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ever since we had to put Katie down, Dusty's one surviving (that we know of) offspring has been making rackets in the bathroom when we put her up in there when we leave for somewhere or overnight so there'd be no accidents in the house.

It's because she somehow "knew" and started to be lonely and afraid of going "to bed" and being alone in there.

So anyway the way she makes the racket is that she "knocks" the door by clawing at it in a certain way...first the edge of the carpet got messed up at the doorway...and then this evening, I didn't notice when I opened the door, I just went to let her out and opend the door and turned back b/c we just got back in time for me to set up the tape to get "What I Like About You" and watch "Enterprise"

So anyway later mom goes back to do soemthing and she notices a whole bunch of wood chips on the floor and she goes "OH MY GOD!!" and I went and saw that Ruthie had pawed the door so much that she made a giant hole halfway through the door! So we could possibly be paying for a new door...I swatted her HARD twice...the last time was because mom was wanting to go buy a pet taxi to put her in...and then when I asked how much to replace the door, she said "I don't know" which I read as "quite a lot" so I weent and swatted her HARD on the butt again and told Ruthie that I would NEVER forgive her!

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biscayne
Oct. 29th, 2004 08:46 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD. wow.
_kikai
Oct. 29th, 2004 09:23 pm (UTC)
Don't take this the wrong way but a dog is a animal that lives by it's instinct. Don't punish it because it doesn't think like a human, of course it can't it does not have the evolution we do. It won't learn from being hit over and over again. Instead your hurting it and it's losing respect for you as a owner. That's also abusing your dog. If you don't like your dog, why did you get one in the first place? I don't want to start a fight or anything but I think what you did is wrong.

-Zi
epiphanyofhope
Oct. 29th, 2004 09:45 pm (UTC)
I totally agree with what the other person said. Hitting a dog doesn't teach them what they did wrong. They don't understand why you are hitting them after the fact.

you have to catch them WHILE they are doing it or else they won't remember what they did wrong. And NEVER hit a dog. You sharply say NO! and pull them away from what they are doing.
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skrain_bodak
Oct. 30th, 2004 09:13 am (UTC)
Re: Jusst my humble observation
I know one thing, I'm gonna be stubborn if it's financial help she needs from me and my BIL and chip in only 10% of the cost of the door....and if the cost is high enough...maybe...5%!

And of course I'd still write out the "rent" check for the same amount and not let my mom do what *ahem* "her mother" did.
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