A Response To “Pitbulls Get A Bad Rep Because They’re Bad Dogs”

A Response To “Pitbulls Get A Bad Rep Because They’re Bad Dogs”

The actions of one dog does not dictate the behavior of an entire breed.

To the author of “Pit Bulls Get A Bad Rep Because They’re Bad Dogs,” I’m sorry but you’re just plain wrong. Your article is based on pure opinion and ONE personal experience with absolutely no facts to back you up.

I’m sorry you had a very bad experience in which you were severely injured, but just because you were attacked by one pit bull doesn’t mean the entire breed is aggressive and bad. Actually, they’re more tolerant than other breeds such as Chihuahuas, beagles, bulldogs, sheep dogs, Siberian Huskies, even golden retrievers, but you get the point. That’s not a matter of opinion, that’s a fact.

Don’t believe me? An entire study was done testing the temperament of different breeds of dogs. Another study also showed that the aggression Pit bulls typically exhibited was toward unfamiliar dogs, not humans. Dogs such as chihuahuas and dachshunds were more likely to exhibit aggression towards strangers and their owners, Australian Cattle Dogs towards strangers, and American cocker spaniels and beagles toward their owners. I

'm not trying to sit here and say all these other breeds of dogs are aggressive because that's just not accurate. I'm just showing that according to actual facts, pit bulls are not abnormally aggressive dogs like everyone makes them out to be.

Even though this is the truth of the matter, I know there are always anomalies. Not all pit bulls are like the dog that attacked you; I couldn’t tell you why that dog attacked you but I can tell you that isn’t the norm for pit bulls or dogs in general. Not every person you meet is a serial killer, the vast majority aren’t -- and not every pit bull you meet is going to attack you, the vast majority won’t.

You also say pit bulls were bred specifically for dog fights, and that is just plain wrong. Originally pit bulls were known as the English bull-baiting dog, dogs who were bred to be able to bite and hold large animals such as bulls and bears. This became illegal in the 1800s and that’s when some of these bull-baiting dogs were bred with smaller dogs like terriers (which created the pit bull breed) to begin dogfighting, the key word there being some. Yes, some pit bulls were bred to dogfight, but others were also bred to perform various work tasks and to be family dogs. Not every single pit bull was bred for dog fighting.

You know why I think pit bulls get such a bad rep? Because they have the ability to do so much damage. Pit bull attacks get the most attention because they’re big, powerful dogs and if they do attack you they can seriously injure or kill someone. Even though Chihuahuas are more likely to be aggressive toward humans they more than likely aren’t going to cause any serious, or lethal, damage. It’s the sad truth, and I think that’s the reason people believe pit bulls are such bad dogs. We barely ever hear about any other dog attacks in the news, we only hear about pit bulls and this causes people to think all pit bulls are aggressive and dangerous and this just isn’t the case.

Pit bulls are not a bad breed of dogs and I’m sick of people labeling them as such. The actions of one dog does not dictate the behavior of an entire breed. All dogs deserve a chance.

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30 Bee Puns To Get You Through The Day

These puns are as sweet as honey.

There are few things in life that make me happier (and/or make me want to bury my face in my hands and groan loudly) than a well timed pun. This goes double if the pun involves some my favorite insects — bees. There's nothing quite as satisfying as uttering a bee pun when no one expects it, so here is a list of the top 30 bee puns around!

Use these puns to make your grandparents laugh, impress your date, spice up your Tinder profile, make friends with a beekeeper, break the ice at your new job or make everyone in the general vicinity wish they hadn't invited you to come hang out with them. You won't bee-lieve how many of these puns you'll be pollen for! You'll bee-come an instant hit at parties! You'll bee sure to thank me later.

1. "When a bee is in your hand, what's in your eye? Beauty. Because beauty is in the eye of the bee-holder."

2. "Bee puns really sting.

3. "Who's a bee's favorite singer? Bee-yoncé."

4. "What's a happy bumblebee's blood type? Bee positive!"

5. "Bee puns aren't that great. I don't get what all the buzz is about."

6. "Wasp are you talking about?"

7. "Naughty bee children really need to beehive."

8. "What kind of bees drop things? Fumble bees!"

9. "A bee's favorite haircut is a buzz cut!"

10. "What do you call a bee that's a sore loser? A cry bay-bee!"

11. "What's a bee's favorite flower? Bee-gonias!"

12. "Why do bees get married? Because they found their honey!"

13. "That bee is talking too quietly, it must be a mumble-bee!"

14. "Bee children take the school buzz to get to school."

15. "A bee's favorite sport is rug-bee."

16. "The bees went on strike because they wanted more honey and less working flowers."

17. "On the first day of class, bee students are given a sylla-buzz."

18. "What did one bee say to the other when they landed on the same flower? Buzz off."

19. "Who's a bee's favorite painter? Pablo Bee-casso!"

20. "A bee styles their hair with a honeycomb."

21. "When a bee writes a sonnet, they're waxing poetic."

22. "The worker bee decided to take a vacation to Stingapore last year."

23. "A bee that's been put under a spell has been bee-witched!"

24. "Say, these bee puns aren't too shab-bee."

25. "That pretentious wasp is just plain snob-bee!"

26. "Why did the bee want to use the phone? To say hi to their honey."

27. "A bee's favorite novel is the Great Gats-bee."

28. "What's a bee's favorite Spice Girls song? Wanna-bee!"

29. "What do bees like with their sushi? Wasa-bee!"

30. "Remember, bee puns are good for your health, they give you a dose of Vitamin Bee!"

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Thank You Letter To My Dog

Thank you for being man's *best* best friend.


An open letter to my dog:

Thank you for always cuddling with me after a long day. When I don't want to talk with anyone, yet don't want to be alone, you're the perfect companion.

Thank you for keeping all my secrets. It's so nice to process out loud with you there, being adorable.

Thank you for playing fetch, it's so nice to forget about the world for a minute and just have fun.

Thank you for your loyalty. I love coming home to you bounding towards the door; your unconditional love is inspiring.

Thank you for all the laughs, like when you paw at the freezer for ice or get "the zoomies".

Thank you for protecting me, even when you're just barking at the wind. I feel safer with you there.

Thank you for inspiring me to, as the saying goes, be the person you think I am.

Thank you for getting my butt off the couch when we go on walks.

Thank you for all the messes you've made, shoes you've ruined and early mornings you've brought on with your bark. They've taught me to how to take things in stride and be responsible.

Thank you for bringing our family together when we're all playing with you and petting you.

Thank you for being man's best best friend.

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