A friend of an Alberta couple whose two-day-old baby was killed by the family's pet husky says the dog was probably trying to comfort the crying boy
when it delivered one fatal bite to the child's delicate, tiny head.
One fatal bite ? sure does sound like it had different intentions. I don't believe he wanted to kill the baby. But you can see the difference between
a husky kill and if a pitbull attack.
Did they know how to deal with dogs and new borns?
Rob and Rhonda Fradette, and they seem to have done everything they were supposed to do when they brought their new baby home from the hospital last
How did the dog get access?
They had locked the dog in its kennel in the basement and put their sleeping baby in his crib, Donald said. But somehow the dog escaped and went to
investigate when the baby woke up crying. It was not a vicious attack, she said, and the same bite wouldn't have killed an older child.
Killed an older child ? with one bite ? i dunno.
What kinda grab?
"When dogs grab their young, they grab them there to pull them in," said Donald, who came to know the Fradettes through the dog-sledding community
in southern Alberta.
Do people really know their dogs?
Donald, who runs Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions, a dog-sled touring company in Canmore, Alta., conceded that no one will ever know what was going
through the dog's mind
Owners shocked at the dogs behavoir?
The parents issued a statement through the RCMP on Thursday that described their son's death as an "unthinkable, tragic accident" but did not talk
about what happened.
unthinkable ? i'm no dog expert , but , dogs are animals. Animals can be very dangerous . Animals don't know how fragile a child really is .
But of course this is the usual excuse you hear from dog owners who think they know their dogs.
"i never saw it coming"
"she was gentle giant"
"she licks people to death"
"my dog would never hurt a fly"
its sillyness like this , that gives the dogs "blind trust" if you will.
The RCMP will only say that their investigation revealed there was no negligence and there will be no criminal charges
was the dog trained and nice?
The animal had not been aggressive before and went through training and obedience classes.
The parents said they also attended seminars by the Calgary Humane Society, including one on how to bring a new baby into a home with pets
one of parents jobs?
Rob Fradette is a competitive dog-sled racer
in the dog businesss , they know pets well.
Now this is another terrible event that happened. I don't believe the dog in this case meant to kill the baby , but it did regardless. Becasue it
didn't know how fragile a child was. Thats what i got from the story anyway. But i don't know what kinda bite it was , and the dogs expression when
he did it . What if it was jealous of the new born ?
Secondly dogs + alone babies = big mistake. Even if he escaped. Clearly your entrapment was not good enough , which was part of the chain of
Lastly i'm not a fan of pit bulls + babies. Their attacks are far more dangerous then these breeds.
Sad story , tragic end. But lets learn from these things instead of repeating it .
so cute right?
I hope this article wakes up some of you naive dog owners.