May 7th 2012 5:47 pm
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Sabrina's mom here-- we don't want Sabrina to know what is coming up.
The past week has been very trying. On Thursday Sabrina attacked Oliver (Chanda's pup, not my Ollivander). The dogs weren't supposed to be able to get into the same area, but it happened. Oliver has luckily only skin deep wounds, but it is a LOT of stitches. Sabrina has never hurt another dog before... We were trying to decide what to do with her, and then today she went after our cat Willow. She had Willow in her mouth for probably a full minute, we couldn't get her to drop the cat and had to pry her jaws apart to get the cat loose (luckily Willow appears to be OK besides peeing herself). She has chased our cats before but never gone after one like this. So we've decided that it is just too dangerous to have Sabrina living with us anymore. She is 12 years old and we've struggled with her dog aggression (using professional trainers) for years, it's not something that is going away, but it is getting worse really fast. Tomorrow at 4:10 PST we are meeting with the vet to euthanize Sabrina. We plan to spend the day tomorrow pampering Sabrina, taking pictures, and letting her eat all kinds of normally forbidden foods. Your good thoughts would be appreciated tomorrow.
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We have read your posts for years and are very sad to hear the news,some things have to be done, she will live on in your hart.
We're so sorry to hear this. Angels sing thee to thy rest, Sabrina.
We're very sorry to hear about this but sometimes really hard choices have to be made. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Coco Rose, Puffy and mom
sorry to hear..
It angers me to read this, Veronica. It was preventable. Sabrina has a muzzle and her dog aggression/biting is no news.
It makes me sad to read that Oliver had to go through this, because you neglected precautions and did not use good judgement.
Sorry for Oliver and sorry she has to be put down.
Thank you for all the good wishes.
As to the situation with Oliver, Sabrina had her own yard that no other dog (besides Ollie) was supposed to be able to get into. Unfortunately Oliver slipped into Sabrina's yard while hubby was taking her to potty. Since we thought no other dog could get into Sabrina's yard, she was not muzzled.
We are very sorry to her this. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Our heart goes out to you for I understand after having had to put my other ESA Laddie down because of his other rear knee going out on him. My heart goes out to you and kisses from Amber.
I am so sorry. She will be at peace. It is a difficult decision, but it is one that everybody will eventually make.
I don't think it is fair to make judgements. It was an accident and these things happen.
Veronica, I am sorry to hear this but it happens. It is our job as owners to make sure they go peacefully. I unfortuntaly have been in many positions from rescuing problem dogs over the years and it happens. You gave Sabrina a wonderful life she did not have. Chances are if you had not adopted her when you did she would have been put down. A very wise vet once taught me to never judge people when they put thier pet down as it is thier choice and they are doing what they feel is the right thing. I put a couple of my animals down early then maybe some would think but I did not want them to suffer. I know this is hard for you and hope all of you are fine through this difficult time. I know how much you love Sabrina and know this is a hard time for you Please take care of yourself.
I am so sorry you are going through this difficult time. I totally understand how accidents happen and it is unrealistic to muzzle a dog all the time. You gave Sabrina a wonderful life and will make her comfortable as she leaves. She was lucky to have you in her life.
Mary, Oreo, and Kisa
Veronica I feel so sad for your situation - and it is not right that judgements are made by people about a situation they did not witness. You have given Sabrina a wonderful life she would not have had otherwise. You are a responsible person and made a difficult decision in a carefully considered manner.You have great strength. Now, take time to grieve,
Margaret, Neal and our four paws, Sophie, Max, Beau and Bobby
Oh Veronica! I am SOOOO sorry to hear about this. Sabrina has been with you for so long and has been such a good friend to you. I am so sad for you guys to have to make that very tough choice. Maybe all the stress of moving was just too much for her. I wish you guys the best. You will be in my thoughts and prayers!
Missing you, Sabrina. Rest well.
It broke my heart to log in and read this, and it makes my blood boil that anyone would have the audacity to log on here and criticize you when I know your heart must be breaking.
You have loved her and given her a great life. I am sorry about this entire situation, and now that it is difficult to love and live with a dog with aggression issues.
I think of you often. I hope you have a good support network to help your heart heal. If not, my email address has not changed....
I am sad to hear what happened, both with Oliver and your cat, and then having to put Sabrina down. You did what you thought was best for all, including Sabrina. She will be there, waiting for you, at the Rainbow Bridge. I think she will understand why you made your decision.
So sorry to hear the sad news. My prayers are with you.