my 15 week old puppy, Adrienne, died yesterday. I was out of town for my dads surgey and when I got back yesterday I noticed that she was gone. Called my BF and he said that she died. He wouldn't let me see her because he said that it's break my heart even more than knowing shes dead. I've been crying all day, I miss her so much. I became attached to her as soon as I saw her. She was the sweetest of all 6 of the puppies, she was the only one that stuck to me like glue. I'm so upset, I don't know what to do. my bf said that he thinks it looks like one of the other puppies may have killed her. I don't know what to do. I'm crying my eyes out right now. I have a good guess of which one did it, because he's always fighting over the food. I'm not sure what to do with him. We can't keep the other puppy now that we think he's that vicious. I'm not sure what to do if he did it, right now we have isolated him from the other puppies. I'm so depressed. I can't stop crying.
I am sorry fro your loss I really don't think another puppy could of killed it unless your one pupwas so much smaller maybe it had other problems that you were not aware of.What kind of pupppies are these?
The 4 are pit/husky/poodle and two are pit/husky/boxer.
Adrienne was p/h/p, and the puppy that we think killed her is p/h/b.
The reason we say it was the other puppy is because Adriennes neck was torn open. She was a healthy happy puppy before then. All of the others are healthy too. (a friend of mine knows a vet and we had him come check them out right before I went out of town.)
I miss her so much. She'd lay my lap and watch TV with me, follow me everywhere, when I'd cook she'd jump on my step latter and just watch me cook. If I didn't pet her when she wanted me to she'd chew on my toes lol. I'm gonna start crying again if I don't end this now...
***Edited By: RBTBPC on 3/2/2006 11:30:38 AM*** Reason: add
Ive herd almost that exact same story befor. Id ask to see the dog and even take it to the vet to see what happend for sure.
My mom had a jack russle and one day she called me saying her dog had been attcked and killed by another dog her boyfriend burried it and wouldnt let her see it because it would only hurt her more. That sounded funny to me. he said he had seen the dog attack him. If you had seen a little dog being attacked wouldnt you try to help him? I know i would. Anyway after 3 months of his story changing he finaly said Ok I shot the dog you spent more time with the dog then with me you loved the dog more blah blah blah so i killed him.
Im not saying your boyfriend is a bad guy or that he did anything to your dog. It just strikes me as not right.
Why do you have so many 15 week old puppies? They do sometimes play rough, but I have never had any adults even come close to killing eachother, at the same time I have never owned a pitmix.
Don't get up in arms, but pits are known to be serious about hurting other dogs. If it was truely another puppy that killed your dead puppy you may want to consider having that one put to sleep, if it is already killing other dogs at under 4 months.
My BF said he didn't see what happened, that he was at work. My next door Neighbor said that he came over to her house asking what he should do about it because he knew Adrienne was my "pick of the litter". My neighbor said that he felt so bad he almost cried because I've been beggin him to let me keep her indoors and keep her instead of selling her, and he was always like "We are NOT keeping that dog!!!"
I'm gonna admit, I was taking a lot of it out on him and blaming him for a while lasta night, but after I cooled off a little I realized it wasn't his fault.
My BF's dog had 6 puppies and we haven't gotten them homes yet. We have been trying though, I have them up for sale on 2 or 3 websites, fliers, and friends asking around.
***Edited By: RBTBPC on 3/2/2006 11:40:16 AM*** Reason: add
If you really want to see the puppy with out causing a fight or sounding accusing, for something your boyfriend may not have had anything to do with, say that you have had tons of advice to take the dog in for a necropsy and that all of your puppies could be at risk if something is making them aggressive.
Don't jump to conclusions about the puppy until you see what is going on.
I think you need to tell your boyfriend you HAVE to see the puppy, that you need to take it to the vet and see why it died. There's NO way a young puppy could kill another the same age unless, like another poster said it was much smaller than all the others. If he buried it tell him it must be dug up.
I agree - one puppy killing another DOES NOT sound right to me. Demand to see the deceased puppy and then take it to the vet. And please find good homes for the other puppies asap, at 4 months they should be getting socialized with other dogs and people.
How do you know he didn't give it away and he's afraid to tell you. Since its going to be difficult to find homes for all of them, someone might have wanted that pup and he took the opportunity to place one. Did you see a body or any sign that this story is true?
I didnt mean to have everyone telling you to check it out but I still think its the best thing. I get a little paranoid when i hear things like.
I dont agree with pitts being prone to attacking other dogs so i dought it was just the breed and i have never herd of a pup killing another. I have herd of the mom doing it when she knows something is wrong but i think they do that with in the first week.
Adrienne was the smallest of the puppies. And I called my BF and told him that when he gets home he's gonna have to dig up the pup and let me see her, if she looks like he says she does, then I'm just going to leave her little body there. I want her to R.I.P, she's in a better place now anyway. I'm gonna get the others checked out again by a different vet, pending on cash flow.
***Edited By: RBTBPC on 3/2/2006 3:08:09 PM*** Reason: add
That sounds like a good idea. If that puppy did kill the other puppy it might not be a good idea to have him adopted out especially if he is agressive. It might just get worse. You might have to put him to sleep like another member said. I know its sad thing to say but you might not want to introduce that liability to anyone else. I'm sorry for your loss. Please keep us updated!!!