Ok... so I've been busy this past week or so. I had family here from Michigan this past week (they just left). I've been dying to update you guys on a few different things that happened while they were here. I'm going to go ahead and put it all in one post...
- The Rottweiler Puppy.
Those that were following along know I had picked Red or Purple Girl. Many of you said you preferred Purple Girl (the one with all of the attitude lol). Well -- good news/bad news...
Two days ago I got a call from the breeder letting me know that Pink Girl (the one we had not chosen) had choked on something and they couldn't revive her so she passed away.
She also noted that she had decided to keep Red Girl. Then she asked if I would be willing to give up Purple Girl to the third choice people (they were supposed to get pink girl) so they could have their puppy for christmas and I could then wait another 8 weeks for the next litter. I talked to hubby and we declined. I felt bad for the third pick ppl but my kids and us have already lost Max this year, then lost Samson, then didn't get the male puppy and have been holding on to the fact that Trinity would be home for Christmas. I didn't want to add another loss to the bunch.
So the end result is: Purple Girl - Lil Miss Yule Trinity - is coming home Thursday night and I can't wait!!! Even though I know she's full of attitude and going to be more than a handful lol
Polo... Polo... Polo... POLO!
Polo's bacteria infection that was causing the runs and vomiting has cleared up. Yippy! But three days before he would've been done with his antibiotics he started licking his left front paw excessively until it finally looked like he had a strawberry for a toe pad rather than a nice black paw. So off to the vet we went. He had it all cleaned out, seems he had a lil tiny cut on it and his licking made it worse until it finally got infected. So now he's wearing a big cone on his head and on another round of antibiotics along with a spray for the paw.
As if that wasn't enough for Polo.....
His final bit of aggression that we have not yet resolved reared its ugly head while my family was staying with us. I had given Polo one of his favorite bones to take his mind off of the paw. AND I TOLD EVERYONE TO LEAVE HIM ALONE BECAUSE HE GETS MAD IF YOU TRY TO TAKE HIS BONE AWAY AND HE WILL BITE YOU IF YOU PUSH HIM TOO FAR
. Would my dad listen???? Nooooooooooooo
My dad says "nahhhhhh he aint gonna bite me..." and dives his hand into Polo's mouth to take the bone.
Dad dove in again...
Polo barked and growled and I told my dad to quit trying...
Dad dove in a third time
Polo snapped at him...
Dad dove a forth time
Polo bit his hand leaving one fang hole in my dad's left hand...
MY STUPID STUPID FATHER DOVE IN AGAIN with his right hand..
Polo BIT HIM HARD leaving 8 wounds on the hand, two of which were rather deep...
Blood was gushing out all over the place.
Dad's ok but will have scars from the bite. Polo and him became "best buds" again after the incident.
Nevertheless, I am still soooooo angry that my dad kept pushing Polo after I told him several times that we are still working with him to rid him of that behavior but FOR NOW LEAVE HIM ALONE. Why don't people listen?
If it wasn't my dad... I could've been sued and Polo destroyed... even though it was the HUMAN'S FAULT and not the dogs.
Not to long ago there was a thread asking what we would do if our dog hurt someone. Well, I now have one such scenario and I'd like to tell you what I did!!
First we treated my father's wounds and got him the medical care he required.
Then I went down to the flea market where a guy does air brush painting on t-shirts. My dad is a bowling freak. He's on a couple of bowling leagues and bowls on the off days just for fun.
So I told the guy I want scared pins on the lane and the bowling ball needs to be a rotty head with the words:
"I was taught how to STRIKE by my daughter's rottweiler!"
Here's a pic of the t-shirt
So my answer is.... as long as they don't sue you for all you've got.... Buy them a t-shirt and move on
Ok... I need to go get caught up at work now LOL and then puppy proof this house.
I should be around more again since the family is finally gone ... wounded and everything lol
Hopefully I'll get caught up on what's gone on with all of you this week too