Yesterday I put up a post about our boy Bosco and his issues with anxiety. Unfortunately, that post was shared so many times that the hacks from Dogsbite got a hold of it. Their comments on my blog were poisonous and uncalled for.
I hate the thought that I can’t write openly and honestly about working with challenging dogs without worrying that I am handing these individuals ammunition for their anti-pit campaign.
Ordinarily I never, ever remove comments. I welcome discussion. But these comments were only trying to shame me and all other pit bull terrier like dogs devotees.
I want to apologize to everyone who read those remarks. And I want to apologize for removing them. I don’t like to operate that way. I am always willing to listen and debate points with thoughtful people. I am NOT willing to entertain comments about killing my dogs.
These are the same people who show up and post disgusting comments on every single pit bull story. One of them runs across an article, and then sends the link out to all of their cronies. And they post horrific information. They even posted on the story Arin Greenwood wrote about Ray’s death.
Their intention is never to educate. Their intention is never to debate. Their intention is to outlaw and kill every single pit bull like dog in the country. And they will stoop to incredible lows to attain their goals. They will target individuals. They will post contact information. They will call employers. They will stop at nothing to smear the names and reputations of people who love this type of dog.
Ask Bronwyn Dickey, the author of “Pit Bull: The Battle Over an American Icon”….they actually posted photos of her house and her address, asking people to terrorize her. They sent a representative to one of her readings who had to be escorted out of the building after he was disruptive and threatening.
These are the same people who advocate for adopting pit bull terrier like dogs and then taking them to a vet to be put down. They discuss ways to kill dogs in their neighborhood. They threaten to shoot any pit they see in public. They are evil. They are fanatics.
I have news for them. I don’t care what they think. I am not going to stop writing about dogs. I am not going to act like all dogs are perfect. I am going to tell it like it is. I am going to share whatever knowledge I have to help other people and their dogs. But I am not going to listen to their poison when they start taking about my family members. If your only purpose is to cause fear and hate, you aren’t welcome on my page.
Bottom line…I am a responsible caretaker of our companions. My husband is an uber-responsible caregiver. What dogs we choose to live with is no one’s business but our own. How far we decide to go to help our dogs is no one’s business but our own. Unless you are a trained behaviorist, a veterinarian or a certified trainer, you have no right telling us how to work with our dogs. If you are a DBO hater, your opinion is neither solicited nor welcome.
So, much like landowners will “post” their property against trespass or hunting, I am “posting” on this blog. Do not bring your evil here. It will be removed.