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in thread (Email Removed) (Melinda Shore) whittled the following words:

I did, to come to think of it. i was walking to a friends house, slipped on ice, broke my ankle, couldn't get up. My dog was NOT on leash, did not contribute to the fall. But he DID stand over me and bark (He never barked) until he attracted attention from the neighbors who came over and found me in a snow drift/icepatch and called the rescue squad. It was -10F. The only way the dog was involved was that he got me help. I was injured doing Search and Rescue. I was doing that With a dog, but it had nothing to do BECAUSE of the dog. I don't consider that a dog-related injury. I wouldn't consider skijoring or sledding a dog related injury unless your dogs did something to cause it.
I never claimed to be an "expert" I simply laugh at those of you who think "you are"
I find it funny.
in thread greyhound (Email Removed) whittled the following words:
What's yours due to? Mustang Sally

I'm defending her attacks. I guess I'll roll over and play dead and chalk this thread up to the fact that the local piranahs haven't had a blood feast in awhile and are spoiling to stir something up
What's yours due to? Mustang Sally

I'm defending her attacks. I guess I'll roll over and play dead and chalk this thread up to the fact that the local piranahs haven't had a blood feast in awhile and are spoiling to stir something up

Uh huh. The only attacking here is coming from you, diddy, per usual. Merry Christmas.
Mustang Sally
She attacked me btw..

And so viciously, too.
"I think it's kind of a silly answer. Accidents happen."

Horrors. I can't imagine you could type through the tears.

Christy
I did, to come to think of it. i was walking to a friends house, slipped on ice, broke my ... the neighbors who came over and found me in a snow drift/icepatch and called the rescue squad. It was -10F.

What - he didn't build a travois from scavenged wood and pull you to the hospital himself?

Melinda Shore - Software longa, hardware brevis - (Email Removed)

Amateurs study cryptography; professionals study economics. Allan Schiffman
I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and the conversationdrifted to pets, and then to stories of people ... to people, and not just by biting. How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

You know that story that if you stand still, a dog running full pelt towards you won't hit you? Well , it's not true and I had a fractured knee and ankle to prove it Emotion: sad(
Alison
My bafflement was the fact she got bitten, and considered it as a part of owning a dog. She attacked me btw.. I guess that's why huskies are insurance ban lists. (shrug)

I didn't see an attack - I know what some people's attacks are like and thought that mild enough to be borderline friendly! Never mind, eh - I'm sure we'll all live Emotion: smile
I don't know a great deal about huskies, but I've learnt a bit along the way and given that they really need so much mental determination to really push themselves through the extremely gruelling workload that they were bred to do, I would understand that they could be extremely difficult housepets. I've also seen a few piccies of the damage a bored husky can do to a house. I would expect to suffer more injuries from living and working with huskies than I would the average collie, and I would expect a home insurance broker to be more concerned about a husky in a house than a greyhound, (or even a weimaraner who will be a tornado of energy outside the house but will, if satisfied with its daily exercise, be the ultimate couch potato indoors).

I do consider being bitten an acceptable risk of having a dog - NOT an acceptable thing for a dog to do on a daily basis but dogs have big mouths and no hands. Given that they have to use this tool as we would our hands and I would deem it reasonable for a dog to occasionally make mistakes.

I would also (rocking the boat a little Emotion: big smile) think it reasonable, if I really hurt or frightened my dog in anyway, be it on purpose or by accident, that my dog would consider fighting back. If it didn't - all kudos to it but if it did - tough - I got what I deserved. Of course the aim being that your dog accepts that some things might hurt but that it should trust you - but that takes time to establish and is a life long learning curve.

I'm not perfect, I don't expect my dog to be either - I just aim for us both to be the best we can make of ourselves.
Diana

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Does tripping over a black, sleeping dog in the dead of night count as the dog injuring me? I think it was more of me injuring me. :-)

I'm starting to re-think the black dog thing. Storm can be deadly at night even if I don't actually trip. There's the careening around the hall that happens when you think you might step on the dog and it just turns out to be a shadow.
Another point of note:
I send Storm out to pick up the paper every morning. Black dog, black driveway, black night make for a hard dog to spot. I can hear her pick up the paper, and then this white blob comes trotting down the driveway. Storm herself doesn't really re-appear until she's within 15' of the house.

Maybe the puppytobenamedlater needs to be a light-coloured dog after all -)

Kate
and Storm the FCR
How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

Madigan broke my finger when she lunged on the leash and I wasn't expecting it.

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