Y'all are my online community and I gotta get this off my chest.
Christmas 2002: Christine's (dh's sister) stupid @#$%# dog lunged at my 1 year old and almost bit her in the face. I saw the dog "warning" her to stay away and was able to grab her just in time.
Well, their dog would NEVER bite (cause she's just so doggone nice, I guess) so I must have made it up. It developed into us having a rip roaring figt in my M/FIL's kitchen (the meeting place of the farm). Then I was asked by dh to come talk it out with Christine. The "talk" consisted of her repeatedly calling me a liar and spewing a laundry list of misquotes of every word that had come out of my mouth for the previous three years. Dh just stood their. Didn't defend me. Didn't sya that if I say the dog tried to bite Kayla, the dog tried to bite Kayla. I begged him to stick up for me right in front of the witch to no avail.
BTW, they live in Pittsburgh, but the dog always has to come to IL's farm even when her lazy husband sits home on his fat arse watching football/baseball, etc.
Since that time the dog has lunged at her several more times. Stupid @#%$# dog. BTW, I do love dogs and own a goofy 80# yellow lab.
Well around September I was assured by my dh that the dog was much better with Kayla now that Kayla's older. And to save peace, I reluctantly started allowing Kayla near the Stupid @#%$# dog. Stupid @#%$# me.
I knew in my heart of hearts that it wasn't safe and I just let it happen.
Well, Christmas day Stupid @#%$# dog bit Kayla in the face. Thankfully it was superficial. I didn't see the fight and Christine's Stupid @#%$# daughter lied saying first that she accidently pushed Kayla into the coffee table and then that the dog pushed her into the table. It was a cabin and kinda dark, Kayla was hysterical only able to say the first letter of Stupid @#%$# dog's name. So Stupid @#%$# me believed Stupid @#%$# daughter.
Well Stupid @#%$# husband won't even call sister. He is such a bleeping wimp. I am so beyond PO'd at him. I sent her an e-mail cause talking just don't happen btw she and I and I would have to do it over the phone. She won't even reply to e-mail and still he won't call her. It's always tomorrow, too late, too hot, too cold too whatever.
BTW, here's the e-mail I sent the *itch:
Just wondering if you received this e-mail since we haven't heard back from you. In case you're trying to e-mail John instead, you need to send his mail to ****@rcn.com as tntgibson.com e-mail is not on his pc right now.
I am writing you regarding the injury to Kayla on Saturday night. You may or may not be aware that Kayla was not bumped into the table, which is what we all thought since Lauren stated she bumped her, and then changed to saying that Belle bumped Kayla. I noticed in better light that Kayla had 2 bite marks on the bridge of her nose. In addition, the only words Kayla could get out when it happened were Belle, Belle.
I asked her in your parents' living room "how did you hurt you're nose?" Kayla: "Belle hurt it." As I was putting her in the car to go home, "How did Belle hurt your nose?" Kayla: "She scratched it." "How did Belle scratch you?" Kayla: "With her teeth."
Now, I would hate to have a repeat of two years ago, I will however, do whatever it takes to protect my daughter. Two years ago, things got ugly. They should not have. Your dog tried to bite my one year old. Since that time, both John and I have seen the dog lunge at Kayla. In addition, it bit Matthew over the summer (in the face, just like Kayla). So, whether or not you want to face it, there is a problem here; a potentially very dangerous and expensive problem.
Your dog will NOT EVER be near my child again. I will NOT be treated the way I was treated two years ago. How you behave is your decision, but I won't be so nice this time. In addition, John agrees that the marks on Kayla's face are from your dog. You can ask him why he didn't contact you.
Please e-mail back with the date of Belle's last Rabies vaccination. We need to know this for obvious reasons.
My regret is that I allowed family dynamics to cloud my judgment. I knew that Kayla was not safe when around Belle, but allowed her near the dog to appease John and you, etc. I will NOT make that same mistake again.
I'm perplexed as to why this dog has not been euthanized. I know if it were my dog, I'd be crying the whole way to the vet and I'd be crying explaining the reasons to my child, but I'd would euthanize the animal. What if it had bitten her eye or caused other serious injury? She is still at risk for developing an infection.
Sent it delivery receipt, return receipt, nothin back. How do I resolve this. I'm thinking if she doesn't give me the vax info of calling animal control so that can chop Stupid @#%$# dog's head off and test it. :angryfire
This is adversely effecting our marriage. How the heck can I trust him when he can't/won't stand up for me and won't even stand up to my daughter. I am a mess.