We had a Beagle, who ran out when we were babysitting another child and got hit by a car. The emergency vet who treated her wounds said with a Beagle, its not a question of IF it will happen again but when. So, I did what I thought was the most responsible thing and gave her to a beagle rescue. My 13 year old watched her get hit and was devistated. Then to find out shes going to recoup, but we have to get rid of her, again it crushed his world... Then he reminds me that his dad (my hubby) is in Iraq and I can't take everything special from him. He's taking it personally!
I have a 6 year old at home too and we watch a 10 year old 2x a week as well, so the concern that if we got another dog, one of the younger kids would be careless again and let it out on accident hangs heavy on my mind as a big con...
Please weight in and let me know your opinions.
Asked by Anonymous at 8:53 PM on Oct. 12, 2008 in Pets
Answer by flutterfae at 8:55 PM on Oct. 12, 2008
Answer by tnteaton at 9:09 PM on Oct. 12, 2008
Answer by chillemi78 at 9:21 PM on Oct. 12, 2008
Answer by rivmom at 9:55 PM on Oct. 12, 2008
If he loves that beagle--go and get him!!!!! Losing a dog is part of life---if he wants to take that chance, I would get the beagle back and let your son enjoy him. It hurts a lot--but so does having to give a living dog up just "in case". Any dog could get ran over. I have had two---one because she was crossing the road into the neighbors cows---the other was a freak accident that was pretty gut wrenching. But I wouldn't have given up the joy to avoid the pain.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:58 AM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by melody77 at 1:05 AM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by PleiadesMom at 1:30 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
No matter what kind of dog you have or get you need to train , train, train a dog to keep it from getting itself in trouble. Ck with a trainer for answers to keep your dog safe.! I know because I train mine to wait at the door. Then when it is opened they are still waiting for the command to FOLLOW me out. If other people are leaving and they go to the door, I yell the wait command and everyone sits at the door. Now it didn't happen over night either. I had to really work to make this happen. I run a doggy day care and a lot of peeps and dogs are coming and going. Mine know the routine after many hrs of training. I don't even give it a second thought unless it is not my dogs. So see if someone can help you train your dog to do what you want. Ps I have a beagle named holly-molly, She is now the pack leader...lol Good luck , I hope you can do something for your family to be happy with yours.
Answer by doglovergranny at 1:37 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by tnteaton at 3:24 PM on Oct. 13, 2008
Answer by calliesmommie at 1:02 AM on Oct. 14, 2008
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