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WIBU here (dog related)

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Bombaypotatoes Thu 24-Mar-16 18:48:16

Yesterday morning our dog (9 month old husky got from rescue centre at 6 months) managed to get out whilst the washing machine was being delivered. He got to the local dog park where DH caught him. But when he got their another couple with their jack Russell were screaming, shouting and shoving our dog away saying he went for their dog. DH is adamant he wasn't being agressive but playful instead (he got their a few seconds after or dog). But here's where I'm not sure WIBU.
We went round yesterday evening (we know the DH so know their address) to check on them/their dog. They insisted she was fine and the dog just had a small scratch. We offered to pay for her to see a vet (they declined and said there was no need to get the vets/rspca involved)
This afternoon she's posted all over FB warning others of a 'vicious, wild husky that's going around attacking dogs. And that her dog needed stitches and she has cuts all down her arms from where she separated them. And that she's called the rspca and police on the dogs bad and irresponsible owners'
AIBU to think she should of a) mentioned this yesterday when we went round to check (instead of insisting they were both fine-we saw no obvious injury on either of them) and b) she should of come to us and not spread it all over FB?

Prepared to be told I'm wrong/a bad dog owner for letting him get out, but she and the dog seemed fine yesterday but now I'm worried.

Wolfiefan Thu 24-Mar-16 18:51:21

Unfortunately I believe dog legislation states you need to keep your dog under control. You clearly didn't do this.
They are cross. I don't blame them. (Whether your dog did actually attack or not.)

RudeElf Thu 24-Mar-16 18:52:13

Respond to her post on FB making it clear the true way of the story. She will probably block you so post it on your own FB too.

19lottie82 Thu 24-Mar-16 18:52:33

If you know they are over exaggerating then just ignore it and don't get your knickers in a twist.

I seriously CBA with social media drama queen attention seekers.

19lottie82 Thu 24-Mar-16 18:53:22

rudeelf nooooooooooooo hmm that will make the OP as bad as her, they're not 13. OP, just stay out of it!

RudeElf Thu 24-Mar-16 18:54:06

Stay out of it when she is being bad mouthed in public? Ok then.

TheoriginalLEM Thu 24-Mar-16 18:54:45

YANBU with the best will in the world, sometimes dogs get out, i bet your dog was probably being over friendly and JRT's being what they are, it probably kicked off (i have two). It sounds like the woman is a bit of a drama llama. You offered to pay for veterinary treatment and they refused, what more can you do? She is just attention seeking.

HoppingForward Thu 24-Mar-16 18:56:36

Personally I would go straight back round there and ask her directly about her post. Ask to have a copy of the police ref as you are concerned and wish to follow it up.

See what is said, ask her to delete her post or call her out directly on the FB post with the facts.

Your rescue has only been with you 3 months, it was probably very excited to get back down to the park and if your husband was straight after the dog there isn't much more you can do, accidents happen and I'm sure if you thought there may have been a potential risk you would have put the dog in the garden, another room or crate, whilst the delivery arrived (like I did with my rescue when our tumble dryer arrived yesterday)

NerrSnerr Thu 24-Mar-16 18:56:39

I think if you respond you'll only end up looking like a dick even though she is in the wrong for posting it on fb. It is your responsibility to keep your dog under control though.

Sunnybitch Thu 24-Mar-16 18:59:21

I agree with rude

Vintage45 Thu 24-Mar-16 19:00:48

I'd also state what you did to rectify the situation but I'd be rather worried about your rescue dog's behaviour.

DiseasesOfTheSheep Thu 24-Mar-16 19:03:56

On the husky escaping - mistakes happen.

If you offered to pay for it to see a vet and went round to see them, giving them the chance to say there was a human injury too, I don't see that you are in the wrong there. However, if the JRT saw a vet as a result of your dog's actions, you will be liable for it, and you may be contacted by the police. You could probably contact the police to see if it's been reported (I presume as one of the involved parties they would disclose it to you?).

As for SM, all you can do is leave them to it.

SoupDragon Thu 24-Mar-16 19:08:11

If you have not had a visit from either RSPCA or police, you can assume she's simply making it all up so she has a better story to tell.

BloodyDogHairs Thu 24-Mar-16 19:10:21

I would put a comment "Did you forget I was your fb friend? Do you know when the police are paying me a visit?"

Bombaypotatoes Thu 24-Mar-16 19:14:04

I have no issue paying for any vet treatment as I know we should of done a better job of securing the dog in the house (I honestly didn't think he could jump over the doggy stair gate we have up) hence we offered yesterday. But I do have an issue with being bad mouthed over the Internet. He's not our first rescue and probably won't be or last and I don't believe he was being agressive as he probably would of gone for DH as well (who he's not a huge fan of. He doesn't seem to like males that much by were working on it). I think I'll go back round in the morning to check on her/the dog and again offer to pay for any vet bills.

Crazypetlady Thu 24-Mar-16 20:54:39

O.p ime of jack Russell they can be nasty little buggers. I wouldn't be surprised if her dog had gone for yours first. I've had jack Russell attack my great dane and chow cross both big dogs . Equally my nan had a couple of lovely jack Russell too.

Strokethefurrywall Thu 24-Mar-16 21:19:37

Yep, I'm with RudeElf too - fuck being bad mouthed on the internet, I would copy exactly what you've said here, stating all the facts and then ask her to remove her post.
I'd also post it on my wall and tag her in it so even if she does delete you, mutual friends will know that she's an over-exaggerating twat.

So your dog escaped and got into what only can be described as a very dull incident with their dog. Shit happens. You've accepted your part in it graciously, she should be prepared to be called out for lying about it.

Strokethefurrywall Thu 24-Mar-16 21:20:42

And you're not a bad dog owner! As I said, shit happens.

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