Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Let's Have a Chat, Shall We? (Rated R for Language)

Normally don't talk like this but I'm quite upset and I thought I would step up on my soapbox and speak.

On the Brittany forum that mom frequents there was a sad post; someone lost their two golden/lab mix puppies on New Years Day. How you ask? Because some stupid owner couldn't keep their g-d damn pitbulls in their yard, knowing that their dogs were dangerous. The pits got out, found the pups playing where they should be, in their own yard, and mauled them to death. (1/3/07, edited to note that I found out that one pooch did survive)

So here I go...

I have absolutely no problem with pitbulls, but I have problems with the stupid dumb ass owners who don't keep them in line. Let's not just single pits here, it's any dog. If you are going to own a dog, you have got to take the time to train your pooch and take responsiblity for it's actions.

Some dogs were bred to be aggressive for a reason, it was their job. Pits were used in a horrible game called "bull-baiting" and dog fights, mastiffs use to run with the Romans during war, Doberman's protected their owners, the tax man that went out and collected money. These were the jobs that they had many years ago.

Times have changed and the role of the dog has changed for many pooches out there, including the ones mentioned above.

But some say, "Oh it's so cool having a mean looking dog. I look like a badass. People will treat me with respect."

I say, no one will treat you with respect. They will see you as a poser. They will know you are trying to compensate for a lack of something else, usually a small body part (brain, penis, whatever).

Let's face it, some dogs are more prone to be aggressive / powerful than others. Does that mean they will be? Of course not. But it does mean that the owner should know how to handle the dog. It means the owner should buy their dog from a responsible breeder, not some backyard breeder in it for the money, or a pet store that could give a rat's ass about the dog and his/her health and well being. A good breeder genuinely cares about the dog, and the breed and it's reputation. A good breeder will ensure that the dogs they are breeding are happy, healthy and well adjusted dogs. It's up to you, the owner, to keep them that way.

If you can't do that, don't get a dog, a cat, a fish, anything. You aren't worthy of such companionship.

10 comments:

Finnegan said...

Amen! I used to work with animals and it was quite clear who trained their pit bulls to be fighters and who took the time to make these dogs wonderful and well-mannered pets. And like you said, it goes for all breeds. I wish people would get with the program and be responsible human companions!

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

I bet the pit owner isn't even taking responsibility!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Fu Fu said...

Boomer, I totally agree with you. Hate those owners who keep pets to show off... Those people should not be allow to keep any pets of any kind at all...

~ fufu

Loui said...

Excellent post Boomer!!! Sadly over the New Year in the UK there was a 5 year old girl mauled to death by a Pitt Bull. Terrible thing to happen, mum was realy upset about it!

Loui xx

The Airechicks said...

But STUPID is STUPID and can't be bother to be responsible...I hope the SPCA or Humane Society will punish the owners maybe a new law can be put in place for all dogs...

Some People just SUCK at times....and suck all the life out of folks who do take the time and care for all animals....

A special place is waiting for those who abuse animals...

Justin said...

Happy New Year to u!

Hey, I have arranged for a Dog Of The Week Contest! in my blog. pls chekc my blog for more deatils as to how will u guys enter in this contest!!

All the best.

fee said...

eeek! what stupid irresponsible pet owners! my heart goes out to the poor defenceless little puppies. the pitbull owner deserves to be leashed up.

wally said...

Couldn't have said it better myself, Boomer. Pets are like kids, they have a life all of their own, they don't just exist for YOUR pleasure and good parents (of kids or furkids) take that responsibility seriously. I feel bad for the dogs who died and I feel bad for the dogs with ridiculous owners who allow aggressive dogs to roam. There is almost nothing that could happen to their stupid owners that would make me feel bad for them. grrrrr!

wally.

Marvin The Dog said...

ooooh we have had a terrible, terrible tragedy here in UK this week, with a pit bull being kept by a boy of 22 in a house with a wee girl of 5. (her uncle)

They left her alone with it in the living room and it attacked her and killed her, plus seriously injuring her grandmother.

I will try and find the news link for you to read Boomer and put it on Cool Canine, it is such a sad story.

But again all down to the owners, the tragedy has revaled a whole train of dog fighting groups, where the dogs were being bred to fight etc and drug dealings and so on.

The whole of the UK has been rocked by this terrible tragedy, the poor wee girl looked so sweet too.

love and many sad licks
Marvin (and Jeannie) xx

Boomer said...

You brought up a good point Wally, the poor dogs who were raised improperly now have to suffer at the owners expense.