Victor has changed

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  1. smkie

    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Victor now growls when he sees a dog in the yard..before he was WOW A FRIEND..he is afraid to go outside in Mom's backyard without Mary.
    Victor sees the world in a different way..something has been taken away..what a dirty rotten thing to happen..thanks alot Onyx's owners. Now he is afraid when i tie him to the front door..so he can look out..(remember this was the same dog that stayed for hours with his hind foot firmly on the carpet and the rest of him stretched as far as it could go out the door)..now he is afraid if the front door is open and i leave the room..
    innocense (sp?) is something to be protected as long as possible until something has to rip it away..he will not ever be the baby that he was again. i told my children when they were older..and around small children for the first time that the reason we do not cuss around them, or act crudely in any way was so they could have that magic world for as long as possible. They took Victor's away..he was so scared when he first came to me..at least a month of being in dog pounds or kennels before i got him..that is a long time. He already knew fear, but only before me. I changed that..to a world of very happy dog. Now i gotta find away to give it back again if i can. I don't know if i can ever restore his relaxed and glorious relationship with the world.
     
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    Purr ~3 Mutts~

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    I'm sorry! That's awful! Onyx's owners are so irresponsible.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    I think i will write that again and stick it under the wiper to his truck. I love his dog..but he don't love mine. He has never come down to mee either one. Maybe he needs to.
     
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    Purr ~3 Mutts~

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    You should.
     
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    Oh Smkie, I feel so bad for Vic. I want to send him not only doggie & kitty hugs and kisses, but hugs and kisses from me too! I hope that time will heal what Onyx has done and that sweet Vic will come back to himself again.
     
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    BigDog2191 Big German Shepherd

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    Man, that's terrible.

    I'm sorry to hear that, smkie. :(
     
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    That always breaks our hearts. Bimmer changed drastically after Buffy was killed; much of his exuberance and ebullence is gone forever. He also has no trust in humans other than myself and Charley. He's beginning to warm up to Herbie finally. He even walked into Herbie's home with the other two and Chester the other night. Herbie about fell over, especially when Bimmer jumped on them for starting to get into the garbage . . .

    Things will get better for Vic, though, if he can go a long time without being accosted in his own yard. The fear will start to fade and he'll enjoy standing in the sunshine, fixated on a squirrel again.
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    Got home from taking Aaron and Hyia to pizza street..(the only way to fill aaron up..he ate the equivant of 3 pizzas.anyway the neighbor next to Onyx that i have never met must know about this..cause she warned me when i got out of the car that onyx was out..i had just picked mary and Vic up at their grandma's and walked them inside. I thought maybe she was mistaken and had seen Mary instead but she was right..i heard dogs barking a street away. I asked the neighbor which way onyx went and she pointed down my street so i was just about to get in the car an go track her down when Man of the house came driving up to my house with Onyx in the car. We had a talk..he even took turned the engine off to listen. I told him vic was scared, that he was a rescue dog and this was turning very trumatic for him. He said he was building a chain link fence with hot wire this weekend..and that if that didn't work they would give her away.. i feel bad for her if they do, and the kids that have a relationship with the dog, and i am relieved too that he is taking responsibility at last..i just hope it works. I will keep mine in one way or the other until i know for sure. We can live a week without playing in the yard. I think Vic is due for a shawnee dog park..i know i am.
     
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    Sunnypup mostly ignored...

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    Poor vic. He's still got so much baby in him, that'll make an impact on him for quite a while I imagine. :( I hope for his sake his love of the yard and small furry critters overrides his sense of fright . I experience this kind of innocence lost every day with these boys, what it means for them to see hate and violence at such young ages that makes them who they are today. It is a sad sad world we live in when even a puppy-dog can't feel safe in his own yard, never mind a little boy in his own house. My prayers for you and vic, and big ol' Onyx too, poor girl probably got hurt more then we'll ever guess to make her the way she is today. ( I always try to think of stuff like that with the boys when they are nasty to me. ) Good luck with your sweet boy.
     
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    Geeezzzz !!! Poor both of you!! At least now he's trying (hopefully) . When you know it's safe, you can take Vic out and slowly let him know Onyx can't get at him. We work sooooooooooooo hard for these babies and one incident can set them back so!!
     
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    smkie pointer/labrador/terrier Staff Member

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    thank you sunnypup..specially for understanding about onyx too..i have to wonder if people think i am nuts..to care about the dog that wants to eat my dogs..that day she leaned her big black head against mine and moaned as i was trying to get her out of my car and back in her house..just tore me up and your right..it IS just like these kids. Each striking out becuase somewhere along the line an injustice has been done to them. Onyx was neglect before these people got her..that much i know. She was chained in a yard, never off, never in, and they indicated she as abused as well. She's a very smart dog, and when i drove her around a few extra blocks that day, and bought her ice cream she was so happy. When u look at both sides (as any fuzzy bunny will say you should) u see things more clearly..doesn't make the solutions any easier, i think sometimes it makes them much more painful cause u see the truth. my ol boss had a saying..any problem completely understood is fairly simple..but i don't know if that applies here. The best thing would be a complete fence with hot wire, but that wont' change the door busting..so a trainer is needed..and lots of effort from a woman with three or four (i am not really sure) small children and a man working overtime. I wish i could have a snout to nose with her and have HER understand.
     

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