Maureen Faibish is an adamant pit bull defender; so much so that only days after her son was ripped apart by one that she wrote an angry letter to the San Francisco Gate for portraying pit bulls as being dangerous.
"My kids got along great with (the dogs). We were never seeing any kind of violent tendencies.''
We should put that quote in bronze, along with "I thought it was unloaded."
Unfortunately, Mrs. Faibish didn't know when to shut up and realize that the tide of public sympathy might not exactly be on the side of a woman that locked her kid in a basement with a shovel. The Mother of the Year continues:
"Even after the whole thing,'' she said, "I'm not mad at my dogs. I just love them to death.''
I appears you loved your dogs a lot more than your kids. Nicholas would have had a better chance raised in downtown Mogadishu or by a troupe of babboons.
Still: Here was have an interesting quandary; Mrs. Faibish was a firm believer in "It's the bad owners, not the breed" line of thinking. So what happens when SHE herself is the owner of one of these killer "monster" dogs?
She falls on the very 16th century notion of Pre-destination!
"It's Nicky's time to go," she said. "When you're born you're destined to go and this was his time."
I wonder how well ValueJet would have fared with that defense after a plane went down in the Everglades.
That is indeed a horrible and sad story. And yes, it is very much the parents' fault-- who the heck leaves their child locked in the basement and goes out??? Nope, it's not the dog's fault but it SURE is the mom's fault. Nicky's time to go, my butt!
I just did that, out of curiosity. The first negative pit bull article that came up was on page 7, the next one not until page 10. K, you might want to check out some of the results that you get on the first few pages or so for that query.
*I was going to link to the google search, but it was such a long link that it would mess up the formatting of the whole thread. But if anyone wonders they can go to google.com and type in pit bull themselves. *
As much as you love your pitbull you have got to admit that they are far more aggressive than your average dog; most dogs will bite, there is no denying this, but the difference between another breed of dog and a pitbull is that the other breed will bite but not necessarily go into a frenzy whereas a pitbull has the tendency to maul....THEY HAVE A LOW TOLERANCE THRESHOLD!!! They are dog aggressive as well and once again when involved in a fight it is IMPOSSIBLE to stop them!!!
These dogs were bred as fighting dogs and have a predisposition to aggression. I know THAT THERE IS ALWAYS THE EXCEPTION TO THE RULE and I don't doubt that there are some pitbulls out there that wouldn't hurt a fly and they are to be treasured but on the whole, pitbulls are a dangerous breed and not the kind of dog for everyone, it takes an INTELLIGENT and DEDICATED owner, one who is prepared to socialise and train the dog adequately and with patience and love, not aggression. In the right hands this breed is wonderful but in the wrong hands it has the potential to be a killing machine.
I hope that this insane woman gets the full brunt of the law, she deserves a life sentence....you would almost be compelled to think that she had planned for this tragic outcome - who in their right mind would leave a child locked in a basement with a dog that has the potential to be dangerous, or any large dog for that matter????
First off no dog should be left alone with a child with noone home. I will leave my shibas with alex and go to the next room and I would leave one with him and go outside, but they are dogs are a prone to get grumpy with each other so I don't leave them both alone. I very highly doubt they would EVER hurt him purposly, but if he got in the middle of them who knows.
This is a case of a bad mother and bad owner, she obviously feared something or she would not have locked her son in the basement. Either she was affraid someone would find out she left a 9 yo alone, that is illegal there right? Or she was afraid of the dog, either way it is her fault more than the dogs.
It is sad but a couple of kennels, altering and training could ahve prevented this whole thing.
"I just did that, out of curiosity. The first negative pit bull article that came up was on page 7, the next one not until page 10. K, you might want to check out some of the results that you get on the first few pages or so for that query."
I really dislike the term because of it's overuse and tendency to be a 'catchall" for what could otherwise be a wider range of human emotions, but I can't help myself; here it goes;
I'm not sure if you know what google's new site is; I'll help you out. Go to www.google.com, then type "pit bull" into the little window. Then click on "news". Here's the FIRST story I got.
I know tempers run high on this subject, but let me say what I've always said about this place; people on here are looking for help and to share advice. If you're reading this, you're a true animal lover. It's the lowlifes that buy such dogs for "protection" or for status or to make a quick buck in breeding and fighting that causes the biggest problems.