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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #100 on: October 10, 2018, 09:18:54 AM »
I almost hate to weigh in here

So this is just the opinion of some bonehead, nothing more

It seems to be to be sneaky and dishonest to do something like stealing a dog and killing it or releasing it somewhere else.

I could be way wrong here, but my core tells me the straight up man way of doing things is best, even if it hurts or hurts people's feelings

I'd go to the owner and tell him the dog is dangerous, present him with the facts, the dog has bitten X number of people, and you can't live with the danger it presents. Let him know it is time to do something or you will be forced to.

That way when the dog comes up missing after the next incidient, and he asks you if you killed the dog, you can look him in the eye and say yes.

So this happened in my life. When at Ft. Campbell, I worked out every day. If I was at home on any day, I'd go for a 4 mile run to start the day off. My neighbors dogs would come after me. I went to him and told him he needed to control them. I told him that after some time, if he didn't do something, I'd shoot the things.

Well, it came to that. They came after me and I dropped one on the spot with my 1911, and shot the other one while he was running away. That dog died on their porch. Later that day, the neighbor came knocking on my door. He asked me straight up if I shot his dogs. I said yes, I did. He asked my why, and I told him. He was upset, but said, "Well, I guess you told me you were going to do something, and I can see that you mean what you say."

After that the relationship healed with time.

So again, I am no oracle of wisdom or anything, but my gut says being straight up is the way to roll.
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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #101 on: October 11, 2018, 10:24:29 PM »
I think honesty is best.   I have never been good at how it is delivered but it?s always honest. 


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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2018, 07:40:05 AM »
I hope this never happens again but I know it will. When it happens again. I will take the child to the hospital. They will alert the authorities. Then It will be out of my hands.

This is where we are.  I cant even it bring it up. He gets all mad. He sees it as the kids fault. The dog did nothing wrong. They just got too close to her. After his stroke his mind did not rewire right. We are just stuck. If we touch that dog I'm afraid he will kick us out. Then everything we worked for is for not. On the other hand I have to hope my kid or my niece or anyone else wont get bit. The dog has arthritis. We did get him to take her to the vet and get her some meds for that. Her demeanor has changed since. I know how that works though. He will quit taking his own meds sometimes just because he thinks he don't need them. Will he do that with the dog too?
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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2018, 08:31:28 AM »



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Kids today don't know how easy they have it. When I was young, I had to walk 9 feet through shag carpet to change the TV channel.

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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #104 on: October 12, 2018, 08:57:56 AM »
Jon, if I remember correctly you guys were getting back into cattle on the farm?  Back when I was working on the farm you would occasionally have a calf that would get pneumonia.  We had some medication we could give that would normally clear it up pretty quick.  If we didn't catch it in time or if it was real bad and we couldn't get it to clear up a double dose would put them to sleep and they just didn't wake up.  It was pretty peaceful/ humane compared to some of the methods I have seen/ used to put down a sick animal on the farm. 

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Re: Get it off your chest / whats bothering you
« Reply #105 on: October 12, 2018, 01:08:07 PM »
Humane is the best, for both the above picture and the dog.

He should get 2-3 more pics, should be great. They won't like it.
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« Reply #106 on: October 12, 2018, 04:59:20 PM »



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