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cmills612 April 23, 2014 at 09:57 am
Sometimes its the dog sometimes its the owner. But to go on a witch hunt because you only hear aboutRead More pit attacks is kind of silly isn't it? These dogs can be sweet loving and snuggle bugs. If you properly train them and ssocialize them. Any dog can bite without proper training. As a pittie mom AND a new mom woth a two konth old baby at home, I feel awful for the victim. Stuff like this can be prevented. I won't lie sometimes my youngrr pit (I got her when ahe was 12 wks old, shes now 1 & 1/2) gets weird around strangers. So when we go to the vet she gets muzzled as a safety precaution. She gets scared easily so its the safe eay to do it. If I have company over and its going to be too much for her, she goes in my bedroom lays in bed and gets to watch tv. Shes still a baby and shes still in training. My oldest pit is 7 shes very hyper but she loves people. I always have control of either, because animals are unpredictable. ANY ANIMAL is unpredictable. As animal owners we need to be careful of our pets and read body language. Be responsible owners. Prayers for the family of the victim. So very sad this had to happen.
Hakim Abdullah April 23, 2014 at 09:59 am
These dogs need to be banned! As I have said before, in countries where I have lived these dogsRead More were banned. You did not see nearly the amount of horror stories like these.
Harriet Laurin April 23, 2014 at 10:00 am
Did a bit of digging. 1 - Initial report is that there is no evidence of criminal misconduct on theRead More part of the owner. 2 - The dogs were in a contained yard. 3 - The injured girl and her family entered the yard without the dog owner's knowledge. 4 - The dog owner was not in the yard with the dogs when the attack began. 5 - The dogs initially sniffed the girl and left her alone. 6 - The attack began when the girl "got scared, shrieked and started to run. " 7 - The yard is a communal yard with two or more apartments/residences on the property. Now, for opinion, as a mother, a grandmother, and a dog-owner: 1. It doesn't matter what breed you have, if your dog is in a public/semi-public/shared-residential space, the owner should be out there to supervise the dog (or dogs, in this case). However, because it was private property, there is no criminal misconduct. 2 - If you have a child, teach your child how to interact with dogs calmly. By the time a ordinary child is five or six years of age, they are old enough to learn how to safely and calmly behave around dogs. While I love dogs (including pits), I do not place blame on the child as some pit-haters claim "pit nutters" do. However, the fact is that shrieking in fear and running can incite prey drive in many dogs - remember, as domesticated as they are, dogs still have prey drive - some more so, some less so - on an individual basis. I feel bad for this girl, who apparently was already afraid of dogs to begin with, and undoubtedly will now be even more fearful. This situation did not need to happen; the owner should have been out there with his dogs and the girl's family should have taught her how to react around dogs. Failing that, knowing she was afraid of dogs, they could have asked for the owner to take his dogs in before having the girl enter the dog's yard.
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Jim Lahey April 22, 2014 at 08:15 pm
We had some bible pimps in Sunnyvale.
MAC April 23, 2014 at 12:10 am
No, Alex. We believe God led (or inspired) various families, groups and individuals to come to HisRead More "Promised" or "chosen" land, reserved for a righteous people. The first family group thus described in the "Book of Mormon" as "led" by God, to what came to be known as the Americas, was the family of Lehi. Younger son Nephi and others were obedient to God's commands and blessed, while his brother Laman (and others) were lazy, jealous, disobedient and warred against the Nephites. God did not want the righteous Nephites to intermarry with the wicked Lamanites, so he cursed the latter with dark skin so that they would be visibly distinguished and separate.------------------------------------------- If you have more questions, please ask a Mormon friend, or invite Mormon missionaries in to answer them. Many FAQs are also on the website: www.mormon.org
infidel81 April 23, 2014 at 09:19 am
Thank you MAC for educating the ignorant. (no sarcasm meant)
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Mad as hell... April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Savecritters...I appreciate your concern but like I said you may want to make sure your homeownersRead More insurance will cover that dog. When you're on the receiving end of a pit bull dog's attack it's hard to fathom the logic in owning one.
Savecritters....you lost the argument as soon as you wrote "...owned by countless movieRead More stars..." What the hell does that prove?
tribble April 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Yeah, Miley Cyrus' pit bull killed her little doggie last fall. The other dog that just died...it'sRead More being covered up how it died. That's why all the articles that mention coyote say "allegedly".
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Igor April 21, 2014 at 07:42 am
Boss Hogg and Anthony. Thank you both. Seeing where it's coming from I'll take that as a compliment.
Igor April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am
What?
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
Wrong blog Igor, but I do agree with your opinions on this particular blog.
ChristieD April 23, 2014 at 01:39 am
And the Bible says.....take the log out of your own eye so that you can see well enough to take theRead More speck out of your brother's eye. It also says not to judge, or you will be judged; and the measure by which you judge will be measured to you. Since Christie Nicole believes in the judgment day....it's gonna suck to be you!
Hookerman April 23, 2014 at 08:10 am
Christie (n), we’re not grasping your philosophy and standards because they are nonsensical.Read More Promiscuity and sexual orientation are two separate things. Heterosexuals can be promiscuous and suffer the consequences (see Magic Johnson), and gay people can be as monogamous as you are.
Conrad April 23, 2014 at 09:00 am
Oh Christie - I was so anticipating you coming back with a story on just how much you've struggled,Read More and how much compassion you really do have for others. Because we've all struggled, right? But no, all I get is "it's gonna suck to be you!" This is how you convince me that you care for others??? So much for our bonding moment...