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    Thanks guys. DH has gone to pick up some roof racks and taken Lily to give me an hour's peace.

    Irene - Lily too has become a right little miss. She is very well aware of what 'ow' and 'no' and 'uh uh' mean, but she's taken to pinching noses which really hurts and then she'll play angelically with tendrils of my hair in a really sweet and loving way, then she just tears a handful from my head and when I tell her no, she just laughs. I've put things that I think will genuinely hurt her or that she will damage out of her reach and she will stop at nothing to get them.

    She seems to be over the worst of the flu bug and is back eating again. Thank God, because her sick poos are just utterly revolting. I'm pretty sure that all her top four teeth are properly through now, but it is hard to check because she won't let me near them.

    As for the dogs, I'm never a fan of putting animals down just because you have kids, or just because you've been a slack owner, but this time, I really think that it is for the best that both of them go. My dog will be hard to place because he's bitten DH twice and his will be hard because she is dog-aggressive and that makes walking her or socialising her very hard.

    It is a really awful and hard decision to make and we haven't even had the discussion yet, but the vet told me that if Mo hadn't been wearing a collar, he'd have been dead in a matter of minutes - she went straight for the jugular and the damage she did is appalling. We also have a third dog (also mine) to think of - she managed to stay mostly out of it, but I don't want to come home one day and find her with her throat torn out. I would be devastated and then I would probably want to blame DH for allowing it to happen.

    DH is worried that because Mo has bitten him, that he will just attack Lily unprovoked, but he just doesn't get that he was bitten because he intervened in a dog fight and any dog, big or small will bite when provoked. Dogs who bite for no reason usually do it much earlier than 6 years of age. This is a dog who, at the vet, will allow them to stitch him, scrape skin off him, stick a thermometer up his bum and other indignities, without more than a flinch. He is not in the habit of biting unprovoked. Storm however, I have witnessed snapping at the vet when having her nails clipped.

    He is right though, that Mo is snappish generally and getting worse with age and I am particularly careful to keep him away from Lily, however, his dog tried to kill mine, not once, but twice and to me, that makes her a risk to have around our other dog, around Lily and around me. If she is so protective of DH that she will kill another dog in her pack, that means that Lily and I are both at risk of being attacked by her and I have no doubt she could kill either of us with no trouble at all.

    I love both of them and they are, individually, both very sweet natured and people loving dogs. Mo is super friendly (staffy cross) and would happily let anyone burgle our house, provided they stop to give him a pat and let him lick them. The easiest way to break his heart is to ignore him. Storm is just a very big, silly, drooly puppy, but what I saw was a horrific and vicious attack. I don't understand for a minute how people can call dog fighting a sport, let alone watch it or bet on it. I truly believe that the people who do are just plain evil.

    Well, I said to DH that we needed to have the talk and to make a decision quickly, because the longer we leave it, the harder it will get, because they'll revert back to their old selves apart and our judgment will be clouded.

    for a better week next week, because no matter what decision we make, it is going to be here for a while.

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    Thanks Irene - I checked out dogzonline, but they are a pure breed site and ours are all mutts.

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    They may still help, there are a LOT of rescue organizations on there.
    You could always just ask for advice and see what they have to say, they know a lot more about dogs than anyone I know

    Anyway, it's gotta suck having to decide something like that. I feel for you.

    Irene - Lily too has become a right little miss. She is very well aware of what 'ow' and 'no' and 'uh uh' mean, but she's taken to pinching noses which really hurts and then she'll play angelically with tendrils of my hair in a really sweet and loving way, then she just tears a handful from my head and when I tell her no, she just laughs. I've put things that I think will genuinely hurt her or that she will damage out of her reach and she will stop at nothing to get them.
    Heheh sorry, but that conjures up the most hilarious images in my head
    I'm glad it's not just Ava being a brat though. I was thinking maybe I'd done something to make her a right little biatch.

    She bit my nose the other day. Right on the bridge where she'd previously headbutted me. Mmm pain.

    Kristy, Ava throws her stuff a lot too. *shakes a fist*

    It's true as well, they know "no" and they know what they are doing is naughty. Not that we can really do anything about it. Little buggers!

    Bek, hope you have heaps of fun when you go away

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    Megan - I'm so sorry to hear what happened. Men are tools! I'd use stronger words but it would end up all *'s. Why repeat previously disastrous behaviour. Perhaps the bite was a bit of karma?

    Stasia too is becoming very violent. She just about gouged my eye out tonight. I'm sure the scar will be lasting! Loves to just pinch the skin on the back of my arm when I'm carrying her too! I can't get my face to close to her or she grabs at it with fingernails outstretched. I'm certain she understands no but just doesn't care. Too little to get cranky at though so that's frustrating.

    She bit my nipple tonight and was so cheeky about it that I couldn't help laughing which is only going to make it worse.

    Better go, that's her wanting me now! And that means "NOW" mummy!
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    Ava likes to gouge eyes too, with her spindly little fingers.

    I have some news! I was sitting in the playpen chatting with my mum on the phone when all of a sudden little miss Ava let go of the rail and walked over to me!!
    She did two or three steps
    I was so proud!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKD7prYbII4

    check this out

    keanu LOVES it....
    not a lot to report this end....things are well

    keanu is standing and walking along furniture constantly now.

    it's cold here on the GC....

    here are two piccies of my brother and SIL visit...it was fantastic....they had a 7 hr wait for a connecting flight so we spent the day with him. my first time meeting my SIL and she was lovely, easy going and bubbly.....!! from me... lol.

    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j9...6/100_3485.jpg

    http://i78.photobucket.com/albums/j9...6/100_3484.jpg

    hope evryone else is well and safe
    xoxox

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harlequin View Post
    Ava likes to gouge eyes too, with her spindly little fingers.

    I have some news! I was sitting in the playpen chatting with my mum on the phone when all of a sudden little miss Ava let go of the rail and walked over to me!!
    She did two or three steps
    I was so proud!
    clever girl AVA.

    awesum.

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    Hehe Ava's been watching Gummi Bear since she was tiny. I think I posted about him ages ago in the old November mums thread

    Now there are bloody ads for Jamster with him in them. Ava always whips her head around to watch when he comes on

    She hasn't walked by herself since yesterday either. Little bugger.

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    Hi all

    Well done little Ava I knew you would be the first to walk!

    I was sick Tuesday and Wednesday with this weird virus where all I wanted to do was sleep and I was aching all over. Much better today.

    Has anyone started to think about first birthday parties or are they having them? I am having one for Charlize as I did for Bailey and it is only fair. I am having troubles with MIL about it though. Charlize's birthday is on the 2nd and I cant have the party on the Sat the 3rd as her godmother is away and my best friend will be in hospital having her bub so I have decided to have on the following sat the 10th, trouble is my SIL informs me the other night that MIL is flying to Long Island that day and she is really disappointed but would never say that to me. I said to SIL I cant work around everyone and there will be plenty of more birthday and I will take photos for her. I havent seen her yet and I know she is going to say something and she is such a pain the ***! She is one of those people who thinks they are right all the time. Thats my whinge for the week.

    I am about the go to Garden City to get my neice a birthday present I thought a dress from Pumpkin Patch might do the job. I also have got her a doll!

    Talk soon

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    Yay Ava - clever girl! Lily still isn't showing any interest in standing, unless someone is holding on to her and that is currently her preferred way of getting around, other than commando crawling. She has this really deep throaty chuckle and is laughing at everything now. Its like 'he he he he, he he he he' and it is so funny to listen to.

    If anyone wants to see some pics of my lovely fur baby, here is a link

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?ai...5&id=574382183

    The last few photos are the latest ones of his injuries.

    There is a couple we found through our vet who might be interested in taking him, but there is no guarantee. They are in the market for a new dog and their last one was a rescued dog who was 4 years old when they got him. It just also happens to be exactly the same cross breed as Mo. So I've emailed them some photos and I'm . Weirdly, the guy's last name is the same as my maiden name and it isn't a common name!! Spooky.


 

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