On Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, Wanda Hubnut wrote:
> In article >,
> <a (MV Tanning) wrote:
> I am very very sorry to hear about what happened to your pup. However, in
> all fairness, it is not Chewy that is at fault. I am afraid that you must
> take responsibility for what happened.
> I have owned and rescued pitbulls for over 15 years, so I know something
> about them.
> Rule #1.
> Never EVER trust a pitbull not to fight another dog. At 2 years old, your
> Chewy is at the point where his dog aggressive tendencies are beginning to
> be very strong. The fact that Scout was a young female pup is irrelevant.
> So, you should never leave pitbulls alone with one another unsupervised
> regardless of their age or their previous behavior.
> Furthermore, a person should NEVER leave a grown dog of ANY breed alone
> with a puppy of ANY breed. Too many risks for overly rough play,
> dominance issues, territory, toy, food, water, etc, issues.
> You increased the risk by leaving a food bowl that was accessible to both
> dogs. That only increased the likelihood of a fight.
> If the pup was stiff and cold than she had been dead for a while, which
> means that the dogs had been left alone TOO LONG.
> And then Chewy came up to me like
> > nothing was wrong, his tail wagging, while I was sobbing about my girl. I went
> > apeshit. I put her down, I punch him in the face while screaming at him, I
> > kicked him in the ribs hard, I kicked his back end as hard as I could twice, I
> > kept punching him. I think I was trying to kill him. He just let me hit him
> In Chewy’s world, he did not do anything wrong. He did what ALL dogs do
> when their food is challenged and his natural behavior is exacerbated by
> the fact that he is a pitbull and that he had a puppy with him who was no
> match for his aggression.
> I understand that you were upset. I understand how you felt. BUT, in my
> own personal opinion, you do not have the temperament to own a dog.
> Punching and kicking a dog repeatedly is not acceptable for ANY reason.
> Shame on you.
> Why would he KILL a puppy. I know if it were another dog, since he is an APBT
> > that he would kill it, but why a female puppy? Does that signify that he
> is not
> > a tempermentally sound dog?
> See above. And, no it does not mean that is temperamentally unsound at
> all. Though you may be making him so because of YOUR attitude.
> Is it really because he is an APBT or does he have
> > a screw loose. She was only 14 weeks old.. If I left the food bowl (empty food
> > bowl) out to other APBT owners, or dog owners for that matter, would your dog
> > have killed her?
> Probably. Even an empty food bowl can be a catalyst for territory or
> dominance. And, it could happen regardless of what the breed of the dog.
> > Does he realize he killed Scout. He doesn’t act like he did anything wrong. He
> > wants to play fetch, he doesn’t act like he misses her….
> Dogs have only one timeframe. NOW. He forgot about it probably about 5-10
> minutes after he did it. All he knows is that you are pissed at him and
> he has no idea why.
> > Since he killed a puppy, and he is not friendly with people, does that mean he
> > can’t be trusted when my fiance and I decide to have children? I know people
> > and animal aggression are two totally seperate issues, but this was a
> puppy. He
> > has never shown aggression towards me at all, even when I lost it last night
> > and beat him.
> I think you should give him another home, or put him down. I think that
> he could probably be worked with and become a very good dog, but you dont
> have the temperament for it and you have already abused him once. Also,
> he now has a negative history with you and it goes both ways. He did
> something you think was "wrong" and you beat him.
> > Lastly, should I put the dog down? I love him, I really do, but I don’t
> want an
> > animal that I have to always worry about killing things all the time. I don’t
> > want to think that he will bite some kid someday (He will chase them with his
> > hair standing up if they run, at least he would when he was a puppy. I haven’t
> > seen what he will do now). I am so unsure what to do. I feel like if I put him
> > down, I am evil. But if it is the right thing to do, I will do it. I
> won’t like
> > it, but I will.
> There are other alternatives to putting him down. You could try to find
> him another home. But, yes, you should not own him. And, he needs to be
> neutered. Now.
> Once again, I am sorry for your loss. But, this is too familiar a story.
> People take a breed upon themselves and do nothing to learn about how to
> take care of them.
> Again, this is not Chewy’s fault.
On Thursday, February 4, 1999 at 12:00:00 AM UTC-8, wrote:
> MV Tanning wrote:
> > Look you ****ing dipshit.
> No, *you* look, dipshit. You don’t seem stable enough to own a damn chia
> pet. Get rid of Chewy before you kill him, since you can’t seem to control your
> temper, or your dog. Beating the **** out of a dog, for whatever reason, should
> get you arrested. Buy a plant or something and ‘take care’ of that.
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