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A family trying to come to terms with the unthinkable.
Appreciate -- says he can't understand why his dog -- to -- When year old Jeremiah -- shake hands.
He's been around -- since humans born.
And -- played with each other all the time and we kissed each other all the time they leave they slept together.
She -- says is Dodd a six year old nasty -- in Nick's name -- didn't.
Had been a staple in Stanley was never vicious in any way the family was gathered at this home and of our Elaine and Henderson to celebrate Jeremiah his first birthday.
-- hand -- no signs of aggression.
And dog was -- the -- they were opening presents together.
Later that night Jeremiah his grandmother was putting him to -- The boy crawled over to pet the dog.
Because he's just learning how to walk.
So he grabbed the dog on the sides and used his the use the dog expert to pull himself up.
And that's when police say the dog latched his jaws around the boy's head.
Began shaking him back and forth.
I heard a bunch of feeling and I -- the dog attacking something.
She -- says Jeremiah is grandma was in the room and try to separate the two.
-- took him less than twenty seconds get downstairs.
But by the time the dog -- go.
The damage was done -- -- Jeremiah was airlifted to UNC's trauma unit.
But he passed late early Saturday morning you just never know they are animals at the end of the day dog trainer -- -- hall says parents can take it valuable lesson from this tragedy.
No matter how innocent animals scenes of a child there are sometimes unseen variables.
To learn is different kinds of -- -- things like that can affect their behavior.
She -- hopes others will make the same mistake his family did.
Just don't put all that Charleston an animal that everything's going to be okay around a little baby.
Because I did and now I don't have a baby.
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