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Yeah, pit bulls are murderers.

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 10, 2012, 5:50 PM
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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
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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!
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marydemauro Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Student General Artist
ZOMG GIANT SLOBBERY TONGUE OF DOOM AAAAAAAAAAAHHHH

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. :)
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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.
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OMG i love your dog.....yes
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
He's SUCH a sweetie. x3
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josie1130 Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
sounds like it! :3
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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!!)
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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
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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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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...yeah, sometimes pets of different species can really get along!
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CeilingFen Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
yep, love my beardie, and dog, even if I don't have my dog anymore.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry to hear it...I know how it is to miss pets. :( :huggle:
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CeilingFen Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know he's at a new home, but he'll always be in my heart, he's non replaceable :)
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Lizzichu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Oh my!

Glad to know Anna is alright. Its ok to cry Nyaasu... I tend to tear up when someone confronts me about something or when I miss a appointment... etc
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
x3 I know its ok, but yesterday I was a mess just because of lack of meds. Although I cry when confronted, too! xD
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww, I hope you hugged the puppy afterwards! X3 It's sad that those dogs are brought mostly for fighting and then give a bad name to the whole breed. Those kinds of people who do that need to be smacked in the face until it's deformed. :/
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I agree, they should suffer harsher penalties for it.
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MileniaKitsuvee Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A lot harsher. A lot.
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LadyLynk Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Glad it didn't turn out badly.
I'm not sure if it's the same with male pit bulls, but the females are sometimes called 'Nanny Dogs' as they tend to have a nurturing side for young animals, and sometimes animals that are just smaller. He could have just been trying to help her.

They do have high prey drives though, but I think if the rat was just laying there and not scurrying around, he probably didn't have the urge to catch it.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwww, I have heard of that before, but I didn't think of it in this case. That's probably what happened. He seems to love the rat, I've shown her to him a few times since. x3 He needs to learn not to paw at her, though, that is a bit rough for an animal so small. He means well, though. x3

Yeah, she doesn't move much at this age - that might have kept her safe in this case. x3
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LadyLynk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I wish my dog Missy was more like that. Never had her around a rat, but she's not all that good with cats, even though she grew up with them...
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah...sometimes things like that just happen...I've never had a dog that was bad with cats, but I'm sure that's a hard thing to deal with!
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LadyLynk Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I think she likely wouldn't have turned out as bad if our cat Sammy hadn't passed of unknown causes back when our first dog, Tucker, was a pup. (We got Missy a little over a year after we got Tucker.) Sammy was the kind of cat who stood up to dogs and would have put Missy in her place.
The one interaction I remember most between Sammy and Tucker was when we were in the backyard, Sammy had been keeping his distance, watching, then suddenly ran by, smacking Tucker in the nose. It was like Sammy was thinking "Why do you have this dog in my yard?"
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
LOL. xD I bet it was funny to see though... x3
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LadyLynk Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah. It was. XD
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Negimafan123 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Student
Oh wow, even I was scared as I read this D:

*sends many digital hugs*
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I had so many heart attacks. @_@

*Hugs back*
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Ardhamon Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
That kinda scared me as I was reading it. But when I found out that the rat was just licked, I calmed down.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I was terrified beyond all reason as it was happening. @_@
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Wanderer619 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Dang, talk about close.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah, I'll definitely have to try to be more careful in the future!
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mistoflight Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
He probably licked her because she was having breathing issues. Probably heard her struggling and licked her out of care.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It could be! She's had a bit of the sniffles lately. D:
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mistoflight Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww I hope she isn't getting a cold. Poor baby. >:
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SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
we actually had someone give a speech in class about the stereotypes of pit bulls. they're actually very reliable and non-violent if they're trained that way from a young age.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yup. But it's not even too hard to train them to be good, it's more that they need to be trained to be vicious! Pits by nature are very subservient to humans.
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SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
true but they do tend to turn to their vicious instincts if not trained well. What I find fascinating is that wolves are actually less vicious than dogs. They just need to be domesticated and become accustomed to people
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'd argue the opposite - when we create a breed like the pit bull, our selective breeding cancels out instinct, and the animal is by default submissive to humans. Then there are flukes, and dogs who have been trained to be vicious. But most are so selectively bred that our man-made natures defeat those built by proper evolution.

And wolves make horrible pets and should be left wild. xD they are NOTHING like dogs.
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SoraIsMyHomeboy Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm not trying to argue you here, I'm just telling you what I've read/heard. People have had wolves as pets and they're actually wonderful. I want one so bad X)
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's fine, I'm just telling you they act way different from dogs, and in my opinion shouldn't be pets.

For instance...to show dominance over new guests who enter your house, they will crap on the floor right in front of your guest. xD

I think people should stick to dogs as pets - Sarloos wolfhounds are pretty close!
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
My sister has a pit bull. It hasn't killed anyone yet. Including rats. He's a good dog. Hardly barks either. At least not excessively. It' hard to train a dog not to bark.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I notice that pits seem more quiet than other dogs. My older dog, Shiro, is a shepherd mix, and he is a TALKER. xD he barks ALL DAY. He's actually teaching Smokey to be more vocal. xD
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Jinggo78 Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
My sister's dog is okay. He doesn't bark too much I guess. But I don't know dogs that well. I have cats. Cats are really quiet until they want something. Then they're annoying and very vocal.
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ShadowRyghas Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pittie probably just wanted to play. However, the rat sounds like he may be in shock. Keep him alone in his cage, probably somewhere dark and keep an eye on him.
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's exactly what I did - She is 100% recovered now. :D
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wiimaster97 Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...I kind of hope in a way that the gasping for air is normal. Saying that sounds like she's dying.

I mean... you described Anna as weak, old, and paralyzed, so... I don't know what her normal condition is like. .3.

Heh, well... I guess that's good, defeating stereotypes yet again. :3 It still hurt to think about those who do. I mean, both the fact that they stereotype, and that apparently people think it's justified to lash at them. It's just not peaceful. >3<;

I mean, I'm guessing your pit bull puppy that you apparently have was trained to be a good dog. Hopefully.
You know a trillion more about dogs than I do, but I'll reiterate this thought, pit bulls, as far as I believe, can only be generalized in that they only have the potential to make the most fatal bites. Doesn't mean they're all going to be vicious, but, it's possible.
Gosh, I always have to bring up all this discussion stuff. I'm sorry if it's annoying and long. .3.;
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Nyaasu Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She was gasping because she was terrified, but she wasn't hurt at all. x3 She recovered from her fright almost immediately, though. :D

You are absolutely right about that. A pit bull bite is most likely of all dog bites to kill you, but it is not the breed that it most likely to bite you. I believe that is the German Shepherd. xD
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wiimaster97 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's interesting. I mean, I'm guessing other animals get terrified and gasp too, but it doesn't seem so obvious. I only have cats, and if they're frightened, for us, you tell by looking straight at them, not their breathing patterns. xD

Heh, well, I guess my knowledge of dogs gets larger now that I know you. I guess I'm glad for that. >w<;
I kind of like German Shepherds, though. They're kind of cute. D:
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Derroflcopter Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2012
Awww *hugs you* It's gonna be alright, you just gotta be careful.
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