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Sabrina the teenage... female dog

Getting ready to say goodbye

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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Barked by: Tåla (Tola) TD CGC (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2012 at 9:08 pm

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.
Barked by: Hershey (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2012 at 9:26 pm

We're so sorry to hear this. Angels sing thee to thy rest, Sabrina.
Barked by: Coco Rose (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2012 at 9:34 pm

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
Barked by: Josephine (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2012 at 11:08 pm

sorry to hear..
Barked by: Josephine (Dogster Member)

May 7th 2012 at 11:26 pm

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.
Best, sonja
Barked by: Sabrina 2000~2012 (Dogster Member)

May 8th 2012 at 9:52 am

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.
Barked by: Amber Rose SD (retired) (Dogster Member)

May 8th 2012 at 10:22 am

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.
Barked by: Thor CGC (Dogster Member)

May 8th 2012 at 10:39 am

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.
Barked by: Dora CGC (Dogster Member)

May 8th 2012 at 3:05 pm

Barked by: Dora CGC (Dogster Member)

May 8th 2012 at 3:18 pm

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.
Barked by: Iris vom Zauberberg (Dogster Member)

May 17th 2012 at 6:15 pm

Missing you, Sabrina. Rest well.
Barked by: Sweet Pea (Dogster Member)

August 2nd 2012 at 2:40 am

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.

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