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Infant Dies After Being Attacked By Family Dog On His First BirthdayHenderson, NV –  A 1-year-old boy died on Saturday after being attacked by the family dog while celebrating his first birthday with family.

The unidentified boy was at his grandmother’s house with family when he crawled over to the family’s six-year old, 120-pound Mastiff/Rhodesian mix to pet it. According to the family, they have raised the dog since he was a puppy and he had never shown aggression towards anyone before.

But on this occasion the dog attacked the boy, latching his mouth around the little boy’s head and then shaking him like a chew toy. The boy’s grandmother immediately tried to pull the boy out of the dog’s mouth to no avail.

The boy’s father was upstairs when the attack occurred but was able to get the dog to let go within 20 seconds of the attack. But the damage to the boy was devastating.  “The baby’s face was torn off,” he said. The boy was rushed to the hospital but would die a few hours later.

Animal control officers took the dog to an animal shelter where he will be quarantined for ten days. After the observation period, and since it has been declared vicious, the dog will be euthanized.

As evident by some of the pictures attached to the news article I linked to, the dog has been around the boy since he was an infant and there are several pictures of the dog with the boy. So why he attacked is a mystery and something investigators are looking into.

I’m not faulting this family as it just seems to be one of those unfortunate things that happen. It’s an animal, so I’m not real sure if they will ever pinpoint exactly why it chose that particular moment to attack. But for me personally, I was always very wary about my kid poking on dogs when he was a toddler, and never let him mess with any that I could ride like a small horse.

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  • kimbev69

    i watch out when my daughter is around any animals i know or don’t know…it doesn’t matter if they are raised with the child or not…my guess is it’s the grandmothers dog so the baby didn’t actually “live” with the dog…making it even more important to watch all the time…i can’t imagine what these parents and the family saw…after the mauling omg i would just lose it…

  • pikeman

    Hard to say what triggered this. Terrible. Perhaps the kid had been messing with the dog, though unlikely at that age, maybe the dog was jealous and territorial, maybe the dog had something wrong with it, or maybe it just snapped. That would be the most horrible thing to have to deal with.

    My dog attacked and killed a deer instantly out of the blue one day, and never did it again.

  • OutOfBubbleGum

    ANY AND ALL DOG TOYS THAT RESEMBLE AN INFANT OR CHILD MUST HAVE TOBASCO, RED PEPPERS, SEA SALTS, AND THE WORLDS HOTTEST CHILI PEPPERS PLACED OVER THE ENTIRE OBJECT.

  • http://twitter.com/tinalib13 Tina Wech

    That poor sweet baby. I was always very careful with my son when he was a baby around our dog.  Animals are just too unpredictable. 

  • http://www.cayleeslaw.us Terri

    How sad. My brother has a Mastiff that they raised from a puppy. My 2 year old nephew is always around him, but I know they watch very carefully as you never know what triggers a dog to attack. I hate that the media and public always say that Pitbulls are the worst, but I think any dog can snap for a reason we as humans may not understand.  My heart goes out to this family.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    When my son was 9 months old he grabbed our dogs chew toy and the dog (pit mix) went straight for his neck. Luckily his father was there and grabbed the dog right before he attacked the baby. He then took the dog outside without saying a word and shot the dog in the head. The sight of the blood haunted me for years but at least I have my son. After this I will never own a dog while having a baby in the house. 

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Never leave a child alone with a pet!

  • Dillon_Lewandowski

    man i hate dogs

  • tdavid6

    Especially a 120 pound one.

  • neenaP

    What an over reaction wtf you don’t shoot the animal you call animal control! Fuckin scumbags shouldn’t have pets or kids.

  • Tenbux

    No one ever expects the non-pitbull to maul people.  Something that pitbulls know well.  Now their greatest scientists have completed The Masticator Infinium Controller, letting them mind control lesser breeds to extend their reign of terror.
    IT BEGINS.

  • Cassy_Again

    Hate all you want, but the number of dog attacks on children seems to be small compared to the number of momma’s- new-penis attacks on children, and at least dogs don’t rape and torture children over a long period of time and enjoy watching them suffer.

    Dogs are animals.

    I’m not sure what you call the protagonists in most of the child abuse stories on here.

    I have big dogs. I don’t like them around small children, and by all accounts they seem to adore small children, but I still feel that many children are safer around a large dogs, even pitbull-bitches-in-heat, than around their momma’s new boyfriends.

  • LeaveMeBe

    This is just horrible all the way around. I will never understand why people do not give animals the respect they deserve, up to and including endangering the lives of others, but most especially those who cannot protect themselves.

  • Tenbux

    The only scumbag I see is the one who is second guessing an event they weren’t present for.
    Edit: I would assume that, if they can just haul it outside and shoot it, they don’t live in a city and thus there is no animal control to call.

  • sugarpie

    Ahh – now I’m gonna be upset all night.  RIP poor baby.

  • Eliza Berntsen

    A friend of mine has a golden retriever and a 3 year old- they got the puppy when the boy was 1. Both have grown up together. But what seriously terrifies me is that that boy treats that dog like a trampoline, drags him across the room by its tail, rides him like a horse, pulls his mouth open when that dog is eating and so on. My friend just thinks that it’s cute and says, when questioned, that golden retrievers are family dogs and would never hurt a child. I sometimes think that one day after that boy jumping on the dog off the sofa, the poor dog will snap, and the consequences won’t be pretty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Sarah-Silcox-Martin/1460419094 Sarah Silcox Martin

    you obviously don’t have kids.

  • Athena

    This is why we gave our puppy away.  120lb Rott/German Shepherd mix who we raised since she was 9-months-old.  But when it became obvious that she was not as enthusiastic about our child as we were, she got a one-way ride to the country, where she lived out her remaining days with a nice young couple. 

    I find it a little hard to believe this was the animal’s first ever sign of aggression.  Dogs that aren’t hip on little kids tend to make that rather clear, if you’re paying attention to them. 

  • CarrieWhiteeeee

    Erica, you let your husband shoot your family pet in the head? Sick fuckers. I’m glad you’ll never have a dog while you have a baby, or ever, for that matter. Why would you get a pitbull mix and have it around your infant son anyway?? Idiot.

  • Jubilex

    First – *most* animal control regulations allow you to kill your own animal if need be – as long as it was done without malice or with intention to torture the animal – a gunshot to the head usually qualifies as humane.  (obviously local statues may differ – check before assuming)

    Second – how do you think animals are put down outside of a vets office?  Horse breaks a leg… shot.  Animal gets infection and can no longer feed itself – rather than let it suffer… shot.  These are the marks of *responsible* animal ownership – and really I guess if you’ve never worked on or lived on a farm you just don’t understand what it means.

    And unfortunately – once an animal tries to attack a human there is a real good chance that it will again – that’s why even protected species (Grizzlies come to mind right offhand) are killed if they do this kind of crap.  I’m glad someone out there was responsible enough to have a pet they cared for – and still took responsibility for what happens if that animal does something vicious – I’m really sick of seeing stories about dogs where after repeated issues like this they eventually get ahold of someone and cause real damage.

    Any dog can do this – large breeds are strong enough to cause so much damage they make headlines.  After reading this site long enough if you can see the amount of *humans* that have the ability to know better and still act like this – you should be able to cope with the fact that some animals are just *bad* and can snap for *any reason*.

  • LeaveMeBe

    WHO’S over reacting?

  • shargeez2010

    fuck that, I wouldve killed that damn dog myself real shit!!!!!!! I never understood why ppl cared so much about dogs, cats any animal for that matter. they are not human so to ME their lives mean nothing if it comes to my child. I may sound ignorant but I have a 2 year old and this story really upset me. Every one feels sad for the dog. fuck that dog! i will chop of a fuckin dogs, tiger, chimps, head to save my son!!! #done

  • VXIII

    Why do they quarantine the dog if they are going to euthanise him anyway? Dont really make sense.

  • LeaveMeBe

    IKR?!?!?! Stupid bitch shoulda let the dog grab onto the kid and teach that crawling little poop pot a lesson! Dog’s boss round these parts and he was there first! Besides, she can always get knocked up again and pop out another little snot box. Keeeeerist! WTF is wrong with people? Right on, sister, right ON!

    Just kidding. You’re a moron. STFU. 

  • LeaveMeBe

    My brother has a golden also, and his youngest is the same way with her. At times I feel that his play borders on abusive and I’m afraid there will come a day when Sunny no longer can tolerate the “play” he dishes out, and frankly, I won’t blame her or my nephew but I’ll kick my brother’s ass from here to Okinawa.

  • shargeez2010

    first of all shut the fuck up ok!? what are you some type of animal activist, you stupid idiot, this is about a NINE MONTH OLD!!!! the husband did the right thing. animal control my ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Sharnique Perkins

    ppl without avatars skeeve me^^^

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Lordof-Fevers-Andplagues/1813730950 Lordof Fevers Andplagues

     I was attacked by a dog when I was a kid…never cared for them ever since.

  • Sharnique Perkins

    I am sorry to hear that

  • cielodrive

    I can’t imagine being so careless with a baby. Who leaves a one year old alone in a room even without a dog? Poor baby. They claim the dog was never aggressive before? A likely story. There are so many awful parents in the world. The kids pay the price.

  • cielodrive

    Who leaves a one year old baby alone with or without a dog? Trash.Oh and the family claims the dog was never aggressive before. A likely story. I’m sure they will get a slap on the wrist, if anything. Depressing. 

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    True enough, dogs don’t generally hide their emotions. My dog doesn’t like very young children very much. He doesn’t get aggressive, but he does get nervous and hides. I keep him away from my youngest nephew because I don’t know what would happen if he got backed into a corner. Once a kid is old enough to understand how to treat a dog, he’s all over them and loves when the neighborhood kids give him some love and hugs.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    It is to make sure there is no rabies virus. They quarantine for 10 days to see if hydrophobia or any other signs of rabies set in. It is actually a very hard virus to pinpoint and the only way to find out if the dog has it is to allow it to travel to the brain which will cause the symptoms. Once the virus reaches the brain it can be found in slides of brain tissue. This is the only way to confirm rabies, there is no blood test and once symptoms set in it’s nearly always fatal. So they will watch the dog and make sure he is safe so they don’t treat the humans needlessly if they were bitten in the altercation.

    http://www.defra.gov.uk/publications/files/pb13585-rabies-control-strategy-110630.pdf 

  • Shelby Burns

     Maybe it’s because I don’t have kids but I could NEVER hurt my animal. Yeah I’d get rid of it after that, but I can’t imagine shooting my dog. My dog IS my baby so that breaks my heart :(

  • Shelby Burns

     Golden Retrievers are saints. My cousin has one and her kids are jerks and like to poke her with markers and sit on her, but the dog, “Katie”, just adores them and is very protective of them. I used to be afraid she’d snap on them sometimes, but she’s 12 has more patience in her little dog brain than I have in my whole body lol

  • Zazen

    Eek! How did spiders get dragged into this!?!? o.O

  • pikeman

    I wouldn’t go blaming the family when you don’t know the details. I’m sure they are going through enough of their own trauma right now. That would be horrible pulling your kid out of a dogs mouth. I love dogs, but I would be inclined to shoot it, especially if it were my child. 

  • Shelby Burns

     I just pictured you hacking up that zoo full of animals you just listed kung-fu style and it made me laugh.

  • pikeman

    I love dogs. too, but there would be no “getting rid of the dog” after something like this. Even if you opted not to kill the dog, animal control certainly would. Once a dog turns like that, you can’t take any more chances with it.

  • pikeman

    Either way, the dog would have been destroyed.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Well God help you if you’re ever faced with a problem that you don’t know who to call to solve it for you…

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    So if the dog ends up exhibiting signs of hydrophobia, what will the treatment for the faceless baby corpse consist of?

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    Because they need to observe for Rabies. Rabies is serious shit; it’s fatal, and they need to know if one dog has it because that means they got it from another dog or animal. We can’t have animals with rabies running around biting people. So if this dog did have rabies, it turns into this thing where they need to find the animal that infected it and kill it so that the infected animal doesn’t go biting more people and animals. It’s really just a precaution.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    WTF this should have been in reply to DKOS. Oh well. Too lazy to try to fix it now.

  • JGo555

    Rhodesians aren’t good “baby” dogs.

    With that said & being that he IS half Rhodesian… IT WAS A PITBULL!

    We can clearly see that the child is dressed in a costume (because if he wasn’t I WOULD LOVE TO SEE HOW YOU FUCK A BEE, GET AWAY WITHOUT IT DYING & having to pop out said BEEMAN) so the Pitbull got dressed as a Ridgeback/Mastiff mix.

    You can clearly see the indesicion as to pick a breed to look tough but adorable only to make the attack.

  • JGo555

    They would’ve done the same thing only it would’ve been more expensive.

    I see nothing wrong with what she did & you can ask around: I LOVE ALL ANIMALS, except cats.

  • megaflytron

     It may not have been outright aggression per se, but prey drive, which is just natural instinct for a dog.

  • JGo555

    And you have a reason for it.

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  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Yeah, cats belong in microwaves.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    I just did, Lovely! It’s a short one but I’ll work on the other one. Heart you. :-)

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    and dogs hate you

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    I know this will make sense to me if I just keep re-reading it…

  • JohnQknowitall

    Pitbull lovers must be so thrilled that a different bread attacks people too.

  • Wildheart

    I saw this on the news last night and heard the father speak about it…..I remember him saying “His grandmother saw the whole thing happen right in front of her.”  I can’t even imagine what that family’s going through right now.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Well…

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Well, at least the one who tried to turn him into a chew toy.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Maybe the dog saw Face/Off too many times and got some weird dog-ideas in its head.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Stapling the face back on? Seriously, as I pointed out the dog could have bitten someone else trying to stop the attack or infected bodily fluids could have entered through a mucus membrane. Rabies is extremely virulent. 

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    I am fairly certain you are wrong.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Where the fuck have you been? ((((hugs))))

  • neenaP

     Animal control doesn’t shoot anything or carry guns. The animal didn’t touch the child only went for him so it would have been taken to a shelter and evaluated. If it was deemed unadoptable it would euthanized with a sedative not shot.

  • neenaP

    Animal control only confiscates the animal they dont kill anything. Thats left up to a vet.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Sorry, Zazen. I handed DKOS the perfect lead-in to follow up with a zombie joke. She didn’t bite.

  • pikeman

    I don’t know where you are getting your info, but that certainly is not true. As you can see in this article, animal control took the dog, where it will be quarantined for ten days, then destroyed.

    In any case with a vicious dog in or near city limits, animal control, and or police will get involved NOT a vet.

  • Zazen

    Well yeah her.But she was a bitch anyway.

  • neenaP

    according to the law he doesn’t have the right to shoot the animal which didn’t actually touch the child. Simply calling the police to handle it would have been a proper response. If you can murder your own pet for acting like an animal will by instinct dont have pets!

  • Valerie

     My little sister was the same way with my niece and her dog, until he bit her. Now he is my dog and I don’t let my children torment him (btw, he is a chocolate lab), I have never had any issues with him.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERLPTWEHGEZOVJY2CEVEV267EY Centurion

    makes no sense.  horrible situation.  they even put the dog down.  Homies rape and murder children everyday, and nothing happens to them, yet this dog had to be killed.  If we as a nation can start doing that to all the baby raping homies…the US would be a better place

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ERLPTWEHGEZOVJY2CEVEV267EY Centurion

     If only we could put down all the baby rapists, the way they did this dog. 

  • neenaP

     Animal control doesn’t allow someone to discharge a firearm to kill an animal who hasn’t even attacked. Also that would be a police matter and that person could easily be hauled into court. Don’t have pets and kids if you cant control them. Sorry but I dont agree with shooting an animal you can disagree with me thats not going to change my mind. One of my closest friends was an SPCA officer and an animal control officer for many years, and my mother worked at a shelter for 15 years. I am getting my info from them .

  • Zazen

    Rofl!

  • neenaP

    or they are trash who dont know how to handle situations the appropriate way. I have heard of people killing an animal who went after a child and they were charged with needless killing.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    So did this happen before or after they opened the presents? I hope they kept the receipts…

  • cielodrive

    Hey, moron parents: don’t leave a one year old alone.EVER. With a dog or without. Care for your little ones. You say the dog never showed signs of aggression? You’re probably lying. It doesn’t matter–you’ll get the usual slap on the wrist. Disgusting.

  • LeaveMeBe

    LOL! Damn that DKOS. She is not going to be in charge of the food or weapons when the Zombie Apocalypse comes. She can carry the extra underpants. :P

  • Athena

    Yeah, she has kids, and she’s just as emotional and self-righteous about that, too. :P

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Hey moron: you already said the same thing earlier. Twice. And @pikeman:disqus already corrected you last time; the baby wasn’t alone – he was being watched by his grandmother.

  • Eliza Berntsen

    He’s done it once- it doesn’t mean that he won’t do it again.

    How bad was the bite? Was it a warning bite or a proper bite? We had a dog that was some mixed breed- can’t really remember, I think it was a lab and a German Shepard or something like that, looked like a crooked Collie. Well, anyway, my brother, who was about 5 at the time tried to steal the dog’s food whilst it was eating and he got bitten- by bitten I mean that the dog grabbed his hand and just growled, but didn’t dig his teeth in or anything. It was a warning bite to lay off his food. That was the only time he did it as well and never did it again.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Good idea. With those two manslaves of hers, that’s a lot of extra underwear-carrying capacity. Lord knows we’ll need plenty.

  • Eliza Berntsen

    Wasn’t there a story not that long ago about a Golden Retriever mauling several people to death? I can’t remember if I read it here or somewhere else. So no dog is a saint- some are just better tempered than others. 

  • Eliza Berntsen

    Was it a baguette? Or a bagel?

  • wyrosjr

    Common sense would know you don’t trust a dog of this size around a babe. Unfortunately, many peoples experience with a variety of animals consists of having watched lots of disney movies.

  • wyrosjr

    Although sad, he did the right thing imo.

  • wyrosjr

    Yeah? Chief of police told me on the phone to kill some dogs that were loitering on my property. Regional differences I suppose. It’s a big country.

  • JohnQknowitall

    A pretzel actually. I hate autocorrect.

  • UniqueMommy1984

    I probably would have done the same thing to be honest. 

  • UniqueMommy1984

    Not my kitty :-( 

  • UniqueMommy1984

    We got rid of a dog while I was pregnant because she didn’t like kids. She was a little mini pin but still could do some damage if she bit my son. Plus, she was toy and food aggressive with certain people. I was probably one of the few people who could take stuff away from her without getting bite. We waited until my son was about five years old before we got another dog and ended up with a cat too. The dog is pretty good with kids, he’s actually a mastiff/pit mix about 130 pounds but I still wouldn’t trust him alone with any kids. The neighbors have a little boy who likes to come over and pet him when I take him outside. Which is fine but then he wants the dog to chase him and that scares the living crap out of me when he does that. I make sure to keep the dog in control. He already wants to go after rabbits, birds and squirrels. I just hope he doesn’t see the little boy as that. 

  • Eliza Berntsen

    Oh yes, the wonders of autocorrect. There have been many of times when I had found myself in rather compromising situations because of it.

    Pretzels are actually lethal.

  • Babydoll0630

    My son just had his first birthday, so sad.  With that said, he’s never allowed around my dog I’ve had for almost 10 years b/c she’s a bitch, and I know that.  I keep her kenneled up unless he’s in his walker or playpen.  She’s a chihuahua and snippy.  When he gets older she will just hide from him.  Wish I kept my Italian Greyhound =(  she would be a lot of fun for him. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4A3X22MM7BACABR2CSA6LBPM5Q Leslie

    I think someone should check on your son because a reaction like that shows that your sperm donor is abusive and unable to control his temper. 

  • ultracreep

    Dogs (especially those of the larger variety) often see small children as prey. Good idea not to let them do much mixing until the child is older. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4A3X22MM7BACABR2CSA6LBPM5Q Leslie

    The individuals on this site attacking neenaP are pretty stupid.  There were several things that could have been done to ensure the safety of the child before shooting the dog.  How about we do not get animals we really can not care for or want.  I have children and animals and I love and care for them both.  Did this fuck wad look for a home for this animal, did he attempt to contact animal control.  I don’t respect the sperm donor or the cum receptacle Erica Gieras I think that poor child needs to be checked on.

  • ultracreep

     Agreed. I had a rescue animal who snapped it’s jaws a fraction of an inch from my 7 year old’s face. We had animal control come euthanize the animal. Dogs who feel the need to attempt to bite children who are simply sitting there in the face don’t need to be in the gene pool. (This was a pit as well, and I am a great admirer of the breed and therefore don’t want poor representatives of it able to cause more damage or have offspring that will.) However, as I’ve said before, babies and very small children with big dogs are often an accident waiting to happen because them crawling about on the floor can trigger prey drive in the dog.

  • ultracreep

    :( No microwave kitties! (They’re just not crispy unless you bake them in the oven!)

  • ultracreep

     I’m speechless at the tastelessness of this post.

  • ultracreep

    I was attacked as well, when I was 11. Bitten through my cheek by a Chow Chow, 13 stitches, but I had so many good experiences with dogs before that, and I understood afterward exactly how I triggered the dog and that the dog had been poorly socialized therefore I was able to overcome my fear and know that not every dog had the same pathology going on as the dog that bit me, but I can totally understand not wanting to put yourself in that position again, especially if you were more seriously injured. 

  • ultracreep

     Yes, I’ve adored my pets, but I’d kill them dead in a minute before I’d let them hurt my children (or to be honest, anyone else’s.)  It’s one thing if someone’s abusing an animal and it becomes agressive, it’s quite another if the animal snaps out of the blue because it doesn’t like kids. There’s no way in the world I’m ever going to know whether or not it will get around another child and hurt them, therefore, gotta go. When I was growing up they shot dogs that killed chickens, yet we still had plenty of dogs around that wouldn’t touch them. If you’d kill one over a chicken, why not a baby?

  • StarTheory

    Yes Leslie because name calling like that equals pure klass. Yes, with K. Simmer down.

  • Jubilex

     http://www.pet-abuse.com/pages/animal_cruelty/shooting.php – this link is about pet abuse – note the part where it says that in many cases it’s legal to shoot someone *elses* dog.

    http://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/dog-book/chapter9-2.html – this one details legality of shooting a dog for *menacing* chickens – if it’s legal to do in the case of a dog going after a chicken (without actually hurting one) then I’m going to go on the record as saying going after a 9 month old is also OK.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/pets/PA_appeals_court_says_its_ok_to_shoot_your_dog__.html  – this one details how in Penn. it’s been decided it’s still ok to shoot your dog.

    As I pointed out above – the law varies by *county* and *state* – however in plenty of places it’s still legal to shoot your pet to produce a *humane* death.

    Animal control is only authorized by the statues that are on the books – and there is no universal law for the entire country regarding this matter.

    Where I live by statute it’s still legal to euthanize your animal as long as it’s done humanly.  You can also bury it in your own yard if so desired (not legal in many places!).

  • StarTheory

    I don’t even like dogs and wouldn’t consider owning one for many reasons. I have a 11 month old and if I did have a dog I would have reacted like your husband. That’s not a safe animal to have around anyone if it reacts that aggressively. Even taking it to the shelter ensures that dog could hurt someone else. I value human life a thousand times more than a pet.

  • StarTheory

    Troll

  • pikeman

    That poster has been around for awhile and is always bitching people out, that’s why the avatar cracks me up, because it looks like this little computer thing that is flipping people off and bitching people out. 

  • pikeman

    Well, who gives a fuck what you think. You’re not in charge of such matters (Thank God). There have been many before you, and many after you who throw their opinions out, and insult others, just to make themselves look better, when all they’re  doing is making themselves look like a troll, and a miserable one at that.

    I remember old posts of yours being like this too. Whatever.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2BDOCDTEWMOIEXWKSQBGNVJ4A Mark

    Attack: to set upon in a forceful, violent, hostile, or aggressive way, with or without a weapon; 

    Yea, don’t see where shooting the family dog was the wrong decision. I guess you would only start to consider it being acceptable if the dog actually got a hold of the 9 month old son.

  • kimbev69

    Didnt she say her son was attacked and blood was drawn, i would have reacted the same way and i love animals but see my 9 month old bleeding from the neck i would do exactly that, i mean if you saw a person stab your child and u had a gun wouldnt you react out of your protective nature i know from past experience i would rather handle that situation than let the law handle it ineptly as they do

  • kimbev69

    I was mistaken about the kid being attacked but if the dog was so protective of his toys you can bet we would have eventually read about this poor baby having his head mauled off by a dog personally i couldnt take it to the pound and let it maul some other baby could u?

  • kimbev69

    So give a dog who attacks a baby to some unsuspecting family and let their kid get eaten hmmm

  • kimbev69

    My friend who is an animal control officer in newark nj carries a gun and has shot animals like raccoons possums large rats and dogs

  • kimbev69

    The very first case of dogs mauling an infant to death happened when i was about ten and it was two chihuahas when left alone in the living room knocked over a basinet and killed the infant

  • kimbev69

    I would say daddy of the year, it seems he would do anything to protect his family

  • kimbev69

    We adopted a lab a few months ago who is so attached to me and protective of me and my daughter, i will not let her alone with the dog and also she gets time out and has to apologize lol to kato when she harms her, i think parents that allow an animal to be abused are friggen idiots and should not have pets

  • kimbev69

    My biggest issue with my new dog is that if someone comes in my house she tries to protect us by sitting on us and my daughter and are not fans of this lol

  • Caridade37

    I don’t have dogs nor cats, we have goldfish. I just don’t trust animals around my children especially dogs plus I’m just not a animal person. I feel so bad for this family though I have seen the trust some people have with there pets around there children, but if this had been my dog I’m sorry I would’ve shot it up or any dog for that matter. It surprises me the love people have for there dog but at the end of the day they have to realize that it is still a animal. 

  • kniption

    Erica… When I was 5-years-old and on my way to the house from the school bus, I would take a handful of tall grass to the fence of a pasture where my family had horses.  I did it every day.  One day, instead of one of our regular horses coming to eat it, a new horse that we had just bought came over.  It ate the grass I handed it.  Then bit me on the side of my waist, picked me up, shook me, and dropped me.  I ran crying into the house.   I had horse-teeth marks/bruises that covered about half my stomach.
     
    I still remember my dad on the phone with the previous owner.  He said “My next call is to the bank to stop payment on the check.  In one hour I will shoot the horse.  If you get here before then, he’ll be a lot easier to load into your trailer.”
     
    The guy was there to get the horse about 30 minutes later – no discussion.  I have no doubt – no doubt – my dad would have dropped that horse at exactly 60 minutes.
     
    The old man had his issues, but protecting us kids wasn’t one of them.  I will always remember him as doing the right thing that day.  Your husband did too.  Anyone that thinks otherwise can fuck off.

  • Shauna Olsen

    We had an Alaskan Huskie, big brute of a dog at over 140 pounds solid muscle. Never once bit  any one of us and was fiercely protective of our family but mostly my mother and I. Then one day my mom accidently startled “Mickey”, when he was sleeping and he lunged and bit her in the face tearing off her nose and upper lip. Thankfully my stepdad was there and punched the dog and got him off my moms face. They had to put him down after that since Mickey knew he had hurt my mother and would growl and snarl at her if she came near him after that. It was a one time deal and my mom cried when they put him down, but knew he would have attacked her again. Dogs, and even cats may be our domestic buddies but they are still animals and can revert or snap with no warning what so ever. I feel so bad for the parents and grandparents who had to see their child/grandchild viciously attacked and killed by the dog that they felt was harmless. That poor baby boy….

  • Shauna Olsen

     Same here. I would have grabbed my 9mil and put one between the eyes. I love our dogs but when it comes to my babies…any of them…the dog bites them or attacks and we will be minus a pet. No second thoughts. It is not often when they attack unprovoked but lately it seems to be happening more and more often, what are they putting in our dogs food???

  • pikeman

    I can think of a multitude of reasons for an animal control officer to be carrying a gun in Newark, NJ. If the city rats don’t get you, the hood rats will.

  • lizard_spock

    I was going to comment on the story above until I saw this thread.  In what world do you live in that animal control doesn’t carry guns?!?!?  We had a mother bear and her two cubs one night in our backyard.  AC and the game warden himself came out the next morning.  He had quite the arsenal in his truck as well as the AC guy.

    And it’s not just for the cougars and bears around here either.

    A family just 2 houses down about 8 years ago had a bull mastiff.  Sweet dog.  One day it just chomped down on the head of a their daughter’s kitten and ripped it to shreds.  The mother was expecting – she was due in about 2 weeks.  They knew they couldn’t have the dog around with a small baby in the house now that it had tasted blood.  They knew they couldn’t give the dog away as it would be in danger of attacking another family so they called AC and they said they would take the dog and euthanize it unless they wanted to take care of it themselves which they were allowed by law to do.  The husband took the dog and shot it once in the head.  Dog never knew it was coming.

    The husband couldn’t take it to the shelter because he couldn’t stand the thought of the dog dying slowly as he had to put down an old dog he had before that way and he still remembers the pained look on his dog’s face.

    So please, don’t start talking about how people are trash and the such when you really don’t understand the whole story.

  • lizard_spock

    I feel for the father of your son as he did what he had to do.  It must not have been easy but he still did it to protect your son and that is what matters,

    Pay no attention to the people who like to judge without thinking things through in a logical manner.

  • lizard_spock

    I just read this story and my husband read about it earlier.  This is just too sad.  I can’t fathom how people can go through this and then find the strength to go on.

    Please don’t blame the parents.  We always want to put the blame on someone, so that somewhere deep in our conscience we can say they deserved that, but it was just a tragic accident.  Could it have been avoided?  Yes and I’m sure they have thought about all the ways they could have but hindsight is 20/20.

  • neenaP

     Not where I live, they call for back up. I know the AC guy personally for 20 years. Here a dog would be quarantined then euthanized , never shot in the head. We have animal cruelty laws on the books in NJ.

  • lalalandmamma

    We got a new German Shepard/ Lab mix from the LA County shelter when my dd was 2 or so. It didn’t show any aggression at the shelter to us or the kid and we were told it was good with kids. At home was a different story though. We were outside doing whatever. The dog was doing dog stuff, we went to pet it, play with it, the dog bit DD on the face in an instant. I told my husband that the dog needed to be euthanized because of its aggression problems. I am not sure he really told them the real story, i just hope if he didn’t do what i said, it didn’t kill or maim a human later on. 

    My grandfather shot our dog Rusty in 1979 because he wouldn’t stop killing our chickens. Better 1 dog than the food our family relied on to survive. Remember no matter how much you love them, animals are not humans unless you mean dolphins or whales but that’s a story for another day.

    /*Realized i should have replied later down teh thread*/

    We still had our other dog a mini dachsi. who is really more fat than mini, but she is sweet.

  • neenaP

     Aw he couldnt beat having the dog out down humanely so he shot it himself. Sorry but that is just fucked up!!! Where the hell do you live? lemme guess these people lived in a trailer park.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1069158605 Randy Whisnant

    When you have an animal look at it and weigh the consequences of what would happen if the animal goes ape shit. A 120lb dog has the potential to go through several full grown capable adult human beings unscathed. 

  • lalalandmamma

    I was also severely bitten by a chow chow on my butt when I was 8, walking between the canal and my friends backyard to her house. The dog knocked over its dog house it pulled the chain so hard to get to me (it was rural Louisiana 1982, all dogs outside are chained up). I was deathly afraid of all dogs until my 20s. I don’t really know what happened to that dog. I remember being at the local doctors office after passing out on the grass and how much it hurt to wash my butt where the stitches were.

  • kimbev69

    Lmao this guy is an asshole too and brags about it

  • lizard_spock

    Actually no, most of these people are Microsoft people.  When his dog had been euthanized, it had jerked quite a bit on the table and he and the vet had to hold him down.  That did fuck him up.

  • http://twitter.com/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    Agreed. I commend your father and the father of Erica’s baby. Being a parent means doing any and everything to protect your child if need be.

  • http://twitter.com/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    I feel so wrong for laughing out loud in thread about a poor baby who lost his life. YOU SUCK SHELBY!!

  • http://twitter.com/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    What she said!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4A3X22MM7BACABR2CSA6LBPM5Q Leslie

    You were not there, you do not know that the dog was attacking that baby, what you know is someone writing that this happened.  A competent pet owner would ensure that a child is not in the vicinity of a dog that can attack. Again neither one of these geniuses thought about that before they had the baby.  Again what is the sperm donor gonna do when the child hits it’s sibling. someone needs to check on that baby.

  • neenaP

     He works for microsoft and killed his own dog? I know a few people that work for Microsoft up near seattle, nope they dont shoot thier own pets to death.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    “little computer thing” !? LOL – I can just picture Err’s response to this description of him hahaha.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_bomb_scare

  • colliefreak

    I am willing to bet that the dog did not intend to make contact with your baby or he would have. Dogs are much faster than we are and very deliberate. It sounds from your post as if your dog made an inhibited warning bite/ air snap. He was “warning” your baby not to touch his toy.
    I wish that people would do their research and work with their dogs in order to prepare for a baby’s arrival and continue to work with and properly supervise both children and pets. The information is out there. I am fairly certain that it is illegal to shoot your dog. Where I live it is, without a doubt.
    Very upsetting story. I can understand Neena’s reaction.

  • colliefreak

     Resource guarding is pretty common and can be modified and managed. This dog was not a candidate to live with small children, but could possibly have been placed with an experienced adult home or home with teenagers, if that was the only issue that he presented.

  • pikeman

    Holy shit! Wow, that was an interesting article about how they used that same image as a bomb hoax. I take it Err is Cielodrive or whataver the hell. I had no idea. Makes you wonder if ol’ Cie was in on it.

  • colliefreak

     Animal Control in my county does not carry guns. They are however, equipped to euthanize animals in the field if necessary, usually injured wildlife. Aggressive dogs are transported to the shelter for evaluation. After being evaluated, the dog either is euthanized at the shelter by animal care technicians, placed in foster care, or put up for adoption with limits on what type of family or home would be suitable.

  • colliefreak

     Unique Mommy, your instincts are correct. If the little boy runs around flapping and acting like prey, take your dog inside or continue walking away. The worst thing you can do is allow your dog to chase him or stand there while your dog is staring at the kid behaving that way.

  • pikeman

    Oh, I see now! Err is the little computer thingy sitting on the big computer thingy’s head. I never watched that cartoon.

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/f/f5/Recurring_Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force_characters.png/250px-Recurring_Aqua_Teen_Hunger_Force_characters.png

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Yes, I meant a response from the cartoon character, not the other commenter – and it would involve a hyperspastic verbal assault of profanity, crude insults, and repeatedly flipping you off.

    If you’ve never seen ATHF, be warned: it’s the sort of cartoon people either love to death (mostly potheads) or absolutely despise (everyone else.)

  • lespacino

     remind me never to go near your dog- I am very deer-like…

  • lespacino

     Standing ovation!

  • lespacino

     yeah, “needless killing” is a well known breech of law in most states. :p

  • lespacino

     I’m imagining these conversations right now: “Hi, Mom/friend, I’m on dreamin’ demon and these people are talking about shooting a dog that tried to attack a kid. I need some solid information to give them, because everyone knows there’s nothing more foolproof and trustworthy- on the internet- than saying you know somebody who knows something. Thanks!”

  • lespacino

     damn it! Why did you have to provide links? Her mom and friend know stuff- and she’s getting her info from them! Your links look fancy and all, but I am going with her info- she even uses legal terminology “needless killing!”

  • lespacino

    You can’t “murder” any animal. Murder (or homicide) is a crime that only pertains to the killing of humans. You can kill an animal, yes; Murder it, no.

  • lespacino

     so the animal could potentially attempt to attack someone else? Honestly, in this scenario I’m more worried about your kids- Erica’s family’s clearly willing to do whatever they deem necessary to protect theirs.

  • lespacino

     By your own reasoning, “you were not there, you do not know that the dog was [shot], what you know is someone writing that this happened.”

  • lespacino

     That is so false I don’t even know where to start. Do you have secret government files that also show cigarettes do not cause cancer?

  • lespacino

     Ha!

  • lespacino

     Ah, Jersey- never heard anything but good things about the state- smells good, too. Where do you live that you only have one animal control guy?

  • pikeman

    Very deer like? Well, you might not want to come around this area then, especially during hunting season. :P

  • lespacino

     Do you also know some neurosurgeons? You know a lot of people, in a lot of fields…must be your winning personality that draws them to you!

  • lespacino

     Amen!

  • pikeman

    Well, that’s a matter of opinion, really. If someone intentially kills a dog for no reason, then in my opinion, they murdered the dog. That’s only my opinion, not a legal opinion. However, man makes these rules which makes it easier to murder animals without it looking like they were actually murdered.

    Alright, I’m confusing myself now.

  • pikeman

    I’ve heard nightmare stories about wild dogs that roam the swamps of Jersey that you never want to run into.

  • pikeman

    I’m with you. JGO is hitting the sauce or something. It sounds very interesting, especially the part about the dude fucking the bee (ouch) but I can’t make heads or tails of it.

  • lizard_spock

    I talked to EVERYONE at Microsoft and none of them know you.  :P  Actually, I said people from Microsoft live around here – I didn’t say this guy did or did not work for MS.  But you know, the fact that people think the people who work at MS all drive Subarus, ride their bicycles on the weekend and are greenies is one of the best urban myths around.

    They’re the ones who can afford the real cool state-of-the-art guns.

  • neenaP

     Oh you know my friends husband then , cool.

  • CarrieWhiteeeee

    Hahahaha yea! That’s exactly what I said! Let dogs eat babies! Really all I meant by my comment is that if you have a child, you shouldn’t bring animals/ people/ objects that might cause injury or death to your child. My dog is a mean little son of a bitch and he would probably bite a baby ( he’s a chihuahua, so obviously the damage wouldn’t be life threatening) , so my solution is to keep him away from kids. I might have been too harsh, but the thought of splattering my little dogs brains out really made me upset! P.S – I assure you, I’m not a moron. I’ve been lurking on this site since 2009. I love you guys! I’m addicted!

  • CarrieWhiteeeee

    I thought I had an avatar :/ its not showing up.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    It wasn’t earlier; it is now.

  • http://talkinshitwithshannieandboo.blogspot.com/ BooBooKittyFuck

     Have you seen Old Yeller? Even Disney is alright with a little animal homicide. Once an animal stops being your pet and looks at your kid as a snack, I think taking ‘em out zombie style is A-O-Fucking-Kay.

  • http://talkinshitwithshannieandboo.blogspot.com/ BooBooKittyFuck

    Last year, a pregnant chick that was a pit bull advocate was killed and half eaten by the dog she tried to rehab…so maybe Snappy Pups just aren’t meant to be with anyone.

  • http://talkinshitwithshannieandboo.blogspot.com/ BooBooKittyFuck

     Cats suck…baby soul stealing son of a pusses.

  • Jubilex

    For the non-snarky answer … rabies is transmitted through saliva, not just bites.  That is why they let the dog sit for 10 days, so they don’t have to recommend treatment for the family members that had contact with the dog.

    Rabies vaccine treatment is expensive – and painful – but on the other hand once you have symptoms it’s almost always fatal.  The few people who have survived have no explanation as to why.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    This area either…. i hate to admit it, but the people around here are fucking stupid. Gotta love Floriduh. I look forward to hunting season. I do not look forward to the people I have to share the woods with. Even while squirrel hunting shit can get scary.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Um… i have never seen a dog toy that resembles an infant. That’s a lawsuit waoting to happen and unless youare giving your dog dolls to play with, i dont see where that just came from…… just saying. Sorry for any typos. On the crapper with my tablet….. last night was a whiskey and beer night…….fml.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Pitbulls ARE the worst. Great for pig hunting. Not so great family dogs. I’ve owned seven. All but one was a major fucking asshole. Sure they were all great sometimes…. ever seen them on a pig? Oh, and the dog in this story was a ridgeback mix. They didnt use them in Africa to hunt lions because they were all cuddly. Ridgebacks were used for their size, intelligence, and viciousness. KILLER family dogs though. Just awesome. Had one for 15 years. Pitbull/ridgeback mix. Dog was a bastard but nobody touched my shit. So what if i had to beat him with a broom to get his big ass out of my truck. 15 years of that shit and you would think he learned. Yea…

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Sorry neena. But you are an idiot. If a dog goes for my kid then im going to either snap its fucking neck or shoot it in the face. Animal control is just going to put it down anyways. Save em the trouble. I have read your other responses. Do you fuck dogs on your spare time or what? Its a DOG. If it goes after a child then in needs to be dead. Scumbag? Because you were there, right? People like you make me want to hit people. And that ain’t a good thing. City folks…. fml…. you can kiss my fucking ass.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Sorry neena. But you are an idiot. If a dog goes for my kid then im going to either snap its fucking neck or shoot it in the face. Animal control is just going to put it down anyways. Save em the trouble. I have read your other responses. Do you fuck dogs on your spare time or what? Its a DOG. If it goes after a child then in needs to be dead. Scumbag? Because you were there, right? People like you make me want to hit people. And that ain’t a good thing. City folks…. fml…. you can kiss my fucking ass.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    I’d like to kick you in the face for being such a fucking douchebag. Is that enough sperm donor abusiveness for you? Stupid fucking piece of shit. If your dog goes after my kid, i will rip its head off with a pocketknife if i have to. Quit being such a judgmental pussy.

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/WildlifeSeriaLKiller Darrell FIne

    Im not sur where the fucking comment i just typed went because i am on my tablet. But the point i was making was that you need to have your ass handed to you for making such a stupid comment. If i was at your house and your dog attacked my child in a vicious manner. You would no longer have a dog. Fuck you and your lame comment. Any DAD who loves there child would do the same thing. Sperm donor? Fuck you. Sorry piece of trash. Lame ass bunny loving hippy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7N6KYE5OZO7WNUYTTYEDVWOINE Marysa Nieves

    Whoa….Usually such name calling is reserved for subjects, not commenters!!!! Retract those claws….

  • JGo555

    Oh I used to like cats, but then I got into gardening & hating how they ripped up the garbage bags.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7N6KYE5OZO7WNUYTTYEDVWOINE Marysa Nieves

    “No, don’t kill the poor baby vicious doggy!”

    Oohhhhh, blow it out your rear! Wait until some big dog attacks/potentially your offspring & then see how you’d react when your animal instyinct kicks in to protect your young……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7N6KYE5OZO7WNUYTTYEDVWOINE Marysa Nieves

    ovely, then. You obviously live in Utopia, then. Please. Stay. There.

  • kymberlyn

    Maybe this has already been said (I dunno, too many comments to read through them all)..I read an article that said that the baby was just learning to walk and grabbed the dog by his ears as leverage to stand up. That’s why the dog attacked..So sad

  • malq

    I think the father looks more like a killer pit-bull than anything. they should re-investigate this crime

  • Omalley

    When my hub was a kid (about 8 or so) he was bitten in the face by the family’s Norwegian Elkhound. The dog had been raised with the family but hub came up behind it to give it a treat and startled it. Luckily all hub needed was a few stitches but he still has the scar. His family kept the dog, which I NEVER would have - that dog would’ve been shipped out that very day.

    We don’t have a dog, and I always watch my little people carefully around any dogs. BUT, my old neighbors used to have a CAT that I’m convinced was satan spawned. Good thing it died before they had kids! The cat was huge and absolutely dangerous. I used to feed it for them when they were on vacation and frankly was afraid him (and I love cats.) He was unpredictable and lunged at my head a few times, and he wasn’t playing. I remember them having visitors who were also afraid of the cat and asked if he could be put away during the visit, and they laughed & refused. Messed up people.

  • kimbev69

    why would they say the baby was in the process of being attacked if he wasn’t, wow you just think people would lie about this then report it..why? i mean they could have buried the dog and no one would have been the wiser

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Take my advice, arguing with her is useless. 

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    I’m a city folks. :(

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Horses and ponies can be the biggest assholes sometimes. 

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    :P

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    They’re not manslaves, sheesh. One is actually my Dom, so :P. Although I don’t like carrying things much. I’m more of the brains of the outfit. I have a weird bardic knowledge ability that is always useful. I can also bring a medical person and an engineer friend to the zombie survival picture. 
    I am also a dead accurate shot, a light sleeper, and hypersensate. I’m useful guys.

  • neenaP

    I hope to god you dont own any pets since you are so willing to shoot them. You probably also beat your kids with a  belt, leave weapons around them, and think Larry the cable is a real person. David Cross does a great imitation of people like you, mindless and simple. You want to hit someone because they own a gun and kill their pets. Well my dear some of us have brains that have developed beyond the Neanderthal stage.

  • AngelsMom0806

    Like a brick wall.

  • AngelsMom0806

    Me too. :-(

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

    It’s really sad. And dogs are dogs….to own them is to always, always somewhere know that they are an animal. Capable of having a bad day, experience, pain, etc. I don’t blame the parents here so much. Or well anymore then I do the dog..I too have always watched my kids around our family pets….and she’s big enough now to know how to treat a dog and how to not interact with strange dogs…But there is always that risk. And the more powerful the breed of dog..The more severe the damage.

  • Valerie

     Just a warning, she was dragging him around by his ears (he suffered an awful aural hematoma because of it and now he has a cauliflower ear). I would never put a dog down over a provoked bite, Cocoa had dealt with it for years, now he is old and has arthritis, he needed to be in a better place, so I adopted him. My kids NEVER play unsupervised with either of my dogs, and they know not to hurt a dog. If he had bitten her unprovoked, I would have had him put to sleep/told my sister to put him to sleep. The bite left a small red mark on her, no broken skin or blood. I am one of the first people to yell about putting a dog down that bites unprovoked. I have volunteered at shelters and I have seen way too many good dogs put down for me to keep a dog that will bite.

  • LeaveMeBe

    That was a lot harsh, not a little. And if you’ve been lurking you should know that. You called them “sick fuckers” for what I consider a fairly normal reaction to a situation (obviously not a reaction you wwould have) but a fairly normal one where I come from. The thought of blowing my pet’s head off upsets me too, but if that PET were to try and end my CHILD’S life, I bet I could blow it’s brains out without a moments hesitation. It’s primal, just like the dog’s instinct is. I just felt like you were unecessarily viscious towards Erica and I didn’t like it one bit either so I wrote in an exaggerated way to try and make you see what your comment appeared like. Sorry about the STFU and moron comment. I am normally way more balanced and easy going.

  • pikeman

    But Larry the cable guy is a real person.

  • pikeman

    Yeah, I’d save those comments for Leslie.

  • pikeman

    Hey Darrell, make sure you reply to her and let her have it, so it comes out under her shitty comment! What she said was completely out of line.

  • tdavid6

    I guess I don’t understand. I would put a bullet in the brain of a human being attacking my child and ripping their face off. I wouldn’t hesitate to kill an animal. I don’t advocate cruelty to animals, as a matter of fact, I think it’s abhorrent. I’m a dog lover. I love my children more.

  • neenaP

    I was responding to the post about someone shooting a dog in the head for lunging at a child( the child wasn’t hurt) not this article. The dog in this article wasn’t shot.

  • pikeman

    I find your comments on this thread to be very cheap and distasteful. Yes, maybe Erica’s husband could have given the dog away. I have a dog of my own that I would never want to hurt, yet I don’t have to because he doesn’t turn on children. I love dogs, and hate animal abuse, you can ask anyone on here that reads my comments. Yet, once a dog turns on a child, your own child, how can you ever trust it again?

    Of course, I realize I am dealing with an ignoramus who resorts to insulting other posters (and this woman isn’t even the one who shot the dog) by calling them such rude and distasteful things as “sperm donors” and “cum recepticles”! That’s really fucked up. How would you like it if I called you “a no good gutter-slut” for your fucking high and mighty opinion? Like they say, opinions are like assholes, and yours is like a big stinky, sweaty asshole, so fuck off!

  • tdavid6

    My dog was my baby too until I had kids. I still love dogs. But when you have kids, your perspective on who’s higher on the food chain (the kid or the dog) does change – at least it did for me.

  • tdavid6

    Fair enough, but where is the line? My dog snapped my son in the face, but it didn’t draw blood. Was that an attack? Do you only break out the gun after the dog has started the flesh-ripping and limb snapping?

  • tdavid6

    Me three

  • tdavid6

    Had a chow chow that was my baby before I had kids. I even had a seatbelt for hher to ride in the front seat of my car. Then she snapped at my 18 month old son’s face. After I almost killed her I gave her away to someone else, who was a single guy with no kids. I know it’s hard to believe, but I still love the breed. I like that they are discriminating and aloof, not all hyper and needy. However, they are terrible dogs for kids. They are too skittish and kids move way too fast around them. Nobody can blame someone for hating dogs if they were attacked by one. I’m glad my son was too young to remember his experience.

  • pikeman

    Wow, I would have never guessed that Utopia was in New Jersey.

  • tdavid6

    In one of the pictures of this kid that I saw on another news site, his dad was holding him over the dog and he was petting the dog on top of the head (which I read that dogs actually do not like, they interpret that as a sign of disrespect). The picture shows the dogs ears laid back, and the whites of his eyes showing. Experienced dog owners know the signs when dogs start looking anxious. I agree that there may have been previous signs that were either innocently overlooked, or blatantly ignored. Sometimes people just cannot come to terms with the fact that their “first baby” would ever harm their real baby.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    People lie online? Who would do something like that?

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    I thought it was just really good animation. 

  • Sharnique Perkins

    lol, your reply got more likes than my comment….#you’reWINNING!

  • Sharnique Perkins

    “I LOVE YOU GUYS! I’M ADDICTED”<—#fanfail

  • onlyme356

    As much as we want to say dogs are domesticated, they are still animals with animal instincts. They do things we can’t explain at times. It’s a terrible thing that happened to this baby and also sad that they’ll have to lose their dog as well. If only humans would be put down just as quickly after “senslesly” killing another. At least a dog has an excuse.

  • onlyme356

    Needless killing? The dog went after the babies neck …. What am I missing here? The animal would be likely to attack again, perhaps they should have sent it to a shelter, but those types of dogs are rarely adopted, and are put down anyway.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I didn’t get what you meant at first until I went back and read the whole thread. But now I do. When I commented to Carrie yesterday there were only like a dozen comments. Wow. Bunch of panties wadded up around here, ain’t there?

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Wait, what? How’d you know about my collection of wadded up panties!?

  • LeaveMeBe

    I saw them in the background of that amateur video you sent me of you stripping to “Pour Some Sugar On Me”. :P

  • tdavid6

    Well said. I like your comment about always knowing that they are an animal. If you ride motorcycles, you should always have a healthy fear of motorcycles. If you have 120 pound dogs around your infant, you should likewise always have a healthy fear of that dog.

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    So THAT’S why I can’t find that video… I was wondering what I did with it!

  • pikeman

     It takes a fucked up dog article like this to bring out the best of em. It’s a dog eat dog world out there.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4A3X22MM7BACABR2CSA6LBPM5Q Leslie

    I would think that you have me confused with your mother.  I am entitled to my opinion just like you are to yours.  I am also sure that I can find posts where you were judgmental of people commenting.  Common sense dictates that all dogs can become vicious regardless of the breed.  Why would an intelligent individual allow an infant to be in the vicinity of any dog.  I forgot we have to explain common sense to everyone that breeds.  I stand by what I said and I do not think it is intelligent to post that your sperm donor shot an animal because he did not have common sense. The dog is not responsible for it’s actions because it is a dog, ignorant humans are responsible,  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NBL2YTPLKK5GG6462MBCQIZ7QU ajidamoon

    I’ve raised four Mastiffs now…..alongside four children……..And as much as they have been a part of my family, I know they are still dogs, and would never leave my children unattended with them. And as I know that larger breeds like Mastiffs can become overwhelmed in loud, noisy settings, I think I would have kept them outside, or in another area of the house during a birthday party. I have read that Rhodesian are known for aggressive behaviour and were not recommended for families with small children though……
    Of course, I was attacked by a poodle at a dog park once…..so it is up to the owner to supervise their dogs with their children, no matter the size or breed.

  • Catelyn

     That must have hurt so much! I got a quick nip on my arm by a pony when I was a teenager, and had a bruise for weeks.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    We suck

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    I had the same issue…didn’t know disqus makes you have to click shit to get your avatar up. 

  • takurospirit

    I guess getting it euthanized with the chemical cocktail would have been less violent, but it still would have been dead. 

  • Zazen

    Not only that, but Discus this morning re-notified me of your every reply to my posts for the past 8 months! Ah! Memories <3

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    like the corners of my mind
    misty water colored memories…

    yeah, my hood pass is officially revoked.

  • takurospirit

    I would be worried some well meaning idiot at animal control would try to re-home a dog that had been very close to snapping down on an infant’s neck instead of more peacefully putting the dog down. Though unpleasant, I think putting a bullet in it’s head was ultimately the best move.

  • Zazen

    It’s ok, I won’t tell a soul. =D

  • takurospirit

    These people that think you can control an animal or child’s every move have me amazed. They are separate lives with their own minds and emotions. I’d love to have control over my daughter, without destroying her spirit or making a mewling mouth breather that blindly obeys all authority, so I’d like to know how it’s done. Because my 3 year old is driving me ever closer to strongly considering suicide as the days go by.

  • takurospirit

    I’m sitting here suppressing giggles because my baby fell asleep on my lap. That was funny.

  • takurospirit

    I still love dogs. Been attacked three times by a German Shepherd/Wolf mix as a small child. One ear doesn’t quite match the other and I still have slight scars, barely visible these days, where his teeth went straight through my hand. I guess my parents had a three strikes and you’re out rule or the pediatrician reported it. Third time he was put down. I remember my dad telling me the dog’s severed head was on an exam table because of me. Good times. Still love the cute dogs of the world though, maybe because I’m an idiot.

  • takurospirit

    ~stares intently @ Sharnique~

  • takurospirit

    A lot of people leave babies alone in a room soon after they’re born. All night long, and they ignore them when they cry, because the kid just has to sleep through the night RIGHT FUCKING NOW! Um, can you tell I’ve been in contact with people not pleased with my crib in mommy and daddy’s room/co-sleeping, feeding on demand, baby wearing ways? CAN YOU!!! 

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    Good friend, you are. <= my inner Yoda came out.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    I just woke up my baby laughing and demand that you come put her back to sleep!! I don’t know why that cracked me up but there’s a tear in my eye!

  • takurospirit

    I can’t help myself. I once had auto-correct change “Master Bath” to “masturbate”. Maybe I forgot the space. It was an invoice I’d typed up for a salesperson at a horrible job (which all since have been even worse). It was super fun when he came up to my desk, bright red, going “WTF?” as he’d given it to the client. LOL.

  • colliefreak

     Good point, although the victim in that case wasn’t considered a true “pit bull advocate”. The media coined her as one, but her dog was intact; pit bull advocates including BADRAP (Bay Area Dog owners Responsible About Pit bulls), which she followed, recommend spay/neuter. It hasn’t been determined what set her dog off, but there has been a lot of talk of the possibility of her husband having used invasive/ antiquated pack theory methods (like those seen on The Dog Whisperer), and that perhaps she tried doing the same and the dog “snapped”. Truthfully, I don’t know what if anything was determined.
    Erica’s dog probably wouldn’t have been in high demand due to the breed anyway, as there are so many homeless pits. It is not unusual for a “good dog” who has not been properly trained or conditioned to having people handle his resources to warn a crawling baby at face level. I don’t feel that that alone should warrant a death sentence, unlike the dog that is the subject of this thread.

  • colliefreak

     This is a thread on the case from a behaviorist’s fb page to give you some perspective to the “whys” of these cases. I changed names to initials to protect anonymity:
    SB
    This
    is heartbreaking. As behaviorists, we can see a series of triggers
    stacking up – a busy day, a late night, squeaky toys, baby being allowed
    to pull himself up on the dog, etc. – but they are so subtle that it
    would have been hard to warn the family about it. It was just a
    “perfect storm” of events, with the “curse of the good dog” 
    Little
    Jeremiah Eskew-Shahan’s died Saturday, April 28, just hours after being
    attacked by his family’s Mastiff-mix dog while celebrating his first
    birthday in Henderson, Nevada, a suburban city in the Las Vegas
    metropolitan area.Jeremiah spent Friday, April 27, celebrating with his
    father, grandmot…
    Like · · Follow Post · Share · 8 hours ago near San Jose, CA

    MG Still,
    the result cannot be expected to be as extreme as what happened here
    (some of the news stories go into a lot of gory detail I won’t repeat).
    I go through a lot of this stuff in my class to tease out the influence
    of triggers and how to watch for body language signs, but we also
    discuss what’s “different” about true maulings and attacks from the
    perspective of, “What could you have known from the dog’s history or
    living situation that would indicate a higher risk of major injury?”
    (So you can decide to keep your baby away.) If there is ANY indication a
    dog might respond this way, then this is not a safe “pet” for anyone
    because nothing is 100% fail safe. Maybe this is the one in a bazillion
    exception where the dog had a brain tumor or some bizarre situation.
    Yes, dogs don’t like being climbed on and can reach a point where it’s
    all just too much and they react. Not like this, though. None of us
    should have dogs if it’s “normal” for dogs to respond this way when
    triggers stack up. I find myself needing to know if I could have known
    this dog and seen anything to indicate the danger (besides being a
    giant, strong, powerful dog).8 hours ago · Like · 2SB Yeah, I was thinking that, too… unless the dog was thinking “Oh another squeaky toy”. Even so, it’s an extreme reaction…

    Maybe they’ll do a necropsy.8 hours ago · LikeCL Maybe
    the dog was in pain? Six seems about right for a dog of this size to
    start experiencing joint problems if they’re going to pop up. That
    might have explained the bite, but not the severity of the grab/shake.8 hours ago · LikeMGl Yes, CL,
    I agree. A six year old family dog can certainly have some triggers
    that lead to a bite, but such a dog should be expected to choose a low
    level bite. Kind of like the difference between pushing someone away
    when startled/hurt/annoyed vs. pulling out a knife and stabbing them.
    The provocation and the reaction are not equivalent.8 hours ago · Like · 1BH Yes,
    something is wrong with the picture…I’ve read and re-read, and really
    tried to figure more out, but maybe we’ll never know….just not enough
    info.8 hours ago · LikeCF I
    don’t know about this, M. Having seen my share of Ridgebacks,
    among other large sighthounds, during lure coursing trials, I can tell
    you that they (like other dogs of that size and musculature) are
    extremely powerful and (like most other dogs) have the potential for
    powerful provocation and emotional reaction. Dogs are predators with
    powerful jaws, and all of them have the potential to shake and kill
    things, that is how they’ve survived for thousands of years. We don’t
    like to think about that aspect of their behavior, but it’s true.
    Having had dogs that are a lot closer to their wild roots (basenjis), I
    see dogs as both loving, highly intelligent, amazing creatures, but I’ve
    also seen my dogs chase down multiple prey animals in our yard, snap an
    animal’s neck and skin it in a matter of seconds before I even spotted
    the poor rabbit/squirrel. All dogs can be put in situations in which
    they are pushed beyond their limits and use their teeth to stop a highly
    aversive or extremely exciting situation. I am very, very sad this
    mauling occurred, but it is not a surprise. This is why I don’t
    recommend people get dogs until their children are older, and why I’m
    more comfortable with smaller-sized dogs in homes with kids. I see dogs
    nearly every day using incredible emotional restraint when interacting
    with people – people simply don’t identify when dogs are stressed, and
    they are largely ignorant of dog behavior in general. Please know I’m
    not blaming the family in saying this – I’m sure they didn’t make any
    more mistakes than an average dog owner does. It’s terrible that it
    came to this.7 hours ago · Like · 2CL Predatory drift type situation? Fixed action pattern kicks in?7 hours ago · Like · 1CF C, definitely a possibility. Or maybe the dog was very, very angry, too. Or a combination of those factors.7 hours ago · LikeSW Tragic.
    As tragic that the authorities insist on putting the dog down as the
    loss. I think the family should be able to decide that, especially in a
    case where there has been no other incident.7 hours ago · LikeMG, ?CF
    – thanks for discussing! I know what you’re saying, but you don’t
    think that behavior truly comes out of the blue without any indications
    for six years, do you? Or, if a dog were really angry, then it’s back
    to understanding body language so people don’t think the dog was “fine”
    when he was far from it.

    I wish I had more time to discuss
    right now because this is exactly the kind of thing I try to sort out in
    my Dogs and Babies classes. If the info people receive is limited to,
    “Any dog can bite. You need to supervise,” then they are missing out on
    learning what really factors into the likelihood of a particular dog
    biting at a particular moment in time.

    What made this dog more
    of a risk than any other dog of a similar breed mix? I really want to
    believe that a serious attack should never be a surprise. Because —
    all the doing the right thing and taking precautions will fall through
    at some point and the price you pay cannot be a horrible death for a
    baby. Yes, there were things that could have been done differently to
    prevent the incident that night, but hardly ever are parents able to
    maintain perfect vigilance 24/7. For that reason, parents need to have a
    clear-eyed assessment of risk and a number of protections in place
    (besides the generic, “supervising”).58 minutes ago · LikeWrite a comment…

  • Heather_Habilatory

     My dog attacked me when I was in 5th grade, ripped my lip off my face. I don’t remember a lot of what happened directly after that, but we had the dog put down the next morning, at the same exact time I was getting plastic surgery to fix my face.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     You don’t know all the laws in every state, county, city and municipality in the country so stop acting like a knowitall.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Shut the fuck up. Seriously.

    I have had animals my whole life. Cats, dogs, chinchillas, birds, fish, hamsters, and a younger brother.

    When it comes down to it, my children ARE more important than any of the animals.

    If I HAVE TO pick between the cat we have now who I love dearly, who came before my son,  I will pick my son every single time. It’s what responsible parents do.

    Maybe you shouldn’t have pets and kids if you can not choose between them.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     *bangs head on desk*

    Then please tell me why the animal control officer in my town told me flat out she herself was going to put down a cat with rabies I had trapped in my back yard?

  • Heather_Habilatory

     ….

    Then explain why animal control shot a mountain lion in our town with one of the biggest effing rifles I’ve ever seen? Not a tranq gun. An actual gun, with actual bullets.

    I was pretty pissed off about it. They could have just tranquilized it. The day after that, a cop shot a loose cow. I was pissed for months.

    Are you this wrong on EVERY subject or is it just subjects pertaining to animals?

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Or Snooki.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Someone needs their gun taken away. 

  • First48Lauderdale

    hello

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Just remember to double-tap!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     For once, my being a NOT-city folk is paying off. YAY REDNECKS! Wooo!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I was attacked by our own dog as a kid, too, but don’t blame all dogs for one’s mistake.

    It would be like saying all people suck because some people beat their kids to death.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Did the same thing to me! Fuckers!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     NO THEY DON’T! I know someone who works in the animal control shelter and they say that that is wrong!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Welcome back!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     You stay vigilant in your baby-centric ways! I’m right there with you! Which is why my ass is up at 3 am.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     You! You make me laugh at your horrible, horrible comments. Knock it off.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     We had a Norwegian Elkhound/wolf. She was awesome. One of the best dogs ever.

  • Heather_Habilatory

    I feel horrible for this family. They sound like  they did everything right, supervised the kid, and still this happened. Life just fucking sucks sometimes. How do you go on after something like that?

  • Zazen

    Lol at the ‘…and a younger brother.’ XD

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Yes, they do. The length of quarnetine time is determined by the Board of Health… State Statue 4-8-43 (c).  I’m sorry, but your friend is wrong.

    § 4-8-43. Violations; confiscation, quarantine, and
    destruction
    (a) The owner of a vicious dog who violates Code Section 4-8-42 shall be
    guilty of a misdemeanor. In addition to any confinement that might be imposed
    for a conviction under this subsection, for the second conviction a fine of not
    less than $300.00 shall be imposed and for a third or subsequent conviction a
    fine of not less than $500.00 shall be imposed.
    (b) If an owner who has a previous conviction for a violation of this article
    knowingly and willfully fails to comply with the provisions of this article,
    such owner shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of high and aggravated nature if the
    owner’s vicious dog attacks, bites, causes severe injury, or causes the death of
    a human being under circumstances constituting another violation of this article.
    (c) In addition to the penalties for violations under subsection (b) of this
    Code section, the vicious dog involved shall be immediately confiscated by the
    dog control officer or by a law enforcement officer or another person authorized
    by the dog control officer and placed in quarantine for the proper length of
    time as determined by the county board of health, and thereafter, the vicious
    dog shall be destroyed in an expeditious and humane manner.

  • http://truecrimereport.com iLLusionS

     Surely tdavid, It doesn’t mean you can’t still love dogs, and have large breed dogs, but you have to respect that the only thing you can trust a dog to be is, a dog…..

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    I never left really, I just have so many medical problems that I don’t comment that much anymore. But I’m always around… watching you. :P

  • Heather_Habilatory

     It’s why I leave my curtains open!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     … I was being facetious. You should recognize snark, miss snark! :p

  • Sharnique Perkins

    get an avatar, let everyone see that pretty face of yours!!

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Some days it felt like he was an animal.

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    That seems a bit trigger happy. I can’t understand why someone would shoot a cow. What kind of danger could it possibly have presented?

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    We do? Oh. :(

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    It’s why I buy my lube by the drum!

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Were you? My bad. I ate an ill advised cheese steak for dinner last night and have been paying for it all night and day. I haven’t slept, but decided to drag ass into work like a fool. So I’m not on the ball at all. In fact, I’m not even existing in the same universe as said ball. Just ignore me for the day. :)
    Now that I know what you were getting at, it’s pretty funny. I have to guess that your friends shelter is a Microsoft Shelter where she also works designing anti dog bite chips that can easily be injected under the neck so no dog ever bites anyone again.   

  • Heather_Habilatory

     No harm done. My comment was made all jacked up on Pepsi and ice cream, and no sleep, after taking little man to the ER to find out he has strep throat.

    I still haven’t slept either, but my butt is at home. I’d be useless at work, and a danger on the road… and work. My filter tends to run out when I’m tired.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     It broke out of the local livestock auction house and dared to gallivant into traffic. “It could have hurt someone!” was the excuse du jour that week.

  • Sharnique Perkins

    ppl with cartoons as avatars skeeve me -_-

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Well, damn than. I hope the little one feels better.

  • kimbev69

    I agree he is such an asshole i would not be surprised if someday he is on the news

  • LeaveMeBe

    Well if YOU “heard” it then it must be true! :P

  • LeaveMeBe

    Congrats!!! You elicited my first outburst of ‘animalistic like noises that I no longer have to explain to my co-workers’ of the day. Your prize is in the mail. I sent it COD.

  • LeaveMeBe

    When my brother’s 14 year old Golden Retriever finally got to the stage with her throat cancer that she could no longer eat and was in constant pain, he decided he could not take her into a “cold & sterile” (his office) vet’s office and have her euthanized. He took her to our old property where they grew up togther, told the owners what was going on, and they agreed her could do it there and bury her over looking the San Gabriel river where they played and explored for years. He spread a blanket, sat with her, held her and talked with her and when it was time, while she was laying down looking over the river on a small bluff, he shot her in the back of the head at the base of her neck. Her tail wagged for for a few strokes and then she was still. San Gabriel Gold “Goldie” is buried over looking the San Gabriel river.

    There are people who hear this story, don’t understand, and are horrified. I’m sure neenaP would be.  

  • LeaveMeBe

    No, I can move a brick wall. Her, not so much.

  • LeaveMeBe

    What freaking law? Yours? Get your facts straight before you make such blanket statements.

    Watch me work now: Where I come frome it’s legal for me to shoot my dog, and in certain circumstances, your dog.

    See what I did there? Pike was right, your way more annoying than Carrie.

  • LeaveMeBe

    You need to change your screen name to PerfectHelicopter.

  • LeaveMeBe

    DUH! Because everyone YOU know lies!!! Only people SHE knows tell the truth.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I remember this! Now the truth comes out though. The dog was going after an unborn infant! Where the hell do you rehome and rehab one of those? Mars?

  • LeaveMeBe

    Here we go! There is a crack!

    “Not Where you live…”

    Listen to yourself if you won’t listen to anyone else.

  • LeaveMeBe

    HE is but “Larry the cable” is just an inanimate object. Probably the object that she is insinuating that Darrell beats his children with. :P

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m not. I think Leslie got her psychology diploma out of a Cracker Jack box.

  • LeaveMeBe

    What a good feeling to knwo that your dad would protect you no matter what. This sounds exactly like the way I was raised. The only reasons my dad would not have shot the horse dead would have been it would have been even more traumatic for me (I’m a girl, what can I say?) and a much bigger mess to clean up than a dog carcass (which would have traumatized me further, not that my dad would have minded cleaning up the mess). 

  • LeaveMeBe

    You are wrong, possibly dead wrong, if you think your chihuahua can’t maul or kill a baby.

  • LeaveMeBe

    LMFAO! I think I’m in love with you!

  • LeaveMeBe

    I feel better knowing this but I miss you still anyway. :(

  • LeaveMeBe

    No, no it won’t.

  • 18th40

    So I’m guessing that what ? You woke up this morning and said, “self, self ( you said it twice cause ya still weren’t sure who’s voice it was) you said self ( now you’re just acting crazy) today I’m going to ignore all my best advice, and I’m going to argue with stupid, is that more or less what happened ?

  • LeaveMeBe

    Especially if they are on the end of a ninja throwing star!

    I’ve heard Cheezits can cause some pretty severe damage to the eyes too.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Best autocorrect ever!!!

  • Heather_Habilatory

    Oh, yes. I had forgotten. Thanks for the clarification.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     Hey, then you can be the tard defender!

  • Heather_Habilatory

    He’s got medicine and momma. He’ll be fine in no time.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     You realize you can just have it piped into your house now like natural gas? Much more economical.

  • LeaveMeBe

    Yes, yes I did. It was a continuation of the same conversation I had with myself yesterday. And the day before that. Although, it wasn’t when I woke up because even I know enough to leave myself alone and not speak until I am driving into work. I think my advice meter is broken. Or I was too good last week and am now making up for it.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    I miss you guys a lot, too. I’m just so sick anymore that I can’t even think of anything clever to say. Even my rabies comment didn’t make a whole lot of sense. My brain just doesn’t work properly anymore. But I still read and lurk in the shadows, I don’t think I could leave this place unless I died. So I’m still behind all of you, waiting to steal your used panties.

  • LeaveMeBe

    We love you just the way you are, in sickness and in health. Keep popping in to let us know you’re there, alright? Hope you feel better soon. *hugs*

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    Yeah but if it’s in my house then I won’t have it when I’m fapping outside your house. At least with the drum, I can just dolly that shit right up to your window. It’s all about access, Heather.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    You guys are just the sweetest! Thank you for the well-wishes, lovely. I definitely needed that. :-)

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Did you not read the same post I did?  The dog lunged for the baby’s neck!  The only thing that kept the dog from tearing into the baby was the father’s quick actions.  Sure, shooting it may not have been necessary, but as others have said, if a dog attacks a human once and gets away with it, it’s likely to attack again.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    According to what law where?  That’s not what the law states in my neck of the woods.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Congrats on creating a second disqus profile to agree with yourself.  Get a life.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Let’s hope the bank never forecloses on your ivory tower.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    No, she’d probably make the dog a side of fries to go with the kid.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    neenaP got a second account.  Pay it no mind.

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    I don’t think your friend needs to have a pet, then.  That’s not responsible parenting or pet ownership at all!

  • EveryVillainIsLemons

    Oh, really?  I assure you, my real face is much scarier than this one.

  • Heather_Habilatory

     I’ll call the utilities company and have them install a spigot on the west side of my house.

  • http://www.dreamindemon.com Count Rackula

    Always lookin’ out for me, Heather. That’s one of the things I love most about you. :-) It makes me so happy it brings a little tear to my eye.

  • colliefreak

     Who is saying that the dog could have been rehabbed or rehomed? I am confused.

  • colliefreak

     That is so sad. I can’t believe that your dad said that to you :-( So glad you still see the good in dogs though. They are, with the exception of a few loose cannons, a wonderful species. Wish I could say the same about people.

  • colliefreak

     That is the most ignorant thing I have heard in a long time. How unfair and reckless, to both the poor dog and to the boys who may try to treat a friend’s dog or one they don’t know well like that.

    http://www.apdt.com/about/ps/breed_specific_legis.aspx

    http://doggonesafe.blogspot.com/

    http://www.livingwithkidsanddogs.com/

    Please send these links to your friend before the dog and possibly the boys are seriously hurt.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I was being a smart-ass. :)

  • DangerousKindOfSnark

    Are you saying your not glued to your child every second of every waking moment only to camp out in their bedroom after tucking them into their safety beds, buckling in their harnesses, and reading them a politically correct non-violent, but realistic story? You terrible terrible parent, you should be investigated right now. I know people who work for CPS and they say you suck. 

  • https://twitter.com/#!/AngelsMom0806 Angels Mom

    Do they make a medication for that?

  • Sharnique Perkins

    …ok -_-

  • kniption

    Yes to good feeling.  I think that a child understanding that their well-being is of ultimate importance to their parent(s) is fundamental.  The world is a scarier place for kids who don’t have that, I think.

    I was glad the guy got the horse but I still wonder if the horse might have ended up with another family with young kids. As DKOS noted, horses can be real shits and Catelyn is right – it hurt!  I had on a heavy coat and it still broke skin.

    If we would have owned the horse longer, he just would have shot it instantly.  Then – after the gunshot – the situation would have involved either a length of aircraft cable behind the tractor or, more likely, a chainsaw.  I am sure that it would have been a true spectacle of man’s superiority over animal.

    That said, my father was not cruel to animals.  Far from it.  Our many pets (Horses, dogs, cats, gerbils, etc.) were well cared for at his example and insistence.  His views are not unlike mine.  I support the Humane Society, will take in strays, and believe in proper training and harsh penalties for animal abusers.  …but there is a pecking order.

    The rule is simple, in my view.  If an animal – at any time – demonstrates offensive and aggressive behavior toward a comparatively defenseless human being in a clear indication that they believe that their needs supersede those of their intended victim… their card gets punched.  They have violated the prime directive of peaceful co-existence.  Done.   

    My guess is that you agree.  This was an opportunity to state my opinion overtly.

  • LeaveMeBe

    I’m glad you stated your opinion on this and mine aligns with yours. Having been raised in a rural area and my family having raised mostly cows and horses (not to mention some goats, pigs and chickens and catfish) on a jointly owned (brothers and sisters) family ranch, I feel blessed that I was able to learn first hand. We had our pets and we had our breeding and feeding stock. I’ve seen cows and pigs butchered to provide food. My family were also big hunters so wild game was taken and eaten too. I feel like my family honored nature but there is a pecking order to it and we were at the top, food-chain and otherwise. We weren’t careless or indiscriminate. We never hunted just for “trophies”. Our pets were and are well loved and cared for, but we were taught that an animal is an animal and we could not attribute human feelings and thought processes onto them. That’s what separated us from them and it was dangerous to forget it. I’ve seen and experienced first hand what can happen if you do forget. Fortunately, no one died, but I have seen a cow and a dog shot dead, and a horse that only lived because my cousin needed immediate medical attention. I love animals, and consider myself a steward for them, but I am also their god and mistress.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000955967325 Dominique Lauder

    That’s why you NEVER EVER leave your child with a pet like that. Before I even read this, I was thinking “This is the parent(s)/guardian(s) fault!”. Even though they are domesticated, dogs/cats/other are NOT HUMANS! They still have their wolf instincts! Now I bet the dog is going to be put down for their ignorance -.-. RIP 

  • Jury

    LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/lorraine.nation.3 Lorraine Nation

    All this argueing over a dog. 

  • newstarshipsmell ™

    Exactly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    Overreaction? Bitch that dog lunged at my sons neck with his mother fucking teeth. You can now proceed to go fuck yourself.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    OK dumbass. First if this dog attempted to kill my child the first time you better fucking believe he didn’t have a second chance. Nice way to judge a situation you know nothing about bitch.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    You really sound like a miserable cunt. How dare you refer to me as “trash” because I value the life of my child over the life of my dog. We don’t have animal control. The dog almost killed my son. I am happy that my child is alive and seeing the way that dog snapped, we did what needed to be done. The poor dog felt no pain and didn’t even see it coming.  Maybe you should STFU and go hug a fucking tree. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    yes it DID attack my son…went right for the neck. The dad was sitting in the room because we would never leave the baby with the dog. The dog never displayed any signs of violence before. We didn’t abuse, chain or mistreat the dog…he just snapped. Luckily my sons dad reacted like a ninja and grabbed the dog as he lunged at the baby. I think that we did the right thing and I don’t care what that bitch who doesn’t know me thinks. I would rather have had the dog, who i LOVED, humanely shot in the head. The dog didn’t see it coming and didn’t suffer. Had we taken it to the animal shelter, it would have suffered and been put into a cage for who knows how long and then killed anyway. 

    If I had just ignored it and said “oh well the dog never did that before its fine” then you may have read about my son on DD. Fuck that. Where I live I did not break any laws so anyone who doesn’t like it can SUCK IT :-)

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    only reason the child wasnt hurt is because his dad physically got in between the baby and the dog…dad was bit. One second later the dogs teeth would have been in the babys neck. Maybe I didn’t specify that very well. It is funny how people care more about animals then people. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/ericagieras Erica Gieras

    what in the fuck is wrong with you people? I love my child and I loved my dog but at some point you have to realize the life of your child is more important then the life of a dog. I would never give a dog to someone after seeing what it tried to do to my son. That poor child is now 12…wow its a fucking Christmas day miracle I kept him alive being a useless cum receptacle! He is an A student, and in his fourth year of karate. He is my only child and for the record I never got another dog. You fuckers think I am happy that my dog got shot in the head? NO I AM NOT! That shit scarred me for life. So Ms. Leslie you can proceed to go fuck yourself, along with that other ignorant twat!

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  • kimbev69

    I totally agree with you Erica..and I hope your little guy is better, I cannot even imagine putting the dog in the pound and the possibility that he would have been adopted out or something which could have in all reality happened..people adopt dogs saying they “don’t” have kids and then the dog attacks a child..it was in the news the other day…your hubby did the right thing and even if someone thinks he went to far..let them see this type of thing happen to their child and see what their instantaneous reaction would be…that’s the problem with all these articles on DD and Badbreeders.net you see these parents that don’t give a shit and don’t protect their kids and then people bitch but someone like you guys do the right thing..IMO and people will bitch too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543408336 Diana Bucher

     7 people liked this? Sad, none of you must love your children, if you even have any.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=543408336 Diana Bucher

     A child hitting a sibling and a dog that could have killed in an instant from a bite to the neck with sharp teeth and a powerful jaw. Um yeah, not at all the same but nice try.

    All of the stupid “if you can’t control your animals” comments are BS. There are dogs who have never shown aggression and been loving family pets that snap in an instant and do serious damage.

    You and your friend are clearly in the minority with your opinions but nothing will change your mind anyway.

  • Sharnique Perkins

    Get ‘em Erica!!

  • scud420

    I’m kind of back and forth on this. I gotta say I definitely agree with this part “If you can murder your own pet for acting like an animal will by instinct dont have pets!”

    people go ahead and leave a baby around a dog, and it’s your fault when that dog gets his tail pulled and bites. It’s not the issue that it’s a pitbull, it’s that it’s a dog. Don’t be a dumbfuck and let your baby pull on a dog’s tail… no matter how nice and intelligent you think your dog is.

  • lespacino

    Those aren’t dogs, those are overly-tan folk too drunk to walk…

  • lespacino

    For some reason, I now feel like re-reading ‘The Island of Dr. Moreau.’

    “Not to go on all-fours; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to suck
    up Drink; that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to eat Fish or Flesh;
    that is the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to claw the Bark of Trees; that is
    the Law. Are we not Men? “Not to chase other Men; that is the Law. Are
    we not Men?”

  • lespacino

     I imagine they must be politicians…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GWBV2FUY3OBYX3RNK6I44QSC7I Kwum

    120 pd Mastiff with an infant around… wtf. How f*king STUPID to have a dog of this breed around an infant..They need to join the herds of nitwits with pitt bulls welcomed into families only to turn the grandma or infant into a “chew toy” FAIL @ this stupid family

  • pikeman

    It took me awhile, but I remember you now.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Matthew-Barnes/673321961 Matthew Barnes

     Did you happen to read all the posts or are your reading comprehension skills that poor? She mentioned that in the process of intervening her husband was actually bitten by the dog. If he hadn’t intervened where do you think those sharp teeth would have taken hold? Since you seem to be suffering from sort of condition that affects your reading comprehension I’ll clue you in. The dog would have bitten the baby instead of the father. And equating a potentially fatal incident of a dog mauling a child and being shot to “what is the sperm donor gonna do when the child hits it’s sibling” is ridiculous reasoning. By the way, the correct use of its to use would be without the apostrophe. 

    They were lucky they were in the same room when this happened and able to stop the attack. If they gave this dog up for adoption who’s to say it wouldn’t have mauled a child somewhere else?  Let me put it this way. Let’s say you’re at a party and you go to a room alone with a guy that has had his eye on you all night. He forces himself upon you but fortunately a friend enters and stops the unspeakable from happening. Now are you and Neenap going to let that guy go and possibly rape someone else?  I highly doubt it. Most people would beat the shit out of this guy before turning him in, so what do you think most people are going to do to a dog that attempts to attack an infant? 

  • CarrieWhiteeeee

    Please elaborate. I’d love to hear how I “fanfailed”….I still think its pretty fucking dumb to leave your infant with a huge dog and I still loveeee this site…so maybe you fail for trying to be a mean bitch ?:/

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/6TOSJEHMDMXPJH4WOANBPT5FQI Janessa

    It makes me wonder though, if a dog that has never shown signs of aggression attacks like this, do we consider that the child was rough housing with the animal?  Not that I don’t feel awful for the kid, because even if that WERE the case, a toddler won’t know any better unless taught differently by the parents.  If that is also the case, then all I have to say is, if you plan to have kids AND animals, you learn to smack the kid’s hand when they play too rough!  I’ve seen it a lot of times with friends and then they are so surprised when the animal attacks the child.  That breed is NOT known for violence!  Just saying!

  • Sunshine Hopeful

    @NeenaP and @Leslie Ok, I’
    ve been reading these comment
    s and think its time for a dog trainer/lover, mother of a 10 year old and pregnant mommy due in 2 months to weigh in. I have a 4 year old well behaved huge German shepherd male whom I love dearly. He loves my daughter but since I became pregnant he is a velcro dog and now ignores my daughter about half the time. This is actually very typical in dogs when they sens pregnancy hormones. My daughter has been around dogs her whole life and involved in training also, and knows never to hug or stick her face in a strange dogs face (more than we can say for most adults) or do certain things that make dogs uncomfortable like crawl on the dog and lay on him or overly cuddle etc. Most of my clients with children allow this and think its cute, however most dogs do not enjoy this and when i point out anxious behavior such as lip licking and all of a sudden heavy panting and bulged eyes, even if the dog lies there and allow it does not mean they enjoy it, and are setting up for a potential bite . They disagree, doesn’t matter that I’ve seen it happen many times, they say thedog and child are siblings and big brother would never hurt his baby sister.. Makes me sick. I love my dog more than life, but I love my children more. I would not hesitate to kill a dog if it meant saving mine or anyone else’s child. I treat my dog like a dog, and he’s balanced and well behaved for it. Most of my clients are clients because they treat their dogs like humans and even put their dogs as priority above other humans. NeenaP and Leslie strike me as those types of people. “the dog almost killed a baby but you’re a bad person for killing the dog” is what they are saying. Seems to me they would have rather seen the dog live than the baby, which is sick. Im a dog trainer, rescuer and abhore animal abuse, but people take the definition of animal abuse too far. A prong collar is abuse, touching the dog for a correction is abuse, collar corrections are abuse and so on to these people. Yet a dog using his mouth on people is ok? I remember the episode of dog whisperer where the lady and mom thought it would be mean to correct her dog or tell it no , even though he was constantly biting and attacking her son. Cesar asked her why she didn’t think it mean that her son kept getting bit and the dog was basically getting praised for it by getting pulled into her lap and petted after doing so. She had no answer, yet her son even expressed that she must love the dog more than him for allowing that. People like that sicken me. If a correction teaches a dog not to run out of the house and not get hit by a car than how is that not humane? Teaching a dog to listen using only treats and clickers is not safe nor is it natural. Used correctly a prong collar and hand correction feel like a mild bite, which is very natural since that is how dogs learn to listen to their mothers and other dogs. What happens when your dog is about to run out in traffic but you have no treats on you or you lost the clicker? Not gonna end up very well. Treating your dog like a human and babying them is the worst kind of animal abuse. Dogs are happiest when allowed to be a dog and treated like one. Aggression and separation anxiety and obsession with tail/objects and neurosys are almost always caused by treating dogs as people and not allowing them to be themselves. Sorry for the long rants.. NeenaP and Leslie you are both disgusting people with no class and you give dog lovers a bad name. I speak from experience that it would hve been VERY irresponsible to take that dog to a shelter or rehome it. Even if they found a new home with no kids what’s to guarantee that home won’t work out and they rehome it or bring it to a shelter who rehomes it to a family with kids? If animal control did come all they would do is quarantine him for 10 days, alone in a cold kennel away from people and other dogs, then put him to sleep. This dog died with none of that suffering or confusion and at his own home. Though the whole situation was sad, it was the most humane and kind thing to do. You two do dogs a disservice and have zero idea on what should be priority- human life over animal.

  • blank213

    If only dogs were able to fend for themselves when ignorant humans try to kill them. Don’t EVER own another poor animal in your life. YOU should’ve been more cautious and it was your fault. Your husband should’ve been arrested and charged with animal cruelty.

  • http://www.facebook.com/charmine.pettigrew Charmaine Pettigrew

    And this is why i refuse to have large dogs around my two year old, my small fox terrier dog died 3 weeks ago and i plan on getting another dog later but no matter what it will be a little dog if its mouth cant fit around any major parts of my son {Legs, face, neck, head ect} then it cant hurt my son as much as a big dog, and even then i wont leave my son alone with an animal EVER

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