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