Originally Posted by bjc1050
Truly sorry about the loss of your chihuahua baby. It seems that no one is safe from vicious dogs whether in rural areas or urban. We have a few pit bulls in our neighborhood that concern me. Fortunately, they aren't next door, but still make me nervous to walk my dogs past them.
Just wanted to make a note that while yes, pits, by human creation, have the tendancy to be dog agressive, it's really the owners that are responsible. My bf and I just recently got a pit puppy and are working diligently on getting him socialized and properly trained.
If the dogs owner doesn't take proper care, and pits need more care around other dogs than most dogs, it's not the dogs fault.
Not to hijack the thread, it just hate seeing animals getting blamed and punished for people's shortcomings.
If you treat any dog the way pit bulls have been treated for so many generations, that dog(or breed) would be the same way. The only time animals ever fail is because their people have failed.
There are many other breeds that have a tendancy to start fights...pits just don't back down from one (again, because of the way people have bred and trained them.)
To get back on topic, I'm so god-awful sorry to hear about Chloe, butterflymama. I had a similar experience with my first pom, Chien. My horse kicked and killed him while my back was turned for 2 seconds, not 10 feet from me. I heard the thump of the kick and held him as he died. It was really traumatic. *hugs*
Finally, after almost 6 years I can talk about it without sobbing. Although I do still take some time on Sept 25th at about 2:00pm to cry for him if I still need to. That's the day and time he died, so I always portion it out for him.
I still miss him fiercely. :crying:
And to the rest : cute doggies!