After hearing this on the news again, I am even MORE baffled, according to the news, this woman works night so she was sleeping with her one month old in bed with her. Her 5 year old came and woke her up for something and that is whe she realized her baby's diaper was missing and moved the baby and saw blood everywhere and discovered the puppy had bitten the baby in the genitals. Now Wy didn't she wake when the baby had to have obviously cried??
I think this situation needs to be looked into further!!
I agree. It sounds like mom's a bigger danger than the puppy. A one-month old is in bed with a very sound sleeper (bad idea), while the five year old is free to play with matches, leave the house, abuse the puppy, etc.
Everything sounds funny to be, but we are not their. Why would your childern be running around while you are asleep. I personally am not a kid person, so I dont have any. I myself planned on getting fixed. Everything about that story sounds like she needs to go to mother school.
This is such a tragic thing. A young working Mom just trying to do the best she can just didn't imagine things like this could happen. Being a very young Mom myself once I know some of the things I did wasn't a very good choice. I was just lucky nothing happened. So, until they report that there was more to the story, I have to give her the benefit that this was just an unfortunate incident for the poor baby and the puppy. So sad is right.
Do you guys think maybe the baby had pooed in his diaper and the puppy was attracted to that?? I don't know, i guess it is a possibility.
On another note, I too understand what it is like to be a mother of little ones and work nights. However, there wasn't a reason for her to 1) not have the puppy crated and 2) I can't believe she didn't hear the puppy on the bed or the baby starting to cry, I mean come on!!
Something to the story does not ad up. Five year olds are curious and it could have been the toddler that actually did something to the baby. And why if the mother is sleeping right next to the baby, did it take the toddler to wake her up. She couldnt hear the baby scream ? It had to have made some kind of sound from the pain. A one month old puppy does not "attack". They can get rough in play, but they do not attack . The whole story is fishy and i think there is more to it than is being said.
If you are a dog and your owner suggests that you wear a sweater, suggest that he wear a tail.
I talked to a friend of mine that works with animal control p/t and is also a sheriff reserve. He told me that they are not going to investigate the mother, they think the baby went into shock and that is why he wasn't really crying. They think the little crying that he could have done was muffled by blankets and the a/c being on.
I still don't buy this story. Something is just not right with it.
Also he told me that the baby has had 2 surgeries and that the genitals were almost completly detached, but they were able to get them reattached. They don't know if there will be any complications with them.
Now this is all here say, I did not see a news update on this, and I don't believe I will see one either!