Because for all he knew, you might have provoked the dog. I don't know if you've ever had a dog, but a strong emotional bond between a person and their dog is something that frequently develops. I don't blame him for being upset. The dog meant A LOT to him. If you actually love him you should realize how much he's hurting and be there for him. Now that it's dead, everything else is irrelevant. The dog hurt you, hence why it's put down, but you're boyfriend loved that dog. Maybe try looking at it from his perspective.
That makes sense.. I can relate. I'm so sorry this had to happen..
I agree with luckywolf13 first post. You may have provoked the dog without your knowledge. I was bit by a dog as a kid, but it was my fault....no big deal there. However the bond between dog and owner is very strong. My dog and my fiance's dog get along fine and both listen to me without a problem. Dogs understand one thing, who is pack leader, and obviously you were not exhibiting strong pack leader skills. Dogs attack when they feel threatened, or their human is threatened. There are some dogs who have no reason and just attack but those are far and few in between. Your bf also did not be a strong enough pack leader, because otherwise this would have never happened. When people get a breed they don't know, they should research what that breeds temperament is like. I have never had a bad dog nor has anyone I know, it is how you raise and treat the dog. My dogs respect and listen to me, because I am pack leader.
No hospital trip..... No stitches...... I think "almost killing" is probably hyperbole. I've been bit by a large dog who repeatedly went after me. I never wanted him put down, though I hated him. No human could EVER match the loyalty of a dog and you said it yourself, the dog had been there for him through much. Maybe you should put some damn peroxide on your boo boos, think about your boyfriends feelings and remember that he clearly chose you over the poor dog since he's still your boyfriend and the poor dog is dead. What would YOU do if someone stepped on you? Maybe you wouldn't actually bite them, but you would at least yell or hit them or something equivalent to a nip from a dog. Because if you didn't get stitches, then a PIT did NOT BITE you but NIP you. Those dogs are capable of taking your arm off. <br />
Okay, I'm not saying he didn't hurt you. Just that what is important is that your bf chose YOU OVER HIS BEST FRIEND. Sympathy and concern on your part will go a LOT further to prevent him resenting you being the reason he put his dog down than complaining that he isn't HAPPY for having murdered his best friend. Because I guarantee you that's exactly how he feels. He feels like a murderer and some understanding on your part would probably help him love you more. But don't fake it. *shaka*
And that may be what he needs as well. *shaka*
You are both the victim here. You and the dog.
wow... that is a REALLY bad situation. You are SO lucky you were not hurt worse. I'm happy you reacted the way you did. You are the victim, because obviously the dog attacked you and its not your fault, and you didn't mean anything by what you did. The dog is the victim, because he should have been disciplined and shown by his owner to be submissive to you and give you space and respect. (Dogs can be shown that, without hurting them very easily by someone who is knowledgeable about dogs) Its just a bad situation. And Dogs don't blame or hate... they just react. Dogs know when you feel like an enemy and you said you hated him. The dog reacted to being hit (from his point of view) from your foot, and just attacked you. As an animal does when it feels threatened. And thats not his fault.. he's a dog. He couldn't have known any better. And that's sad... It is neither of your fault.
well... you didn't say you hated him... but it sounded like you had some resentment for him... which is totally normal. it makes a lot of sense... because he was dangerous to you... I agree with your feelings 100%
YOUR BOYFRIEND SUCKS ┗┃・ ■ ・┃┛
Obviously the bf has some mental issues.
Because he is dead. Obviously no love in the relationship, **** happens now move on.