I was just on my way out to get some lunch, and found the most beautiful flowers on the stairs! OMG, you all are incredible. Seriously, you all are my best friends. Thank you SO much.
Hugs & kisses all around .... Thank you again.
I can't seem to do photobucket on my phone, so I'll post a pic on FB. Feel free to post the pic once it's on there. I love you guys.
ETA: the flowers for Lisa
This message has been edited by AnnyBoo on Apr 4, 2012 2:08 PM
I just received gift part two: a big basket of Ghiardelli chocolates!
And FG sent a box of John & Kira's dark chocolate covered figs! I am just blown away, you guys. Thank you so much, from the bottom of my chocolate-dipped heart.
Thanks again, FG for being you . . . I tried one of those chocolate figs yesterday, and it was incredible! SO GOOD.
I am back at work today. I'm wearing makeup finally, and you can barely see the marks now. The swelling is almost completely gone too. It's good to be back in a normal routine. Tomorrow the dog is going, and I am very, very sad.
I am so sorry about this entire situation, it sucks all around. I know most people say that if a dog bites you once, you must put it down. I don't think that it's as clear cut as that. Has your parents' dog had a history of biting?
Kool is our alpha male. He is our Air Supply and our REO Speedwagon.
My folks had an irritating and very bitey little miniature poodle when I was young. I must have gotten bitten at least 30 times. It didn't help that he was easily provoked and I was ahem precocious and seldom deterred. Until he finally lost his sight, he would always go mental in response to someone pointing a finger in his face.
The dog has always been an alpha male, and has issues. I don't know if it has anything to do with his personality, but when he was still a young puppy, a friend of my mother's dropped him on his head on a hard floor.
There have been a couple/few times when he's been very aggressive, but until now he's never attacked/bitten anyone. He came close to getting the cat once, but the cat was quick. If this didn't happen to me, it would've happened to someone else eventually. If it was a young child, it could be VERY bad. I have bite marks in my right glasses lens (which went flying out during the attack). I'm grateful I didn't lose my eye.
BTW, he's a young dog -- I think he was going to be four this month. And he's a West Highland Terrier, which normally are very sweet dogs with a good temperament.
One difference; I was lucky in that our poodle rarely broke the skin. Although all dogs can attack under the wrong conditions, some varieties, including terriers and chow-chows can both flip out under friendly situations. It's a sad situation and I'm sorry for you guys.