Post # 32
As a small dog owner I am incredibly leary of larger dogs, especially those with “reputations” of aggression such as pit bulls, chows, rottweilers etc. That doesn’t mean I dislike these dogs or that I want any of them to suffer simply because of their breed, or that I haven’t owned or known dogs of these breeds that weren’t gentle. It just means I keep a close eye on them and give them their space when my dogs are out.
This story makes me incredibly sad. If a dog has a history of aggression and violence (like my BIL’s pit) then action should be taken but to take away someone’s pet on the grounds of “well it is a pit bull” is completely unacceptable. Whose to say that they won’t try this with other breeds for whatever reason they come up with?
Post # 33
@trueblue14: Haha when my husband and I were watching Beyond The Myth I kept saying that I think that all animal abusers should get the death penalty immediatley. No waiting around for some date, do it now.
Post # 34
@Bebealways: I’m actually a small dog person (I have a Min Pin far from me :() but I know DH is a big dog person, so I think a pitbull is a reasonable compromise HAHA!
Post # 35
@Treejewel19: I totally agree that once a dog shows severe aggresion something needs to be done to THAT dog but not the entire breed. It’s insanity to think that if one dog is bad then they all are. I know a lot of terrible people but I don’t think they should all die. Just those specific people.
Post # 36
We love our pit baby 🙂
His name is Whiskey and I’ve had him since he was 3 weeks old. His mama got ran over and died so I got him early and bottle fed him until he was big enough for soft food. He’s nothing but a big ol baby who likes to give kisses and be held. He’s about 4 years old now and is still the sweetest dog ever 🙂
Post # 37
@RickiLyn10: You can by just looking into those eyes he is a lover!
Post # 38
trueblue14: That’s my 4 legged child lol I have him at my parents because we have no where to keep him where we live now so everytime we go to visit he’s always at the fence waggin and jumpin and barkin. Gotta love my “son” lol. Can’t wait to have a place we can bring him to.
Post # 39
I love my pitbull! The shelter we got him from said that he wandered onto their property with a chewed off leash still attached to his unmarked collar. If the doorbell rings or there’s a noise outside, my pitbull runs and hides. He’s also very afraid of thunderstorms as we have a theory that he was tied up and abandoned, left to his own outside. He is very sweet, very affectionate and loves to cuddle up with you. We socialize him at a local dog park and he is gentle with the smaller dogs and will play chase with the bigger dogs. Any time my fiance or I are sick, or one of us is having a bad day, our pit is right there asking to be pet or cuddled trying to cheer us up. His thing is to come up to you and push his head into your lap or arms gently but with enough pressure to convey a hug so we refer to it as puppy hugs.
It breaks my heart to hear the stories of dog fighting, abuse, etc with this breed. I agree 100% with the other bees here that have said it’s bad owners we should find a way to ban, not these dogs.