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Yes it was bloody annoying I wasn't very impressed, I'll link the story here when it comes out.

I have heard nothing from council on the outcome and the reporter said she had not heard from them either when she emailed them to tell them she was running the story.

Stan is fine but Maddie is just terrible when she sees other dogs now. I worked so hard at building her confidence after she was attacked in foster care and now she's worse than ever :(

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Yes it was bloody annoying I wasn't very impressed, I'll link the story here when it comes out.

I have heard nothing from council on the outcome and the reporter said she had not heard from them either when she emailed them to tell them she was running the story.

Stan is fine but Maddie is just terrible when she sees other dogs now. I worked so hard at building her confidence after she was attacked in foster care and now she's worse than ever :(

I'm so sorry to hear that Maddie is struggling so much. It must be heartbreaking to see. :(

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I don't know if it will help much, but can you give Maddie a gentle cuddle and whisper in her ear that Aunty T is thinking of her and wishing that she can be strong again soon?

T.

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Yes it was bloody annoying I wasn't very impressed, I'll link the story here when it comes out.

I have heard nothing from council on the outcome and the reporter said she had not heard from them either when she emailed them to tell them she was running the story.

Stan is fine but Maddie is just terrible when she sees other dogs now. I worked so hard at building her confidence after she was attacked in foster care and now she's worse than ever :(

This is why I always take dog attack reports with a grain of salt. The same thing happens in the USA - there was a study run on what the media reported vs. what the actual facts of dog attack fatalities were and they were wildly different. Glad you got a chance to set her straight, hopefully the story will be better seeing as you managed to speak to her.

So sorry to hear that Maddie has regressed in her behaviour. That is often harder to deal with than the physical injuries :(

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Why am I not surprised at this outcome. When the story is printed and if there are glaring inaccuracies then I would write a letter to the Editor and very strongly correct the article and point out that the reporter did not front to an appointment nor did she give you time to check the article. She may have missed a deadline but there is always next weeks edition and surely in order to present the story correctly it would have been more important to have you confirm what was written.

Of course that is not how journalists see it.

A letter to the editor of course does not remove what has already been printed and in some cases that story will be taken as gospel.

HazyWal, do you have a local community paper in addition to the local one. (We have one put out monthly for just our suburb) If so maybe you could write something and send it to that paper. That would at least get your story out as you wish it to be read.

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This is why I always take dog attack reports with a grain of salt. The same thing happens in the USA - there was a study run on what the media reported vs. what the actual facts of dog attack fatalities were and they were wildly different. Glad you got a chance to set her straight, hopefully the story will be better seeing as you managed to speak to her.

And not just of dog attacks - more or less anything. It is very frightening. You can see someone being interviewed on television and then read the story in the paper. I sometimes wonder if it is deliberate or whether the journalist just can't read back the notes taken at the time and doesn't really care. But where there is a recording, there is no excuse. And, of course, there is sensationalism . . . . .

Recently I was referred to a specialist by my GP; the specialist sent me a copy of his report to my GP ..... my eyebrows lifted several times as I wondered at his ability when several points he noted in the letter were incorrect.

I will be very interested to see HazyWal's story as interpreted by the journalist.

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Looks good... seems to have the facts pretty right and isn't over the top or understated.

Shame Council have given a non-committed answer to the problem though...

T.

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Thanks for linking that TF.

Hmmm they have dramatised a few things but most of it's correct, my hair is looking attractive as it was blowing a gale :laugh:

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"We're playing Russian roulette here in Terrigal, with dangerous dogs not being

secured properly. Council rangers need to step up and spend less time booking

people in car parks and more time checking on these irresponsible dog owners,"

Ms Mullens said.

Amen to that.

You all look lovely. I do love a white sighthound :love:

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"We're playing Russian roulette here in Terrigal, with dangerous dogs not being

secured properly. Council rangers need to step up and spend less time booking

people in car parks and more time checking on these irresponsible dog owners,"

Ms Mullens said.

Amen to that.

You all look lovely. I do love a white sighthound :love:

That bit I did say.

I never said I was afraid of being attacked myself nor did I say they were left fighting for their lives.

Thanks HW yes Stan and Maddie scrubbed up well :) The photographer asked me to swap the two over in the sitting photo as Stan was too shiny, he kept saying he's never seen such a shiny dog.

DD I didn't expect anything more from Council...I still don't :(

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Pretty good article overall HazyWal! I've found that journos often exaggerate your comments (the whole 'fighting for their lives' thing) and sensationalise and can often mis-quote too. Seems like overall though this one went well.

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Really good newspaper article HazyWal. Well done :thumbsup: Good on you for having the guts to tell folks of your shocking ordeal. I think you & your Greys looked lovely :) Trust Stan to shine, must be all the meat pies :laugh:

As far as Gosford council are concerned. Nothing has changed with them then. I lived in the area for close to 30 year & can never remember them being anything but totally useless & undecided. Weak as you know what.

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Pretty good article overall HazyWal! I've found that journos often exaggerate your comments (the whole 'fighting for their lives' thing) and sensationalise and can often mis-quote too. Seems like overall though this one went well.

Yeah thanks Melz, I did say to the journo there are three things I do not want in this article. Do NOT make this about greyhound racing, do NOT make this about greyhound muzzling laws and FFS get the breeds right...if I see the word pitbull heads will roll :D I'm not backward in coming forward :o

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Really good newspaper article HazyWal. Well done :thumbsup: Good on you for having the guts to tell folks of your shocking ordeal. I think you & your Greys looked lovely :) Trust Stan to shine, must be all the meat pies :laugh:

As far as Gosford council are concerned. Nothing has changed with them then. I lived in the area for close to 30 year & can never remember them being anything but totally useless & undecided. Weak as you know what.

Thanks BC yes I know you as a former local understand my frustration at GCC. I just received a lovely message from the people who's grey was killed at Kariong last year just thanking me for standing up and having a go. I expect nothing to change but it certainly won't if I sat on my hands.

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