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  • AC ManAC Man Posts: 7,302 Admiral
    Most definitely.... Dogs react differently to people with both mental and physical disabilities....

    Physically it is mostly wheel chairs, braces, scooters, walkers, etc. that many dogs are not used to such equipment... It is easy to get a dog past that.....

    Mental disabilities are MUCH more difficult.... There are so many variables....

    I agree. The guy was odd, he was a nice guy but I would not have figured my golden pooch would freak out due to his behavior, unless he could sense something we could not. The wife always found him creepy showing up and peeking in windows.
  • SchmidtySchmidty Posts: 6,806 Admiral
    There is so much bullsheet on it is not even funny....

    Starting with the founder...... She was bitten by a 120 pound mutt... Mastiff mix....

    She cried Pit Bull and turned her dog bite into a career....

    Well John...

    Then I guess that it's just all "bull chit" then.....and the public has been hoodwinked into believing that certain breeds are vicious on their own and more liable to maul you than others...

    Maybe I should have been jailed when in the past I shot a few? of which was charging my child with his "game face" on....or one that flew into a psychotic rage getting out of a car to eat me when his idiot owner stood there laughing?....laughing until his "doggie" caught a 185 grain "ash can" in the chest and was rendered silent....maybe you think that I should have allowed that worthless POS actually sink it's teeth in before I shot it?

    Maybe insurance companies are all wrong?....maybe states are all wrong?....maybe all statistics are all wrong?....maybe all police reports are all wrong?.....maybe that countries who have complete bans on ownership of certain dogs are wrong?....

    ....and it's you who is right?

    I have always been a person who has liked animals....with all most all liking me as well....and all sorts of animals to boot....some of which have been animals that their owners have said that it has never let anyone touch it. I was even friends with a Snow Leopard and a Cheetah at the San Diego zoo years ago who would even stop eating to come over and sit down while I talked to them....but of course I am not so silly as to believe that either one wouldn't eat me if he changed his mind about me.

    Dogs are nice John....I still miss a Black Lab that I had 50 years ago and should I be so fortunate to go to someplace nice when I die...I hope she's there waiting for me...

    But John...I like nice people better and don't want to see them mauled by dogs who have no business being in existence...
  • SchmidtySchmidty Posts: 6,806 Admiral
    You know Johnny.....

    I read everything you post....probably because you make sense.....:)

    Unfortunately John...I have seen a few dog mauling's which I have really never gotten over and that may be why I "hardline" this issue.

    I love animals....all kinds of animals.....I just got done feeding a stray cat that some AH dumped to fend on it's own after they moved up to NC and just left their pets here....

    Maybe....if you ever worked up north in the inner cities and just about every dog is a abused Pit then maybe you would understand why I feel the way I do.

    Johnny...thanks for your time offering me your side.....

    By the way.....I like your dog with the green stuff on his muzzle from the pond...but I always worry that he will get snake bit....
  • GrizGriz Posts: 9,951 Admin
    I have seen and known People and Dogs that have been mauled by other dogs.... Does not change my stance.....
    I want it to stop... Banning a breed will not do that.... Hitting irresponsible owners will....

    Griz mentioned that his young dog Rowdy got attacked by a pit bull..... People can say and think what they want about me.....
    But Griz's dog being attacked was personal for me.... I am one of the breeders of that dog.... My name is listed on his dog's AKC registration as one of the breeders... I co own the mother of his dog....

    I was THRILLED that a personal friend was getting a dog I helped produce... I was MORE thrilled that Rowdy was going to a dream home.. Rowdy got banged up... Stitches, drain tubes and the works.... When I heard the news.... I wanted to kill the dog that did it.... But that was pure vengeance on my part.... I MORE wanted to see the owner punished... The owner of the dog put the dog in the situation... The owner caused this to happen..

    As for my dog with a pond weeds on his face.... He is a half brother to Griz's Boy Rowdy..... They have the same sire (father)

    He is allowed in EXACTLY one pond.... That pond is up on a pine hill..... And patrolled daily by a hoard of rat terriers with zero snake tolerance....Nothing in life is guaranteed.... but I feel pretty safe about him jumping in that pond...

    Rowdy's issue was one of an irresponsible owner. What bothered me more than anything was the dog picked out Rowdy from across the dog park and attacked him. Unfortunately I wasn't there, it was only my wife. By the time my wife realized what had happened the owner had taken off. Rowdy had probably been to the dog park well over 100 times. I saw numerous instances of dogs being aggressively and the owners always seemed to say the dogs will work things out, just being dogs.

    This dog was absolutely intending to kill Rowdy. The resounding statement from my vet and staff was that is why they don't take their dogs to dog parks. Luckily Rowdy is still very dog friendly and doesn't harbor any fears from that attack.

    Rowdy was six months old at the time. It took until he was nine months before all of f the stitches and tubes were removed.
    The early bird may get the worm, but the Second Mouse gets the cheese. SW

  • SchmidtySchmidty Posts: 6,806 Admiral
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