Venting about 'pit bull horror stories'
by Ashley Dowell
I have always been an animal person. I never cared if I had got hurt by any kind of animal, I would just assume it was having a bad day and go say, "Hi" again later. I have been attacked by four dogs. Three at once and of course one by itself. One was a black lab, which I knew very well ... and the other three were doberman's. Still to this day I would take in both breeds if they needed a home.
Don't let me blab, I'm just writing this because I saw a post of a "pit bull horror story". The girl was 14 and her neighbors pit ate her small dog. The mom took a knife to the dog and "gutted" it, as she put it. I'm not trying to seem like I don't care... because I do, I'd hate for anyone to go through that. It just really made me upset as I kept reading her story.
She's afraid to go outside because pit bulls have been created. That people are immature because they only have pits to look macho ... excuse me? I'm going to assume she's never been on a date if she can't leave her house knowing such a horrid animal breaths the same air she does.
I'm sorry to be rude, but I have got two dogs; a Catahoula Leopard Cur and an American Pit Bull Terrier. I rescued both, but Chevelle, my pit, was our first dog. I went to the humane society, looked at dozens of dogs... but this one little 2 month old puppy looked at me with these beautiful eyes.
She isn't but 10 months old today, but still she has showed absolutely NO aggression towards anything/anyone. She plays with our house cat, she wrestles with our other dog. She goes to the beach with us every time we go. We swear she thinks she's at the petting zoo. EVERYONE needs to touch that dog.
Just yesterday we babysat my 14 month nephew. My pit kept getting up to go check on him, would lick his face to make sure he was okay while he was asleep. Vicious ? I think not.
People who are afraid, or hate pits because the media tells them to do so - you all need to get off your high horse and go play with a pit. You will never feel so loved by any animal in your life. They let you know they need you. Just because someone got hurt by a pit, it doesn't mean you need to judge the rest of the pits you see. Maybe that dog was having a really bad day, or maybe that person who got bit deserved it by taunting it. It really aggravates me to see the closed minded people that are living on this earth.
It's not your world, you didn't create it. Ergo, you have absolutely no right to judge what's in this world. Especially not based on one single type of dog.
I'm sorry it's so long, but I needed to say it all. I would run in traffic if it meant saving my dog. If I ever got a divorce, my husband can have everything ... but not my pit. She's my best friend, my companion.