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Saturday, June 11, 2016

Two days ago my daughter was petting the neighbors dog through the fence, she loves him, and he took a very small toy from her. I ran over when my daughter started crying because she wanted her duck back. The dog dropped it but as I tried to get it he grabbed it again and I couldn't get it out of his mouth through the fence, he swallowed it. We went and told the neighbors but thought it would be small enough that it was not a big deal. It was one of those little tiny Pet Shop figures.

The next day the neighbor came over crying. The dog was rushed into emergency surgery. The ducks beak was causing problems and obstructing. The dog thankfully is okay now but it has created a lot of stress. We just moved here and the surgery was over 2K. I am so sad and stressed and feel so unlucky. My parents offered to work out something and pay for it because they know we are just getting on our feet, but I feel so bad. My daughter was there when the neighbor told us about it and was devastated, she is only five. I am trying to stay positive, I just wonder why these things have to happen? Especially when things are already tough enough.
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    I am praying for you and your family. Hopefully this will be something that you and your neighbors will be able to look back on as the time that started a long happy friendship! It wasn't your fault. It is good that you told your neighbor about it so they could watch for signs of trouble. And it is a learning experience for your daughter to keep her toys far away from the dog. Maybe when the dog is home and recuperating you could have your daughter take the dog some treats and draw a picture for the doggies "parents". Hang in there.
    1522 days ago
    I'm glad you are going to do the right thing. The owners of the dog had it fenced in their own yard, so they are not responsible. However, they should have asked to speak to you privately when they told you about the dog. It was unkind of them to subject your daughter to the possibility of guilt when she is too young to have known better, especially when she has already established a relationship with the dog - and you had no reason to believe that her petting the dog through the fence would cause any problems. Accidents happen. Good luck to you and your family. I'm glad the dog will be OK. That should help your daughter feel better about it.
    1524 days ago
    One day at a time, breath. All will fall in place think positive. Hope your daughter is okay.
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    1524 days ago
    I agree, it's not your responsibility for the dogs actions. Dogs will eat anything. It wasn't appropriate for the neighbor to tell you that in front of your daughter either. Think positive and look for those good things to be thankful for.
    1524 days ago
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    1524 days ago
    Glad the dog is okay! I'm wondering why you need to pay for this. The dog took the toy, you tried to get it back. Not to sound callous, but their dog...their responsibility. Hope you can work something out.
    1524 days ago
    Don't let stress deter you from being successful.
    1524 days ago
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