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That's very sad and I am sorry for your friend's loss.
This confirms that I am not completely crazy when I avoid encounters with some large, rather mean looking dogs when I walk Miko.
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Originally posted by saltymalty@Sep 20 2005, 07:31 AM
I am so sorry about your friends dog.  Just yesterday while I was picking up my daughter from school, Valletta was approached by two pit bulls.  I usually don't get out of the truck when I pick up my children, but today, V'dog had to poop while I was in car line.  She's such a good girl, she'll only go on grass.  So I parked off to the side and let her do her business (which I also scooped up...some parents don't, can you believe that one?)  I saw two pit bulls about 50 ft. away so I crossed the road and waited for my daughter to get her bags.  The woman with the two pit bulls actually crossed the road and followed me to "introduce" her two dogs.  The male (un-neutered) almost knocked me over trying to get to my dog.  The owner had him on the exact same lead that I use for Valletta!  Now she kept insisting that he was a "sweetheart" and how pit bulls weren't dangerous, but the look in this dog's eyes was nasty.  He didn't look sweet at all, especially when he lunged...his teeth were bared.  I've never been so scared in all my life.  I told her that I didn't appreciate her bad manners and that unless her dog is better trained, she shouldn't bring him around other people.  She said, "well, he's just a puppy."  Like that's supposed to make it excusable!  And to boot, she had an eight week old female pit bull on another lead.  Oh, and one other thing, while this dog was lunging for us, this woman's daughter..who was about 10 or so, kept squeezing Valletta's neck and legs.  I never like to speak directly to other people's children on matters of dicipline, so I said to the woman, please tell your daughter that my dog is not a toy and that squeezing small animals can hurt or kill them.  She laughed like I was joking or something.  So I said to her daughter that she was hurting my dog and that she needed to stop.  Needless to say, the kid started crying.  I told the woman, please let your daughter tourture your own animals and not mine!  Then I went to the principal and complained.  She said that they had numerous complaints about this woman and her pit bull, and to make things fair, they were going to have a no dogs allowed on campus policy.  I said that's fine with me.
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I am glad that Valetta is okay!! That's sort of what I meant by rather mean looking, big dogs. What really upsets me is when people don't have their dogs on the leash. They of course insist that they are friendly, but I would rather not have a 100+ lb dog who may get upset by my own 7 lb white "bully" retaliate. I think the leash law is there for a reason and I do not want to see any dogs - big or small -- without a leash. Its a potential threat to people, kids and other pets.
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