I don't know about you, but I've met up with some pit bulls. You have too? Then you know the routine lines spouted by the owners " oh, she's really a good dog...she just doesn't like other dogs, she's fine with kids... she won't hurt you." Don't you believe it! Now, I'm sure that much of the time, pit bulls are just fine dogs, possibly even sweet. But when they change their mind and become animals (you know, those wild things that have a reputation of being unpredictable) you had better be up a tree.
I say all this because I realized just today how strong and unpredictable they really were.
We were at the dog park were there was a pit bull puppy and a grown pit bull. The adult dog seemed to be just a normal, peacable dog, but the puppy took an immediate disliking to Patience, our beagle. It started to chase her, nipping at her flanks and on the whole terrifying her. This happened a couple of times, both of which the owners were able to call it off. Then, it happened once again. The whole thing was very fast, but it seemed to go in slow motion. The puppy started to attack. This time, it didn't just chase Patience. They stayed there, wrestling.Then, the adult pit bull got involved. That was when it really got scary. I remember seeing Patience pinned to the ground and the pit bull pulling at her ear, or neck, or both. Mommy was screaming at the owners "somebody help!" and somehow they pulled the pit bull off Patience. We picked her up and made for the gate. Luckily she wasn't hurt.
But that could have been one of the little girls. Somebody could have died. Pit bulls should be restricted from public places when unleashed.
So, take this warning: pit bulls are animals and are capable of killing!
This post has nothing to do with Sarah Palin. :)