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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.

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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 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 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.
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.)
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