quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by Gigond Ass:
They don't own them because they make wonderful pets.
Perfectly stated! That sentence tells you the truth about pit bull owners better than anything else that was said. I wish I had said it.
Frankly, coming back here and reading all of the crap that you and GA have posted has really given me some insight on how narrow minded some people are about pit bulls. Have either of you even interacted with a properly raised pit from birth? I've had several dogs in my life, as has my family and friends. Frankly, Leo, the pit I have now is the most loving animal I've ever owned. We rescued him at 6 weeks old when he was abandoned with his brothers and sisters in a cardboard box. We were the first people to give him solid food, and he has slept in our bed every night since we first got him. We've raised him with tons of love, spoiled him to death, and given him a terrific life. He's a sweetheart...we have large gatherings at our house regularly, and every one loves him.
You mention children. Our neighbors across the street have a boy and a girl, both under the age of 3. We bring Leo over there all the time to play with the kids while we hang out with their parents. The kids absolutely love him. Leo hangs out with other dogs and cats often, he has never shown aggression towards any living thing...it's always the opposite, he absolutely loves every person and every animal he interacts with. Hell, my mom has a 12 year old cockatiel that often comes out of his cage and wanders around on the floor of her house. Leo will go up to him, give him a sniff type hello, and then wander off - our Pit won't even bother a little bird for crying out loud.
I'm not gonna say there aren't horrible things that some Pit Bulls have done, but that doesn't condemn the entire breed. You raise a dog from birth to be violent and aggressive, that's what's gonna happen...whether it's a Pit or a Poodle. It's just that Pit's are the pound for pound strongest dogs out there, and when owners raise them badly, they can be a lot more lethal than other breeds. And unfortunately, a lot of classless people own Pits and raise them that way. When raised right, they can be just as loving as any other breed, and I know that very personally. Frankly, I'm not going to get into it anymore from here with you two, as you both obviously don't know sh*t when it comes to Pit's as an entire breed in general.