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Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by peripatetically on 9 March 2009 12:31pm
 
Elina, I hope your bites weren't serious. Maybe you just scared your grandfather's dog. A sudden movement or a touch in the wrong spot. Our Willy has a floating rib which is sensitive sometimes. Perhaps you touched a sensitive ear or he thought you pulled his tail a little too hard (just examples). Try to be calm around dogs. They can definitely sense your feelings and the 'energy" you exude. Whatever the reason, why your experience happened may never come to light.
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by mrsthing on 9 March 2009 12:51pm
 
When my first dog died, I was 21 years old, and he was 14. He was very old and sick, but seemed to want to stick around, so we kept him as comfortable as possible. One day he climbed the stairs and scratched on my bedroom door, something he hadn't done for a couple of years. I knew that meant he was going to die and was saying good bye. Then he hobbled downstairs and asked to go out. I hooked him up to his rope, he went outside, started running in circles, then fell over dead.

Years later, after a long bout of depression, I had a dream that I'd been sick for a long time, but was getting better. My father and the dog walked through the closed door. The dog licked my hand and wiggled happily like he had when he was young and healthy. My dad sat on the edge of the bed and said he'd heard I'd been sick and wanted to come and make sure I was going to be all right. Then they both left through the closed door. My dad seemed peaceful, but the dog turned around and looked back at me before dematerializing.

I've got a million pet stories I could tell!
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by peripatetically on 9 March 2009 12:53pm
 
Now that tears at my heart, Judy. I can almost feel it the way you did. Oh my....
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by Spursfan on 9 March 2009 3:28pm
 
Judy that brought tears to my eyes.

A good female friend that we have had for about 6 years, told us once about the bad childhood she had. Her father was very spiteful. They had an old dog which became ill, and rather than take it to the vets he filled a barrel full of water, put the dog in, put the lid on and sat on it until he or she died. Our friend was of course traumatised by this but her dad wouldn't get off.

I find that story mind-numbingly upsetting - heaven knows what it was like to actually witness it as a child.

In fact I wish she hadn't told me to be honest, and you are probably wishing I hadn't told YOU.

 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by Lounge Trekker on 9 March 2009 3:34pm
 
Like many rural residents might do...dog has the sniffles and a shell goes into the chamber when Pa takes the dog out back for a walk...

"Where's Dog?", ask the children, "He must have run away."

Euthfull Trekker
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by mrsteabag on 9 March 2009 3:35pm
 
Good God, Anne! Your friend has earned the right to plead scarred for life.:o!!
Elina, Orion asked me to tell you on behalf of dogs everywhere that he's very sorry about the incident with your grandfather's dog.
Judy, I love the dream. Thanks for sharing that!
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by Spursfan on 9 March 2009 3:41pm
 
Yes Fran - she has.

Let's put it this way, Tosun had even MORE hugs and cuddles that day!!

Pete - I had that happen (well almost). When I was a kid my parents said once that our dog had runaway - I was upset and looked all over. We later visited relatives and my folks were saying how our dog had had to be put down. I said 'don't be stupid (I was a foul child!!) - he ran away!!' - and then the awful truth dawned!!

I sulked all the way home!!

:)
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by Lounge Trekker on 9 March 2009 3:53pm
 
I can only hope that common sense will get into our legislative bodies before I am old, infirm, demented and ready to be put down.

When I can no longer do enough to maintain my feeling of well-being or to have enough to want to wake up tomorrow...I'll want to pull the plug.

Eager Trekker
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by elina on 9 March 2009 4:13pm
 
Thank you guys, and thanks also to Orion :)

No, they weren't serious bites, although I needed stitches the second time. The first time I was about five or six and it was scary. But I didn't touch him on either occasions, I was just too close (on first occasion he was eating; on second he was under the bed, which I didn't know, and I was moving my legs around so it confused him). He was a very old dog, so it's understandable that he felt threatened.

I usually stay calm when I see dogs with their owners, unless they keep them loose, in which case I just find another way round. And if I go to visit someone who has a dog I simply ask them to keep their pets away from me somehow, preferably outside or in another room, if possible. I have nothing against dogs, just a few bad experiences.

Judy, that was a beautiful dream.
 
Re: Pet parents of the world, unite! by peripatetically on 9 March 2009 10:19pm
 
Please, I can't bare to hear anymore dreadful stories about animals. I might have to stop reading the threads for a while to avoid them. MY heart is pounding too fast now after Anne's story.
 
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