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Old 11-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Wow you two are very lucky! I am glad your wife, yourself, and the lab were okay!
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:54 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Good for you for sharing and bringing awareness to the possibilities of what could happen with any dog.

Try Arnica oil or cream for the bruising or castor oil w/hot compress over
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:15 PM   #33 (permalink)
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This was a last min thing. We had a one day advance notice. I am sorry disappoint you that we were not seriously injured. A bite is a bite and it lunged at least three times. Any of them could have been worse. And yes I do believe the dog was scared but it still came forward to bite. It was not cornered. It met us at the door.

"I am sorry disappoint you that we were not seriously injured." Huh?


It Lunged three times? That sounds terrible, glad that you weren't seriously injured.


What exactly did you and the owner expect when an almost complete stranger came into their house with no one else there?

I am assuming that you and your wife had never met the dog before except that one time, right?
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #34 (permalink)
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cod...lay off already.
They expected their dog to be the sweet friendly lug he always was, just like we did, I'm sure.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:05 PM   #35 (permalink)
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This is exactly why you should hire a professional petsitter. They are experienced enough to meet the pet in their home & go over all particulars before the owners go away. In the event there is a negative reaction from the pet, they are prepared to handle it! This experience is what you are paying for.
It is too bad you had such a negative experience.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:07 PM   #36 (permalink)
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I'm just going to take a guess that the owner's either have never gone away and left someone to care for their dog or there was never a problem before. I would have assumed the same thing that OP did...that as they were asked to do this that there would not be a problem and trusted the owners. Obviously, the owners didn't suspect there may be an issue either. Now they all know and fortunately the OP and his wife were not seriously hurt. Maybe we can all take the story as a word of caution and learn from it.

Robk - so glad you and your wife were not seriously injured. Your wife must have been terrified while trapped in the house.
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:18 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Its ok. We really should have been more prepared for what we met. Today we went back to check on the dog again. I brought a push broom and used it to back the dog up far enough to check to make sure the place was not trashed and to check to make sure she had water. The water bowl was empty so I gave it some water. We still couldn't even attempt to take it out. She is just going to have to wait for her owners to come home to go out.

The dog was really upset. I hope she comes to her senses when the owners come home. We sent them a text message and told them to make sure the dog knows who they are before the enter the place.
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cod...lay off already.
They expected their dog to be the sweet friendly lug he always was, just like we did, I'm sure.

mvs.... you too!


Was it "their" dog that "bit" them? i thought it was someone else's dog that did it when they walked into the dog's house?
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Its ok. We really should have been more prepared for what we met. Today we went back to check on the dog again. I brought a push broom and used it to back the dog up far enough to check to make sure the place was not trashed and to check to make sure she had water. The water bowl was empty so I gave it some water. We still couldn't even attempt to take it out. She is just going to have to wait for her owners to come home to go out.

The dog was really upset. I hope she comes to her senses when the owners come home. We sent them a text message and told them to make sure the dog knows who they are before the enter the place.

That was really very nice for you to take the time and trouble to check on and help the dog!
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mvs.... you too!


Was it "their" dog that "bit" them? i thought it was someone else's dog that did it when they walked into the dog's house?
I was not our dog. It was a friends dog. All is well. I just shared the story because stuff happens and I thought it would be an interesting reminder to to be careful.
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