April 1st 2012 6:25 pm
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Hi, I'm Mini and I am a bully.
I am in recovery.
As some of you may know after I was attacked by another dog I started having agression issues with new dogs I would meet. When another dog attacked me the 6 stitches were the least of my mine and my pawrents worries, I changed on the inside and had fear I'd never had before. That fear made me act out, made my hair stand on end and made me show my teeth or make unusual noises when stranger doggies were around.
Some of you may also know that I have an adodpted sisfur named Kiki. Well dont even get me started on all the things I've helped Kiki overcome, she had totally outrageous fears before big sister Mini showed her the ways of the world. The one thing Kiki's never scared of though is other dogs. She's cool as a cucumber. Before Kiki Momma and Daddy tried so hard, worked together, worked apart, asked friends (mainly on dogster!), but my bullying and fear of other dogs didn't go away. Until Kiki.
Long dachshund story short, today we were all walking on a trail by our house that we've never visited before. Kiki and I were off leash and two other dogs approached. Little grey cuties. One was off leash and one was on. The lady yelled out before Momma and Daddy could put our leashes on, "I want to meet your dogs, do you mind leaving them off? Mine's just seen a trainer.." Well, bless her heart, we didn't even have time to respond before the lady walked her little dog over and that little dog was NOISY! She made a lot of weird whining, growling noises and then her owner would correct her.. she'd stop.. THEN... she snapped at me!! Oh. My. Gosh.
Do you know what I did?
I ignored her.
We ended up walking 15 minutes with those people and by the end the doggy was only whining a little, she'd stoped trying to snap and I made a friend of the other doggy. Stranger doggy, Kiki and I all walked together. We'd all take turns sniffing little bully and it was all good.
The other owner said Kiki and I were very well behaved and perfect role models.
Me? A role model for a doggy with the same issue I had?
:) It was a proud day.
* Side note:
The doggy was adopted form a puppy mill situation in October. She's only a year and a half and after speaking to her owners we definitely think she'll be able to overcome her issues just like I have. ♥
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We are definitely very proud of you, Mini!
You are such an amazing girl... I would have barked my heart out!
My doggy cousin could learn from this, he goes totally nutzo if he even sees another dog on the other side of the street, never mind close up...I love just about any pup I meet...
way to go Mini, you are such a good role model!!
WTG,Mini!!!!!You DID PAWTASTICALLY WELL!!!!!!We are thrilled for you...
Could to assist my Gma with my fear of noises??? The ones I can't see?????????????It has really gotten worse since Old Baby passed. She wasn't a barker....Did I think, she was my security system? Now my job to alert and protect everything in and around the house? Any advice appreciated....kisses,mazy
That is fantastical, Mini!
Mini, I'm so proud of you!! You ARE a role model! And Condogulations on your DDP!!
Congrats, Mini on being a DDP, today!
A pawsome way to recognize your talents...
Have a great evening!