Sunday, December 19, 2010
From left: Rock Ward, his warning sign, Trouble and it's owner, Collins Tully.
A Brewing Feud
Tyler, TX - In what may turn into a long standing feud between neighbors, a man named Rock Ward recently erected a large wooden sign alerting residents to two nearby pit bulls. Ward created the sign after one of Collins Tully's1 two pit bulls, Trouble,2 attacked his own dog Wolfgang. Collins used a typical Maul Talk response after the incident saying, "dogs are dogs." (Pit bull owners often use this term after an attack to deny the pit bull's responsibility.)
Ward's sign shows the message: "Warning Pit Bulls From Across the Street Attacked My Dog, Guard Your Children and Pets From This Menace." Ward told KLTV.com that he felt it was important to warn neighbors to prevent another attack from happening. "It at least makes people aware," he said, "and that's why I put it out there." He added, "I'm concerned about the children over here. They come out and wait for the bus, and I'm concerned about them."3
"If things are not right, I'll put up a sign and communicate," Ward said.
2The image of Trouble paints a troubling picture. The ears are cropped so low to the skull and scarring evidence is easily seen, possibly due to yard accidents or recent fights.
3Note that Tully's only concern is being "embarrassed" by the sign (See: Narcipitism). Unlike Ward, Tully has no concern about neighboring residents and children who wait at the bus stop.
4And deadly: Christina Casey, 53 of Moreno Valley, CA.
11/17/10: 2010 Fatality: Moreno Valley Woman Killed by Neighbor's Two Dogs
12/20/09: Son of Rosie Humphreys Starts Campaign to Ban Pit Bulls in Flora
05/12/09: Survey Conducted: The Preference of Living Next Door to a Pit Bull
| 12/20/2010 2:23 AM |
It looks like he may have recently started to roll him. The blues though are not common fighting stock. Traditional dogmen usually culled them for being inadequate and impure.
Dog men in AMERICA just never kept blue dogs, merles or anything that came out in those colors. I know people hear on Pit Bull Social don't like to hear the truth (not saying you personally) but most American Pit Bull Terrier breeders from the 1900 to say 1997 would of culled a blue dog from birth (how do I know, because I have seen it as a little child).
| 12/20/2010 2:45 AM |
that is one of the worst ear crops that i've seen and the overall condition of Trouble is certainly not optimal. but according to pit bull "fancier" richard stratton pit bulls "tend to be active dogs", they tend to "get nicked up".
i want to see a photo of his other dog, Ripper and i think it might be fun if this tully punk did mess with the bearded guy wielding a pic ax.
| 12/20/2010 3:10 AM |
I want to see Ripper as well. Ripper may have been too war torn to trot out in front of the cameras... Shockingly, Tully believed Trouble was fine to parade about as a family pet and "good with the kids." The crop job on Trouble is so bad, it may have been done with scissors. Family's with children and loving pets -- mutilation does not jive with this scenario.
| 12/20/2010 6:35 PM |
I can understand a nick, but these are barely nicks. Either these dogs are hankering for a fight and have been getting hurt escaping, or they have been abused. The latter is the most probable when you look at those scars.