Hello Everyone! It's been quite a while - been a lot going on. We moved back from California to the East Coast and finally are settling in Providence, Rhode Island.
So we put up a stockade fence in our backyard. The neighbors have boston terriers. One of the Boston Terriers (BT) is a real nasty bitch and is always viciously barking at their gate (they have a fenced in yard also, not a stockade - more of a spaced picket) at people and dogs. Before we fenced in our yard, it used to drive T and L nuts for a few minutes, but then they'd just ignore her. Well this weekend we were all hanging out in the backyard sunning ourselves when the BTs come out and start barking at the gate. T and L begin running back and forth along the fence, not jumping on the fence, not digging… just running back and forth. I thought that was fine. (looking back maybe I should have stopped that)
Well, next thing I know, the neighbor girl starts screaming expletives and then the BTs head shows up under the fence in our backyard! She's growling and foaming at the mouth and Lenny runs over and starts biting her. I run over and grab lenny but he won't let go, so I pinch the corners of his jaw to get his mouth to open (a trick I learned to get Tayda to open her mouth so I can pill her) so he releases her and the BT is still acting vicious and trying to get back into the yard. Neighbor girl grabs her and runs inside.
We've lived in this house for just over a month now. Grrrrrrrrreat....
So I walk over to the neighbors house and ask if she is okay. The neighbor girl is really angry and says how hurt the BT is and how she has to go to the vet and get stitches and she's bleeding everywhere.
The BT ended up with 4 staples under her chin. Lenny was bleeding also under his chin, but it was really minor.
The parents of the girl (who are much more rational and level headed than the girl) keep telling her that it's the BT's fault cause she is the one that dug into OUR yard. I'm thinking "AMEN PEOPLE!"
So the next day they tell me that they took her to the emergency vet and the vet's policy is that when a dog gets bit by another dog they HAVE to report it to animal control. When I asked what that meant he wasn't really sure, but he said that they shoudl be quarantined (in our home) for 10 days.
I remember a story here on BF a while back where a B was taken by animal control when it bit a child - even though the B was tied up in it's own yard.... makes me a little worried of what might happen here.
Wish that girl would get control of her nasty dog.
Is there anything that I can do????? or should have done differently???
how have you all been!!?!?!?!??