Aug 7, 2010
I will probably not be blogging as much for awhile. I am grieving, and it may take some time for me to get back to normal.
As most of you know, I had a rescued Pit Bull.
The dog had been uncontrollable for about two years.
I really do not know what happened to her, it's just like a switch turned on when she turned five years old and we could not get it turned off.
I lived with her in her crazed state of mind for about two years, too long.
I took her to training and worked with her starting the week I got her, and like I said, she was fine up until she turned five, then she just changed drastically.
I still took her to several other trainers AFTER she started behaving in an unsafe manner, and even they could not figure it out. It was NOT that she was not loved, it was NOT that she was not excercised (we walked her two times a day for 45 minutes each time), and it definitely was NOT that she was not socialized... I took my baby everywhere, and I do mean everywhere.
But, as two of the trainers told me, she is just doing what comes naturally to Pit Bulls.
There was not the option of adopting her into a new home. Obviously is she was not safe with me, then she would not be safe with anyone else.
Her aggression and unpredictability got so bad, that it got to the point that she could no longer go anywhere, except on her walks, and I had to be very careful that nobody or no dog approached us.
Well, I cannot have an unsafe dog with children. I cannot have a dog-aggressive dog. I cannot have a dog that I cannot physically control, or one that kills anything that gets in our yard, or one that is such a liability, I just could not do it anymore.
Having a Pit Bull mentally drained me, seriously.
I loved her very much, but on August 5th, I had to say good-bye, to her, and Pit Bulls, forever.
Rest in peace baby girl . I will miss you forever. All dogs should be as lucky to be as loved as you were.
Even though I'm ok with my decision, I'm not ok..... Does that make sense?
Posted by Stop Making Excuses at 9:29 PM