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dellis1996

  1 month ago

Mercy, I know it always seems like I have an issue with my family. I'm needing some advice. Two days before Thanksgiving my dog went to my moms and killed her kitten. Now she won't speak to me, what do I do to make it better?

I live beside my mother and step father, my husband went to their house on the four wheeler, my dog followed him and that is when he discovered the kitten. He has never been around a kitten, I don't think that he meant to kill the kitten. His best friend is a cat at home, they eat together and sleep together. I'm so sad over it because I know that my mom was so very sad over it. My step dad wanted to kill my dog over the incident, I naturally defended my dog. I did try to give him away on facebook, to a good home and now they are upset that I said something on facebook about the dog's life being in jeopardy. It was the truth and I didn't mention any names about who was out to kill my dog. I tried to talk to my mom, she hung up on me and cancelled Thanksgiving dinner because of it. Am I in the wrong? I didn't and don't want to get rid of the dog but, my step dad has told me that it's dead when he sees it again. The dog being dead will not bring the kitten back. Advice please!
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pr41799

  1 month ago
I have indoor cats, but one followed my husband out, and he didn't know it. I heard the neighbor's dog growling, so I went outside, and the dog had my young cat (not even one yet) in it's mouth shaking it like a toy. There was snow on the ground and I had no shoes on. I got the dog to drop the cat by pushing him with a shovel from the porch. The neighbor was there now. I said I needed to go get shoes on; don't let the dog get my cat again. She said, oh no, he'll be fine. I turn my back and he gets the cat again. To heck with shoes. I went down and got my cat out of the dog's mouth, brought him in, wrapped him in a towel, and he died within minutes. I was so angry with that neighbor who never had her dog on a leash, yet I still talked to her. I cried for days, but the hurt faded over time. Maybe your mom just needs time. She has a right to be mad and upset. You would be, too, if the situation were reversed, I'm sure. You shouldn't have to give your dog away, just keep him on a leash or inside a fenced area. I believe all you both need is time. Reply
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NMCB3299

  1 month ago
Maybe you need to get an electric fence and collar that keeps the dog inside a certain property limit. A free range dog is not a good thing. Next time he could harm a human being. Anyway, they have these special electric perimeter fences that work with a dog's collar and keep it in your yard so it cannot wander. The other option is an actual physically fenced in yard or kennel. That only works if the dog is not a climber. Reply
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pc1976

  1 month ago
I can understand your mom being mad, but it was wrong to not speak to you and to cancel dinner. Right now she is just hurt and angry, but I'm sure she loves you so in time she will get over it. You have apologized so there is no need to keep saying sorry. I would suggest calling her every day and when she picks up say I love you mom before she has a chance to hang up. My gran always told me, (never answer an angry word with an angry word, it's the second one that makes the quarrel. Reply
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riviera911477

  1 month ago
First off, I am a firm believer that cats and kittens belong inside. Wouldn't have happened if the kitten were inside. That does not make it ok that your dog killed the kitten. It also does not mean that your dog has to pay for it by finding a new home...maybe some training for it? So that it does not happen again to another animal he / she catches? You could get your mom and step dad a new kitten, an indoor kitten, and not allow your dog over to their home. Reply
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pdnr

  1 month ago
I can understand why your mom and stepdad are very upset; imagine if it was your kitten who was killed by their dog. But what happened was certainly not intentional and your mom's emotions got the better of her and she overreacted. Family is family and, as much as we love our pets, family should come first. I don't think there is anything you can do other than the apology you gave and your efforts to find another home for your dog. Maybe a hand written note of apology and mailed to her home might help (no return address so she'll open it). Give it a little time and don't allow yourself to get into an argument with her. Instead end any conversation if she wants to argue with "I love you, Mom." Prayerfully, when she has more time to get over her shock and sadness, she will be willing to make up with you. Reply
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verena.gawron

  1 month ago
I would gift here a new kitten but I myself wouldn't want the dog anymore after he had done that.We had a dog running after our cat and I had fear. Reply
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rosiemagnolia

  1 month ago
Well, for one you could keep your dog inside, contained by a fence, or on a leash. I'm hopeful he didn't mean to harm the kitten and was just playing too roughly not knowing his own strength. I do understand them being upset, but I don't think you can do anything to make it better at this point besides keeping your dog away from them. Reply
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2rallan

  1 month ago
Oh, my. You do have a problem, and I don't know what to tell you. Could you get your Mom a new kitten, maybe? Good luck. Reply
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