A couple of weeks ago we ordered lunch from a delivery place. My husband went to the back gate, where all our deliveries come since the drive and parking is back there, to answer the bell. He opened the gate and to his surprise Blu jumped out from behind him and nipped the kid delivering the food on the knee! My husband grabbed her and got her back, the kid said he was fine and showed my husband that the skin wasn’t broken, she had only gotten his jeans – my husband apologized and that was that. Except – no…his father called a few days later and said he had to take his son to the Dr. to be seen about the bite, I told him the skin wasn’t broken and he said he was still going to take him.
So, when the father took the kid to the Dr., he reported the bite to animal control, they came out and said they had to take Blu to quarantine her for 10 days! Wow! So, we did and of course we paid to get her back over $200, that we didn’t have! She cried and talked and whined all the way home! She was sooo happy to be home. We talked about why she would do that and finally we thought about the fact that any mail or UPS, etc delivery people throw the packages for us over the back gate when they hear her barking, and I have seen her out there barking and cowering looking from afar at a package laying just inside the gate. To her all she ever knew was when people she didn’t know came to the gate and she barked – they threw something at her. So, I think (I’m no Dog Whisperer LOL) she associated people she didn’t know on the other side of the gate with having stuff thrown at her. At least I would hope so, because she never showed any signs of aggression before that.
Well, 2 days ago my son was walking her and she pulled the leash out of his hand and ran to a car where a lady was getting out and Blu was sniffing her arm and my son ran up and grabbed the leash to pull her back and Blu clamped down on her arm, she had a coat on, but Blu’s teeth went thru and broke the skin. So, the lady went to the Dr. and Animal Control was called and they came out and took Blu for a 10 day quarantine, again, my husband explained to our son that we couldn’t afford to get her out again, so he signed her over to them and she left.
It still makes me cry, she has a great personality and is very sweet. I don’t know why she clamped down on the lady’s arm, we think maybe Blu was just grabbing hold of the lady so Blu didn’t have to go right then when my son was pulling her leash. Again, I hope that’s why because we have kids and teens and people in and out of here all the time, they don’t even knock, they come in the doors and gate all the time and Blu has never done anything but jump up and lick them! She has never been aggressive towards anyone coming in here, in fact loud noises and people scare her, she will hide around a corner, never confronting anyone. We’ve had her since she was a puppy, she is just over a year old…I’m sure Animal Control will put her down, they will say she is dangerous…it breaks my heart.
So, I’m sad…Goodbye, my sweet Blu!