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i come from royalty, i expect to be treated as such!
poor lee.loo =( 
25th-Apr-2006 09:32 am
butt out!
maybe this entry is more about poor me, but lee.loo won't come to me anymore. ever since the other big dog here nipped at her butt while she was in my arms (right after my big gay male bear roommate came running in the house and "barked" back at her and ran her right into her crate) - she shakes and shivers whenever she hears any humans or the other dog's tags jingling.

she hides in her crate most of the time, or under the covers. i can't reach for her or call out her name and have her come running to me like she always has - she backs away from me now. i can't tell you how heartbreaking this is. i know she thinks it's my fault that she got bitten and now she doesn't even trust me. she doesn't trust anyone, she's just like me right now - her mommy betrayed her trust & didn't take care of her and now she won't come close at all.

i know it's selfish of me, but darn it, i really need her right now.

Comments 
25th-Apr-2006 04:47 pm (UTC)
As an owner of a "damaged" dog. One that had a -LOT- of problems, being abused and abandoned, bounced around and finally coming to live with us.

She has MAJOR issues when we got her, almost so we almost decided to put her down. She bit my face, and Dale's hand, it was all very very bad.

Leeloo will turn around. I know you have a lot of experience with dogs. She'll be her good old self in no time once the other dog is gone.

People that see Pepe now that saw her a year ago think it's a different dog she's changed so much.
25th-Apr-2006 04:50 pm (UTC)
She's just all messed up with the transition and the mean dog (and roommate) stress. I know they aren't mean, but she thinks they are. And of course, getting bitten in your arms is confusing.

Spend some time with her. Treats (better to have trust than a svelte puppy right now) and lots of reassurances. She needs some quality cuddle time to remember who you are and that she loves and trusts you.

Sounds horrible though. Come move to Vermont! My gay male roommate isn't a bear and he actually cooks. :)
25th-Apr-2006 05:53 pm (UTC)
YES, the east coasters want to meet Tassy!

(I'm in NH, close enough)
25th-Apr-2006 09:25 pm (UTC)
hah, i'll be sure to consider visiting the east coast as an option to keep 'loo and i safe and happy! thanks guys.

xoxo
28th-Apr-2006 07:47 pm (UTC)
I third this! I'm in Miami.
28th-Apr-2006 08:13 pm (UTC)
okay, you guys all get together and get me out there and a place to stay and i'll come say hello! can it be warm though please? =D i'm a cold wimp.
25th-Apr-2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
i know it is so hard, but she will come around, just keep trying, and hey, moxie never turned down a treat. lots of positive reinforcement can and WILL overcome the one negative experience.

as a side note, i hope you figure out a way to deal with the bully situation soon, i know it must be so tough for everyone.

and as a super side note, i HATE it when people bark/make general dog noises at moxie. she doesn't like it, and it's scary, and from my perspective it's annoying and makes you look stupid. i cannot tell you how many strangers think it's okay and FUNNY to jump out and "bark" in my tiny dog's face when we are out for walks. i want to hit them in the face and ask how they like THAT surprise.

we love you lee.loo, hurry up and get back to your old self, we know you can do it, pugs have too much, well, moxie to hide away for so long!
25th-Apr-2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
man, i TOTALLY agree with you.

i HATE when people "bark" or growl at dogs, or even cats (who are even jumpier and more skittish). it's rude, disrespectful, and cruel, especially when the animals are already in uncertain territory.

i absolutely despise people who don't know how to be nice to an animal. freakin' jerks.
25th-Apr-2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
i know! i have to realize people i suppose don't know any better, and maybe if i told them that was really scary to her and mean they would think twice and not do it anymore...but i don't know. i was just always taught that you don't do ANYTHING to a dog you don't know - talk, pet, whatever, until you ok it with the owner. people that do that are lucky that it probably scares most dogs, they could get their face bit off, and i kind of wish they would, maybe it would teach them a lesson!
25th-Apr-2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
yes! exactly! i was *always* taught to be careful around dogs you don't know-- ANY dog, no matter how "innocent looking." a dog bite is a dog bite, no matter where it comes from.

I do secretly hope karma bites them in the ass, too... or in the face. Whichever is more appropriate at the time.
25th-Apr-2006 09:27 pm (UTC)
hahaha, you guys crack me up - but i TOTALLY agree. whoever said it was cool to "bark" at a dog?! i mean..really, how retarded do you have to be?

my poor roommate, he's a nice guy but he definitely thinks lee.loo is spoiled. i like this punching in the face idea as a "surprise!" to see how he feels...

*evil*
25th-Apr-2006 04:55 pm (UTC)
That makes me sad. Sad, stressed out Tassy and now sad, stressed out loo. I'm sure she will be so much better when Scout is gone. She'll come back....you are all she has and she loves you.
25th-Apr-2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
yeah i know she will, it just sucks that right now she's so scared! scout will be gone after tomorrow, hopefully she settles in a bit more after this.

xo
25th-Apr-2006 04:57 pm (UTC)
oh tassy, i'm so sorry :(

i'm sure she'll come around because no one loves her like you do. but neither of you need the added stress of this. :(

i hope you two can spend some QUIET time ALONE together and rebuild all the trust.

i'm so sorry :(
25th-Apr-2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
me too, thanks hon. *hugs*
25th-Apr-2006 05:06 pm (UTC)
*Hugs* to you and Lee.loo!

I hope that she comes around once things calm down.

I too, hate when people "bark" at my dog. My BIL did that to my Gracie when she was a puppy and it got her very angry. I wanted to punch him in the face. There is no need ever to "mess" with an animal. People who do are just cruel.
25th-Apr-2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
yeah, why do people do that? it's so infuriating! grr!
25th-Apr-2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwwwwww!! Have you tried taking her for a walk, to get out of that environment and just spend some time bonding elsewhere? I am sure she's just freaked out, she'll come around.
25th-Apr-2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
we have gone for car rides and hung out elsewhere once since this happened, but i think we are going to the park today alone as well. thanks for the suggestion. *hugs*
25th-Apr-2006 05:40 pm (UTC)
I'm sure it's the stress she's reacting to, sweetie, and not you.
If you're patient with her, I'm sure things will be back to normal with her soon enough. =)

::hugs to you both::
25th-Apr-2006 09:41 pm (UTC)
thank you love.

*hugs*
25th-Apr-2006 05:54 pm (UTC)
*hugs*

I'm so sorry Tassy. I hope that things turn around soon. Sounds like you and Lee.loo need some one on one time to heal together.

(psst... hey Lee.loo it's not your mom's fault! Please don't blame her and hide from her. She loves you and wants to give you hugs and kisses. Plus she really really really really needs you right now. So go and give her puggy kisses! PLEEEEEASE?)
25th-Apr-2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
hehe thanks hon, i will translate for her ;)

xoxo
25th-Apr-2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
This is a huge change for both of you...she loves you and she is just scared tassy, it's not that she doesn't trust you...Just keep loving her like you have from the start and it will get better.
25th-Apr-2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
thanks hon. *hugs*
25th-Apr-2006 06:34 pm (UTC)
This is wrong in so many ways.
When will the bully dog be gone?
25th-Apr-2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
tomorrow supposedly. we shall see.
26th-Apr-2006 12:07 am (UTC)
I hope things get better for you and lee.loo.
25th-Apr-2006 06:37 pm (UTC)
I completely agree with the advice from tanya_ltp on pugs, and I'm sure you know this too. It's just so damn hard when you need her to have to be stern with her and not comfort her -- it really will only reinforce her fear.
Is she a fan of pug meetups? Here's a link to the bay area pug meetups: http://www.pugpros.org/events.html
I used to go to Alameda, when I lived in Oakland, but hardly any other pugs showed up.
25th-Apr-2006 09:44 pm (UTC)
yeah i've signed up for the pug meetup groups locally, but thank you!

xo
25th-Apr-2006 08:54 pm (UTC)
hugggss...
i know it makes you feel more alone, but like they all said..... just give her ( and you) a little time.

She knows your the bestest Pink pug-mommy a lil' pink-tounged-pug could have!!!
25th-Apr-2006 09:45 pm (UTC)
thanks hon!

xoxo
25th-Apr-2006 10:32 pm (UTC)
Give her time. She will come back around. Its all probably a little bit overwhelming all the changes that occured and the other dog biting her was just too much. Hold her and pet her and if you can give her some treats. Yeah I know you know what to do to take care of her. Just like you she needs time to adjust to everything. She will trust you again. *hugs and love*
25th-Apr-2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
i know, thank you hon. *hugs*
26th-Apr-2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Awww, poor puppy. She's going through a big adjustment, too, and probably had a history with other dogs and people even before this. My dog has issues, too. He's scared of other dogs, and tries to hide it with aggression. He's okay with most people, on his own terms. I wouldn't advise anyone who isn't me to try to restrain him, though. I'm sure she'll get better, even Skip has managed to accept an inner circle of other humans (though none of them bark or growl at him.)
27th-Apr-2006 06:06 am (UTC) - From her foster Mom
Anonymous
I have to tell you that I am very disappointed that you misrepresented the stability of your life situation. I made it a point to be extremely clear that her past was very unstable and that I planned for her future be VERY (pink OK) stable. I am sorry that your personal life is in upheaval, but you are submitting her to a very unecessary emotional personal situation.

Please keep her best interest in mind.
28th-Apr-2006 02:55 am (UTC) - Re: From her foster Mom
you got my email, i thought the email was a more appropro forum than lee.loo's doggy blog. thanks.
28th-Apr-2006 08:53 pm (UTC) - Re: From her foster Mom
Foster Mom needs to get a REAL life... Must be nice to live in a perfect world where nothing ever changes, nothing bad ever happens and where you can see the future!!!!!!!!!

I want at least a day pass to go visit this place....
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28th-Apr-2006 10:22 pm (UTC) - Re: From her foster Mom
have you not seen or read any of her other posts here? if you had, you would know that lee.loo is near & dear to tassy's heart. don't judge her from this one off post (about a situation that is clearly hurting tassy & is trying to rectify it!) among a ton of happy lee.loo love posts. it's wrong. grow up.
28th-Apr-2006 02:06 am (UTC)
I hope that with the other dog gone she will be back to normal. Takes a lot of time and tons of treats. When I adopted my collie years ago she was so terrified of my BF that she would cower and pee every time he walked in the house. I had to convince him to ignore the action and just carry treats around with him all the time. Before we knew it the dog was always by his side and would run to the door when he got home. She became his dog in the end*L* Yeah she loved me but loved him even more, it was amazing how she changed with some love and encouragement.

Even though I don't really know much about your situation no one can foresee the future(wish I could) Tassy had no idea that her personal life was going to change so I don't think she misrepresented herself. Shit happens, its part of life. When I had a new born baby and just bought a house when my hubby lost his job. We sure didn't foresee that happening and had we known we would never have had a baby at the time or bought a house. I sure wasnt about to give away my baby because things werent going my way, just as I would never give up my pets for the same reason. You do what you have to do and hopefully things will work out, all a person can do is try their best.
28th-Apr-2006 02:54 am (UTC)
thanks i certainly do appreciate this comment as i felt TERRIBLE when i saw the one from the foster mom who i adopted lee.loo from. in my plans at the time, were me, my pink boyfriend, and my pink dog - living the pink life.

life changes, this is the only thing we can count on & i'm taking care of lee.loo more than myself right now. i think she deserves it. and she's loving on me again, so i feel the reward.

*pug hugs*
28th-Apr-2006 02:12 pm (UTC)
Good: Pugs are the most loving creatures on the planet.
Bad: They are also easily frightened.
Good: They forgive damn near everything.
Bad: It takes time.

She can sense when you are mad, sad or happy.
It's just gonna take some time, I know it sucks.
I'm not dog whisperer but I've traveled the world and seen a lot of shit... Dogs aren't equipped for moving and stuff. It is another big change for her. She gets adopted by an awesome mommy and not too much later she is moving again and into an environment where she isn't really the queen bee.
Hell I have a cat who won't talk to me for a month if I just move his damn food bowl.

Moving and things like this take their toll on our furry family members too. Just keep that in mind.
I know you don't know me in the least, but should you ever just want to talk or vent... I ain't hard to find.
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