|Barked: Wed Feb 8, '12 9:41pm PST |
|I just heard about this, here is a recent report from the news channel that this happened on.
And I do totally agree with you, this is 100% the ladies fault, I am not going to rag on her or bash her because she didn't know better and the poor lady did just get bit in the face. However this dog was just rescued from a lake yesterday and is now sitting in a new scary & stressful enviroment (the news room) with new people who are moving closer to him and getting in her face. He did show all the signs so I hope that animal control gives him a good chance, if this was a bite with no signals then it would be a different story however this dog was giving out huge signals. I actually watched the video when he did bite her & it looked like he was showing his teeth for several seconds before the actual bite. Yes not very much time however I feel like the moment I saw teeth I would jump back. Also I do see what you mean about the touching the dogs nose after the bite, I was wondering that too, but I do have to say that in the guy's defense he was probably in total shock of the whole situation. I had similar thing happen at the shelter when two dogs got into a nasty fight and there was a volunteer with me who instead of helping just stood there frozen & when I asked him later what happened he told me he wasn't even really sure that he was just overwhelmed by the whole thing and not totally processing it.
I hope the woman makes a full recovery & that maybe horrible accident can do some good in maybe opening the public's eyes to how to properly read a dog & such (I am happy to see they brought on a dog pro to point out his signals) though I am sure many will throw up the bully card in all of this . I do hope he is able to get back home soon, this poor guy has been through so much!
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