Thursday, August 9, 2012


Has bitten Jane for the second time and this one sent her to the doctor, it was a bad bite and Jane did nothing to cause this she keeps saying it was all her fault, but I know she is wrong. It's a very sad day for all of us. There really is no choice, Ben will have to be put down. It's not what best for us it's about what's best for Ben. Many friends are trying to make me feel guilty about this I don't. Having a dog that bites unprovoked isn't a pet and it's only a matter of time before he will bite again.

To be honest I guess I'm writing this because I feel horrible about failing both Ben and Jane. If it was just a bite and release out of shock but, it's wasn't he grabbed on and chewed, not wanting to let go. Just needed to write this out because of how bad I feel for both of them. Jane's hand is torn up bad, of course it will heal but that really isn't the point. Neither one of them feels safe and that's not a good place for anyone.


kmilyun said...

gosh, I am so sorry to hear this. We had the same once with a rescue Weimaraner(sp?). She lunged out at bit. The first time we wrote it off to nerves but the next time it was obvious that she had more issues than love and a good home would be able to overcome.

It was heart wrenching. But sometimes doing the right thing is.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Thank's kmilyun, It's very hard and I know it's the right thing to do for everyone. mkm

Nancy said...

I know that situation very well. Doing the best is very hard but the overall picture you know it has to be.
Don't know if I helped but I want you to know I definitely understand. Others would know if they were ever in the shoes.
Your friend,

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Nancy, It's does help Thank you so much.
Your friend, Mary

Sherri said...

it's a tough situation all the way around. heartbreaking. i'm sorry you are having to go through this.

Mary K. Mennenga said...

Sherri, Thank you the heart's and hand will heal in time.