I'm going to just jump on the band wagon here for a moment.....not because it hasn't been said before, but because i'm a dog lover....I love dogs,
my two Jack Russells got me through a very nasty divorce...if it wasn't for them, i think i might have lost the little sanity i have left.
My male Russell is picky, territorial, temperamental, cranky, loving, and loyal....With all of his personality quirks, he loves me without question
and wants nothing more than for me to come home from work and spend time with him.
My female is twitchy, spazstic, non-attentive, nosey, greedy, sweet, kind, tender, and loyal....She could careless that i go, as long as i come
home....When she is done yelling at everything that is in eye sight of my lot, she comes in an nuzzles into my armpit and grumps when i move.
My point, dogs are the product of the environment they are in, mine are just like me.....almost to the point of creepy
....however, they are an
extension of me and what i extend to them...Just like a child, if you have a drunken, abusive, a-hole for a father.....I'm betting that kid will be
the exact same. A gun in the hands of one who cares nothing for other people, will cause bad things with that gun, but a gun in the hands of someone
who respects it and the laws of our society will probably use it for good and may actually save a life or two.
It isn't a breed that is 'evil'.....it is nothing more than an extension of the owner. The American Bulldog or Pitbull, is actually a very solid
stable breed that has been abused through the years. You want an example of this, Boxers are now on the aggressive list, when they were a few years
ago the number one dog for young children. Ask my father, the boxer would adopt any young child in the house as their own. The child could pretty
much do anything to the Boxer, and it would just take it. Ask my first boxer
The day my father spanked me in front of Rocky, well, let us just
say that from that day on, i was spanked in my room with the dog in the back yard. Dad got a good bite, but it wasn't Rocky's fault, he was
defending me, and my father understood that.....yes, i deserved the spanking
I have said this many times, we need to seriously start looking at the problem, Not try to band-aid the situation....We have become just too damnably
lazy, and try to just quickly solve a problem by banning or restricting things instead of addressing the real issue.