I apologize if I came on too strong in my above posts. I understand what you're saying and don't really disagree. It's just that we own three dogs and two of them are Pit Bull mixes. They are very much members of the family and I would be devastated if anyone shot them. Like a lot of gun issues, Pit Bulls are always in the news when something bad happens. While ours are always on a leash during walks or in a fenced in yard, accidents do happen. I'd hate to think that if one of them got out someone would see them and go "OMG Pit Bull!" and just callously shoot them. A lot of people have a very bad impression of Pit Bulls, not unlike some folks reaction to guns, so I admit I have a knee jerk reaction to such things.
Did you ever get another dog? I knew a guy who lived just down the road who had a chocolate Lab. It followed him everywhere when he went on walks and never needed a leash, because he was so mild mannered. When he finally died the guy was heart broken. I don't think he ever got another dog and that was 15 years ago, or so.Quote:
I had a really great black lab as a pet for the better part of last decade and I loved him.
Oh and sorry, to the OP, I didn't mean to send your thread off on a tangent!