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But my dogs have never deliberately hurt me.

Do you know that for sure? Whilst fanging my cuticles, Friday's probably eyeing my jugular.

Heh. Hurt the controller of the food bin? I think not.

Yeah, those cuticles are just a snack ya know. Once they get a taste for human blood, well Bob's your Uncle (where on earth DID that saying come from?)
Do you know that for sure? Whilst fanging my cuticles, Friday's probably eyeing my jugular.

Heh. Hurt the controller of the food bin? I think not. Yeah, those cuticles are just a snack ya know. Once they get a taste for human blood, well Bob's your Uncle (where on earth DID that saying come from?)

It's British, so maybe Alison or Diana can help us out.

As to taste for blood? My dogs are ingrates. I've tried to get Friday to lick off the blood he caused, but he'll have none of it.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

Here's my bizarre dog-injury story. One night Patience Briard was sleeping on one side of me; Chloe OES on the other. Both were on top of the bedclothes and snuggled up tight against me. In the middle of the night I started to turn over. The top part of me turned; the bottom part didn't, thanks to being held down by 115 pounds of dog. Did something really nasty to one of the disks in my back - took a month for it to get back to normal again and it still acts up occasionally.
Dianne
But my dogs have never deliberately hurt me.

Do you know that for sure? Whilst fanging my cuticles, Friday's probably eyeing my jugular.

If he were better trained, you wouldn't have to worry about that.

Mustang Sally
Here's my bizarre dog-injury story.

Oh the horror of it all! You mean you didn't train your dogs to turn in perfect synchrony with you so something like this wouldn't happen? How wrong I was, thinking that you of all people actually had well trained dogs!

Suja
Here's my bizarre dog-injury story.

Oh the horror of it all! You mean you didn't train your dogs to turn in perfect synchrony with you so something like this wouldn't happen? How wrong I was, thinking that you of all people actually had well trained dogs!


Dianne
Fly chases Solo while Solo chases ball. She is usually pretty excited about doing this. On occasion she is so very excited that she doesn't watch where she's going when she launches herself. A couple of weeks ago she came very close to giving me the classic football injury (planted foot, side impact, torn MCL and medial meniscus) when she ran full-speed into the side of my knee. But she didn't actually hurt me.
Once a couple of years ago, when I only had Solo, a utilities guy tried to rush into my building after me you know how they do, when they need to read a meter or something and can't get in otherwise, so they squeeze in behind you before the door closes. He was carrying some big box of tools and had a hat with a light on it on his head and actually banged into Solo when he came up behind us; needless to say, Solo was a bit startled by this and whipped around with all of his teeth showing.

The guy reached out to pet Solo (!!!) and I put myself in between them so Solo caught my thigh with his teeth instead of the guy's hand. Solo has a really inhibited bite anyway, and even more so when he realized it was my leg he was mouthing, so he didn't bite down so much as hit my thigh really hard with his teeth. Solo looked so ashamed, poor guy. I had bruises for a week.

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I'm starting to re-think the black dog thing. Storm can be deadly at night even if I don't actually trip. ... this white blob comes trotting down the driveway. Storm herself doesn't really re-appear until she's within 15' of the house.

yeah, Lola's white coat nearly glows in the dark. very convenient. Manu, however, is camouflaged, with his dark brindle. luckily, he sounds like a stampede of water buffalo when running to the door, and i can hear him a mile away.
-kelly
I was chatting with my coworkers the other day and the conversation drifted to pets, and then to stories of ... to people, and not just by biting. How many here have been injured by dogs, or know someone who has?

when i got Manu, he was really mouthy. it took a long time to train him out of it, and before we did, i had several bruises where he had tried to get my attention by grabbing my arm in his teeth.
now he won't even bite when we do his nails (his most scariest horrible experience). he acts like we're killing him, he moves his head to my hand, looks at it, closes his mouth, the licks my hand. he's learned to make the right decision.
he does run into me all the time though. it must be the Lab part. ;-)

-kelly
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