09 June 2007

This Shit Pisses Me Off

Pit Bulls on the loose in Aloha. Here we effin' go again.

Whoever owns those dogs doesn't deserve their companionship or loyalty if they aren't going to supervise them or keep them secure. Wouldn't matter if they were Miniature Schnauzers - you don't just leave your animals to their own devices for long periods of time, especially if your fence can't hold them. Why even have a dog in the 'burbs if you're just going to leave him outside? As much as my Pit Bull wants to be around me and/or the wife, I bet the dogs in the story were just looking for 'their' people. Phoebe barks out the window or at the fence when I mow the front yard, and it's only because she can't be right there following me around the yard like when I mow the back.

And who the hell owns NINE freakin' dogs anyway? Of any breed? If you tell me "a breeder", I say bullshit on the dogs in the story above belonging to a breeder. Or bullshit on such a breeder being worth a damn. I hope Animal Control does something about the owner(s).

Soon.

Before something happens that puts them on the news again.

10 comments:

brando said...

I know. I remember your last rant on pit bull bias.

Broken Camera Guy said...

I had second thoughts about what I said in my post about getting a Labrador before I later removed the post from my blog. It was unfairly biased in favor of the Labs so I deleted my post about that news story a few days ago.

The more I think about it, that story should have not aired, unless harm was done to another animal or person by the dogs, regardless of breed.

Ghost Dog said...

BCG, I wondered about that post. I was interested in what your response to my comment might have been. Oh well.

As for the news story, I think running it was fine as it was, but they could have highlighted the fact that no one was hurt a bit more. Or maybe highlighted some safety tips for dealing with packs of stray dogs.

To a point, I agree with getting a Lab anyway. Pit Bulls and Dobermans and Rottweilers and such require owners who are more vigilant about socializing and caring for them properly because of their reputations. It's good for all dogs, of course, but it's probably less work for the low-key breeds.

Broken Camera Guy said...

Now I find this dog attack story at KATU with a different scenario: First time biter (albeit a vicious one too). It happened in my neck of the woods in Milwaukie. http://www.katu.com/news/7987682.html.

In this case, it was a Rottweiler.

Ghost Dog said...

Ugh...the lady says she got permission to pet the dog, the owner says he was defending his property. Who do you believe? Devil's Advocate here - did she act appropriately? There are wrong ways to go about petting a strange dog...

But I bet the owner hasn't appropriately socialized his Rottie. And/or he hasn't treated him well.

Interesting that B-news did that story, too.

I feel bad for the woman, certainly. They did a pretty good job putting her face back together, though.

Broken Camera Guy said...

I'm sure there may be more to the story than what was on camera.

Something isn't right about the owner statement, saying that Walker (the victim) should have been more careful, despite that Walker claims to have obtained permission to pet the dog.

That just says conflict, in my opinion.

Ghost Dog said...

I'm certain there is more to it. The fact that the owner declined to comment on-camera leads me to believe the woman's story. Makes you wonder what he's hiding. Maybe his lawyer told him not to...

Barkernews said...

Dudes,

Sorry I missed this discussion. I don't know why I've been on the dog beat lately. It's just what they hand me when I walk in in the morning.

Both of these cases involve bad owners, not bad dogs. The pit bulls never attacked anyone, they were just being raised by sketchy people with gang affiliations.

The Rotweiller is owned by a guy who "is afraid of the 100 Mexicans who live in the apartment behind me." It's not his dog's fault that he's a paranoid bigot.

It's just too bad people draw connections between the people and the dogs.

HOWEVER, I still can't explain why my dog's kinda dumb.

Wait, don't answer that...

Broken Camera Guy said...

Hey B-news, thanks for that additional information. Like I said earlier, there may have been more to the story. The neighbors would have a better understanding of what goes on in their neighborhood than many of us viewers on the outside. I do not know what really goes on in Aloha.

As for the woman who got her face bitten in "my neck of the woods" in an earlier comments, after some investigating, it turns out that happened in the Oak Grove region south of Milwaukie and north of Gladstone, which is outside of my "neck of the woods."

Ghost Dog said...

Thanks for weighing in, B-news. Nice to get the Paul Harvey on those stories. I wondered if you were picking those or getting them handed to you. In any event, keep up the good work...

Oh, and News Flash - they're all kinda dumb. But brilliant and wonderful, too.

Anyway, I want another Great Dane. They just plain rule. Period. End of story.