|Posted by Dee Ashley|
I had a friend that was mauled by a dog as a toddler and almost died. When we met in second grade, she had scars on her face, but they were gone when we reunited as adults. Someone had neglected to close a gate and the dog ran out of its yard and attacked her for whatever reason. She couldn't have been older than three years old and had to undergo several surgeries as a result of the attack.
That dog and its owner should have both been put down...
|Posted by 2Xplorations|
I hate this as much as I love dogs. When the story broke about the pit bull mauling/death it was right on the cusp of a major surge in pit bull ownership. Typical redneck families riding around in their trucks with their pitie wearing a bandana instead of a collar, I actually saw one jump out of a pick up in traffic to attack another mongrel pitie mix on the sidewalk, caused a major traffic jam and confrontation with the other redneck dog owner.
We had several that chronically ran loose in our east Dallas neighborhood. My wife was terrified to be out in the yard with our 2 year old daughter. I had a ringside seat when a big old animal control officer chased one down with a noose stick and corned it. What a freaking fight. It was like having a wild horse on the end of a 6ft plastic stick. Holy crap.
Funny thing is when the state cracked down on the dog fighting community pit bulls started being raised like normal pets and I believe they have lost some of their aggressive traits. But don't test it. Any dog can be aggressive. I have a neighbor that had a big old mountain cur at least 100lbs, he was supposed to be mean but he liked me. One day a beautiful big blue pitie just showed up in their yard and moved in with the old cur, Everyone freaked out and wanted to kill it the pitie was semi aggressive. I began baby talking to it and calling it, gave it some treats and petted him what do you know the pit bull from Hell got all submissive and friendly. My wife and the neighbors were horrified at first but the little guy started following me around wanting some more treats. Happy ending, some other neighbor came over and adopted him before the first neighbors who wanted to kill it could get their rifles out. Last I heard he was a good pet
What a nice story
So many people never give pits a chance just because they're pits.
Still far too much dog and cock fighting going on in Texas and NM.
I have no empathy for the people who do this; they are soulless ghouls.
My experience with pits has been mostly very good.
Happy dog was a great dog.
An abandoned brindle pit I rescued from dying in the desert, Bob Barker was quit intimidating when I first encountered him late one night.
He was barking his ass off out of fear and perhaps a misplaced sense of territory. The desert? Whatever.
I verbally backed him down as he barked unseen in the shadows. I could tell he was a fair size but he backed off and relented.
The next morning he was right beside the van's driver door; he insisted I deal with him.
He was friendly, very dehydrated, with small cuts from living in the desert. Gave him to a friend who still has him to this day.
As with many abused pits he turned out to be a really good dog.
Part #9 of caring/handling for pits sums them up perfectly.https://www.pocket...w-brindle-pitbull/
Dogs naturally like humans; they were bred to.
Dogs are intuitive; they respond positively to kindness and control with fairness.
Never show fear to a hostile dog; much better to have murder in your eyes and heart. &
Here's one of the best Vet/dog stories I've seen in a long time.
An unusual story that anything is possible with a good attitude.
This Vet didn't leave his rescued dog behind...https://www.foxnew...ghanistan-war-zone