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Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child From Attacker
DogFiles ^ | 02/03/2011 | Pet Pulse

Posted on 02/04/2011 9:27:57 AM PST by rottndog

The wandering 65-pound Pit Bull mix might have seemed menacing to some passerby, but one woman will always remember him as her “guardian angel.”

The dog, which authorities think is lost and not a stray, successfully thwarted a robbery attack on a mother and her 2-year-old son, who were held at knifepoint Monday afternoon.

The Florida woman, who has been identified by authorities simply as “Angela,” was leaving a playground with her toddler son in Port Charlotte when a man approached her in the parking lot with a knife and told her not to make any noise or sudden movements.

Angela didn’t have to do either to protect herself and her child — a dog mysteriously ran to the scene and charged the man, who quickly fled.

“I don’t think the dog physically attacked the man, but he went at him and was showing signs of aggression, just baring his teeth and growling and barking. It was clear he was trying to defend this woman,” Animal Control Lt. Brian Jones told Pet Pulse.

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Pitbulls are ALL EVIL...they all must be put down....

/s

1 posted on 02/04/2011 9:28:03 AM PST by rottndog
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To: rottndog

That dog derserves a steak dinner!!


2 posted on 02/04/2011 9:30:58 AM PST by DirtyPigpen
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To: Chet 99

uh-oh.


3 posted on 02/04/2011 9:31:03 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: DirtyPigpen

I’ll buy...


4 posted on 02/04/2011 9:32:21 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: rottndog

Good doggie!


5 posted on 02/04/2011 9:32:21 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: rottndog

“Pitbulls are ALL EVIL” /s

I appreciate your sarcasm. I have a pit cross that I got from a shelter abhout 6 1/2 years ago. She doesn’t know she is a dog, just a short person with a funny looking fur coat. She is absolutely the best dog I have ever owned and I would not hesitate to have another one. I have never seen her aggressive/protective side and don’t want to. She could be a formidable foe for someone if the situation dictated it. 60 pounds of muscle....red


6 posted on 02/04/2011 9:33:26 AM PST by rednek ("Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.")
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To: rottndog

baring his teeth and growling and barking,
“Do you feel lucky, punk? Well, do you?”
Clint Pitbull


7 posted on 02/04/2011 9:34:00 AM PST by tumblindice ('Bi-partisanship': we all pretend the Democrats are still in charge)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; apackof2; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; metmom; ...
WOOOF!

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8 posted on 02/04/2011 9:35:48 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rednek

I have no personal experience with owning a pit bull, but one of my neighbors had one. He was one of the nicest dogs I have ever met.

It’s my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.


9 posted on 02/04/2011 9:36:55 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (Regulation without representation is tyranny.)
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To: thefactor

Chet99 is gone. Got zotted.


10 posted on 02/04/2011 9:37:11 AM PST by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR to pimp your blog!!!)
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To: tumblindice

LOL!


11 posted on 02/04/2011 9:39:11 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: rednek

I have a couple cross pits too. (didn’t know it when I got them) Both are wonderful with the grand kids and other pets. Now, the wild pigs, raccoons and coyotes haven’t found them too friendly. :)


12 posted on 02/04/2011 9:40:10 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
It’s my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.

Exactly right...a dog is a reflection of it's upbringing and environment. The breed doesn't matter.
13 posted on 02/04/2011 9:41:10 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: thefactor

To: Chet 99
Get a life, ah. Zot!

2 posted on Saturday, November 06, 2010 2:27:37 AM by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Nuke the corrupt commie bastards to HELL!!)


14 posted on 02/04/2011 9:43:15 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: JoeProBono

ah...so that’s what happened to ‘ole Chet...

hehehehehehee....


15 posted on 02/04/2011 9:45:54 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: JoeProBono

Wow. I was away. Didn’t know. I was wondering why there weren’t many dog attack threads. Guess I know now.


16 posted on 02/04/2011 9:49:25 AM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: rottndog

The dogs are alright
http://video.pbs.org/video/1757336290

In case you or anyone else missed this.


17 posted on 02/04/2011 9:49:37 AM PST by EBH ( Whether you eat your bread or see it vanish into a looter's stomach, is an absolute.)
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To: rottndog
Not surprising really. Pit Bulls are VERY defensive of their owners, and he must have identified with the lady and her kid as his family, what with him getting into the car even.

Pits (and other bull breeds) can make excellent dogs, but you DO have to make sure they are raised right. You need a strict and steady hand, and make sure you socialize them around other people.

An unknown Pit scares the h*ll out of me, because more often than not, they are not optimally raised and trained, unfortunately. But ones that I know are wonderful dogs.

18 posted on 02/04/2011 9:54:38 AM PST by Paradox (Palin, the female Rush. I wish she would stay that way.)
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To: rottndog

He probably just wanted to eat them later.


19 posted on 02/04/2011 9:55:48 AM PST by GingisK
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To: rottndog

I confess that I made a friend of someone I really didn’t speak to in h.s. because I emailed him about his adorable pit bull. Now, mine? She’s loveable, great with the kids, and a pain in the ass. She likes jumping through windows. Cost a pretty penny in vet bills to sew up her arm, because she wanted to see the poodle walking down the street. Then, she ran a block on her bad foreleg.


20 posted on 02/04/2011 9:56:10 AM PST by HungarianGypsy
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

>>It’s my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.<<

ANY dog, ANY breed can do permanent damage to one’s face. I have never trusted strange dogs because a dog is a dog and has a job to do. Protect the pack. If I’m not a member of the pack, I expect a dog to do what God made dogs to do.

It’s when we humanize them that they become what we make them into. Whether it be the most aggressive being in the neighborhood or a substitute baby in frilly dresses and strollers.


21 posted on 02/04/2011 9:57:26 AM PST by netmilsmom (Happiness is a choice.)
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To: rottndog

Inspiring story.

There are very few “bad” dogs, but a hell of a lot of “bad” owners.


22 posted on 02/04/2011 9:58:29 AM PST by ZULU (No nation which ever attempted to tolerate Islam, escaped total Islamization.)
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To: rottndog

Unfortunately, there is more to the story.

Animal control has determined that the dog is blind and mistook the perp for the child.


23 posted on 02/04/2011 9:58:45 AM PST by 11johara28
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To: rednek

We have a Pit Bull too. Biggest love monkey ever, but mess with the kids and you get a warning growl.

He watches sentry when they play in the yard. Best dog ever.


24 posted on 02/04/2011 9:58:53 AM PST by mom4melody
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To: rednek

I have a dog that’s half Pit Bull, quarter Rottweiler and quarter Great Pyrenees. He’s a big baby who constantly sits on my wife’s and daughter’s feet. I adopted him as a puppy so he could help protect my family when I’m not home. He has a real deep sounding bark that will make someone think twice before coming into the house.


25 posted on 02/04/2011 10:00:19 AM PST by peeps36 (America is being destroyed by filthy traitors in the political establishment)
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To: rottndog

no discription of the attacker???

Ohh, that would be the guy missing a chunck of his azz...


26 posted on 02/04/2011 10:08:05 AM PST by phockthis
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To: EBH

Thanks very much for that link. I hadn’t seen it...real eye opener...once you wipe away the tears.


27 posted on 02/04/2011 10:10:18 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: ZULU

Exactly!


28 posted on 02/04/2011 10:11:38 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: rottndog

Great story. Thank you!


29 posted on 02/04/2011 10:12:12 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rottndog
You're nuts, pal. Its an AKC recognized breed with championship lineage. Blanket condemnatory remarks like the assinine statement you just made makes your lineage suspect.

Pete of "The Little Rascals" was an American Staffordshire Terrier, (a/k/a Pit Bull.)


30 posted on 02/04/2011 10:13:52 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine
You're nuts, pal.


No, I are Rottndog....mebbee I shoulda bolded the sarc tag....
31 posted on 02/04/2011 10:16:43 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: rottndog

Forgive me, I need new glasses, I failed to see the /s at the bottom of your post and took it serious.

I apologize, my bad.

I checked your homepage. Gorgeous Rotts.


32 posted on 02/04/2011 10:17:08 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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To: Emperor Palpatine

No prob...


33 posted on 02/04/2011 10:18:43 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: Emperor Palpatine; rottndog

I second that. Your dogs are very handsome, rottndog.


34 posted on 02/04/2011 10:20:35 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: rottndog

Your little one is pretty adorable too!


35 posted on 02/04/2011 10:21:30 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham; Emperor Palpatine

Alas...they have both past on now. Great dogs they were. Down to one rott-mix for now. Oh, and a couple of dachsy-huahuas (I don’t really consider them dogs as much as big rats).


36 posted on 02/04/2011 10:26:25 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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To: rottndog

I’ve had two pit bull experiences.

Last year an emaciated pit bull walked into our yard. It was covered scars and had damaged its hip. We kept him for two months and nursed him back to health. He was a great dog with adults, but as soon as he got near another dog or a child he attacked. We had him put down.

Two months after that, the vets office contacted us to let us know that someone had abandoned a lab puppy at his office. The puppy had lost a leg after being hit by a car. We decided to foster him and got so attached that we kept him. As he grew up he looked more and more like a pit bull. Now he’s full grown and he’s the sweetest dog we’ve ever had. He’s good with kids and other dogs. He’s protective, but not aggressive.

The lesson is that a lot of how the pit bull acts is determined by the way they’re raised.


37 posted on 02/04/2011 10:27:08 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: rottndog

Do a google search for Sergeant Stubby, the most decorated dog of WW1. He was a Pitbull and is on display at the Smithsonian. Pitbulls are good dogs. It’s how you raise them.


38 posted on 02/04/2011 10:30:02 AM PST by ar10
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To: ar10
Sergeant Stubby:


From Wikipedia:
Stubby was found on the Yale campus in 1917 by John Robert Conroy. He was of unknown breed; some sources speculated that he was part Boston Terrier and part Pit Bull, while other sources state that he was in fact a pure bred Olde Boston Bulldog, and his obituary described him as a "Bull dog" (which was at the time synonymous with "American Bull Terrier" and "Pit Bull terrier").
Stubby marched with Conroy and even learned an approximate salute. When Conroy's unit shipped out to France, Stubby was smuggled aboard the transport SS Minnesota.
Stubby served with the 102nd Infantry, 26th (Yankee) Division in the trenches in France for 18 months and participated in four offensives and 17 battles. He entered combat on February 5, 1918 at Chemin des Dames, north of Soissons, and was under constant fire, day and night for over a month.
In April 1918, during a raid to take Seicheprey (Meurthe-et-Moselle), Stubby was wounded in the foreleg by the retreating Germans throwing hand grenades. He was sent to the rear for convalescence, and as he had done on the front was able to improve morale.
When he recovered from his wounds, Stubby returned to the trenches. After being gassed himself, Stubby learned to warn his unit of poison gas attacks, located wounded soldiers in no man's land, and — since he could hear the whine of incoming artillery shells before humans could — became very adept at letting his unit know when to duck for cover.
He was solely responsible for capturing a German spy in the Argonne. Following the retaking of Château-Thierry by the US, the thankful women of the town made Stubby a chamois coat on which were pinned his many medals. There is also a legend that while in Paris with Corporal Conroy, Stubby saved a young girl from being hit by a car. At the end of the war, Conroy smuggled Stubby home.
39 posted on 02/04/2011 10:39:29 AM PST by rottndog (Be Prepared for what's coming AFTER America....)
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I'm sorry.

I hear you about the little dogs. My dogs are 100 to 120 pounds. The puppy is 60, but he's young yet. :)

40 posted on 02/04/2011 10:41:43 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: mbynack

BIL had a pit-lab....they’re great dogs but owww, my shins. Tail would clear a table wagging and tended to leave anyone in range with black and blue shins.


41 posted on 02/04/2011 10:53:58 AM PST by Fire_on_High (Stupid should hurt.)
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To: thefactor; Jim Robinson; Chet 99

AFAIK, Chet_99 is no longer welcome on FR. JimRob one day had had enough, and that was that.


42 posted on 02/04/2011 11:05:47 AM PST by Don W (Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.)
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To: EBH
My personal fave pit video.

Linda Blair even shows up with her pitty!

43 posted on 02/04/2011 11:09:53 AM PST by Don W (Only a Biker knows why a dog sticks his head out of a car window.)
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To: rednek

Agreed. We adopted a rescue from our local Humane Society 3 years ago because our oldest, then 10, was absolutely petrified of all dogs, and we thought if we adopted one, she might generally improve, which she did, quite a bit. We ended up with a pit mix, very small, and not much pit in her (you can see it in her body shape and if you look straight at her face), but enough that the shelter made sure we lived in a town that allows them.

Anyway, she has the sweetest disposition I have ever seen in a dog. She has never snapped at our kids, never growled at a human with any sort of menace, loves our elderly cat, loves all people and loves other dogs even more. She’s very careful with hands etc during play and the only aggression we have ever seen was one snap at a larger dog at our local dog park last summer (it came at her from behind and above). I know she has defensive capabilities, she just hasn’t had need to express them, but I have no doubt that if she got a danger vibe from one of us, the person on the other end would be in serious hurt.

She’d be the perfect dog, if I could just break the burying instinct that rips holes in comforters and sheets...


44 posted on 02/04/2011 11:10:19 AM PST by agrace
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

>It is my opinion that a dog is ultimately only as good or bad as its owner.<

No question about it. Nice people have nice dogs.


45 posted on 02/04/2011 11:14:41 AM PST by Paperdoll ( On the cutting edge)
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To: Fire_on_High
I've noticed that with Trooper, too. You can hear him going through the house because his tail is hitting the wall like a baseball bat. Trooper
46 posted on 02/04/2011 11:15:25 AM PST by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: ar10

It is how you raise them, plus their natural temperament. Some dogs just have a bad temperament (much like people).


47 posted on 02/04/2011 11:20:45 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: Don W

Where are all the other dog haters. There are almost always tons of pit haters spewing their BS.


48 posted on 02/04/2011 11:21:24 AM PST by rideharddiefast
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To: Emperor Palpatine

There is a slight difference between Staffies and Pits, due to their coloring. Staffies can’t have pink noses. My pit has a pink “dudley” nose therefore she can’t be classified as a Staffie. Staffies are defined by strict coloring guidelines.


49 posted on 02/04/2011 11:22:35 AM PST by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: rideharddiefast

Yeah, the silence from those ignoramuses is thunderous.....


50 posted on 02/04/2011 11:45:17 AM PST by Emperor Palpatine (I'm shocked! Shocked to find out that gambling is going on in here!)
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