I think anytime I make a plan to write people start to post all these good stories and I have like ZERO self control when it comes to reading fics by my favorite authors or checking out recs....in any case there are 2 more days of nano and at this point I think I got to be happy with my 5000 words. Anyway, in December I need to at least finish my sga_santa
I'm loving season 3 of SGA so I feel inspired again which is awesome. :)
In other news, Thanksgiving turned out okay until my sister's fiance hit my brother's dog Brownie over the head with a big stick, because he thought Brownie was going to snap Boxer's neck (my sister's dog). Anyway, lots of drama, both sets of dogs are all right. I get that my sister was scared of Brownie because he's a pit bull but he's still one of the sweetest dogs I've been around, hell he even obeys my commands and he basically did not deserve to get hit over the head.
After that whole incident my legs were shaking, my brother left my parents home and drove 3 hours back to San Angelo (mostly beause my sister's b/f started cussing out my brother when my brother returned from Austin shopping) Personally, I think my sister/ her fiancee should not have opened the cage with Brownie in it if they didn't want their dogs playing or getting in fights with Brownie....which I find kind of odd because Brownie plays well with other dogs, hell my parents let their 1000 dollar shih-tzu play with Brownie. Nothing bad has ever happened to any dog or human around Brownie. I missed what started everything but I'm convinced that my sister and her finacee don't really know much about dogs, otherwise they would have had their dogs associating with Brownie with my brother there and some daylight.
Me, I was nervous when I heard my brother got a pit-bull so every time I visited I made an effort to play with Brownie with my brother there supervising, then I played with him by myself a little, and Brownie is very affectionate and obeys commands. Nothing bad ever happened to me or any other dog that's been around Brownie.
I even took Pepper and Brownie out of their cages (the ones my dad set up for the dogs my sister brought as well as my brother's two dogs) anyway I took the two active dogs out of their cage and played fetch and they ran around playing with Wookie (the shih-tzu) chasing after them and they rough housed a bit together but when I said it was time to get back in their cage they went back in. They both sit when I said sit and they behaved very well. I'm not sure why my sister is scared of Brownie. But anyway, I really worried about Brownie until I heard from my brother that the vet said he was okay, the stick had cut his skin above the eye, and my brother was worried that he might have had worse injuries. But after all this happened Brownie walked steadily and he seemed rather confused as to why someone would hit him over the head with a big stick.
My sister is lucky Brownie's jaws didn't lock, the beagle wasn't yelping or anything, he was rolling over onto his back. I think it's a dog thing except my sister and her b/f panicked and then blamed my brother for getting a "violent" dog.
I have a hard time believing that Wookie (which is still half the size of my sister's beagle) spent three weeks with Brownie at my brother's home and my brother had to seperate Wookie from brownie to protect Brownie! apparently Wookie was licking a sore spot into Brownie's neck or something.
I hated that night. I didn't know what to do because I cared about Brownie and well I kind of hate my sister's dogs, but...she loves them. and I just hated not knowing what to do and I know getting between two fighting dogs is just asking for trouble but hitting a dog over the head with a big stick doesn't sound like a good solution either. I have no clue what set the dogs at each other but in this one I think it's my sister's fault for not checking to see if the cage was empty before she opened it and then for not socializing her dogs iwth Brownie and Pepper with my brother there to keep his dog under control.