Show Posts

This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.

Topics - karateblossom

Pages: [1]
I found this of interest because it shows how bad ownership gives animals bad names...and this owner gets served over a year later.

Alexis Cox, Kylie's (the 3 month old baby) mother, had taken her baby to a friend's house where there was a group of people. She supposedly left the baby with a friend in the living room while she (the mother) went to the kitchen to heat a bottle because upon arrival, the baby was fussing.

Christopher Fura (a young kid himself) who was at the house had brought his rottweiler, Chopper, to the house as well. Fura and his stepbrother, Jason Winters, had owned the 120 pound dog for 10 days when they brought it to the house where the baby was located. The mom was in the kitchen when Chopper suddenly attacked Kylie biting her head as the baby sat in her car seat, killing the baby.

Fura KNEW Chopper was aggressive (in the 10 day period of ownership) - he had already been bitten Fura and aggressed another child as well as getting into a fight with another animal. Chopper was not on leash at the time he attacked the baby.   

Fura was just sentenced to jail for 6 months and 3 years probation and was orderered not to own animals during that time.

You know, we hear stories about kids who taunt our pups and get bit (or not). But this story was so sad because a 120 lb rottie fell into the hands of a KID, because it was "cool"? and an innocent infant was mauled to death in just seconds due to ignorance. But the silver lining is that this guy will see bars for being an idiot and that is a relief - all too often, responsible pet owner get frustrated by the idiocy of irresponsible humans who think dogs are for the coolness factor.

Chopper was put down by animal control.

Old English Mastiff Pictures / Odin as a pup (third times a charm)
« on: February 25, 2008, 10:00:46 am »
I'm a persistent individual and keep getting rejected every time i try to post a picture. 

I'm finally up and running on home internet.  Thought I'd update you guys since I have deprived you of pics for 3 months...:*(  I'll try one more time before I give up for the night.

Odin Christmas 06 22 months

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Congrats to CODY
« on: February 03, 2008, 02:14:24 am »
Your mug is the cutest!  Congratulation s on your appointment.

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / doggie language
« on: January 19, 2008, 01:54:52 pm »
What does it mean when a dog give
 us the 'down dog' stretch?  Not the goofy ready to play signal but that:  facing the alpha butt in air front paws out and chest ground salute.

I remember a lady telling me it has some significant meaning but i dont remember.  Anyone know?

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / What is wrong humans!
« on: January 17, 2008, 01:47:56 am »
I just read in the news that TWO furries were THROWN from a 30ft overpass in st. louis mo into a parkinglot.... .an akita/lab mix and a pitt.  What causes people to do these things?  Saddest part, the horses arse who does this will get a slap on the wrist......:*(

Behavior, Housebreaking, Obedience / responding to other dogs
« on: January 15, 2008, 03:10:30 pm »
ok so we go out every day at a specified time, me n odin, to pick up the kinder kiddo pack member from the bus stop.  We practice walk and heal (he can let his prance get the best of him but his muzzle never gots more than a foot ahead) and stop and wait with leash draped over his back...we live in the country.  Monday, spazz lab who is sweet but master of escapism from neighbors home is lounging in neighbors yard.......he approaches me n odin.  I say to max......aaaaa nnnnt Ki don't use no with odin, just the annoying sound above) to max but ears up n tail waggin (collared, tag, shots good etc) he keeps approaching.  Odin whip tail is beating me senseless but he does his best to stay in a heal and we continue our walk.  Max drops back about 100ft and he sits when odin n I stop at bus stop.....
Odin whines towrds the direction the bus will come (i SWEAR he is calling out my sons name) and then buss arrives and all is good.  As e walk back down the street, max is still sitting then walks towards us to greet us....tail waggin.  OK so now we are trapped but odie is on leash w reg collar n both dogs...ears perky n tails waggin heartily.  sme sniffin takes place then maxes ears lay flat n back and that head lowers and his lip lifts and those teeth are exposed and he gives a I'M GONNA SHRED U TO BITS growl.  Odin just about rips my pinkie off my hand (200 lbs of .....OH SH%#! jumps away).  Max doesn't back down n odin is like wtf!  To bring odin back to MY control, he gets a muzzle tap and a very strong aaannnnnnt!  he's  like.....oh man, I wanted some of that. 
My question is what causes a dog to show perk and nonthreatening signs then all of a sudden that meanie side?  moments later, the postman came and max was like....rowww, rowwww, rowwwww and approached the mailmans truck.  the neighbor came out and called max firmly but max just kept at mailguy then sat in my yard and watched as I held odin back n the 5 yo retrieved my mail.  It was perplexing for me cuz max is usually swet but he n odin do not socialize but I let the sniffing commence due to positive signals.  did I miss something from max?   

American Mastiff Discussions & Pictures / Which one is better behaved?
« on: January 13, 2008, 04:30:14 pm »
Odin actually enjoys this, a lot more than Zack. There is nothing better than a ride in the beetle with the top down, unless you are in the car behind when the head goes over the side for a look.

Great Dane Discussions / DANE DYSPLASIA
« on: January 12, 2008, 03:14:21 pm »
Although I'm a mastiff mommy, my step daughter has a 3 yo dane (merle) named samauri who is showing hip issues.
Now, let me rewind so I hopefully can get better info:
My step daughter (i'd prefer 2 call her my daughter but it would confuse many of u) step-dad loves danes and they bought one 3 yrs ago.
the step dad committed suicide in aug of 07.
Now SAM is having hip problems (i don't think they have taken him to the vet).
I don't know how severe or problematic sam's hip issues are but I was wondering, what types of hip issues are common w/ danes?
What should I possibly suggest to the mom on sam's prognosos, options, etc?
They have 2 other furry friends in their home-a daschund with a softball sized tumor on her throat (she's 12 yrs old) and an 11-12 yo choc lab who has chronic ear infections and skin problems who is outdoors.  They have a houseful but are all missing that one factor that helped them out-the step-father/dad.
Are their any organizations in tx (san ant area) that provide reduced cost assistance for danes or any helpful advice re SAM and his hips?
I know how important he is to my daughter and I know it would b devaststing to her if something happened to sam-as the other two pets are both close to end of life as well.
I want to keep it positive but also, if u r an expert in dane hips, I would greatly appreciate your thoughts!

Old English Mastiff Discussions / eng mastiff tail issue
« on: December 19, 2007, 12:19:13 am »
I sure wish I could get my pocket pc to load pictures so u guys could see my baby and I could see the other beatiful mastiffs!  oh odin's tail~ the king of all weapons, the clearer of all tables and the drum stick of all percussion sections!  will there ever come a day when the sides of his tail will ever grow hair in the area 5 inches below where it meets the rear and 2 inches above the tip?  I mean, it isn't  bald but man, one wack of that tail has left me with more than one hematoma that actually welted and raised on the back of my cannot imagine how his tail wacking must feel to him.  however, he doesn't whine or complain and doesn't have sores ~ just shorter hair (less hair) where his wagging appendage prevents thick hair growth due to the intense wagging that hits the walls and furniture. any thoughts or can I get an amens?

Groans, Gripes, Brags & Boasts / awesome support
« on: December 18, 2007, 01:43:40 pm »
I'm new to bpo and although I'm limited on my internet capabilities for psting pics, I find bpo a wonderful place to read about how others coexist with our giant furry companions.  since this is also a gripe forum, I wanted to share an alternate perspective regarding cohabitation.. ......for those of us who have bothe Giant Breeds and children, we know all too well that neither can be controlled 100% of the time.  A pets only park (similar to an adults only apartment complex or a seniors only housing development... sun city) would seem appropriate for those who may not have children or who have a more challenging time with the spirited ys!  :)  As a mastiff owner, I knew that he would draw attention, no matter where we went so I made sure he has been exposed to manhandling kiddos since he was 8 weeks old.  hands in mouth, taking treats n toys, soft mouth training, stay and leave it(my favs) and a mountain of other tolerance trainig steps to ensure my 200 lb horse was prepared for the attention he would receive. 
Ff 3 years.....I am constantly assaulted by curious children (specifically boys) who run up on my baby when I take him to chidren places like parks, beaches and even petsmart but rest assured, my boy is ready for those well meaning two legged creatures in their own environment.  Odin has been the loving source of much entertainment for my own children for sure.  Not all of us choose skin over fur or vice versa...but I believe we can all coexist with a little tolerance.  as a dog owner, I am understanding in the ways of skiddish or unsocialized (children tolerant) animals and ensure my spirited boys never run up on an animal (saved my sons life when a mean rottie was free in our neighborhood and pinned my son to a son knew what to NOT do and stayed safe) but those who have opted for fur free families or even fur but little furry critters instead may not understand the rules surrounding pack life and where primal becomes normal if we as parents of the furry ones haven't trained and socialized our chidren or we are rescue rangers who are readapting our furry babes into society due to anothers cruelty.  I hope when my 5 year old views anothers mastiff and runs upon it thinking it is his dog (primal for kids), the other individual will be tolerant of my currently in training furless two legged animal......I hope....

Old English Mastiff Pictures / new to bigpawsonly
« on: November 25, 2007, 02:27:42 am »
I'm new and am trying to navigate how to post my pics of odin.....

Introduce Yourself to the Forum / mastiff mommy
« on: November 18, 2007, 03:35:31 pm »
I so hope that my baby qualifies as "big paws" material...I know those paws feel like anvils when they land on bare or flip flop clad feet!  Odin(aka-odie due to his goofy disposition and and similar personality to garfield's bobo doll) is a 2yr 9mo old eng mastiff.  mom is definitely pack leader (alpha) and pack companions include   three 2-legged siblings (one who actually enjoys riding odie) and a furry toy (siamese cat) who seems to be elusive when it comes to being caught-but she is such a tease! 
I wanted a I am the proud mommy of a 170lb lapdog !  ;)  we love our baby. 

.....I remember when we brought him home at 9 weeks old-I layed on the couch and woke up everytime he made a noise!  i'd already had human babies-this just seemed no different.  surprise-he slept through the night from day one; only one carpet mishap;  never lost a favorite shoe to puppy chews (although the legs of my kchen chsir, a few baseboards and a windowsill secretly satisfied those new teeth). 

Glad to be a member!


Pages: [1]