Monday, May 18, 2015

WHY DOES ANYONE HAVE A DOG LIKE THIS ?????

Both of our family dogs are ill now.  Jake, 12 years old, has pancreatic disease, and Jessi, 11-years-old,  has Lymphoma. Jake gets very sick to his stomach and is losing weight daily. Jessi has a hard lump as big as a soft ball on a lymph node on her neck. She has days when she is very, very sick.  Then other days she seems better. She is also losing weight.

With the warm weather Jessi prefers to stay outside lying in sunny spots.  Since we have not seen or heard......................

                                         XL PIT BULL #6 


running loose in the yard next door or barking since the middle of February, we hoped and prayed the monster was gone.....but no such luck !!!

We slept late this morning and I got up and made coffee and let my bassets out.  Jake went back in the house after a few minutes but Jessi as usual wanted to lay in the morning sun.  So I was sitting there in my comfortable chair listening to birds singing and there was no barking or dog sounds coming from anywhere. It was around 10:30am.

I know that there is one female white pit bull #5 that is kept in a pen attached to a building in their back yard on the opposite side of their yard.  That pit was laying in a cut-out door in the side of that utility building and its bark collar is evidently got good batteries in it because it was not barking this morning. This dog remained very quiet.

THEN SUDDENLY I HEARD A THRASHING ABOUT AND CRASHING SOUND AND IT WAS LIKE THINGS  OR BOARDS WERE FALLING AROUND THOSE DOG PENS.....I TURNED MY HEAD TO THE RIGHT TOWARD THE FENCE.....AND I IMMEDIATELY THOUGHT....THAT FEMALE WHITE PIT #5 HAS CLIMBED OUT OF THAT PEN AND KNOCKED THOSE BOARDS DOWN THEY HAVE PLACED ACROSS THE TOP OF THE FENCE TO KEEP HER FROM CLIMBING OUT......THEN........

I HEARD HEAVY BREATHING AND SNORTING LIKE A LARGE DOG SMELLING ALONG THE FENCE AND THEN I SAW THROUGH THE CRACKS IN THE FENCE THE FORM OF A LARGE DARK COLORED DOG WALKING THE FENCE LINE BACK AND FORTH !!! I KNEW IT WAS XL PIT #6.

I SPRANG UP AND GOT JESSI'S LEASH AND CALLED HER TO COME AND SHE CAME AND I PUT HER IN THE HOUSE.  THEN I WENT TO MY BEDROOM WINDOW THAT OVERLOOKS PART OF THE FENCE THAT HAS A GATE AND ATTACHES TO THEIR HOUSE.

THERE IT WAS - LARGE AND MUSCLED - UNNEUTERED - STICKING ITS HEAD THROUGH THE RAILS OF THE FENCE AND SMELLING.  

I GO BACK OUTSIDE AND SIT DOWN VERY QUIETLY AND LISTEN. THE DOG GOES BACK TO THE GARAGE SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND I  DO NOT HEAR IT NOR ANY ADULT  PERSON  OVER THERE FOR OVER 30 MINUTES.  THEY WERE  THERE BECAUSE THERE ARE CARS PARKED IN THEIR DRIVEWAY BUT THEY APPEARED TO BE  ALL STILL ASLEEP.............

SO WHAT WAS THE NOISE I HAD HEARD RIGHT BEFORE THE DOG WAS LOOSE IN THE YARD NEXT TO OUR FENCE?  

I CAN ONLY DEDUCT 2 SCENARIOS: 1) THE DOG IS BEING KEPT IN THE GARAGE AND THE DOOR WASN'T SECURED AND THE DOG FORCED ITS WAY OUT THE BACK DOOR OF THE GARAGE.   OR  2)  THE DOG IS KEPT IN A SMALL PEN ON THE GARAGE SIDE OF THE HOUSE THAT WE CAN'T SEE AND IT BROKE OUT OF IT.

THIS PIT BULL IS ABOUT 1 YEAR OLD.  THERE WAS A FEMALE THAT LOOKED JUST LIKE THIS MALE  BUT  SMALLER.  WE HAVEN'T SEEN HER SINCE FEBRUARY.   SHE MAY VERY WELL STILL BE THERE ALSO.

SO THESE DOG/DOGS ARE STILL THERE AND ALLOWED TO RUN AROUND WITH  NO ADULT SUPERVISION INSIDE A FENCE THAT THEY COULD EASILY LEAP OVER. MY DOGS NEED FRESH AIR AND CONSTANT CARE IN THESE MONTHS THAT THEY ARE DYING. WE NEED TO FEEL SAFE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD. SO NOW WITH ALL THE STRESS WE ARE GOING THROUGH, I HAVE TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT CARRYING A GUN WITH ME EVERY TIME I GO INTO MY YARD.

WHY DOES ANYONE NEED A DOG THAT IS SO LARGE AND SCARY AND COULD DO SO MUCH HARM IF IT DECIDES TO?


7 comments:

Trisha Gilpin said...

I'm sorry that you and your elderly bassets can't enjoy your own yard without having to be ready to shoot a menace. I ask myself the same question every single time my son goes out to play. Why does anyone need an XL dangerous animal that could easily end the lives of innocent people and animals? Why should we be subject to such terrors?

Anonymous said...

Dark chocolate, raisins, onions, garlic, macadamia nuts. You can create a special dog biscuit with these ingredients. The dog will love it, but it won't love the dog.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Keep your gun handy! So sorry that you have to go through this.

Cardinal said...

There's nothing funny about the actual situation, but it still makes me laugh that you refer "XL PIT BULL #6".

There are many factors that influence your decisions, but I'd keep that special recipe in mind along with your unfortunate gun-toting.

Animal Uncontrol said...

"WHY DOES ANYONE NEED A DOG THAT IS SO LARGE AND SCARY AND COULD DO SO MUCH HARM IF IT DECIDES TO?"

Begs the question - they got the dogs specifically to scare people and cause harm.

If your neighbors had a microgram of humanity they would control their dogs. But they don't, so they won't.

"I HAVE TO BE VIGILANT ABOUT CARRYING A GUN WITH ME EVERY TIME I GO INTO MY YARD."

Smith and Wesson: The AC agency of last resort.

Anonymous said...

There is something fundamental about being able to enjoy the peace and quiet in your own backyard. It is disturbing that you are threatened on a daily basis. No one should have to live like that.

scorched earth said...

I'm SO sorry!