Shhhh… You Don't Know Me

October 28, 2009

She called

Filed under: Daily Jabber — Shhhh @ 3:07 pm
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So the owner called last night.  And told me that Ruby attacked because she was raised with a little dog that used to bite her all the time.  She’s good with big dogs, but little dogs, she’s aggressive.  The shaking?  Yeah, that’s the pit bull in her.  Apparently she’s lab/pitt/shepard.  I don’t have anything against pitty’s, and think they have a bad rap.  The only reason I’m telling this is because it shows how horrific it really was.

So when I told her how much, she was horrified, and told me that they are claiming bankrupcy.  She said that her husband woulda put the dog down (strange comment to make, but I think she was trying to set me up for the fact that they were not going to pay).  She went on and on about what a cheap guy he was.  By the end of the convo, in which I tried to stay positive and not shriek “your dog tried to kill my fucking dog and you are responsible, you cunt!”, she said she would talk to her husband and get back to me.

So now what?  What are the laws in Canada?  In BC?  Who should I report this to?  I had wanted to give them a chance to pay without reporting it.  I mean dogs are dogs, and dogs will do what dogs do, so I am not looking for anything more than payment of the vet bills.  But if they aren’t going to pay, do I go to the police?  The SPCA?  The bylaw officer?  And is there a point in taking it to small claims?  Will I end up paying more out of pocket for court fees just to have them claim bankruptcy and not get anything back??

I’m waiting for the vet to call this morning and tell me where we go from here.  She should come home today.  She’s full of stitches and drains.  I’m washing her bedding right now, so it’s all clean for her.  My poor dog.

I had the worst night sleep last night.  I got up extra early this morning because every time I closed my eyes I could see Ruby pick Morgana up and shake her.  I can hear her screaming.  I can see the blood on my jacket.  I relive it over and over and over. 

And am I ever retarded this morning!  Trying to make breakfast it was like I was in someone elses kitchen for the first time.  I didn’t know where anything was, where anything went… it was pissing me off how my brain keeps snapping. 

I forced myself to eat breakfast, despite the fact that I’m not hungry at all.  I didn’t eat dinner last night, but I had popcorn during Biggest Loser.  Which was a bit of an emotional one, eh?  If I had been in a different mindset last night, I would have been blubbering my face off.  But I was a bit numb, I think.

It didn’t really hit me until just before bed last night when my husband hugged me.  Then he held my face, put his forehead to mine and whispered, “I’m sorry about your doggie”.  Yep, that busted me.  Took me right out of coping mode and into crying mode.  Which led to the crappiest sleep I’ve had in eons.




  1. hmmm, I would for sure be reporting the attack to the authorities – I wonder if the vet’s office could point you to the appropriate one? This could have happened before. I don’t know what the laws are for getting what is due you in these instances. I thought under $2000 is small claims?

    Your poor muffin! I’m sure she will appreciate her nice clean bedding!

    Comment by fatinah — October 28, 2009 @ 5:55 pm | Reply

  2. awww i feel for you i really do…

    as for the wanker twat owners, i am discusted, and if i had been you i totally would have said what you were thinking. I really am appalled by all she was saying, really really appalled. I know if it was here (uk) i phoned the police, even though i didnt know who it was or anything, it was more for if i ever found out who it was. When i reported it they gave me a crime number- and when i claimed on my own pet insurance, i needed that for the claim.

    Comment by Big_mummy — October 28, 2009 @ 7:18 pm | Reply

  3. I think it’s a good idea to ask the vet. The SPCA probably knows, too.

    Awww, you poor dog. I hope she/he gets all better soon. I just had my kitty at the emergency vet last Monday night. She had hurt her back leg. So, I know how worriesome and stressful it is when your beloved friend isn’t feeling right.

    Give your dog a kiss and a hug from me.

    Comment by Mary Meps — October 28, 2009 @ 9:12 pm | Reply

  4. Shhh, I am so sorry you and your pup had to go through this – I would be totally beside myself with anger if I were you – as you know, my pups are my kiddos!!! I am not sure how it works in Canada but, I would DEFINITELY contact an attorney to discuss. You are just wanting the vet bills paid and the owner’s are lucky that’s all you want at this point! I would be out for blood!! I would sue anyway – regardless of what that lady said…. it’s not your fault they are having financial issues and honestly, if she knew her dog had aggressive tendencies towards smaller dogs… she should keep the dog in a controlled enviornment….WHATEVER!!!! Hugs to you and your baby!

    Comment by Charmed I'm Sure — October 28, 2009 @ 10:17 pm | Reply

  5. Wow, I would be livid. I own a pit lab mix and she would never do that kind of thing. Its totally about the owner.

    I hope that your dog gets better and that she pays for her mess.

    Comment by Ruby — October 29, 2009 @ 3:47 am | Reply

    • Thanks, me too.

      The dog, unfortunately, was terrorized by a small dog for the first couple of years of her life. She has issues with small dogs. Not big dogs or people, just small dogs. But hey… I have my own fair share of issues, so I get that.

      Comment by Shhhh — October 29, 2009 @ 3:21 pm | Reply

  6. I have no advice for you but just wanted to say I’m sorry it happened and I hope your dog will be ok.

    Comment by JavaChick — October 29, 2009 @ 1:38 pm | Reply

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