Hi, ladies... What I'm about to post is going to be long and completely unrelated to TTC/Pregnancy/Anything, so don't read it if you don't want to. I just need to vent. Here it goes...
Sunday night, my husband and I decided to go on a date. Mind you, this was like, an 1130pm date because my husband works seconds. So, we're getting ready to leave, open the door, and my dog takes off. GREAT. He never does that... Ever. Seriously. So I'm guessing he had to poo or something. He's a black German Shepherd... It was 1130pm, so I couldn't see him. I start yelling his name, looking for any sign of him... Then I hear it. Yelling, growling, barking... A fight. Awesome. I have my husband run over there and break it up. He brings my dog back inside, I check him out... He's fine. I go back outside to talk to the other dog's owner... It's a cop... And his retired K9 dog. Perfecttt. He's got one wound. It's a bite mark. On his right front leg. It's not anything serious. It's a booboo you'd get if you fell down on the sidewalk or something. There's blood around the wound from the skin tearing, but it's not BLEEDING. The guy's freaking out. He has to take him to the ER Vet to get stitches, blah, blah, blah... He's being a big baby about the whole thing, forreal. I'm annoyed at this point. He calls one of his buddies over to file a report. His buddy tells him a report isn't necessary because we didn't LET him out, he GOT out. We tell him to take him to the stupid, over-priced, retarded expensive ER Vet, bring us the bill, and we'll pay for it. Problem solved, right? (The vet bill was $297.13, by the way. $50 to clean the wound. $90 in pain meds, LOL. $45 for a pain injection. $115 to be seen. There was something else, too... I don't remember.)
The next day, I come home from work to find a note on our door from Animal Control. LOL They're asking us to call them. I do. An Animal Control Officer comes over and informs me that we have to put our dog under a 10-day quarantine to watch for any signs of rabies. Okay... That's annoying, but whatever. We can do it at home since he's up to date on his shots. We don't have to do anything different, just be extra careful that he doesn't get out without a leash. Fine--- No problem. Are we done now, overly annoying officer neighbor guy?
I come home from work tonight with a note on our door from the APARTMENT complex. He informed them that we "Knowingly let our dog out without a leash or supervision and he attacked his dog, causing his dog to need emergency medical supervision." LOLLL On TOP of that, he told the apartment complex that the following night, we let him out AGAIN without a leash or without supervision. THAT is a flat out lie. The incident that occurred Sunday was a once in a lifetime FREAK thing. My dog has never been outside in this complex without a leash. At this point I'm pissed. So. I keep reading. Due to the fact that we aren't abiding by the apartment complex's leash laws (WHATEVER), and another tenant has stated that our dog puts him in fear of his dog's safety... We have 24 hours to permanently remove our dog from the premises or our lease will be terminated and we will be evicted.
What does this guy want from us?!?! Seriously!!! I don't even know what to do. We can't get evicted, this is the ONLY complex that allows German Shepherds (Not to mention I'm having a baby in 3 months and I really don't want to move.) and my dog is my son, so I do NOT want to get rid of him.
I called the guy. He ignored my call. I asked him to call me back.
I guess I'm going to go to the office tomorrow and plead my case to the apartment complex and see what they say... ... ... I'm so pissed/annoyed/irritated/everything at this entire situation.
Sorry about the rant. I'm just... Flabbergasted at the entire situation. We have complied with every single thing this guy has wanted/done. We have been 100% cooperative and now he's making us choose between our home and our dog.
P.S. My dog isn't mean. He's really not. If a dog shows him aggression, he stands up for himself, but in the 3 years he's been alive, I've never one time seen him initiate any kind of anger/violence towards another animal or human. He's my baby. =( I have no idea why he fought that other dog the other night. I truly don't.
If you ladies remember, we just had to put our other dog down back in June because of her epilepsy. I really, really, really don't want to lose another dog...
If you read this... Thanks. I feel better typing it all out. I just pray, pray, pray that tomorrow works out in our favor.