Newsweek recently published an article about the plight of a wonderful pit bull and her owner. A Dog Who Was Pure Muscle and All Heart: Pit bulls get a bad name, but Ezzy's only 'killer instinct' was to overwhelm us with affection.
I don't doubt that there are pit bulls like Ezzy - pure muscle and all heart. But I would like to point out some paragraphs that will make you shutter for two reasons: the owner gloated about her intimidating nature and a crime scene he returned home to one night.
"Ezzy could shred an aluminum can without cutting her lips. She had the dexterity to go up and down the tight spiral staircase to my bedroom, and a knack for intimidating door-to-door salespeople (because they couldn't see her tail wagging happily)."
"The next time, she was left inside during a thunderstorm. When I came home, an interior door was ripped in two. There were bite marks on the doorknob. It looked like a crime scene. I found the culprit shuddering in a closet. It was like the joke about the 800-pound gorilla—but with a twist. Where does a terrified pit bull go? Anywhere she wants."
Enough said about the tremendous strength and tenacity of a mere 70lb, female pit bull. "Where does a terrified pit bull go? Anywhere she wants."