Killer Essay, Research Paper
A KILLER – PIT BULL
Fighting or playing it’s all up to the owner of a new pet. After two
years of listening to our children beg and plead with us to get them a puppy
dog, my husband and I finally gave in. We decided to adopt a dog from the
near by animal shelters. We had a particular dog in mind already. We were
bound and determine that we were going to look for a Golden Retriever.
After several attempts, we had failed to locate this particular breed, my
husband suggested that maybe we look at other breeds in general. We all
agreed that the dog we were going to get had to be friendly, loveable, and
cute and very good with children (since 2 of our children have previously
been attacked by a dog, but what we found was a Pit Bull who has been
misunderstood from the beginning of time.
On that Sunday, we got into our car and went back to the San Martin
Animal Shelter to pick up our new addition to our family Chance, the Pit
Bull. The perfect family dog but what we didn’t know was all the sadness
that goes with owning a pre-stereotyped breed and the assumptions made by
society about the KILLER PIT BULLS .
At first it was a difficult transition for everyone in the family to have a
dog in the house let alone a Pit Bull that is 9 month’s old. Chance needed
allot of attention, training and just time to adapt to his new environment. In
addition to him needed time; the family also needed time to adapt especially
our kids. Our children have never had a dog before and also needed to be
trained on what they can and cannot do to the dog. All this took time and
energy, but we all were bound to make this new experience with our new
(baby) dog work. One of the things that we all agreed on was that our new
dog was apart of the family in all aspects that he was going to go
everywhere we went.
One of the things that we have experienced in owning a Pit bull is the
facts that people in general just assume that all pit bulls are vicious killers
who will attack on a whim. Society believes that they are bread specifically
to fight and kill other animals and are aggressive enough to attack people. In
my opinion and experience with my dog, he is not only an excellent pet for
my children, but a great family dog that just loves to be loved.
Another one of the experiences that has happened to us with our dog,
Chance, was just last week the dog got out of the house. Typically puppy
the door opens the dog bolts. Our children just don’t realize that they need
to be careful with leaving the doors open and that Chance is just a puppy. In
other words, like a two-year who sees a way to get out and goes on the
merry way before anyone even realizes that they have disappeared.
Anyway, Chance decided to go for a walk unattended. Unfortunately, for
Me he made a b-line straight for my neighbors house to visit their cats. We
all know how much cats and dogs get along. All of the sudden, I could hear
my neighbor, who is a good friend, screaming at the top of her lungs, at my
kid to get that D dog out of here. This scenario was so out character for
her, so I ran down the street to her house. Upon approaching her
house, I could hear her telling Kelly, my daughter, that she was calling the
police. I ran up to the house and ask her “What’s going on”? Her husband
starting yelling at me to get that vicious killer dog off his property. Then
he commenced to kick my dog. At this time, Chance was so afraid that he
ran back home with his tail between his legs.
To my surprise, I was totally blown away by the actions of my
friends, especially after hearing her husband s description of my dog. They
informed the police that a furious terrifying aggressive Pit Bull attack and bit
her husband s arm and that this dog needed to be put down. Of course, the
police where there immediately. By the time the police arrived, Jennifer, my
friend I thought discovered that her cat had bit her husband not my dog.
Now Chance, has never done anything to warrant this type of attitude
or behavior from my neighbors. Upon bring Chance home, this dog was a
scared of his shadow. Once, he ran from my coat hanging on the back
of the kitchen chair. He doesn t bark, growl, or take any aggressive
behavior toward anyone or anything. He is exactly what we wanted for our
family. A beautiful lovable cute and cuddly friendly friend. Man s Best
Friend – A Dog.
In conclusion, I like to say we got exactly what we were looking for.
Chance is the best dog anyone could have. He s part of our family in all
aspects. He sleeps and eats in the house. He loves to cuddly with the kids at
night when they are asleep. He has a special place at the foot of our bed, but
he likes to use our pillows instead. It s unfortunately that society makes
judgments by the covers of people or things, before really looking deep
inside. Not all Pit Bulls are raised to be aggressive and attack other animals.
It s like raising children, if a child is mistreated and abuse as a youngster,
they grow up only knowing that kind of behavior. Then they become
aggressive and abusive as adults and the pattern goes on from generation to
generation. It s the same with the Pit Bulls. If they are raised properly, with
love and corrective discipline and training, they to grow up to be the best
dog anyone could ever have. You can take any breed of animal and make
them a Killer, it all depends on how they are treated. Chance will never be
the KILLER PIT BULL, he is to much like a cute cuddly baby; that just
wants to be treated with respect and love.