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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2012, 10:29:38 am »
Good news indeed C.  Still sad it happened, I do wish folks would realize that some dogs just don't belong in a city setting.  I am a lover of dogs, all breeds and truly believe  the adage that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.  I'd bet that given the right setting this Rott would be a great dog.  Last year my 80 year old father was bitten by a very large Rott, it is a country, out in the boondocks dog, not aggressive yet very attentive.  The owner lives alone in an area where the nearest neighbor is a 15 minute drive away.  The dog is his companion and protector.  What happened is quite natural, see my father has alzheimers, he was busy picking cockleburs out of the dogs hair, the dog growled once, Papy was told to stop.  A coupla minutes later he decided to do it again, buddy and owner were digging something out and their back was too them.  As the old saying goes, "I done told you once"!  Many stitches later all is well.  Dog has a look on his face of I did something wrong, don't know what but I'm sorry.
Another example, my youngest daughter thought she was being cute, she decided to tease my dog with his bone, she was shaking it in her mouth, face to face, he growled once, she thought it was funny, right up to when he took the bone back.  Results?  Stitches and a new found respect for dogs.

Why the long post?  I'd hate to see anyone blame the dog for doing what is natural, it comes down to irresponible action on the owner and not placing fault on the animal.

Again Conrad, so so so happy to hear Bosco is on the road to recovery.

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2012, 11:02:56 am »
Dogs are like guns and motorcycles.  They can hurt you (or someone else in this case) in a hurry if you don't know what you're doing and aren't careful.  I agree dogs aren't malicious, but some have a bunch of natural aggressiveness and a hair trigger.

Similar story with my sister when we were little.  She was blowing in the face of our neighbor's basset hound, and he decided enough was enough.  She ended up with one stitch on each side of her face and has slightly offset dimples to this day. 
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2012, 04:47:35 pm »
Those Rotties are born mean as s***. I know first hand how friendly and loving Dachshunds are. Our mini "Porkchop" has yet to meet someone that he wouldn't go home with human or dog.

HA !!! Two of the most unpredictable dogs I've known were Dachshunds.... My sister's Molly Moo was called the spawn of the devil and was feared by man woman and child alike even once you were acquainted with that devil dog. But I do still love the breed as they do have great personalities and are comics in their own right.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #33 on: April 27, 2012, 05:46:48 pm »
This hits home hopefully the little one will be fine..the issue is she will never look at big dogs the same way again....I would tell you my personal experience but to painful.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #34 on: April 27, 2012, 06:27:53 pm »
Prayers for Bosco, and for you too Conrad. I hope she will be alright. My dogs are just like sons to me. I can only imagine how you feel. Hang in there brutha.

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« Reply #35 on: April 27, 2012, 08:02:11 pm »
Sorry to hear about that Conrad. Pretty terrifying. Makes me think I should carry mace or a tazer for when I walk my roommate's Chihuahua. Or a gun would be better. Or a frikkin' typewriter (aka Tommy Gun). 
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2012, 09:00:01 pm »
Hope bosco will get better soon!
Yesterday I rode with duke to Oatman Az, where wild burros run free. Ya gotta be carefull with dogs around them (they could stomp em dead) I pulled duke away from this one after he had a close look at him.

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #37 on: April 28, 2012, 04:38:54 am »
Conrad, good luck with your case. I think you are in a very good position for recovery. After Bosco heals up she's going to have some stories to tell.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #38 on: April 28, 2012, 06:12:58 am »
Thanks again guys for all the well wishes and prayers. They're doing the trick because Bosco is getting a lil better each day.    :thumbs:    :grouphug:

She slept well last night and today she goes into the vet to have her IV cath and the three drainage tubes removed. She's eating well and drinking. She's still having trouble walking, not that we let her walk much, just when she goes outside to do her business. Part of her walking difficulties are from the IV catheter on her left front leg, it's wrapped in something like a hard cast and her right front leg is very weak because of the muscle damage from the bite.

I spoke again with the animal control officer yesterday and I mentioned that I had pics of the wound, taken at the animal hospital. The officer asked if I could e-mail them to her, I did. She replied that this was the worst wound that she's ever seen (on an animal that lived), the tech at our local vet said that same thing.

The owner of the Rot called me yesterday and he's been in contact with his home owner's insurance company. It seems that the insurance company will be covering all the expenses incurred as a result of the attack. There's way more to this part of the story but I won't bore you with it, I'm not dealing with the woman any longer, only her husband. 

As I said above, I have pics of Bosco's wounds but I won't be posting them. I don't want to see them again and I won't subject any of you to this either.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #39 on: April 28, 2012, 06:20:30 am »
Good news indeed C.  Still sad it happened, I do wish folks would realize that some dogs just don't belong in a city setting.  I am a lover of dogs, all breeds and truly believe  the adage that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners.   I'd bet that given the right setting this Rott would be a great dog.  Last year my 80 year old father was bitten by a very large Rott, it is a country, out in the boondocks dog, not aggressive yet very attentive.  The owner lives alone in an area where the nearest neighbor is a 15 minute drive away.  The dog is his companion and protector.  What happened is quite natural, see my father has alzheimers, he was busy picking cockleburs out of the dogs hair, the dog growled once, Papy was told to stop.  A coupla minutes later he decided to do it again, buddy and owner were digging something out and their back was too them.  As the old saying goes, "I done told you once"!  Many stitches later all is well.  Dog has a look on his face of I did something wrong, don't know what but I'm sorry.
Another example, my youngest daughter thought she was being cute, she decided to tease my dog with his bone, she was shaking it in her mouth, face to face, he growled once, she thought it was funny, right up to when he took the bone back.  Results?  Stitches and a new found respect for dogs.

Why the long post?  I'd hate to see anyone blame the dog for doing what is natural, it comes down to irresponible action on the owner and not placing fault on the animal.

Again Conrad, so so so happy to hear Bosco is on the road to recovery.

Chet

Thanks Chet and I agree 100%, no bad dogs just bad owners. I don't blame the Rot for what happened, but if I had a weapon at the time it would have been the Rot who would have paid the price.

I won't be carrying my pistol on our next walk but I will have a collapsible baton and any threatening dog that gets close enough will get a taste of it. 
 
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #40 on: April 28, 2012, 06:26:41 am »
Glad to hear Bosco is doing well. It is awful for a dog with such a fine name to be subject to that.
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #41 on: April 28, 2012, 07:41:15 am »
Thanks Chet and I agree 100%, no bad dogs just bad owners. I don't blame the Rot for what happened, but if I had a weapon at the time it would have been the Rot who would have paid the price.

I won't be carrying my pistol on our next walk but I will have a collapsible baton and any threatening dog that gets close enough will get a taste of it.

Glad to hear Bosco is healing up!

In this situation, in retrospect, do you think a baton would have been enough? 
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #42 on: April 28, 2012, 07:57:43 am »
Glad to hear Bosco is healing up!

In this situation, in retrospect, do you think a baton would have been enough?

Thanks!

I was walking two dogs at the time of the attack. One dog was trying to get away from the attack, Sookie, while Bosco was ready to fight (bless her heart). So they were both pulling in different directions. IF I had been able to get a baton deployed before the Rot got to us I may have been able to bash it once before it grabbed Bosco. I had let go of both leashes while I was punching the Rot and trying to get him off of her. So instead of punching the Rot I would have been bashing its brains in with a baton at least. I think that would have caused him to release Bosco sooner than it did.

Who knows? I could carry a gun but I can't be shooting every dog that comes near us while were walking. There have been times when large dogs have approached us but they just wanted to play.

Our town does have a leash law but you know how that kind of things goes...
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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #43 on: April 28, 2012, 09:06:21 am »
Here's Bosco healing up in her bed. She's a bit wonky from the pain meds. That's the vacuum drainage system on the bottom left.

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Re: My mini Dachshund was attacked by a Rottweiler
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2012, 09:20:50 am »
She's so cute...can't wait to meet her.
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