Omigosh... an amazing dog story

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  1. EliNHunter

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    So, sad. And sadly, once again a pit bull makes it into the news for attacking. This really is sad... first what the dog did, then what they did to the poor dog, then the lab and her big heart. I'm at a loss for words...

    http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-dog05s1.html
     
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    My Mom was telling me about that last week....we're in IL. I feel bad for the pit, but I'm glad the kid is OK.
     
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    This is what bugs me. I'm careful around any and all dogs that wander around, it doesn't matter if it's a pit bull, chow chow, labrador, or chihuahua, I'm going to be careful around that dog.

    OH, puhleeze. A pit bull loks nothing like a wolf, you @!$%~*& idiot. :mad: You're just enjoying being the big bad sargent that saves the day :rolleyes:.

    Lots of things I could say to THIS.

    :( :(

    I hope this kid relizes that not all dogs are bad, and especially not all pit bulls.
     
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    I agree. It could have been a husky, a mutt, whatever. If it were, it might not have even made the news :mad:
     
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    Why do you feel bad for the pit? :eek:
     
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    Because it was shot four times, three times in the head, and carried out alive (WITH BULLETS IN IT'S HEAD) and later euthanized. I don't see why they didn't shoot it once more to kill it instead of letting it go through so much pain until they finally euthanized it.
     
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    I hear ya. I'm torn between the awfulness of the attack and the awfulness of them shooting the dog like that and letting it suffer.
     
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    I got so upset reading that...you don't shoot a dog in the head and then wait to euthanize it.
     
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    Plenty of blame and stupidity to go around there . . . including whoever came up with the headline "the best Chicago dog story ever"???? Maya was heroic - that was good, but she's badly injured, a kid is badly hurt, another dog is dead, and somewhere there is an idiot running around who thinks a 120 pound dog who looks "like a wolf" is a Pit Bull.
     
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    No sheet, Renee. It's yet another example of idiot reporting of these sad events. Or the idiot people involved with the interviews...
     
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    Once again you beat me to the point....How is this a good story? Too much death to be good anything.

    120 lbs pitbull? Pitbulls are meant to be around 60lbs or less...There is a lot more to that dog than pitbull. "Looks like a Wolf"? ah.....in what way does any pitbull look like a wolf? Sounds like dramatics or stupidity.
     
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    With a dose of yellow journalism thrown in for good measure . . .
     
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    I noticed that '120lb pit bull' oddity too, but considering the big, big dogs being bred out of the original smaller fighting breeds, I don't think that lets pits off the hook for this dog. While it's obviously inaccurate to call the dog a pit bull and mean a purebred member of one of the breeds commonly known as a pit - AmStaff, APBT, etc. - I think it's fair to assume that the dog wasn't a setter mix - the neighbors may not be dog breeders, but they've probably got at least a passing familiarity with the general appearance of the bulldogs. The reporter should have dug deeper to get a decent idea of what sort of breed or mix it was, instead of a lazy reliance on the simple 'pit bull.'
     
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    As in most cities, there is dog fighting going on in Chicago. The goal is to have a large, ferocious animal. They don't want a forty of sixty pound animal, they want hundred and over. They're breeding their most aggressive dogs, and they're breeding them to be large.
     
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    I think it gottn' to the point that saying "Pitbull" is like saying "Hunting Dog" when referring to a Lab or Golden. There is at least 25+ breeds that people lump together as Pitbulls.
     
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    I think that's legit in everyday usage - similar dogs, similar backgrounds. The reporter, on the other hand, is making a permanent record of a newsworthy event and is supposed to supply all the hard facts he can find, not just parrot the cultural understanding of what a big bad dog is.
     
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    Not sure I agree with it being a legit use of the word, I think bully breed is a more accurate blanket to use. I wonder how Bullmastiff or English Bulldog owners would feel about it be culturally ok to call their dogs pitbulls...
     
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    I don't think many people look at the spraddle-legged freakshow that is an English Bulldog and think "pit bull." And I seriously doubt that anyone looks at a Bullmastiff and thinks "big bad dog." All the seriously pretentious McMansion owners near me have one, and I guarantee they aren't making a connection between their ponderous suburban status symbol and the dog popularized in the media as a ghetto status symbol.
     
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    Well I have seen people ask a friend of mine if her Boston Terrier was a Pitbull....lol. You would be suprised just how stupid some people are.

    I am sorry to say but Bullmastiffs are getting very popular in the "Ghetto". I live in Milwaukee WI and many in the inner city are looking for Real Big dogs and to the untrained eye the Bullmastiff looks like a big pitbull. Pretentious McMansion owners.....ponderous suburban status That is how the Rotties started out
     
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    Ghettos? Inner cities? Stop it, you're destroying my cherished assumptions about the Midwest. Pity about the Bullmastiffs, I'd hate to see something that big with a bad temperment.
     

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