i walked into the back room of Clockwork to fetch an item for a customer, and stepped on Jane’s paw. She so ferociously attacked my ankle that if I hadn’t been wearing two thick layers of canvas where her teeth were, I’d surely need stitches. Not a great scenario for someone who doesn’t have health insurance.
The he customer was super freaked out and asking me if I was okay. Thankfully because of my converse and jeans, I was able to force a nervous smile and then tell Jane to go lay down.
If that had been one of my children who accidentally stepped on her, this dog would have already been euthanized by animal control. I’m trying to do the right thing. She’s honestly such a loving and playful dog, but she’s also dangerous when scared.
I have been marching Jane on a 2+ walk every morning in order to tire her out and clear my head. She’s been a real trooper about it and seems to enjoy the exercise. Me? My hips hurt but I’m glad for the pain. A mostly desk job has made me lazy.
Jane deserves a good home. Every time she has bitten, you can see in hindsight how it happened. Nothing unprovoked or unpreventable, simply the reactions of a scared dog who hasn’t been given the stability and care she needs.
These are all things I could work through, but her inability to not bite the cats as they pass her is a deal breaker. I can’t live with that.
I posted her on craigslist to get more visibility and will reach more eyeballs. Gosh, I feel bad, but I’m not the right situation for this dog’s well-being.
I had just started to delete the hundreds of pictures from my phone, think about what to do with my blog, and settle into the idea that I was not meant for a dog when I got the call; Jane bit someone. Jane bit several someones. They explained the reasons were unpredictable and unprovoked.
She was so happy to see me, she was physically shaking. She not only remembered me, but all the commands I taught her (like that she has to wait until I enter a building and wait for me to tell her to come in).
They admitted they didn’t discipline her and then were taken aback by her bad behavior. *sigh*
If they had given me this haircut, I would have bitten them too. Dog looks like an asshole.
Jane Pawsten has continued to fall into line in our house by the day. She now recognizes she is not the pack leader, but that I am in charge of where we walk, when we walk, and when she is to listen to my commands. However, this has created a new problem. As a dog who was leader of her pack of one for over 3 years, she now seeks to find a pack to be leader of… enter, the cats.
While a majority of our cats largely ignore and/ or smack all attempts at bossing them around, she has started to nip at them as they pass by, or even chasing them from behind. Last night she had to be muzzled and this morning, she went after one cat so badly, he harmed himself in order to get away and was backed into a corner.
I fear Jane may be more suited for a family without cats.