it was 5 years ago,at the 28 year mark of ownong pits that I finalized the process of thick skin,blacked out eyesight and tone deafness to all the chatter and vusuals.
I do what I can,when I can,where I'm at right in that moment.carrying the burden of others is demanding and painful.I fought against it so vehemently on the one on one level.with folks who always knew better.
one day,I was actually living in miami in an apartment building,folks that bought A puppie had returned her to me 5 years later to either keep re-home or PTS.
in about 2 weeks of turmoil,having A pit in dade co. who's gonna complain, unable to move at that moment,I swung by my nut sac.
I walked her and my ACD out, all the time, around the complex with folks looking on.in A matter of weeks,folks there,to my surprise weren't all oooh the bad pit,they never called AC,the po-po and the manager just told me to keep a watch on,get this, the kids,don't let them push her,the dog.
it always boils down to the environment. this complex is an old apt. building turned condo,private owner.they had strict dog policies, they managed them,not policed them and folks were not allowed variances for bad dog or dog behavior.through talking to owners of dogs and property they eradicated the dog and were clear that it was always an owner issue to the problem.they have A dog ban ordinance where certain owners after numbered incidents could not own a dog on the property. it's written in the by-laws then fortified into the "bundle of rights" of the real estate contract.
they allwed me my dog, because she was A dog, not an animal, with A mouth full of teeth gnashing away at trying to get something with an owner who thought it's funny.
when dogs get shot or PTS, they should do us all A favor,and down the owner too.
for those with A problem with that,your the one I'm talking about.you think it's all peachy keen running with scissors,as long as it's not your eye gettin poked out.
I have yet to see A good dog fail his owner.it's bad owners failing A good dog.