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Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby Tippsy'smom » Fri Mar 26, 2010 5:47 pm

when I was taking she and Jazz for their walk. It was some black lab mix dog. I never saw the dog coming. I had to kick it in the head to get him to let her go. Tip's alright, all he got was a mouth full of fur, but we're all shaken. Now I'm scared to take them out... :?
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Postby bama » Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:12 am

I'm so sorry, I hope Tipsy is alright! If you are like me, I get so frustrated with people for letting their dogs roam unattended?
I think it is the dog's keeper that needs a swift kick in the head, not the poor dog, but you must do what you must do
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Postby Swerve » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:17 am

poor thing, just keep loking for any punctures wounds.
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Postby Judy Fox » Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:58 am

So sorry Jess. It is a horrid thing to happen. :(
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Postby Michael's Maggie May » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:23 am

CARRY A STICK WITH YOU THAT YOU CAN WIELD WITH EASE

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Postby jacqui » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:10 am

I'm sorry Tippsy got attacked Jess. Thats always my biggest fear when I'm walking Chyna & Kai.
Its seems there are so many loose dogs here in Georgia :-x It sure takes the joy out of walking!
Hope you're both alright.
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Postby CoraP. » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:25 am

I'm sorry to hear this. I hope Tippsy and you are o.k.!
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Postby chowpups » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:29 am

Jess, I must agree with a walking stick or something. Sounds like animal control in your area is not something people take seriously. Where I live if you call animal control they will fine the owners for no leash. Or they will pick the dog up . Each offense the price goes up. We have alot of highschool track runners that run through the area and I swear those kids have it on speed dial the animal control number. Which I don't blame them..most people in the area are very respectful and leash their dogs or confine them if they have a yard. Its almost like if you see a dog wandering you know its lost.
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Postby vicster605 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:37 am

I know how you feel Jess. I can't walk Kearra in my neighborhood for the same reason. I cross a major hwy to walk in a new subdivision. Kearra was attacked by a big boxer down my street. She wasn't hurt just scared the beeegeees out of me. Nothing like a dog fight at your feet. :shock: I think a walkin' stick is a great idea. Do you know who owns the dog??
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Postby Tippsy'smom » Sat Mar 27, 2010 5:59 am

bama wrote:I'm so sorry, I hope Tipsy is alright! If you are like me, I get so frustrated with people for letting their dogs roam unattended?
I think it is the dog's keeper that needs a swift kick in the head, not the poor dog, but you must do what you must do
to keep your furkids safe!

I didn't like having to kick the dog, but it was seriously the only thing I could do.

Swerve wrote:poor thing, just keep loking for any punctures wounds.

I've checked her over again this morning and she's fine, not even jumpy about me touching the area.

Michael's Maggie May wrote:CARRY A STICK WITH YOU THAT YOU CAN WIELD WITH EASE

I use to have a walking stick, then my brother broke it, so I'll have to settle for a wooden baseball bat for now.

jacqui wrote:I'm sorry Tippsy got attacked Jess. Thats always my biggest fear when I'm walking Chyna & Kai.
Its seems there are so many loose dogs here in Georgia :-x It sure takes the joy out of walking!
Hope you're both alright.

Thanks Jacqui. We're both alright. I'm not near as shaken as I was last night. And you're right, it does take the joy out of walking.

CoraP. wrote:I'm sorry to hear this. I hope Tippsy and you are o.k.!

Thank you, too, Paula.

chowpups wrote:Jess, I must agree with a walking stick or something. Sounds like animal control in your area is not something people take seriously. Where I live if you call animal control they will fine the owners for no leash. Or they will pick the dog up . Each offense the price goes up. We have alot of highschool track runners that run through the area and I swear those kids have it on speed dial the animal control number. Which I don't blame them..most people in the area are very respectful and leash their dogs or confine them if they have a yard. Its almost like if you see a dog wandering you know its lost.

I wish the people here were more like the people in your area. People down here just annoy the crap out of me.

vicster605 wrote:I know how you feel Jess. I can't walk Kearra in my neighborhood for the same reason. I cross a major hwy to walk in a new subdivision. Kearra was attacked by a big boxer down my street. She wasn't hurt just scared the beeegeees out of me. Nothing like a dog fight at your feet. :shock: I think a walkin' stick is a great idea. Do you know who owns the dog??

I wish there were another place I could walk them, but our's is the only neighborhood for a mile... I've never seen this dog before, so I'm thinking someone might have dumped him, he looked skiny.
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Re: Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby Boo Daddy » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:44 pm

It really can be scary. When Boo was alive, my friend was out walking him and they were attacked by two pit bulls. My frined had bits on his hands, arms and inner thighs., but the mostly attacked Boo. He laid down and it seems they mostly got fur as well...but he did have a nasty puncture on his belly. A neighbor came to the rescue and got the dogs off with a metal baseball bat. It was horrible. You were very lucky.
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Postby ilovemysmoothie! » Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:50 pm

So scary! Glad you are alright. Have you seen the dog around the neighborhood since the attack???
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Re: Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby samsonite23 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:06 am

What happened to the dog after you hit him? I really sorry to hear about the attack, I would be shaken up too!
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Re: Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby gebower » Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:58 am

Glad she is alright. Thank God for super duper Chow fur. It's a protection for them against the elements and also dogs that are apparently unsupervised. People don't realize when you take on the care of a dog that means just that, CARE and SUPERVISON and CONTROL of that dog. Boneheaded people.
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Re: Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby Tippsy'smom » Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:00 pm

Thank y'all.

I haven't seen the dog since... But I've watched more carefully. After I hit him, he took off and disappeared into the woods... Where he went fromthere, I don't know...
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Re: Tippsy was attacked tonight...

Postby sdasilva27 » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:09 am

Hi Jess, I'm just now seeing this. I'm so sorry that Tippsy got attacked and you had to kick it. I'm really glad that she's okay though.

We had a fight go down while walking Keeta. A large bully mix attacked Keeta. Joey was able to pick him up because the other dog just got more aggressive and whatnot when Keeta tried to fight back. With his lack of teeth and dulled down teeth, he would have gotten brutally hurt. The dog did jump up and grab onto his rear foot (right after he hurt his front leg!). After we got the dog to stop, he put Keeta down and he left a huge paw print of blood on the ground. I was so scared and thought I was going to have to take him in for stitches. Luckily by the time we got home, I cleaned it really well, and we saw that the initial bleeding was because the other dog tore the skin in between two toes.

It was horrifying though, nothing like the fights between Kenzie and Keeta. I feel your frustration. Not many of my neighbors leash their dogs at all and the ones that do, drop the leash so their dog can "socialize and play." Calling animal control doesn't work for us either. We live on what used to be farm land so they pretty much laugh at me on the phone. The only time they came out was when a huge bull had gotten out of a nearby farm and was standing at the end of our street :shock:


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