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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

End of the Cliffhanger!


I dropped a hint on Monday's blog that I had an announcement about King's sister, Lady.

Lady had another "altertaction" with Joel's dog, Lucy this weekend. Lucy ended up with a broken leg and a cast that she'll need to wear for the next 4 weeks. This isn't the first time that Lady has injured Lucy. Lady isn't a viscious dog, but she does "go off" on stangers and small dogs. Mom & Martha have done all they could for the past 3 years to try to train her... they even sent her to boot camp and did follow up visits every weekend for over a year. They tried their best, but nothing seemed to stop Lady from being overly protective of her food and treats. Mom and Martha feared that her aggressive behavior would get worse and she might attack another small dog or possibly a child, they decided that they had to give up the idea of keeping Lady. It broke both of their hearts and they've each called me in tears since Lady left their house. I know they love her, and after three years it's hard to admit that all of your hardwork didn't pay off.

Things are different for Lady now. She now lives with a pack of dogs and she's taken her place at the bottom of the pack. She is submisive and calm now. I think most of her problem was that she didn't get enough exercise. She had too much pent up energy and she spent 99% of her time in the apartment. Because of this, she became overly protective of her space. Now she has a yard to play in and interaction with other dogs that are bigger than her. It's interesting to watch the transformation- last week she had the Alpha Dog attitude; now she seems just as happy to not be the leader of the pack.

3 Comments:

Blogger beverly said...

Please tell me that "pack of dogs" isn't at your house!!! I can understand your mom and Martha's heartbreak but Lady does need a yard to run in and, hopefully, they can visit her.

7:09 AM

 
Blogger Brian said...

Oops-- I guess I left that part out. Yes, Lady is my new roommate now.

3:20 PM

 
Blogger beverly said...

OMG, you're kidding!!!

4:02 PM

 

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