If someone does not own a dog they could not possibly understand the bond that exists. I just lost my little boy June 23, and I am heartbroken. He was born here in my house and he passed away here. He was my 100 lb. baby. My baby Hermes looked like a wolf, but he was the most gentle soul you would ever meet. I made the mistake of yelling at him once and he started to cry and I never, ever yelled at him again. He would allow my baby Aten to jump on his back and he would give her a ride all around the patio outside my kitchen. Aten was half his size and she would intimidate him. If my daughter's Chihuahua barked at him, Hermes would run upstairs and jump on one of the beds because he knew that Snoopy (the Chihuahua) could not climb up on the bed. Hermes was half Siberian Husky and his father was a Samoyd. He had the most beautiful crystal blue eyes imagineable and a heart of gold.
Do not call Animal Control. Write "Not Guilty" on all the citations they gave you and ask for a hearing. If you are asked if the dog bit you, tell them what I had said before -f When you see her and you play with her, you get carried away and sometimes play a little too rough and she is only following your lead, so if anyone should be punished, it should be you for setting a bad example, not the dog who is simply following your lead. You will have to put the blame on yourself so that they do not put any blame on poor Abbey,
I cannot stress the importance of having your parents register Abby and have her get all her shots. This way, you will be able to shut the mouths of those animal control people. They belong in a cage, not the dogs.
Always remember this - When I tell my babies to do something, they understand me and they do it. On the rare occasion when any of my dogs would bark, did I understand them ? No, Not at all. So, now you tell me, who is the dumb animal ? The canine or the homo sapien (man) ? I never, ever have referred to any non-human as a dumb animal. They are smarter than I could ever hope to be and I am blessed and honored that they have chosen to spend their life with me. They own me, I do not own them.
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