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Old 07-21-2009, 06:50 PM
 
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Dog drags newborn from family home - Life- msnbc.com

Baby has broken ribs, 2 collapsed lungs and various other injuries (puncture wounds etc), will be in the hospital for a while but thankfully is alive and hopefully will be OK.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:16 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Thankfully they spotted them and were able to recover the baby while there was time to get the baby to some help. I hope the poor little thing has a complete recovery. Honestly, it does not sound like there was anything wrong with the dog just owners who had no clue how the dog would relate to a baby. I am sure the dog has a strong prey instinct and the baby was like any other small animal. There was no meanness or viciousness about it at all.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:19 PM
 
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Apparently the dog was treating the child as though a puppy:

Dog Drags Newborn From Home

So typical of MSNBC to leave all but one "detail" out ("Dog Drags Infant") for sensationalsim & speculative purposes -- and it's not even correct.

(See all the headlines, yet dog did NOT "Drag" infant anywhere. baby was carried as if a puppy.)
Incredible.
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Old 07-21-2009, 07:44 PM
 
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I'm not sure about that, dog moms don't injure their puppies etc - I think the prob. may have been that the dog is a wolf mix and not socialized. Whatever happened, am just glad the baby was in its crib which while it wasnt dogproofed, at least the baby wasn't totally mauled, I just wish the dog hadn't had access to the baby's room. Odd that the parents didnt hear the baby crying though.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:14 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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i was wondering about that too honeycrisp......
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:46 AM
 
Location: Mississippi
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Was it ever mentioned that the dog was a wolf-hybrid? I caught part of the ABC interview with the father. The only thing I heard was that the dog was a mixed-breed.

And I agree with Honeycrisp- dogs don't maul their own puppies. The father described broken ribs and an open pneumothorax- babies don't cry very loudly when they are vised into jaws hard enough to do that.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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What a nightmare.

I can't even begin to imagine the horror. I'm not sure if the dog gets a pass for "no meanness or viciousness at all", but there is definitely culpability with the parents - and they know it, they don't need a bashing. They're bashing themselves plenty.
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Old 07-22-2009, 07:46 AM
 
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This poor dog was not prepared for taking a rival into his home. The blame is totally with the parents. If they had handled it differently, the baby would have become the dogs special job and he would have been willing to lay down and die for his baby because he would have considered it his own.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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With all due respect, I can't blame the parents totally - some dogs are just not kid oriented no matter how much acclimating/introducing they're given - instincts can take over esp. in wolf hybrids who may have seen the baby as prey - thankfully the parents put the baby in his crib, he wasnt left on a couch or in a swing unattended for hours and the father moved fast when he realized what happened - am just happy the baby should be OK - but it was a very close call...
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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The dog needs to be put down. I can't believe people on here feel sorry for the dog! I feel sorry for the baby that has broken ribs and puncture wounds and is in critical condition in the first few days of its life. Geesh. Life of a baby >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> life of a dog. This is coming from a big dog lover.
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