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    One of my rescued barn dogs killed another of my dogs last night. She has never ever shown any aggression to dog or human, and the dog she killed was a total creampuff. I buried one and took the attacker to be put down. It has broken my heart and devastated my husband almost to insanity. I don't need a guilt trip but prayers for us would be greatly appreciated.
    Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
    The Barkalicious Bakery
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  • #2

    IMO, you're doing the right thing. We had something similar happen recently at our farm. It's easy to forget that dogs are animals. I see them almost as little people, they're my babies.

    Best wishes during this tough time.


    • #3
      What a horrible thing to have to witness or go through, for everyone. Peaceful thoughts and may time soften the memory.
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      • #4

        You have my sympathy, having been through something similar in the past.

        You can not control everything- just do the best you can, whihc you did.

        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).


        • Original Poster

          I just feel so defeated and miserable. And I miss my dogs terribly.
          Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
          The Barkalicious Bakery
          On Facebook!!!


          • #6
            My thoughts and prayers are with you.
            A man must love a thing very much if he not only practices it without any hope of fame or money, but even practices it without any hope of doing it well.--G. K. Chesterton


            • #7
              At the shelter where I work we had a similar thing happen with 3 6mo old puppies that had been kenneled together since birth awaiting their case to go to court. We came in one morning and they had ganged up on & killed their brother. It was a random incident that nobody could have predicted. Sometimes I guess animals will be animals......so sorry for your loss.


              • #8
                I cannot imagine how heartbroken you are on so many levels, especially when you loved both dogs. Just an awful experience; I'm so very sorry.


                • #9
                  Condolences from me too. If you have not already euth'd the one, maybe get a necropsy to see if there was a brain tumor or some other previously not noted health problem that caused the dog to be out of its mind with pain?
                  RIP Sasha, best dog ever, pictured shortly before she died, Death either by euthanasia or natural causes is only the end of the animal inhabiting its body; I believe the spirit lives on.


                  • #10
                    Deepest sympathies. I've been in a similar situation. It's so hard when you just can't know what happened. I am so very sorry.
                    "One person's cowboy is another person's blooming idiot" -- katarine

                    Spay and neuter. Please.


                    • #11
                      Sorry you have to go thru this. We can not fathom what does and yes sometimes does not go on in an animal's brain. I believe they do somethings on pure instinct or re-action or, or, or - no human logic can comprehend.
                      All we can do is the best we can do. . .
                      Prayers and hugs for you
                      "Never do anything that you have to explain twice to the paramedics."
                      Courtesy my cousin Tim


                      • #12
                        I am so sorry for the devestation you're going through.


                        • Original Poster

                          All I can think is she is a pit bull rescued from being bait and something snapped. I took her in on "probation", introduced her to my other dogs 14 months ago and never ever had one second of an issue until last night. I would NEVER keep an aggressive dog. My husband and I were just talking the night before about how placid and sweet she was even after what she had been through. She was the last dog I'd ever have thought would kill.
                          Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
                          The Barkalicious Bakery
                          On Facebook!!!


                          • #14
                            Oh no! I'll keep all of you in my thoughts. There is ABSOLUTELY no reason for a guilt trip or for you to feel guilty aboutit. She sadly was a danger to the other dogs, horses, and people.
                            Last edited by dmalbone; Oct. 27, 2009, 10:21 PM.


                            • #15
                              I have had a similar situation here, I'm so sorry for you.
                              If she was a bait dog as you say, they get tired of being picked on and eventually will try to dish some of it out. They have been so physically and psychologically abused sometimes they do snap. We seized a bait dog in a case I made once, it turned out she was pregnant. Once the puppies were old enough to start playing and going after her tail etc, one day in the kennel she went off and killed them all. It was horrible.
                              As far as the shelter puppies who ganged up on their brother, that happens too. They get kennel crazy and sometimes that happens.

                              Many hugs to you OP, it wasn't your fault.
                              "Perhaps the final test of anybody's love of dogs is their willingness to permit them to make a camping ground of the bed" -Henry T. Merwin


                              • #16
                                That is just really upsetting! I'm so sorry for you and the dogs! I can't even imagine having to go through such a horror! Prayers.
                                She wasn't running away with me, I just couldn't stop her!


                                • #17
                                  How awful for you and your family.
                                  These types of things do happen. I know someone whose golden killed her yorkie, and she had no idea why either. The yorkie wasn't running at the time, and apparently it didn't look like a prey-drive/mistook the yorkie for a rabbit incident. It was just out of nowhere.


                                  • Original Poster

                                    God is good. Belle the pit bull was adopted into an only-dog home. A male vet student saw her sweet spirit and wanted her, issues and all. I am so so so happy...she gets another chance to love and be loved. Thanks everyone for your prayers. Now I need to pray my husband can get past this as he took it extremely hard.
                                    Little Star Chihuahua Rescue
                                    The Barkalicious Bakery
                                    On Facebook!!!


                                    • #19
                                      Glad that some good came out of a horrible situation, and that you're able to see it. I hope your hubby will soon, too. Could spreading the love to another homeless puppy help?
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                                      • #20
                                        My heart goes out to you and your husband, I cannot begin to imagine the horror of it all.
                                        There are friends and faces that may be forgotten, but there are horses that never will be. - Andy Adams