Sunday, August 31, 2008
Comment: I do not believe in rehabilitation. Too risky. I have been wary of pit bulls for at 6 years now. It could be longer but I remember well an event 6 years ago, when my daughter was but 3 months old. I took her and my son to a children's fair. A man had a pit bull with him, albeit on a leash (like a leash really matters) and he brought that dog right next to my daughter in her stroller. I was terrified, but tried not to show it, and moved her as far away from that time bomb as quickly as I could. Flash forward 5 years: while outside eating lunch at work, I saw a former co-worker and her dog on the lawn, with about 8 people around her. I decided to go say hi and as I got closer, I saw it was a pit bull. I stopped dead in my tracks, but for some reason decided to still go say hi. Turns out this was a rescue pit and she was going to get it "certified" and she was there to "socialize" the dog; show that others could pet and walk the dog without it harming them or showing aggression, etc. They were all talking to this beast like it was just the sweetest, cutest thing going. When the former co-worker brought the beast around the circle to me, the dog leapt up and in mid-air, lunged at my face with all teeth bared. Not a sign, or tell, that this was about to happen. I was shaking and sweating from my head to my toes, and left that circle cursing myself for being so stupid as to get anywhere near a pit bull. I'm lucky to still have a face. For some stupid reason, I think I entered that circle to give those damn dogs another chance -- maybe I was just stereotyping? Well, I got my answer in spades...Wendy Blevin's daughter Charlotte was attacked by a pit bull while strapped into a wagon. The dog ripped off part of the child's scalp. Amaya Hess was attacked by a pit bull while in her stroller. The dog had Amaya's head in its mouth for 5-8 minutes. It took the claw end of a hammer to pry open the dog's jaws. When the dog released, half of Amaya's scalp was missing, her right eye was not in its socket and her right ear was torn from the side of her head.
06/28/08: Charlotte's Parents Recount Devastating Pit Bull Attack
06/16/08: Flashback: Amaya Hess 2 Years After Violent Pit Bull Attack
Labels: Rehabilitating Fighting Dogs
| 9/01/2008 10:17 AM |
The Humane Society of the U.S. does not believe in the rehabilitation of fighting dogs either. Only these dog kooks who are more interested in preserving an aberation of breeding want to save killer.
| 9/01/2008 4:06 PM |
This is the new thing..getting your scatter-bred, inbred, rescue pit bull "certified" to be a "therapy dog". Even though the majority of these dogs are being bred by low lifes, we are supposed to believe that they are all just Golden Retreivers in a pit bull suit.
| 9/02/2008 6:13 PM |
Foolmeonce here. I forgot to mention that the reason the beast did not get to my face was because the ex-coworker pulled the dog back by it's short leash. Thank goodness she had a tight grip on that leash. She had it wrapped around her hand. I also left out a very important part of this story. After the "socialized" pitbull lunged at my face, the other people there were trying to figure out what I did to provoke the dog. Maybe it was the tone of my voice? My work badge? The way I was standing? The sun glinting off my cross? The co-worker that adopted this dog said it must have been something I had done, otherwise the dog would not have exhibited such behavior. She is just so sweet and shy. Yeah, and I'm the Pope! (My apologies to the Pope.)