today my mother in law's almost year old lab mix picked a fight with my husband's childhood doxie. she was seriously hurt (needed multiple facial stitches, has bites on her head, lost a lot of blood, etc) and could have been killed (the lab had the doxie by the neck and was shaking her). on an animal lover level, i am very sorry this dog is hurt. but also on an animal lover level i am SO ANGRY this happened that i'm shaking. and picking a fight with my husband over it.... this particular doxie is a snotty *****. they have two other well behaved doxies that are fine. the lab and the doxie haven't gotten along since the day the lab entered the house. it's just a personality thing. some dogs just don't get along....and like i mentioned, the doxie is a snotty ***** to begin with. the lab is also the biggest dog they've had in a long time. she's still has a TON lab sized puppy energy, but rarely gets walked or disciplined. so you end up with a frustrated dog. she also hasn't been spayed yet (only one of the dogs has actually "we don't know whether she'll want a litter of puppies someday....she might make a great mommy and don't want to take that experience away from her" ) so there's the hormonal female territorial snipping to deal with too. why am i so angry? and why am i picking a fight with my husband? he thinks just because i hate the dog that i don't care. and that everyone has the right to raise their pets how they see fit. and how would i like it if another dog attacked my dog. i see his point, i do. this is HIS dog, his childhood buddy, his confidant. but i am so seethingly angry i can't be empathetic. this shouldn't have happened. BUT i blame his parents for not training the other one or paying attention to the fact they don't get along or that the one that got hurt picks fights or that the one that did the hurting is frustrated and has raging hormones for absolutely no reason......... and they're ALL in denial that any PEOPLE did anything wrong here and zoey's just a bad dog......i'm so afraid of what's going to happen to her because of people did her an injustice. i can't focus on the other dog, the one that's so important to my husband. someone help me. please. i should be more sympathetic but i'm just too pissed.