On October 09 2007, 8:20 PM, jmashaney wrote:
I own guns, knives and a freezer, too. Does that make me Jefferey Dahmer??
People can be so silly and blind sometimes in their efforts to do what they think is "right."
Amen to that.
After Brandy had whelped her puppies, we used to take them into the front yard for "puppy play time" and "puppy potty time", and all the little neighborhood kiddies would come by and play with Brandy, and the puppies, and she couldn't have been happier. We couldn't take them in the backyard, because we had a pool, a hot tub, and a pond, and puppies don't have great depth perception. They had a small little area in the front they kept to, and where Brandy kept them wrangled.
She had a mental invisible fence instilled in her, she WOULD NOT go past the curb. Would NOT.
We'd put up the puppies one day, and my father, myself, and Brandy were in the front yard. She was rolling around in the grass and chasin the squirrels up the tree when a guy walking by with his dalmation stopped a couple feet away from the curb. His dog was barking its head off, lunging on the leash, snarling, straining to lunge, etc. We said "Brandy, stay." She stood up, this dog and his owner (who was carrying a trunk of an old Christmas tree, about 4 feet long and a few inches thick) looking pretty threatening. But she was given the stay command and just stood, watching, like "What in God's name is wrong with you?"
The man said "is that thing a pit bull?"
Dad said, "Yessir, it is."
Man: "She better not attack me."
Dad: "She's just fine where she is. Maybe you need a stronger leash to control your dog."
Man: "If she comes out here, I'm gonna let my dog loose on her. And I'll kick her and I'll beat her with this walking stick."
Dad: "Friend, that'd be a very big mistake. If you touch her, I'll shove that stick up your a$$ and ride you home like a pogo stick. Carry on, buddy, and have a good day."
The dalmation snarling and lunging all the while, dad called Brandy over to him, where she sat at his feet, still watching the dog.
The man moved on, looking back and swinging his stick all the while.
This is in a suburb of Houston, keep in mind, where no home in the neighborhood is lower than a a quarter million market value. A short while later, a constable comes by with Animal Control, after being told there's a "vicious red pit bull on the loose, threatening people walking their dogs".
... Funny, she seemed very excited to see the constable, and let him scratch her belly. That troop of toddlers and elementary kids playing with her in the yard didn't seem to think she was so vicious either.
Time to nut up or shut up.