Jessie T. Wolf
my boyfriend Bob whom you met at FWA has a pitbull named Toby. Well, more his brother's dog. Anyway, he is the sweetest, biggest dope of a dog you'll ever meet. Toby honestly thinks he's a lap dog - being that he's over 80lbs now, that's a bit of a problem sometimes. Other than that though (and the fact that he used to eat furniture), he's a wonderful dog.
It's always a shock to me to see how terrified some people are of him; they had some guys over their apartment a while back to do some work, and they refused to even be in the same room as Toby. It's 100% reputation, which is kind of a shame... although, as Bob pointed out, they NEVER have to worry about anyone in the neighborhood bothering them, because they all are aware - and afraid - of Toby.
I think it's only prudent to not trust a pitt, or just about any large dog, that you don't know the background of. Many fatal maulings you hear about in the news are followed by a litany of defensive statements from their owners about how nice their dog is to them.
A dog may be sweet and cutsie and harmless, but they don't know that.
That goes for ANY dog, though. Even toy poodles will attack and bite you if they're nasty (even if they can't necessarily kill you....)
|Date:||February 24th, 2005 09:37 pm (UTC)|| |
It's only a matter of time.
Let them keep at it for a few hours... :D
|Date:||February 24th, 2005 08:53 pm (UTC)|| |
Welcome to my LJ! Was nice to meet you at FWA. :)
And I totally agree with you. My Shepherd is a big dumb sucky boy, but he's large and loud, so people are naturally afraid of him. Zena's a bit of a jumper, she likes to hug, but I'm trying to teach her not to jump up. She's only a little thing, but still, jumping up on people is not good manners!
She doesn't look like she could do much damage because of her size, but she's got the big Staffie head, and jaws to match. :-P She gets defensive with toys around my other two boys, and will start growling, but one you say "Zena, that's enough," she'll look at you and wag her little curly tail, and she's all good again.
I love this dog! Making me give her up will be a challenge for my mom. ;)