Dogs are more trouble than they're worth

Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Animal control showed up on my doorstep on Saturday night at 7:30. Of course, my husband had just left for 'boy's night out." So I was on my own. The man told me that my dog had bit my neighbor's 13 year old son, and he was going to have to put her under quarantine for 10 days to make sure she doesn't have rabies (even though she's had her shots.) I was instantly confused, as we have an 8 ft. wooden fence surrounding our backyard and she's never out of it without her leash.
With both of my boys crying, and me trying to hold back tears, he loaded her up and took her away.
We found out later that the boy jumped into our backyard to retrive a ball and she nailed him. If he'd have been a burglar, we'd have bought her a t-bone steak.
But it wasn't.
It will cost us $150 to get her out of the pound, $200 for the ticket, and restitution to our neighbor--even though we've told him to stay out of our yard before.
It doesn't seem fair.
We've had quite a few people say we should put her down, but I just can't. She's so good with my kids. Granted, she's leary of anyone that comes near our yard uninvited, but if I introduce them, she's fine.
Anybody want to loan us the money to get our dog back?


  1. Why do the interesting things all ways seem to happen during "boy's night out"? Now that is hardly fair!

    You get a girl's night out, yes?

    My suggestion: post no trespassing signs.

  1. I get lots of girl's nights out. Lately, I'm too tired to take them.
    Good idea about the signs.

  1. You can always have my dog. She's an excellent skunk-chaser.

  1. JoLynne: We had a skunk chaser when I lived at the ranch. She always got them all riled up. They'd spray her and our property. Yuck.
    BTW, we brought her home today. I've never seen her so happy.

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