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Mike Lee April 24, 2014 at 11:29 am
#Miss Krys. The numbers I have seen are staggering. And it does seem like just a smoke screen byRead More the pit bull supporters that people are not educated enough to identify the type of a dog. It might happen occasionally, but just about as many people would call a boxer a pit bull etc.
Roadrunner April 24, 2014 at 11:40 am
Pits aren't the only dog that bite
Miss Krys April 24, 2014 at 11:41 am
No one seems to pick up on that logic. \0/
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Amanda coleman April 24, 2014 at 08:19 am
Can we kill M Vick and the puppy doe guy
Harriet Laurin April 24, 2014 at 08:41 am
#John - I did see the stats. I also know that such studies often are flawed, with dogs beingRead More misidentified, etc. - sometimes even by professionals. I will never advocate for a breed ban, because that is an ineffective policy that punishes an entire classification based on the actions/incidents associated with a relative few in terms of the entire population. I will always advocate for increased education of owners, what it means to be a responsible owner - including providing the dog with proper training, exercise, nutrition, veterinary care, socialization, licensing, microchipping, adherence to leash laws, etc. - and that should be for EVERY dog owner. And for the record, both of my dogs are "fixed" so they will never add to the pet overpopulation problem. Both went to obedience school, and the PB earned the AKC CGC on her first try. She was also the ONLY dog in the class who passed. While prepping her for that test, she went to a crowded mall where a plate of food was dropped on the floor in front of her. Most dogs would have jumped on the opportunity to scarf up what was on that plate; not her. She looked to me for direction, which was "leave it" - and that's exactly what she did. While training towards becoming a certified service dog, she flew a round-trip flight 5.5 hours each way, in coach. A TSA agent happened to be seated two rows behind us, and when he saw my PB at my feet, he made some comments to another passenger that weren't very nice about my dog, based solely on her breed. He didn't know it, but that passenger he was talking to knew me and she didn't tell him. However, by the end of the flight, he reversed his position and told her that he would never have believed it if he hadn't seen it for his own eyes - but he's flown many, many flights and had never seen a more well-behaved dog and watching her work - which included staying quiet the entire flight, escorting me down the length of the aisle to the lavatory and back, without batting an eye at any of the many other passengers on the plane - changed his previously negative view on PBs. Unlike some PB-proponents who deny a PB could attack, I admit they can - as can any other dog. It often comes down to responsible ownership and management of the dog, rather than the actual breed.
Proud Hamster April 24, 2014 at 10:53 am
#Harriet. All those positive things can be accomplished with other types of dogs. I think that isRead More what perplexes non-Pit Bull owners. Why would you take such a risk with a dog that was created for bull and bear baiting and has such a sordid history -- when they do attack.
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Kim April 23, 2014 at 12:05 pm
What I think is really scary and a public health threat is the violence PEOPLE do to pit bulls. WeRead More kill millions of them every year. They are tortured in fighting rings, look at what Vick did. Humans are a very dangerous breed. THere should be laws or something to protect the public--and animals--- from people.
tribble April 23, 2014 at 12:56 pm
#Kim, all the more reason for restrictions, such as spaying and neutering. Less animals to be hurtRead More in fighting pits or put in the pound, only to be put down.
Notbricktrash April 23, 2014 at 07:20 pm
Here's a story http://m.digitaljournal.com/article/355611
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Tim H April 24, 2014 at 10:48 am
@Fay, the KindleFire has the normal color display that doesn't work well in bright light -- like aRead More lot of other tablets. For outdoors, the Kindle with E-Ink or Paperwhite displays are better. You might want to buy their cheap $69 model for E-Ink to use outdoors so you don't have to be as concerned about it getting damaged (rain, sand, dirt, etc). Use your KindleFire indoors. Check the comments on Amazon to see what others have to say. From what I heard, all the stuff on your KindleFire should be accessible on a new Kindle device provided you use the same account. It will even keep you last read page when you switch devices, so where you left of on the E-Ink device, you can resume on your KindleFire and visa versa. I don't have one myself, but that's what I've heard from others that use them.
Fay April 24, 2014 at 10:57 am
Thanks Tim! I'll check it out!
Brina M April 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
The original kindle is great for outside reading. I got a lot of good tips from these comments.Read More Thank you all.
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Mad as hell... April 22, 2014 at 11:28 pm
Savecritters...I appreciate your concern but like I said you may want to make sure your homeownersRead More insurance will cover that dog. When you're on the receiving end of a pit bull dog's attack it's hard to fathom the logic in owning one.
Savecritters....you lost the argument as soon as you wrote "...owned by countless movieRead More stars..." What the hell does that prove?
tribble April 23, 2014 at 06:53 am
Yeah, Miley Cyrus' pit bull killed her little doggie last fall. The other dog that just died...it'sRead More being covered up how it died. That's why all the articles that mention coyote say "allegedly".
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Igor April 21, 2014 at 07:42 am
Boss Hogg and Anthony. Thank you both. Seeing where it's coming from I'll take that as a compliment.
Igor April 21, 2014 at 11:17 am
What?
Penquin April 21, 2014 at 11:39 am
Wrong blog Igor, but I do agree with your opinions on this particular blog.
Rae Anne Resident April 24, 2014 at 11:04 am
Can it christie the clown. No one gives a shiznit about your desperate need for publicRead More validation.Go to your pastor and commiserate with him about it.
Carl Petersen III April 24, 2014 at 11:07 am
christie nicolle April 24, 2014 at 10:54 AM Ms.D- it's transparent your freaking out 'cause your sonRead More is gay - " but most of us are Not railing against God or out to destroy civilization as homosexuals are!" ____________________________________________________ And how exactly are people who happen to love people of the same gender trying to "destroy civilization?"
nobody April 24, 2014 at 11:19 am
Would you all do something? Would you please ignore christie nicolle? She is deliberating pissingRead More people off! she is a troll, she is not for real.
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Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 08:15 am
Definitely will add these to my long, long list of "to reads". Maybe I'll live longRead More enough to get to them all. Just finished an oldie but goodie ... but you know? The stories only stay with me for a while, I read so much that I forget what I've already read and after the first few pages, I get into it again and often continue since I liked it the first time around. There will never be enough hours in any day to read all I want to and thank goodness and God for Goodreads and, of course, my library and you, Danielle, for adding to my lists. Was offered a Kindle but know what? I really prefer to hold that book in my lap to read, plus I prefer to use my library ... it's FREE, for goodness sake, why would I pay to read anything but a newspaper? And, even that can be gotten at the library. If nothing else, I just love the smell of a library! (Sorry for my longwinded-ness ... just love, love books.)
Mamie Huggins April 20, 2014 at 08:37 am
Hey Anna - I'm a book lover too and use the library on occasion. But it's not FREE as you say, it'sRead More paid for by us taxpayers. Also, when I buy a book, especially by an unknown and/or local author, I'm helping that person to keep writing.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 05:48 pm
Of course you're right Mamie but if I don't have to part with an additional penny from my pocket IRead More feel it's a treat. And you're right too about keeping authors writing I especially like books by new, first-time novelists who often surprise me with the wonder of their words.
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Notbricktrash April 22, 2014 at 01:04 pm
This guy is psycho I see all negative posts on this breed. Us all who are for the breed let's postRead More positive things. This guy has no life obviously to sit and pick apart a breed. My dad was a meter reader in the day he was attacked and bitten 9 times on different occasions. 2 of them were German sheps, rest were ankle biters. ALL dogs bite. My parents were ignorant with pit bulls I remember my neighbors bf had them in my yard when I was a kid and my moms screaming they are vicious get inside. (They were sweet dogs) that goes with them being uneducated about the breed. They witnessed my neighbors pit mauling the neighbors small dog (their dog was nice until the crack heads put him in a cage 24/7) they are like till recently they are dangerous blah blah blah and know what I educated them I now rescued a pit lab who is a big baby and whom my parents adore. I cross post animals all over and many are pit bulls. They say 1 of 600 finds homes. It's sad cause in my dad's years of meter reading not one pit bull attacked him. 2 days in a row I saw 2 pits running in and out of traffic on a main road by my house. Almost hit them. I got out of my car called them over (had no fear as if it were a smaller dog or a shep) they came to me I grabbed their collars and what did they do? They licked me. I'm in school to be an nj Animal control officer and an associates in vet tech and I can bet you in my life I will support the pit breed in some successful way. I will never hate the breed or judge them. I've got bitten by a smaller dog breed do I judge them? No. So educate before you discriminate
MARIA ESCOBAR April 22, 2014 at 06:00 pm
Thanks again Gina!! I could not have asked for more concise, clear cut corroboration for myRead More premise, than that which you have provided. Please keep it up as I pass these on to friends and we get a good laugh at the irony of it all.
Notbricktrash April 24, 2014 at 09:39 am
Ignorance educate don't discriminate. There's many more dog attacks they just chose to exploit pitRead More bulls. All dogs bite
Rob C April 18, 2014 at 06:40 pm
Ironically the problem is probably caused by one of the idiotic laws passed by Barrett and thoseRead More like him in the first place. Enough with over legislation already. We need less laws and regulations. Not more.
Anna Bucciarelli April 20, 2014 at 08:18 am
Ditto!
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bayboat April 18, 2014 at 06:36 pm
* Complete sentences not * Confusing "article" * Drunk or stoned both maybe? * RemedialRead More writing course soon needed
Glen M April 20, 2014 at 09:10 am
Ban the pit!
Igor April 20, 2014 at 11:21 am
Ban the Hogg