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October 06, 2009

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Ed

You'll be surprised by what primal protective instincts come out when you become a parent. You will throw yourself in front of a truck without a thought to save your child.

herculodge

I believe it, today more than ever.

KR

Jeff, congratulations on becoming a parent! You better stay healthy now, loooong way to go! They get better every year, too!

herculodge

I need vigor, youth, and more than anything patience.

Mike W

Yes, Jeff, congratulations on the expected twins. Even the 'dog incident' is trivial in comparison.

herculodge

Thank you. I guess it's trivial, but all day the incident has left me somewhat angry and depressed.

The Atomizer

Congrats on being a parent! Soooo cool! I have three myself.

About the renegade dog. I live in the country and we have ways of handling dogs like this. Quietly.

I feel your pain, my childhood dog was killed by pitbulls, so I really am against the behavior that you were forced to be a part of.

I am truly sorry! I does leave one exhausted from the stress of it all.

But hey, let's focus on the baby's on the way! A much happier topic to focus on! Best of luck and God Bless your family.

herculodge

Thanks for the congrats. I assume my neighborhoods in LA are aware of how litigious everyone is and maybe that keeps loose dog incidents at a minimum.

Ed

LA dogs owners are totally narcissistic and self absorbed in my opinion... they blame me for complaining that their dog barks all day and night; one neighbor threatened to call the cops on ME when I told him to pick his dog's crap up off my lawn! They let the dogs piss all over my wife's carefully tended garden, killing the plants. They let them run around unleashed, and ALWAYS give you the classic BS line" "Don't worry--he doesn't bite!" Yeah, my ass he doesn't bite.
You wouldn't have a lawsuit until AFTER major injury was caused, and by then it will be too late.

herculodge

Our neighbors have a dog that barked so much no one could sleep for several blocks. A citation was issued and the couple bought their dog a bark collar, which vibrates like a cell phone when the dog barks. The barking stopped within minutes. These collars cost about $50, well worth it.

Ed

Speaking of fatherhood, you might be interested in Michael Chabon's new book, "Manhood for Amateurs." It was just published.

Shorty

Carry pepper spray if legal in your part of universe. Very effective with aggressive dogs, yet doesn't do permanent damage. This is good because it's the owner's fault. The dog was only doing what dogs do. With such sensitive noses, pepper spray really works.

herculodge

That's a very good idea. Thanks.

Mommy

Be very careful, my 4 y/o son was mauled to death in our own yard by our neighbors 3 boxers this past Good Friday. No citations were given the owners, nothing was done to them. God Bless you my lil' man Blaise!!!!

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