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I wanted to take Pepi, Lillie and Bindii outside for the first time in ages. And I was really excited too, because Pepi could lose some weight. I went half way down the road, and heard voices of my 10 year old neighbour and her brother. I shouted out her name, and she walked towards the gate. I quickly told her not to open them, because I have the dogs.

(They own a Foxy cross. She was abandoned on them by their uncle. She never had care. She was never loved yada yada. But the dog gets out every week, and fights with the other neighbourhood dogs. She doesn't even know her own name!)

Of course, being as selfish as she was, she opened the gate. She thought a 'Roxy! Stay!' Would fix it. Achually, seeing her obey a command would be quite amusing. But of course she ran out of the gate, and my helpless babies were terrified.

The mutt tackled Lillie first, putting her whole skull in her mouth. I was so frightened. Pepi, stuck up for his best friend and began to bite her paw. While this was going on, I was hitting the large dog, trying to get my poor chi babies safe, and trying to calm down Bindii who was safe in my arms, yet she could still be hurt, and she is only 17 weeks. So if she got hurt, I dont know what i'de do. The two selfish brats were watching on the boarders, taking Lillie's leash and whipping Roxy. Like thats going to do anything. I even think my neighbour ran inside.

Roxy reacted to Pepi's touch by putting all of her weight agianst him and growling. As she did this, Lillie was freed from her collar and bolted in the direction of home. Luckily I live on my small coldersack (sp?) So no cars could hit her. At this point, Roxy left Pepi and chased after Lillie. Pepi would be safe back there with my brother, so a fled off after them.

I was wearing clunky shoes, and found it difficult to run, but I smashed to my knees and grabbed Roxy as Lillie ran to my door. I didn't let her go. At this point, Roxy's jaws went all over the place, and tore my thumb open.

Lucky for me. I was the only one hurt with 2 grazed knees, and a throbbing thumb. But nothing a couple of days will heal. Bindii was not touched, thank goodness. Pepi only suffered mild pain in his right leg (seeing as he has no knee caps in that one, and we can afford it to be fixed right now) and Lillie has always been the strong one, and will live for 576 years. So everyone is fine. I came home crying, you wouldn't believe how terrified I was. My Chihuahuas mean the world to me.

[Lillie, and Pepi were both on leashes and collars. Bindii was safe in a pouch I hold over my chest. Roxy however, darted out of her gate.]
 

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how horrible that must have been for you!i cant imagine how frighned you must have been and your poor chis. :cry:
things like this make me scared to take coco out and whenever i see a larger dog coming i usally pick him up,i know this doesnt help him get socialised but im just so scared.
im glad you and your chis are okay now,the owners of roxy should really start to become more responsible :evil: ,its only a matter of time when that dog does something worse than just biting.
well done for fighting back,you are a brilliant and loving chihuahua owner! :)
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That is disgusting, if I were you i would tell the childrens parents exactly what happened and that if you see the dog uncontrolled again you will report it to the authorities. This is why dogs get put down, its the owners not the dog. I really am fuming now. Im so sorry for you, no one should have to go thru that.
The family opposite us breed show golden retrievers and they have a big run for them in their garden. A while back I was having a cigarette, hanging out the window watching the pups playing with their big retriever parents in their garden. My neighbour was teaching one of the dogs tricks while the others played. They have a wire fence all the way round and then 6 foot bushes all the way round - the dogs never ever get out (ive seen em try!) Then I saw three small girls about 10 and 11 walking some enormous dog! It scared the hell out of me and Im 6foot and fairly well built and I know I wouldnt have wanted to walk it! Anyway, these kids were strolling past my neighbours bush/fence thing when quick as a flash this monster dog launched itself onto the bush and scrambled over the top dragging the kid half way up before she let go of the feeble lead it was on. Now at this point I thought - "oh dear I hope that kid can exert some modicum of control over the beast" but no. 4 adult retrievers and 4 puppies went absolutely ballistic, as did the big dog. He was terrorising the pups while the parents rtried to get it away. My neighbour went into an almighty rage and quite righlt made the point that if you cant control the dog you shouldnt be out with it. grabbing the dog by the collar (he's bigger than me it prob didnt scare him as much ! :D ) he dragged it thru his gate and into the road, screaming at the kids all the time. The bit that got me shouting down from my window was when my neighbour was desperately trying to wrestle the dog out of the garden the stupid kids started shouting all sorts of profanities at him saying, in short and with about 100 swear words removed, that he was a dog abuser and he shouldnt be allowed to keep dogs.
That was when I unloaded my verbal barrage on the kids. I couldnt believe what they'd just said. I felt so sorry for my neighbour as they breed show winning dogs and raise them with such love and care for each and every dog. That sort of experience can destroy a puppies life if it never loses that fear, and for him that would be disasterous.

The point is, please say something for that dogs sake and its owners and everyone in your neighbourhood. If that had been a human baby's arm or even head the dog would have been destroyed and the likelihood is that the owners would have been prosecuted, fined, banned from keeping dogs for life and have to live with the damage that their dog did. Everybody loses. If you say something now, even if their dog has to be rehomed and retrained, chances are you'll be preventing an accident waiting to happen. In my opinion if he's a regular nusiance then the owners arent fit to care for him.

Phew, sorry - rant over. But It just upsets me because this is why so many dogs get put down and why terrible accidents happen.

I hope your babies are doing ok after it all? And of course, I hope that you are ok as well??

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Mr. Chi - I couldn't agree more. You said if far better than I ever could. It's just so sad that most people blame the poor animals, when in fact it is usually irresponsible owners who cause most of the problems.

By all means, I would have a talk with the owners of that dog. I'm sure they are probably already aware of the problem, but they need to know that if the situation is not handled, someone - or someone's pet - could end up seriously injured.

That said, I am glad that you and your furbabies are all o.k. That had to be a very frightening experience.
 

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Oh my goodness how horrible hun! Atleast your babies are safe now^^ You did a great job on protecting your babies and you must be a great mom! You should definately call the kid's parents because that is horrible. Those kind of things get me so steamed at little kids and dog owners who teach their pups wrong at a young age. SO sorry you had to deal with that but you handled it the best you could and you should be happy for that. :wave: Good luck!
 

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:shock: I would have been scared to death. So, your neighbors haven't even come over and asked if you and your dogs are OK? No phone call..nothing? I'd walk myself right over to the house, show them my thumb and tell them if the dog is ever let out again, I was calling the dog patrol. I can't believe they let their own children around it. I'm sad for the dog who doesn't know better, but the owners/adults are to blame.

Your neighbors should consider themselves very lucky that you aren't pressing charges.
 

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Gadget's Mom said:
I agree with Mr. Chi, you should say something to the owners... and if they don't take care of the problem I would report them...
Ditto!!! My goodness what an ordeal, I wouldn't even know what I would do if that happened to me. Well I know what I would have done, could you go to jail for protecting your animal? Gosh the nerve of some people. :evil: :roll:
 

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Thats terrible hope you are all ok - they are definately to blame but I dont think you should be walking 3 dogs on your own as I sometimes find it hard with 2 and Im an adult lol :lol: I wouldnt be able to carry one aswell :wave:
 

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Oh my gosh...thats so horrible! i would call animal control on those people. did they think it was funny to see their dog go after your chi? what is going on in people's heads these days?

i hope you and your babies are ok...hopefully your chi's will forget what happened very quickly. i'd hate it if this made them afraid of other dogs.
 

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Seiah Bobo said:
Gadget's Mom said:
I agree with Mr. Chi, you should say something to the owners... and if they don't take care of the problem I would report them...
Ditto!!! My goodness what an ordeal, I wouldn't even know what I would do if that happened to me. Well I know what I would have done, could you go to jail for protecting your animal? Gosh the nerve of some people. :evil: :roll:
Totally agree! I hope you and your babies are doing better! Sorry you 4 had to go thru that scary ordeal!
 

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I'm way fine. My knees sting, my thumb stings, but i'de perfer to walk around with no head, then have my bubbies attacked. I achually think it helped Lillie, and Pepi bond a bit more. Yesturday, it was raining, and they slept next to each other. They never do that.

Buut. I haven't spoken to them for a while, that family, goodness, they are strange alright. They definently need to work on some things, they swear to eachother, and they are 10 and 8. The father is the head of the house, and calls them all fat. So it's really not surprising. The father gives me the creeps. He never looks at me above my neck. He makes me sick.

The other day, I went to the house, but I know I did no good by yelling my head off for an hour. Besides, she is only 10 with the look of Duh on her face the whole time. She told me it wasn't her fault. Pff. Thats why you opened to gate when I told you not to? Grr.

Thats really really bad James. I wouldv'e bitten their arms off. I find it quite foolish to send such young children to walk a huge dog. I, will be 13 soon. And tend to walk the dogs with friends, I hate going alone. Perhaps I should carry a stick next time to jab things >P

Thanks a bunch you guys <3 You made me feel alot better, and calmed my jitters for the past few days.
 

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omg, I am so happy that dog didnt really hurt or kill one of your babies!!!!
Some people just dont give a crap about there dogs and just let them run and kill other peoples animals its awful. I am so happy your babies are ok!
 

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Of course they dont. Why else would she've opened to gate when I told her not to? Goodness it makes me mad.
 

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You should have your parents go talk to the adults of the household and have them tell them what happened and like it was told earlier if this is a bad dog it might not be a bad idea to call the authorities and tell them what happened.
 

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It always makes me laugh, kids like that are the ones who'll plead innocence and ignorance and be defended by their parents as "just kids", or they're too young to know what was going on. In which case they shouldnt be in control of an animal that could do some damage, on the otehr side of the coin if they claim to be responsible then fine - they are responsible for the dog and its actions. They cant have t both ways whenever it suits them!!!

Either way - bad luck, they have an indefensible position.

About yelling your head off, it sounds like they were unlikely to heed anything you said anyway so prob no harm done, and I bet you felt alot better after you vented?! :D
 
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