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November 10, 2012


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Yeah, pit bulls are murderers.

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 10, 2012, 5:50 PM
  • Mood: Happy Tears
  • Reading: The Plague Dogs
  • Playing: Kingdom Hearts Dream Drop Distance

Today, I had my rat, Anna, out on my bed. She crawled under the blanket and got all cozy, and I was letting her be while I cleaned the room. Then I got called out of the room and downstairs, and I started talking with my brother and his girlfriend. We got into a conversation, and it was at LEAST 15 minutes before I realized that I had left my WEAK, OLD, PARALYZED RODENT ALONE IN A ROOM WITH A CAT AND A FULL SIZE PIT BULL PUPPY.

I ran up the stairs, already knowing I was going to see something that would scar me for life. Yet again knowing it was over for Anna, and that this time it was going to be a disturbing sight.

As I ran up the stairs, I saw the dog, and I asked him aloud, 'What did you do?" almost in tears. And he reacted with a look of guilt and a lick of his chops. I felt sick.

I got into the room and slowly looked over the bed. There she was....on her back, gasping for air, but alive. I ran to her, and checked her over for injuries.

She was very wet, but otherwise, intact.

I left a pit bull alone in a room with an elderly, paralyzed rat...and all he did was lick her.
I was so relieved, and felt so guilty over what I thought he would do that I started to cry.*
It's corny, but it's true: Never judge a book by it's cover.**

*Also I'm having withdrawals from medication again so that doesn't help - I've been crying over everything today
**Although it honestly could have been any type of dog and I'd have had the same fears. In this case, though, he defeated yet another stereotype of his breed.

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Cass-EX Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
D'awwww, pit bulls are just as sweet as can be! I'm so happy that there's someone like you writing about them, they are very gentle despite their all the bad rep they get. <3
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I have had two in my life, and both have never caused any harm to anyone -- ever!
marydemauro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist

LOL great story!

[link] This guy's son's life was saved by his pit bull dog. He has several videos dedicated to sharing his compassion for this breed. :)
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's awesome. They really are great dogs. :D Although Duke/Smokey/whatever his name ends up being DID attack my older dog Shiro, last night. We can't figure out why he did it, but I had to pull him off, he wouldn't let go. So there's some truth to the big pad pit stories, but I'm sure it can be dealt with rationally.
josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG i love your dog.....yes
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's SUCH a sweetie. x3
josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds like it! :3
snailgirl6 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012
a lot of mammals have some kind of instinct that says to lick something if its having difficulty breathing (like when mother horses and cats lick their newborn babies to help them breathe and to get rid of the mucus on them). so i think your puppy just i to help!!! (but didnt know it was scaring you!!)
Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's possible. I think she was gasping for air FROM the licking though. xD
CeilingFen Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
my previous dog, a mini sheltie, could have easily eaten my bearded dragon anytime, but instead, they were best buds, I swear Leon looks sad every time I take him out now.
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