Neighbor of AmBully’s Apartment Defending Herself – Personal Stories

Personal Stories of Dog Victims AmBully vicious dog affecting neighbor’s way of life.

Below you find another real letter sent by a lady living next to a notoriously vicious pit bulldog and the preventative measures she was taking to defend herself, and her husband as well. Another personal story about what victims are facing, and doing back, in this today’s dog infested world.

 

“If walking to the movies or park with my son, where we go by the AmBully’s apartment, I always look for items I could use.

There are bricks and cinder blocks which might be short range but would at least give us a chance. My pepper spray and butcher knife are always with me to and from the bus stop, and if I see the dog out I take another route.

It’s always leashed, but I take no comfort in that, this dog is not nice and not afraid to show it. I’m making complaints, hoping something is done soon.

When my late husband was unemployed we took quite a few paper routes. I kept most of them when he found work.

Twice, vicious dogs came at me.

The first time, I screamed and climbed on top of the owner’s car. The dog had dug out and he was unaware, luckily he was home and responsive. That dog was a pit.

The second time it was a chow, it came from a house that sat about a 1/4 mile from the street. I was yelling at it and looking around for something to defend myself. A tree branch was what I found. I smacked that dog upside the head after it had chased me four or five blocks. It wasn’t going to give up, but when I hit it, it ran back home.

I encountered other dogs, some not so friendly, but they backed off if I held my ground and shook a newspaper at them. I’m glad the pit owner was home and quickly got his dog, I had nothing to defend myself with.

I’m very thankful the storm blew that tree branch down with the chow, it wanted blood, and I have no idea why. It’s not normal for a dog to chase you for almost a mile, and I only walked by it’s yard, out in the street.

My advice is, if you don’t have something for defense on hand, and you want to walk, look around and be prepared in case of attack.

I should add, we do not ever walk in front of the Ambully’s apartment, we use the street that runs behind it.”

By TG

 

The above is a real event by a person negatively affected by current dog epidemic, a series that we are going to regularly publish here at NO Dogs, Please! as Personal Stories from Victims of Dogs.

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Category: NO Dogs, Please!, Personal Stories, What Victims Are Doing | 30 comments

  • S says:

    That’s insane! Either of those dogs might have seriously injured or even killed her. People should NOT have to watch their backs just because they set foot outdoors!

    We DEMAND strict penalties for violations of leash laws and dog-at-large laws. Owners MUST contain their dogs at all times, or be held criminally responsible.

    • MrMAD says:

      Agree for sure.

      We first however need to prepare at least a general draft to be sent to independent thinking responsible politicians, the ones not bribed by the dog lobby.

      Could any of you help me with that?

  • We seriously need to introduce licensing and enclosure laws for pet ownership. A zoo would be closed down if bears kept getting out.

    This just in…

    http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-05-15/cat-saves-boy-from-dog-attack/5454226

    I am amazed at the loyalty of a cat here..

    This was reported by Reuters, a news organization. We need to bombard Reuters with calls for tougher animal controls, as I am about to do now!

    • MrMAD says:

      Thanks for the link. I heard about it on national TV last night.

      Regarding Reuters, and similar others like National Post with Barbara Kay, we should also start collecting names of the journalists, reporters, editors in those organizations and do as you say, email/call them as well provide them with “Readers’ Letters” from concerned citizens around the globe. I’m sure they would be glad to get more useful content for their news orgs. Not so sure about their bosses and advertisers. Anyway, we have to try, and persist.

      Can you all help me with that?

  • tg says:

    I was very afraid of both of those dogs and I’m scared of the one down the street. I keep making police reports, every time that dog acts aggressive. I want it GONE! The other two dogs did teach me well, to be prepared, look for escape routes, and things to use to defend myself. I can’t walk around carrying the knife to the park or library, or even the movie theater. I know what trees I could push my son into, and what rocks, bricks, and low hanging branches are around. I called the police today when the monster was snarling at me through the window.

    I like dogs, when they’re well behaved, and respectful. I want another dog someday, but it will not be a problem dog. Since we will be living in apartments, it won’t be a barker. It won’t run up to people, even in a friendly manner. It won’t be out without a leash. It will be cleaned up after. I refuse to litter, even my older son who smokes doesn’t throw cigarette butts down. That’s the example I choose to set.

    @Matty, On the other post, I wasn’t married to the pit bull owner. I left him the night it happened and only went back to collect our things. I see no reason to continue an abusive relationship or allow my six year old to see a “man” treat a woman like that.
    And that cat is awesome. I love her, her name is Tara. She chased that dog (monster) back home. According to Entertainment Tonight, it was a “guard dog” who got off leash. I didn’t think true guard dogs were supposed to go out of their way to attack innocent people, only attack someone or something that is uninvited on their territory. If there’s a campaign to save this dog like their was Mickey, I’m giving up on the human race. Like I’m going to find my own island and take my family and friends there away from the foolishness until people become normal again.

    • Mom says:

      You can get a nice knife that you can carry everywhere with you, for not too much money. IDK where you live, but in most states, as long as its in the open, not double edged or mechanically assisted opening (switchblade), it’s legal. Check the laws where you live.

      I have a 6″ hunting/survival knife, Bowie style. It hangs, in its sheath, around my neck, when we go for walks. It is lightweight, and no problem to wear, even as a mom with small kids. When we get where we are going, I just put it in the diaper bag/purse, until we leave. It doesn’t have the stopping power of a gun, but will still help in an emergency.

      I wouldn’t get a blade smaller than 5″, or bigger than 7″. Smaller won’t do the job quickly enough, and larger will be too heavy to carry, and too unwieldily to use in an average women’s hand. Ontario, Buck and Ka-Bar make nice ones in the $45-65 range, the military spec ones are nice. Always try a bunch out for grip IRL before you buy.

      Good luck! The best thing you can do is avoid the animal, but when you can’t being prepared is critical. You are doing an awesome job already.

    • MrMAD says:

      I know what trees I could push my son into” + “I’m [close to] giving up on the human race.

      We are really close to that, giving up on the human race, TG.

      What a said state of affairs we came to “I know what trees I could push my son into“. We should never, ever, had to be that way. It’s inadmissible!!

      Are there worse things than vicious dogs? Yes. Murderers, rapists, Bilderbergers…

      However, that does not mean we should forget the dangers most close to us on a daily basis and simply say “oh, that’s life“. No, that is NOT life. That’s basic fighting for survival!

      We are not in the dark ages anymore (but it seems we are).

      • Mr. Mad, agreed.

        Doggers love to deploy “there are worse things” argument (I should have added that to my top excuses list). Its one of the most common things you hear, next to:

        “Its a dog, its what they do”
        “get a life”
        “get the/your government off my back”
        “get used to it”

        That said, “there are worse things” is likewise a mindlessly selfish, self-centered position to take.

        For example, how about I were to shoot their dog with a .22 and excuse myself thusly: “hey, there are worse things… I coulda shot him with my 12 gauge! Bwahahaha!”

        Moreover, being ripped to pieces by a pit bull (or similar “power” dog) probably IS the worst way to die! Have you seen the photos of the aftermath? Yeesh!

        You guys are totally my muse.

      • Anon says:

        Being mauled by a pit bull was SO MUCH WORSE than being raped. Not even kidding.

        Pits ARE murderers.

    • S says:

      I wish all dog owners were as responsible as you! If they were, nobody would hate dogs! We’d have no reason to.

      • tg says:

        Thank you. It’s one thing to like dogs, it’s another to be rude and expect everybody else to do the same. I will find a dog, that you would only know I have one when you SEE it. Not when it comes running up to you, not when it’s barking constantly, none of that.

        If you happen to live in my town, you’ll see my son and me walking a well behaved dog, or perhaps you would come to my door and see the dog either behind me, or playing in my fenced back yard (if I can find a house to rent that has one). If you live near me and it does bark, it will be because it is warning of danger, and I will be right there to quiet it and take care of the problem.

        If it were to bark more than two times, something has happened to me, or my son and it’s trying to alert someone for help. That’s the dog I want and the dog I will train. Walks will not be to allow it to use your yard as a toilet, nor will my yard stink. I will dispose of waste properly.

        What I can not promise is that you won’t hear us playing with a dog.

        My son is only six and he’s usually a very happy boy. He tends to laugh loud and hard when he’s really delighted, and his laughter is infectious to me. So please be understanding to our laughter as our pet learns new skills and we play with it.

        We will mean no harm, and if you have a problem simply come to me.

        Hopefully the only problem you would have is if we unknowingly interrupted you or a family member’s sleep, such as a napping baby or someone not feeling well. If that’s the case, because I believe in being a good neighbor, we will take our game inside, or to one of our huge parks.

        • MrMAD says:

          TG, I really wish you’re planing to be a responsible pet dog owner, even with all the numerous warnings described in this site on the hazards of having a dog.

          I have my concerns though.

          What I can not promise is that you won’t hear us playing with a dog.

          Here is where the excuses start. Why? A properly trained (or surgically debarked dog) would NOT bark when playing with your kids. No neighbor would be bothered. No less is expected from a responsible dog owner.

          He [My son] tends to laugh loud and hard… So please be understanding to our laughter

          There is absolutely no way to compare a little kid’s laughter with a dog’s bark. No way, at all.

          A kid laughing is a pleasant sound to any normal human, however distracting some times, I agree. We were conditioned during thousands of years to behave this way, otherwise mothers and fathers would not tender to their new member of their human family. You and I would not exist today.

          A dog bark, on the other hand, is a highly disturbing noise (not a simple sound) that alerts us of dangers coming From the animal itself, Not from supposed dangers nearby. Humans were conditioned during thousands of years to avoid those animals simply because they were, and still are, predators. Predators of humans as well. You and I would not exist today otherwise.

          There is also the volume or intensity, how loud those sounds are, the Decibels levels. Even the loudest kids, laughing, crying or yelling can not get even close to the level of a dog bark. The barking is several orders of magnitude louder than the kids vocalization. There is also the frequency that has a much higher pitch in a bark, making it even more annoying, to say the least.

          Comparing kids and dogs noises is like comparing a brand new car with an old 18-wheel truck.

          We will mean no harm, and if you have a problem simply come to me.

          No, I do NOT have to come to you. No one has.

          You decide to bring a responsibility into your home, *you* are fully responsible for that, and you *have* to know that. No one should go out of their way to tell you that. As a future RDO you must prevent anything like that to happen, to your very best ability. Also, when accidents happen, you must be able to immediately and definitely fix the problem. Accidents do not happen today and tomorrow again, incidents do, and incidents only happen because of owner negligence. Negligent persons are Not responsible people.

          One quick example? Just this weekend I noticed that my security system was not working properly, the siren sounded off many times (on about five occasions, in total, for a duration of less than 20 seconds each) when me and the technicians were testing and fixing it, respectively. It annoyed the neighbors? Very probably. Was it an accident (burned out because of lighting? Yes, the real cause) or incident (Was I negligent by not taking care of it or not having it installed properly? No, I got it fixed immediately as I was aware). Furthermore, I know my immediate neighbors have a toddler who obviously still sleeps in the afternoon so when I called the security company I asked them to come during the time I already knew that the little kid was awake and not sleeping anymore.

          I think THAT is being considerate to your neighbors and being ethical to yourself.

          • tg says:

            MrMad, what I meant was if us making noise is a problem come to me. I won’t have a barker, that can be trained out of a dog and it will be. As I said if you ever honestly were to hear my dog bark, it would mean something has happened to one of us. The dog will be trying to alert someone to the situation. You would hear us laughing is what I meant when I said that about playing with the dog. My favorite sound in the world is my little boy’s laugh. He’s starting to laugh often again after some rough times. He will laugh as a dog plays fetch with him or finds a hidden object. Even as much as I love the sound of his laughter, sometimes ?I have to ask him to quiet down, for example, I have horrible allergies to pollen and get headaches even with medicine the first week of allergy season. He’s innocent but if he’s playing, or reading, or even watching cartoons sometimes I have to say, please quiet down a little until my headache goes away. If for some reason anyone else was feeling bad and needed us to quiet down in our yard, I would not be rude about it.
            Your example is a good one. An honest accident quickly fixed. A dog who is trained not to bark, might be trying to alert someone their owner has fallen, or their child is being attacked by a mauling dog, dogs can be protectors in that sense. A good dog owner doesn’t want to listen to barking any more than neighbors do. By training a dog not to bark, hopefully if the dog were going against that training it would have a real reason. I don’t want my dog barking to greet people it knows, it should only bark if there is a real problem. Like a true service dog who alerts their master to some dangers by barking. Considering guide dogs are attacked by maulers too, maybe they should be taught to bark at approaching dogs, for their master’s sake. Yes, if a vicious dog were approaching my son and I was inside for some reason, I would like my own dog to let me know, but no I don’t want it barking at every dog or cat it sees, or barking back at dogs it hears. If it’s a puppy and learning, it might take a few days to get it to fully understand not to bark, but it will not continue, and it will not be outside barking, if it happens it will be inside while training it not to bark, hopefully minimizing any disturbance to neighbors or passersby. A good dog does take some training and isn’t instant, but a truly good owner doesn’t let a problem keep going on. Since neither of us wants a constantly barking dog, and I’m the one who wants to own a dog, please do understand that I will not let it be a problem, but it might take up to a week to fully train it properly, as far as barking. That’s because they have to learn what is expected and most will learn quickly with proper training.

          • MrMAD says:

            I once more reaffirm what I said: No one has to go to a noisy dog owner (or any other noise maker) to ask them to quiet down.

            Most of us have about a dozen closest neighbors, give or take. Today we live surrounded by people with dogs so most of them, or at least half of them, will have a dog. Usually a noisy one.

            Just imagine every time one of them start to allow their dogs to bark, over and over again, regardless of their endless excuses.

            Well, I don’t have the time or the patience to go to each one of them, 24x7x365, to ask them to please quiet their dogs down. Most normal people don’t have either. We have useful things to do. Again, it’s their only responsibility to know they are extrapolating their rights of an occasional, accidental noise.

            To top it all, it is widely known that noise makers, made by dogs or whatever else, when confronted are people prone to all kinds of violence, including death.

            So, NO, no one has to ask a noisy dog owner to make silence. Call the police instead, and be safer.

          • tg says:

            I should add, rather we have a dog or not, if somehow we are disturbing you, please come and talk to me. I have had bad neighbors, loud music thumping so hard it knocked things off of walls, mauling dogs, and problem kids and adults. I have talked to each person first, and if that didn’t work called the police. I don’t ever want my children or myself to be those people. My daughter’s dog is a good example, she does not bark, unless a mauler is loose. She just seems to know, and wants to let her people know there’s danger around. She’s even learned to ignore squirrels, which took a lot of treats, but it’s worth having a quiet dog.

  • tg says:

    Mom, thank you! For walking to and from the bus stop, I carry a butcher knife. I keep it by my side when we’re out and he’s playing on the steps and sidewalk.

    MrMad, it’s a very sad state. I don’t want to just survive, I want to live. When I was a kid, neighborhood dogs were not a problem. They’d follow their kids and come over to play too, but they never hurt anybody. Older people didn’t fear the bigger dogs, neither did their small dogs. The small dogs, even off leash weren’t a problem. We lived on 5 acres of unfenced land, almost everybody farmed. Nobody had fences, nobody used chains, the dogs were in their yards unless they were called by friends or came to play. Kids didn’t worry about being pulled off of bikes by dogs, or running and playing rough around them. Now I can’t let my little boy out without me because of a dog. It’s just wrong, I had a normal childhood, and dogs were part of it. Now the normal childhood means we have to watch out for dogs.

    AC, sure there are other things I have to watch out for. I live on a busy street, so my son can’t play with a ball unless we go to the park. If it wasn’t for monster dog, I could let him ride his bike and play with sidewalk chalk without having to be right there. He is smart enough not to run in the street but young enough that he would forget if his ball rolled out there. There are child molesters, but he knows not to go to strange people. So yes, there are “worse things”, but those things are easier to teach your child to watch out for. As for pictures of the aftermath, no I haven’t seen a dead person ripped apart by dogs, but pictures of the survivors are bad enough.

    • Mom in Eugene says:

      The odds of your kid being kidnapped (non-family) are much less than being attacked by pits. The chance of death is a little less with pits than kidnappers, but severe injuries are much higher, like 4-5x more.

      And think of how much we do to prevent and remedy kidnappings!!! No dollar amount is too much to get a kid back, or to search, if they are kidnapped. We will hunt down the predators with all our forces. We have classes to teach kids about this, seminars for LEO’s, a network of Amber alerts, etc. Think of the prison sentences kidnapers and kid killers get.
      Its every parents nightmare (rightfully so)

      Now compare that to what we do with for pit attacks……
      Its not even on most parents radar. They will keep their kids home because of kidnappers, but then send them to their friends that owns a pit bull! Might as well send your kid to the house of a kidnapper with multiple arrests and many victims!

      And I am quite sure that seeing your kid murdered by a dog, all torn up, is just as bad as when they are found in a ditch somewhere.

  • S says:

    I don’t mind the sound of children laughing. :) It’s a joyful sound, and unlikely to occur all hours of the day and night, or to be overly loud. Whereas a dog’s barking is very loud, occurs any time day or night, often wakes me from sleep… and is literally a dog’s way of making a threat. As someone who has been attacked by dogs (that were barking at me), I find the sound of barking slightly traumatic and VERY threatening.

    I used to have some next-door neighbors who were dog owners of your type. I would never have known they had dogs except that I saw one of the dogs when it moved in (and was literally going from the car into the house), and the other when I went over to visit. Both dogs were friendly and well-behaved, and I don’t think I ever heard them bark even once, and I never smelled them or their waste outside.

    The owners moved in after the previous resident moved out… and good riddance! The previous resident also had a dog (though only one), and that one alone was awful. I had to endure HOURS of nonstop LOUD barking at times, and poop on my lawn. The owner allowed the dog to run around the neighborhood on others’ lawns unsupervised until raised a stink with the authorities. I had to ask them at least three times to stop having their dog poop on my lawn, even AFTER they were subdued into leashing it.

    Well, now I’m just ranting. Anyway… thanks for being such a good dog owner! If it were up to me, owning a dog would be like driving a car: you need a license to do it, and you have to pass a test showing that you know how to do so responsibly. And if you fail in your responsibility, your license is suspended or revoked. (Such a law would be beneficial to DOGS, as well as to humans!)

    • tg says:

      I wouldn’t have a problem with requiring a license to own a dog. People who truly care and want a dog as a pet don’t want to be trouble to anybody else. It’d cut way down on problem dogs. I don’t enjoy constant barking, and especially when it’s a threat either. I HATE having to watch out for dog feces. Behind our local CVS somebody walks a dog and never cleans the mess. Loose dogs intimidate and worry me. Bigger ones, can be very dangerous, and even when friendly, could easily knock my son down and hurt him. Smaller ones tend to be noisy, and are a danger to traffic as well as people walking by. If requiring a license would help end those problems, I’d gladly vote in favor of it. Not everybody who likes or own dogs is an asshole, it only takes a few to ruin the many, and that’s what’s happened over time.
      For the record, I’m a huge fan of the one bite and the animal is pts rule. Extend it to biting (usually pit bulls, who end up killing) other dogs and cats, and take care of so many more problems.

  • tg says:

    If you hear my dog barking, beyond the training period, where it’s learning NOT to do it. Please do call the police, call 911 because it will mean something or someone has incapacitated myself or my son. My dog will be barking because we need help. Think about this, a good owner will not let dogs bark and disturb others, if their dog is barking it usually means something is wrong. Calling the police would be the right action to take in that case. That is the type of dog I plan to have, it will not be a barking menace, if it is barking something is seriously wrong in it’s household and it’s barking to alert others.

    • MrMAD says:

      Once more I have to say, TG. No excuses for having a dog. Dog owners do not deserve special treatment.

      If a dog is ‘in training’, it must have to be trained in a place specific for that, like in industry-zoned areas where noise is expected and allowed, Not in a residential area. It doesn’t matter if it is ‘just’ for a few days/weeks/months either. Or even for the future amusement of a little kid as well. Again, no excuses.

      You say when your future dog barks it will be because ‘something’ happened. Well, nobody cares when dogs bark anymore, we all know dogs bark for nothing and everything. Claiming your new dog will be ‘special’ will not make people believe it does a good job, simply because the absolute majority of dogs today do not.

      Remember those car alarms blasting during the night (or anytime btw)? Do you call the police when you hear them fearing the car is being robbed? I suppose not, because you know better.

      If you really want to have ‘something’ to help when something happens, I’d sincerely suggest to invest in a good security system backed by a reputable security company. They will provide a way more effective and way more reliable service, will cost much Less than a dog, and will come with almost No liabilities. Unlike dogs, even dangerous and strong ones, security systems will NOT be easily defeated by giving them a few dog treats. Security companies are not only for home invasion, they have options for medical and fire emergencies as well. Some will even provide you with a bracelet or remote control (key-chain) that you can take wherever you go. Even in the shower. You may also use your cellphone that will call and reach distances much further than the loudest dogs can (fortunately). Security systems will not demand daily/hourly attention, will not make your house stink, will not bite your kids when they were ‘just playing’, will not waste your time that instead you could use for many useful things, like virtually adopting a little starving kid in many African countries (I just saw an ad for the Médecins Sans Frontières on TV). I could go on and on…

      So, yes, I did think about it: dogs are NOT the answer. Definitely NOT.

  • tg says:

    I want a dog as a pet, and companion, not a security system. You keep wanting to take things out of context. By “training period” I mean during the time it takes me to teach the dog not to bark at things even good dogs normally bark at. Dogs don’t need to bark at people knocking or ringing a doorbell nor do they need to bark to let us know they need to go out. Since most dogs ARE taught to bark for those things, it might take a little time to reteach them.

    Just because you don’t like dogs doesn’t entitle you to special treatment either. We live in a society where we are ALL supposed to be equal. You choose not to own a dog and don’t want to hear their noise or deal with their mess and as a future dog owner, I will choose to respect that. I’m left handed and do not expect everyone to accommodate me for being born slightly different. Neither do most handicapable people. Again neither of us is special and have to learn to get along. I can respect your dislike of dogs, but you have got to learn to accommodate respectful and responsible people who do like them.
    As for adopting some foreign child, I have my own son to support and would rather help people in my local community. If someone has a car alarm and it keeps going off, yes I do call the police, because it’s rude to not shut it off .If a car alarm goes off, and it has been broken into, that’s the owner of the vehicles problem, not mine, I don’t own a car.
    Dogs do not always bite kids or anybody. In my opinion a companion is not a “waste of time”.

    • MrMAD says:

      Probably this will be my last reply on this seemingly endless discussion.

      But first, a few points.

      I am Not taking “things out of context”. A dog ‘in training’ is a dog that barks, makes noise, unwanted noise, which is legally Not acceptable. That is absolutely to the point. If you want to train it, do it away, far away from residential areas. NO exceptions.

      You say you want a companion. You also said you had an abusive partner in your past (if I remember it correctly). Well, getting a dog as a ‘companion’ is bringing another abusive partner into your life. All over again. One that could do unpredictable things to you And your kids. Yet, dogs are not to be called ‘companion’, only people deserve that. Dog lovers will surely say things like dogs love their owners and such but no, a dog only cares about their masters because there is where they get their food. I could go on and on but I have no time for that.

      You also said you “would rather help people in my local community.” Well, I saw no mention to that, just to help dogs, which are animals, and so need Not to be helped. At the most, be taken to the AC center to be PTS.

      Once more, about the Médecins Sans Frontières, those little starving kids thousands of miles away in Africa would be much better ‘companions’ than dogs licking your foot.

      You say you do not want want a ‘security system’. Well, that was exactly what I understood when you said “If you hear my dog barking, beyond the training period, where it’s learning NOT to do it. Please do call the police, call 911 because it will mean something or someone has incapacitated myself or my son. My dog will be barking because we need help.” A security system will Not start false alarms in an hourly/daily basis, like dogs do. Again, NO exceptions.

      I do NOT expect special treatment. At all. All I do surely expect, and will fight hard for that, is to have my rights fully respected, like silence in my home, safety in my property, peace in my neighborhood. These are not special treatment for me. Not at all. They are simply the most basic rights that dog owners already took (stole?) from us, normal people who do not want to live inside a zoo in our own homes.

      Dog lovers (just pay attention on how astronomically ridiculous this characterization sounds; dog lovers!) think they are entitled to break the laws ‘just a little bit’, all because they have a dog. Not just the ‘legal’ laws but also the ‘good neighbor’ unwritten laws as well. I say: No, they are NOT allowed to!

      Yes, we all are equal. That’s why laws exist, to prevent some people (like dog lovers) to try behaving ‘more equal’ than others.

      To finish, as you fervently want to have a dog and already decided about it, there is nothing else I could do. I already clearly explained — together with all the info on this website and all the strong messages left by other commenters — all the numerous and serious hazards those unpredictable animals pose. But you still want to have a dog. So you will have it. And face ALL the consequences for doing so.

      Over.

  • tg says:

    My last comment to you on that point, yes I will have a dog. No it will not be a problem to anybody, and I will be responsible for it. I have a few questions but I’m not going to argue. I’d rather give you this update about the AmBully.

    Coming back from uptown today, in a taxi, I saw the owner’s door open. There was a baby gate in front. Maybe the monster was in a crate, I don’t know. I’m not going up to ask. I’d like to keep my record of never being bitten, much less mauled or killed. There are four more days of school and a machete is on it’s way to me. There are other kids around here. The butcher knife is strong and sturdy for now. Please, wish us well with the beast. The police aren’t doing anything, after all the snarling monster doesn’t act that way towards them. City council and that landlord are worthless as well. People don’t seem to believe the “cute” doggy is mean and dangerous, at least not the people in authority. I guess it only doesn’t like single (in my case only, my son’s dad isn’t alive for backup) with kids. I’d like to know if mauler is crated, or his central air is broken or what, but again, I’m not going to that door to ask.


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