Madwoman Out of the Attic

a feminist trudging forward in a patriarchal world

Friday, September 07, 2007

How Do We Solve a Problem Like Eliza?

Last week I put Eliza on prozac. I had taken her to the vet for her yearly checkup. Like a lot of people she commented on what a pretty dog Eliza is. I made some comment about how I wished her behavior matched her looks, and we got into a conversation about all of Eliza's socially retarded behaviors. She was particulary concerned about the fact that Eliza has bitten me and the baby. And then Eliza, in fine form, snapped at the vet as we were talking.

The upshot is that Eliza is now medicated. There are other options, of course. There's the animal behavioral specialist who lives up in L.A whom I could contact. There's the special cage at the Humane Society dog training classes just made for animals like Eliza, who badly need some training but who are too crazy to learn around other animals.

Maybe those will be next, since the prozac doesn't seem to have any effect on her.


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