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UGH I can’t take her anymore,

Sorry for the Vent! But a co-worker of mine drives me crazy! She watched my Female GSD (now passed away) for 2 nights almost 4 years ago when I went out of state. To this day she talks about my dog's behavior at her house. Every time she brings it up I shut her down in a different way. My anger is escalating.

My poor GSD Mully died at 8 years old of a brain tumor last fall. She started to have seizures and despite everything we did 3 months after her first one we had to put her down. I was home with her because I had surgery to relieve my carpal tunnel in both hands. I watched her down hill progression, it was the hardest thing I have ever done, but I was glad to be there for her. It was about 9 months ago. She was my girl, you guys know how it feels to do everything in your power to save them and it just can't be done. It still hurts.

Today, I was talking about socializing the puppy. She used it as an opportunity to bring up this great favor she did for me. TWO NIGHTS almost 4 years ago. The first night my Mully was at her house it was just her and her husband. Then at around 9pm the next night her brother (around 25 y/o) came into town (Mully had never met him). He was on his way to check into rehab the next day (no joke), for I think speed (I don't remember specifically- it was a long time ago) Anyway, 2am he gets up to make his way to the bathroom (or wherever) and my dog is standing in the hallway blocking the path to my coworkers bedroom and scared the crap out of this guy by growling and barking at him. That's it. Nothing else happened. They closed their door with her in the room with them, their dog and cat. Her brother was up several other times in the night, Mully (in a low voice) growls they told her to shut up and she did.

Mully knew this coworker of mine well and I had no idea that there would be a stranger in the house. Today I practically lost it on her. PARDON my German shepherd for protecting you in the middle of the night. SO sorry my shepherd did what I expect her to do for you. It blows my mind that people don't understand that Shepherds are not like other dogs who would escort a robber to the TV. She feels like it is her duty to tell anyone who will listen that my “last shepherd” had aggression issues because of this very experience!
 

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Can you just tell her that it's painful for you to hear her bring up Mully, and to just let you focus on your new pup? Maybe that will shut her tacky
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She isn't going to ever meet my pup, except maybe after he has his SchH1

oooh another agressive one! j/k
But I seriously dislike her. Hate is too powerful of an emotion to waste on this flea.
 

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I think I shut her tacky
down pretty good this time. In the past I have neglected to bring up the fact that her brother was going to rehab because I haven't wanted to go there. Although, Today I did. The expression on her face was pretty good.
 

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Mully could have saved their lives by acting like she did- was it up to the dog to determine that this was an unbalanced relative (to be PC here) and not a real threat? It's not like she attacked, or acted innapropriately. I would have been proud of her, as I know you were.
Mully sounds like she was a fabulous dog. No wonder you miss her so much.
 

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Sounds to me like Mully was doing her job. That co worker should be singing her praises, regardless of the fact that it was her son. To Mully she was protecting them, just as she would do for you! Some people are just airheads! Try not to let this coworker get to you, if they arent GSD people, they have NO IDEA what behaviors are normal/breed inherited.

Just last night, i was laying on the couch (stayed home sick all day) i had Bear out laying on the couch with me.. all the lights were off, and my friend Ryan walked in UNANNOUNCED. Well he got a nice hole in his arm thanks to Bear. He didnt even knock, just walked into my house (which was completely dark besides the light off the t.v) and he was just doing his job. Of course i felt terrible, as Ryan is a good freind of mine, but i just couldnt punish Bear, because had it been an intruder, he would have saved my life! I did however offer to buy Ryan a new shirt and jeans since they were mauled in the "attack" LOL He politely denied.
 

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She obviously just does not understand GSD. Mully acted the way we all hope the will if need be and she just cant comphrend that for some reason.

I would just keep my pup away too.
 

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If she continues I think I would explain to her just as you did us that Mully behaved as she should have.

So sorry you lost her as you did.
 

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LOL, sounds like your girl was giving an accurate drug test... And that's what I'd tell her.
 

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Sorry to hear about your Mully, she sounds like a great girl who knew how to get the job done.

You're right some people just don't get it. My niece's extended inlaw family keeps trying to get me to stay over night with them and bring Morgan. There's a weak nerved labradoodle involved. I just can't seem to explain it right that Morgan is not going to sit well in a strange place with strange people handling my children and some (very) strange dog running circles around her.
 

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Now that is a good idea!!!
 

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That is a good idea! Maybe I will carry a $50 with me just to make me smile. Thanks so much guys. It meant a lot to hear your supportive words and stories. I appreciate it greatly. I was proud of my brave girl. She was a great judge of character. Another reason I LOVE GSDs!
It took me a while, but I am so glad to have this little puppy in my life. There is something unbalanced about a house without a shepherd in it.
 

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I agree with giving her the $50 bucks to shut her up. It would no longer be considered a favor, because friends, relatives and family do favors for free and DO NOT keep throwing it in your face. I also agree with the others, she was doing her JOB. That is what these dogs do, the protect and I am so glad that they do. I never think about my daughter being in the backyard with Lola playing because I know that Lola will protect her and loves her as her own. WE are her family and SHE will protect us to death if she has to. I pray she never has to.
 
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