Teeth? What teeth?
Even though Babe never hurt anyone, she definitely sent a message that her sole purpose was to protect her owners. Some of the neighbors felt threatened by her and a woman complained to the by-law officer that Babe had bitten her while my husband was walking Babe on a leash. All she did was smell the woman, didn't even bark. We knew this was a lie and told the officer that when he arrived at our home with bad news.
Babe's demise was to be put to sleep
"I want you to have the complainant show me the bite. She is lying." my husband demanded.
A few days later, the officer came back and said that we were right. Babe had not touched her but the woman was afraid to go for walks and therefore, he would have to uphold his original decision to have Babe put down. We had 30 days.
We were all heartbroken and knew she was NO threat and never had bitten anyone. My daughter wrote a heartfelt letter to the by-law officer telling him that she was raised to be honest and did not understand how he could make a decision to kill a dog that had harmed no one and was the victim of a vindictive lie. The letter went unanswered.
Two can play this game!
While shopping one afternoon, I got an idea and I began to laugh out loud in the drug store. I made my purchase and drove home so excited I couldn't wait to tell my family. I bought three boxes of black hair dye and we dyed Babe's hair totally black.
I waited about two months and then applied for a new dog license for our new black doberman, named Blade.
Who had the last laugh now?
To her dying day, she never harmed anyone but she sure let it be known she was in control of who came onto our property.
What would you have done?