Tina: Not such a nice doggy

When Troll Dog first arrived we didn’t agree with the HART people that the dog was toy aggressive and bad with children.  And to date (after 3 weeks of fostering) she hasn’t shown any aggression over toys or food (there are no children around the house).  She does like to sit on the back deck as still as a statue (of a gargoyle) and wait for the bunnies to get close and then she pounces.  She has almost caught a few.

But this past weekend we started dog sitting for a friend. The dog is named JB and Troll Dog took a dislike to him.  JB has been here many times.  He is a very shy dog that usually won’t eat unless you sit with him and coax him to finish his bowl.

The problems started at his first meal.  Troll Dog ate her food at her usual spot and I locked JB in the area of the kitchen where we have a doggy fence to keep the dogs out of the kitchen area.  When she finished her food she went to the fence and started growling at JB every time he got near the fence.  The next day I fed him in the bedroom so that he would be away from the others and she proceeded to go to the bedroom and growl at him through the gate that was locking him in.

Then later that same day I was in the office at about noon and I was startled with a dog fight.  I jumped up and ran to the kitchen.  Apparently as soon as the fight started Goof high tailed it out the doggy door and was standing on the deck looking in the glass window.  But Troll Dog had her hair all up and JB was slinking down the hall with his tail between his legs.  I separated them and fussed at her.  But that does no good as it is like fussing at a rock.  She just wags her tail at you while you fuss at her.  I swear that she looks like a gargoyle when she is sitting.

A couple of hours later she came into my office and just lit into JB for no reason.  I separated them and they have been kept separate ever since.