. Unfortunately over the centuries man has used dogs for hunting, capitalising on the inate hunting instinct. Some breeds are bred purely for hunting, pit bulls being just one of these. I really hope everything will be alright for you.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
5 Dec 07
He's doing fine now recycledgoth. He's enjoying life and pigging out as much as he can and getting cheeky again. He still spends a lot of time under the house but he's grazing and drinking and interesed in what's going on around him too. I'm really pleased. Thanks for your concern. I feel, it's terribly irresponsible of people to train their dogs in this way. We have hunters around here who's dogs are in a controlled environment when not working. A dog trained to bring down other animals is dangerous unless controlled.
• United States
27 Nov 07
Don't blame yourself ya was only trying to help the dog and her babies I sure hope your goat will be okay and don't be so hard on your self ya was only doing wht was right
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
Pickles jaw is broken. I've a horrible feeling things won't be ok. He cannot eat.
• United States
26 Nov 07
I am really sorry for your goat and beside such a cute one. I took a look at the picture and the affection you can get must be overwhelming. I agree with you that we don't need any agressive dogs. We definitely have to fight in order to eliminate this agressivity. Men raise dogs like that ... I wish Pickle will feel better now that he is in your care and do no trust any more dogs like that. All the best for all your pets and yourself, Esther
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
Thanks
@CatsandDogs (13964)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Oh MsTickle! My arms are around you giving you the biggest hug!! Honey you didn't do this with bad intentions but rather good ones and it failed. I'm so sorry!! Please don't feel guilty for it for it wasn't your fault. I don't know why these jerks train their pets to be aggressive and mean. It's cruel to the poor animal but people do it anyways. I hope your goat is doing better. Give him a lot of attention and love along with the veterinarian care and he should be back to his happy ole self much quicker. I pray that's the case. Again Hugs To You My Friend!
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
Thankyou so much. My friends have been such a big support to me. The vet came this morning and Pickles jaw is broken. He's had a painkiller but he's still not eating. He wants to though. He came out from under the house tonight like his old self. I've made him a few dishes but he just wont eat. He tried to graze, he may have had a few nibbles and thank God, he had another little drink. The hugs are really good.
@raydene (9874)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Honey..My heart goes out to you.I am so sorry this happened..Jedi can be retrained but it will take an experienced trainer to do so. You might want to check out http://www.cesarmillaninc.com/ before you take in another stray especially one with pups. Always remember that a mother anything may react in a negitive manner at any time..Most won't but they are still animals that have unknow mental baggage...Every dog that I take goes into crate training from day one..He/she is isolated from my other pets or family at all time unless I have them on a leash during training..and then only after dealing with them for a while..I always err on the side of caution which I'm sure you will after this unfortunate episode. I am happy that you have such a good attitude about poor Jedi..you are correct..it was not her fault.. Doll there are no bad dogs just bad owners,breeders,handlers,etc I hope your sweet Pickles will be on the mend soon. Do you have any antibotic so you can give him a shot to ward off infection? I always have some pills and injectable on hand along with a needle.. I have had to sew up lacerations, treat sore eyes,Dress an abcess hoof..and many other problems..I take care of what I can myself and only call on a vet if I can not handle it myself. It cost me $50 just to get them out here before they even touch an animal..besides I have saved wounder wildlife and may injured pets both mine and for friends and family..I am always getting calls for help.. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
Yes, I've learned a hard lesson. As I responded to someone else, something obviously occurred to change things. Jedi had been fine the day before and she seemed to be happy running around and ready to play but my dog Lucy ducked under the house and Pickles bolted out of the blue. I sensed too late that something was about to happen but the animals picked up on it. The vet has been out to see him. It's $100 plus just for him to call out because we live so far away. Pickles has a broken jaw and some terrible wounds under his chin. His wounds have been treated and he's had painkillers and an antibiotic shot. I've another for him for today and one on Monday. He managed to eat finally yesterday and had a good feed. He even grazed a little but he has refused his food today. He seems to be getting more nervous and skittish. Hhe is spending most of his time under the house and I'm playing some classical music for him to listen to. Please keep us in your thoughts.
• United States
26 Nov 07
Reiki Hands of Energy - Reiki Hands of Energy, Light, and Healing
Okay, Dear Friend, You have quite beaten yourself up enough! You have good friends here that have shown you so much love and support; and if you noticed, NO ONE said, "You stupid woman, how could you have been so dumb to do such a thing!". Now, from that summary, I can only hope that you see that sometimes things just happen; and they happened this time to you and your four-leggeds as a chain of events that there was so quick and there was no stopping it and no way of preventing it once it had started. I am assuming that the dog that attacked was the cow dog that we spoke of in another post. My friend is still having difficulty at times with hers but when she takes him for walks in the park she now uses a chain collar that doesn't have "points" to poke into his neck; but it has "l_l" sort of looking barbs that really get his attention. We were both really hesitant about her using that to start with; but after I see how much better he is with other dogs, and how much better he is on a leash, I am feeling that it is really a humane type of collar. I don't know if it is strictly a male issue of encouraging aggressive dogs; but you are probably right that they are the majority. I often wonder why these dogs are bred and sold without a very strict licensing and perhaps even requiring the owners to obtain special insurance coverage along with adequate fencing at their homes. I know this sounds a bit radical but it's late at night and that's when I start being a bit off-the-wall. I have talked to breeders (not of aggressive type dogs) and they all are of the opinion that the majority of people that purchase these breeds are buying them for their reputation. I will hold Pickles close to my heart. Perhaps if you have a chance, is it possible to use a bottle to get him some fluid? I don't think it would harm him (since it is safe for babies) to get some Numzit and see if you can ease the pain enough for him to get some nourishment. If there is a wound you can get to after you have cleaned it with peroxide, it is also safe to open some vitamin E capsules and put the oil onto it. I also know that Tulip will aid tremendously in the healing process. I don't mention this in many discussions, but I am a Reiki Practitioner. The reason that I don't mention it is because I don't practice traditional Reiki where you charge people who come for a treatment. I also tell people that Reiki (or any other alternative healing) professionals are NOT healers. All I am is a conduit for the Great Spirit/God/Goddess/Universal Force/Etc. I also show them a few simple maneuvers to let them know that they also have the power to bring healing to their own hands. The easiest way for you to do this is called an "Energy Ball". Sit down and make yourself as calm as possible. Use a candle, incense, or anything else that will bring you peace. When you have stilled yourself take your hands and rub them together as briskly as possibly for about 1-2 minutes. With your eyes still closed, move your hands (in a slightly cupped position) about 6 inches apart from each other. You will feel the energy you have just created with the friction wanting to pull your hands back together. Practice doing this often until you "know" what that "tingle" feels like. Once you know the feeling, and you are truly in touch with Spirit and know that you are Spirit Guided, you can place your hands on yourself in a spot where you are feeling tension, you can place your hands on your chakras to align them. You can also TRY to place your hands on Pickles; BUT animals react differently to this type of energy. Some of them love it and some of them are repelled by it. If Pickles gets agitated in any manner at all if you try to touch his wounded areas with "energy hands", simply back away from him and keep the energy flowing toward his injury, but from a distance. You can hold this position until the tingling in your hands either stops, or your body/mind tells you to move to another position. Whew! I guess that was Lesson 1. Much Love to you~Donna
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
29 Nov 07
Thankyou Donna. Your thoughts and energy have reached me because I'm sensing how drained I am. Pickles' jaw is broken. He was given a painkilling shot on Tuesday and another yesterday. Also, he has some antibiotic, insect repelling spray on his wounds. I have 2 more antibiotic shots for him, one today and one Monday. Yesterday, I tried him with some grated food as the syringe and baby bottle I tried were not terribly successful. He is coming to me less and less and he refused any food this morning. However he ate a good lot of grated veges and fruit and banana chips yesterday and he has had several drinks. He is still strong and he's even come out from under the house to graze. He seems calm but all of a sudden he will get the jitters and duck under the house again. 20 minutes later. I've been out to try and coax him to eat again and he came out, sniffed his food and went back under the house. I put the food under there and some water but he's staying put. I will try the "Energy Ball" if not for Pickles then for myself. I put some Vivaldi on a while ago as I hope that soothes him, he's moved closer to the sound but I might be imagining things. I think I will try the "energy hands" (if I can manage to create some energy)from a distance first as he becomes distressed if I go near his wounds. I can't even get close enoughh for long enough to give him a scratch, a rub and a cuddle. Thankyou for being my friend and for being here for me. It helps me. I'm truly humbled by the love and kindness that is being shown and sent to us.
@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Oh this is so sad, for Pickles and the dog. I don't know why a lot of people do things they do. We just adopted a beagle and the poor thing has obviously been abused in his life - he shivers and shake if anyone raises thier voice, the grandkids run through the house, or even when the two cats fight with each other.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
27 Nov 07
Poor little beagle, he sounds as if he needs lots of cuddling and gentle play. Jedi was so happy to be able to run around, she just did what was ok for her but I hate what she did and I cannot help her now.. In just over two days my Pickles weight has dropped. If he doesn't start to eat soon he could become very ill.
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I am sorry indeed, Ms Tickle to hear about the turn of events considering your kind-hearted attempt to help out animals in need. It is true that animals respond to the way they have been trained, and it is shameful that so many of them are abused to the point where they become uncontrollable. I will keep your little Pickles in my thoughts and prayers. With time and care he should be as good as new before you know it.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Thankyou worldwise, your kindness touches me where i need it. My heart is sore. Thank you so much.
@GardenGerty (113543)
• United States
26 Nov 07
I have nothing to add to this right now, except that if I were there I would give you, and Pickles a hug. You were trying to be kind, and do the right thing. I took in dogs that belonged to a family member, and one of them kept escaping and biting people. It got to where she was also having seizures, so my niece had her put down. The other dog too, as she was temperamental, easily scared, and looked part pit bull, regardless of what my sister said. I would have liked her to find a home, but it just did not happen, and we had her put down as well. I miss her, but my life is not a dog's life. I hope Pickles does better soon. Let us know, we know you will.
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
I think a lot of us have a sad dog story that we can learn a hard lesson from. Thankyou for the hugs, I can certainly use them but Pickles isn'talking to me at the moment. He was stroppy when we held him to spray on the antiobiotic so he has his strength still.
• United States
26 Nov 07
Oh Fran my dear mate, this is such sad news .. never trust a full grown animal that you don't know much about, your little bunch of pets are all pretty peaceful girls and boys ,I know you were only trying to be kind and help . There are so many people who think it is fun to make a dog go after another pet ..My heart goes out to poor little pickles ,I hope you get some help from the vet ..send hugs and prayer your way...
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Oh Gloria, I'm just so unhappy that this has happened to us. Throughout it all Banjo and Tulip have been laidback and calm. Lucy is really distressed and won't let me out of her sight. I'm not a violent person but I would like to flog these people that mistreat their pets. Pickles is big, strong and very healthy. I hope he'll be ok too. Thanks for the hugs and prayers...I really need them. Hugs back to you my dear friend.
@kareng (16566)
• United States
26 Nov 07
Sorry to hear that your goat was attacked. I hope he will be ok. There are many aggressive breeds of dogs and so many owners are irresponsible. Let us know how your goat is doing! Poor little thing!
@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Pickles will be 1 year old on 2nd December and he's a big boy and still growing. They tell me he's in excellent condition and extremely healthy so he should be ok. I do hope so.
• United States
25 Nov 07
So sorry to hear the bad news. It is a shame that not all pets are raises with love. Your poor little goat probably has never experienced anything like that before. I hope all goes well.
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@MsTickle (25051)
• Australia
26 Nov 07
Yes, it defies reason. Thankyou for caring.