I’m really tired of all of this Pit Bull bullsh#t.

How many times do we have to hear about Pit Bulls mauling some poor kids and then hear how Pit Bulls are getting a bad rap?

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And this is coming from someone who loves dogs, someone who’s had many dogs in his life and someone one who owns two dogs right now.

The latest headline I read was “Man saves baby, girl from pit bull attack.”

I’m sorry but, “[I] never once heard, man saves baby from Golden Retriever.” – User “Foxisright1” from FOX news commentary

True that.

According to Charlotte Alter for TIME Magazine, “Pit Bulls make up only 6% of the dog population, but they’re responsible for 68% of dog attacks and 52% of dog-related deaths since 1982, according to research compiled by Merritt Clifton, editor of Animals 24-7, an animal-news organization that focuses on humane work and animal-cruelty prevention.”

As glaring as these numbers are, they’re still not telling the whole story.

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There are “dog attacks” and then there are “dog attacks.”

I’m not concerned at all about a dog attacking an intruder.

I’m really not concerned about a dog attacking someone they perceive to be a threat to themselves or their masters either.

It’s these attacks by Pit Bulls on helpless children that bothers me to no end.

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Like I mentioned earlier…, I’m sorry but, “[I] never once heard, man saves baby from Golden Retriever.” – User “Foxisright1” from FOX news commentary

Clifton adds that, “For the 32 years he’s been recording, there has never been a year when pit bulls have accounted for less than half of all attacks. A CDC report on dog-bite fatalities from 1978 to 1998 confirms that pit bulls are responsible for more deaths than any other breed.”

“Another report published in the April 2011 issue of Annals of Surgery found that one person is killed by a pit bull every 14 days, two people are injured by a pit bull every day, and young children are especially at risk. The report concludes that ‘these breeds should be regulated in the same way in which other dangerous species, such as leopards, are regulated.’ That report was shared with TIME by PETA, the world’s largest animal-rights organization.”

Doesn’t this pretty much tell the whole story and make my case?

Yet with all of this being said, we still hear the “bullsh#t” from dimwitted Pit Bull lovers.

“Supporters say Pit Bulls are getting a bad rap. Sara Enos, founder and president of the American Pit Bull Foundation, said that it’s wrong to blame dog attacks on pit bulls, because it’s the owners who are to blame. ‘It really boils down to being responsible owners,’ she said. ‘Any dog from any breed can be aggressive, it matters how it’s treated.’”

I totally agree that Pit Bull owners need to be held accountable for the behavior of their dogs as well, but that doesn’t give the dog carte blanche to tear up whoever they want.

“Many Pit Bull advocacy organizations, including BAD RAP, did not want to comment for this story. But there is a growing backlash against the idea that pit bulls are more violent than other dogs. ‘There is not any breed of dog that is inherently more dangerous,’ said Marcy Setter of the Pit Bull Rescue Center. ‘That’s simply not true.’”

These people can peddle this “bullsh#t” all they want, but again, like I said, I’m sorry but, “[I] never once heard, man saves baby from Golden Retriever.” – User “Foxisright1” from FOX news commentary

“Pits are IEDs [homemade bombs] just waiting to be triggered….I know several who are super cool dogs and great with kids…until they aren’t.” – User “Foxisright1” from FOX news commentary

“Even PETA, the largest animal-rights organization in the world, supports breed-specific sterilization for Pit Bulls. ‘Pit Bulls are a breed-specific problem, so it seems reasonable to target them,’ said Daphna Nachminovitch, PETA’s senior vice president of cruelty investigations. ‘The public is misled to believe that pit bulls are like any other dog. And they just aren’t.’ Even the ASPCA acknowledges on its website that Pit Bulls are genetically different than other dogs. ‘Pit Bulls have been bred to behave differently during a fight,’ it says. ‘They may not give warning before becoming aggressive, and they’re less likely to back down when clashing with an opponent.’”

“But Nachminovitch said PETA stands by breed-specific sterilization as a common-sense solution to what has become a human-safety issue. ‘These dogs were bred to bait bulls. They were bred to fight each other to the death,’ she said. ‘Just because we’re an animal-rights organization doesn’t mean we’re not concerned about public safety.’”

I’m glad someone at least is concerned about the public’s safety.

 

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“Dogs’ lives are too short. It’s their only fault, really.” – Agnes Sligh Turnbull (author, The Wedding Bargain)

Matt London of Fox News reported, “On ‘Fox Nation,’ well-known dog lover Dana Perino revealed the comforting conversation that she had with the late columnist and beloved Fox News contributor Charles Krauthammer after her dog died in 2012.”

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‘“When my dog Henry passed away, your dad happened to be up here in New York,’ Perino said to Daniel Krauthammer, son of Charles Krauthammer, on her ‘Fox Nation’ show ‘Dana Perino’s Book Club.’”

‘“I saw him and I told him or he had heard about it and he said,’ “We ask ourselves, why do we do this to ourselves?  Because, you know, they’re not going to live as long.” ‘And he said,’ “Because dogs make us better people.” ‘Yeah, I’ll never forget that,’ she said.”

“Daniel Krauthammer appeared on ‘Dana Perino’s Book Club’ to discuss the paperback edition of his father’s book ‘The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors,’ which is a collection of columns, speeches, and essays.”

‘“I remember one column, I think this was from the first book, “Things that Matter,” didn’t you convince him to get a dog?’ asked Perino.”

‘“Yes,’ laughed Krauthammer. ‘He was never a dog person growing up because his parents were immigrants. And, you know, they had to escape Nazis. So you don’t want to have to drag a dog around, too,’ he continued.”

“Krauthammer said that he and his mother finally ‘convinced him and converted him to be a dog lover.’”

“Eventually, the Krauthammer family added a border collie and then a black lab to the household.”

From one of my books, “Visitant,” published in 2017, “Other than people, dogs are very special to God.  Dogs embody complete, unconditional love, faithfulness, and service.”

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“If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.” – Will Rogers

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“People that mistreat God’s dogs on earth, or any animals for that matter, are very, very disappointing in God’s eyes.” – G.R. Erickson, also from “Visitant,” published in 2017.

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“Such short little lives our pets have to spend with us, and they spend most of it waiting for us to come home each day.” – John Grogan (Author, Marley & Me)

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“Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.” – Robert A. Heinlein (author, Starship Troopers)

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“Dogs are our link to paradise. They don’t know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring — it was peace.” – Milan Kundera (Author, The Unbearable Lightness of Being)

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“The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that you will not come back when you go out the door without them.” – Stanley Coren (psychologist and author, The Intelligence of Dogs)

“Once you have had a wonderful dog, a life without one, is a life diminished.” – Dean Koontz (author, Whispers)

“I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.” – Gilda Radner (comedian)

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Our two rescued dogs, Ellie and Scooby. These pictures are from on the way home from the shelter.  They look happy to me!

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In loving memory of Rocky and Marley.

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