User Profile: Windchyme

Windchyme

Member Since: November 20, 2012

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  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 7:12pm

    So, if your three year old son was attacked by say a teacher….you’d scream for ALL teachers to be jailed? I mean that is kind of what you are saying. Because one dog that was almost very certainly ill raised and managed bit your son (if he wasn’t injured severely it is hardly to the level of an actual attack) that all pits automatically are just the same. Do you do that to people too? Assume that they are all exactly the same I mean?

    The neighbors collie mix bit my daughter….do I hate all collies or collie mixes or dogs with med long fur? That would be really stupid. THAT dog was a bad seed because those people didn’t do right by him and raise him properly and let him get the idea that he called the shots wherever he was. THAT dog needed a dang bullet. The next one I meet I will evaluate on it’s own merits because dogs are as different as people are, no two exactly alike in temperament.

  • July 24, 2014 at 6:59pm

    Giantsquid….that is also the trait of MANY breeds. Did you know in many of the terrier breeds in the show ring they bring them nose to nose to see how “game” they are….how willing they are to scrap. Oh yes, I grew up the daughter of Airedale terrier breeders. So again pitbulls are pretty much like many other breeds of dog.

    The old neighbor had a collie mix….came over to my house repeatedly and attacked my poultry (till all my good ones were dead and I didn’t have enough to work with for breeding), then attacked my dogs (one of which is a rotty and could have killed it but refrained when I told her not to), then attacked my daughter. So I guess all collies are defacto dangerous and should be avoided at all costs.

    And you’re right, a good portion of pits do not have to be trained to be ANIMAL aggressive….it is one of those things they are prone to. They can however, especially if you start with them when they are pups, be taught better and because they are such great dogs most will learn it and live it….I’ve done it several times. Got one here right now that I was all prepared to go through that whole training with….turns out she lacks that specific trait.

  • July 24, 2014 at 6:49pm

    All dogs who are dominant minded are prone to this kind of thing when they are not taught that children are automatically higher in the pecking order than they are and are allowed to tell them what to do. But apparently the owner was as misinformed about how dogs operate as you are…

  • July 24, 2014 at 6:40pm

    I have to correct you….if you only give dogs like this love….they hold the potential to take your face off. Dogs see love without leadership as a submissive move which tells them that THEY are in charge. Some are naturally submissive and will make nothing out of this. Some are truly dominant leader dogs who won’t feel the need to get that radical. Then you have the dogs that aren’t quite leaders but always gunning to get there…and THEY are a problem.

    Give plenty of love, fairness, stability…but also give rules and firmly (but not abusively) enforce those rules of life and that YOU make the final call. That is the path to a happy, healthy, safe dog.

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  • [1] July 24, 2014 at 6:34pm

    You’re right, sort of….

    I’m a trainer and have done plenty of rescue. I wouldn’t automatically trust this dog with other animals though he looks to be basically fine with people. Pits can tend towards animal aggression until taught better (and yes they can be taught better). And yes I’d test (safely) to see how he reacts to children as well as a thorough period evaluating him day to day for his reactions to everything. He may need housebreaking (sighs what a pain). Then he will almost certainly need obedience and manners training. With an adult untested guard/working breed especially from unknown background I am always careful- you don’t know if there are landmines and where they are…but it could just as easily be a lab or border collie I’d be careful of as a pit.

    Pitbulls are no different then rotties or GSD’s or Akita’s, they’re just dogs with certain tendencies that you need to be aware of and ready to deal with…that’s all.

  • [4] July 24, 2014 at 6:18pm

    The fact of the matter is that people are more of the problem than any one breed. People that are pushovers or unwilling to work with and train their dog should not own a dominant, strong willed, large dog of any breed- it is simply BEGGING for something really bad to happen. These are not BBQ’s you can toss in the backyard and visit when you feel like it- these are social creatures that need to be taught how to react to and interact with the human world….they only come with the doggie manual pre installed at the factory. If you don’t want them to act like little wolves then you must teach them another way to behave- too many people want the dog but not the responsibility that goes with or care to investigate if the match is even an appropriate or good one. THIS is why dogs end up attacking and killing people, not because any one breed is inherently bad.

    The little rescue pit I have here is so opposite of what those that hate pits have in their minds. Smart as a whip and about as submissive and accommodating as a dog gets. She was dumped in a local park at 8 weeks old in a bad part of town, a walking skeleton hours before the coldest night of the year. She would have died very quickly. I’m sure she came out of fighting dogs from the neighborhood. Not one shred of aggression in her though. She’s just happy to be safe and alive where she can count on her needs being met reliably and where she has been taught about how to live in and deal with human society appropriate

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  • [1] June 28, 2014 at 1:26pm

    HA! Ok here is how that goes. Drop kid off, get in car and leave. Kid turns and goes out side door to do what they wanted to do in the first place. Kid now wandering around doing what kids do- kid found by police who drag him home and arrest the father ANYWAY! How about we not arrest parents for stupid reasons.

    When I was 8 I was wandering the whole neighborhood which was several miles. When I was a little older I was riding my horse as far as I could get in half a day before turning around and heading back, and sometimes that included riding into town to get a soda or whatever and go hang out with my school friends.

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  • [1] June 28, 2014 at 1:12pm

    So what? The guy is getting off of his fanny and WORKING unlike most of society today and in a very difficult economy where jobs are few and far between for alot of people. Brownie points for him doing the right thing to try and support his family. How many times have I heard people complain about those that don’t work but are capable, to find a job ANY job and don’t be picky about it…even if you have to work at (where?) McDonalds or picking up cans on the side of the road. Good for him.

  • [2] June 27, 2014 at 12:23am

    I don’t have a weim, never have had one, but I take offense at your comments. They are not one of the most dangerous breeds out there, neither are pitbulls or rotties or alot of dogs on the banned list. The most dangerous dogs are breeds that are not common in the US because they ARE so very aggressive and dangerous. This is essentially the same as people running around saying all pitbulls are born dangerous…it’s simply not true. I don’t like when people target and generalize breedwide about any breed. Just like I’ll defend pitbulls, rotties, shepherds and other dogs hyped up to be dangerous…I’ll defend weims too. There are good ones, there are bad ones and there are a whole lot of them not raised or trained properly (which has nothing to do with how THEY were born but the idiocy of their owner.)

  • [4] June 26, 2014 at 11:43am

    Oh so I, who do not abuse my kids, can send them back to the school where they were targeted because the school didn’t care for me standing up for my and their rights where teachers will (and have before) openly humiliate them in class, harrass them publicly and privately, cause them physical pain through various actions and continue to destroy their self esteem because their mother refuses to comply with illegal and abusive behavior. And their grades can drop back in the toilet because of the stress of what they have to endure. And that is on top of the general indoctrination they attempt to do. Great plan there.

    Homeschooling my kids is protecting my kids at this point. I have never ever said this to another person in my life but it is warranted in your case….you are a complete and utter *******. Go back and hide under the rock you came out from.

  • June 26, 2014 at 8:37am

    Ohhh noooooooooooo, I am not for fostering out or letting the processed go wherever they want. They need to be treated decently while they’re here being detained BUT if their family cannot be found then they need to be sent to the government where they came from and let THEIR government take the responsibility. Once they’re processed (if with family) then the family needs to, again, be sent back to their place of origin. The only bus they should be put on is one back to where they came from. Just because I believe in decent treatment while being detained does NOT mean I think they should be allowed to stay on permanently.

  • June 26, 2014 at 8:19am

    Hmmm, parents who can’t afford to quit their jobs to homeschool them, yet those same parents can afford to quit their jobs and move God knows how far away from “everyone they knew and loved” “for their children’s future”. Ya know if you’re that concerned for their future and those you knew and loved it would have cost less to get rid of some luxuries that cause you debt, then for one parent to stay home with them and homeschool.rather than uprooting everyone and going to the expense of moving everything. Not one of you can give up your job to do what is best for your kids yet BOTH of you can give up your jobs and incur heavy expenses to pick up and move so that you can resume having free babysitting that better suits you so that you can both chase after all the luxuries again while someone else raises your kids.

    I’m sorry, I’m just not getting choked up here….can’t imagine why as a person who has sacrificed mightily simply to do the best possible for my kids.

    Oh I forgot, have to have the nice cars and the big house and fashionable new clothes. Can’t let the Jones’ get ahead now can we? How would you ever pay for all those luxuries without both of you working? Yep, we see how your children really come first.

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  • June 25, 2014 at 11:40pm

    Oh…more of the stupid man rules (rolls eyes) give that a rest already….anyone who throws those up instantly looks like a fool.

  • [1] June 25, 2014 at 11:34pm

    Well said, I agree totally. Send them HOME- ASAP, but in the meantime they are here, make sure they have the basics that we all would want our kids to have. Behave like decent human beings and not mindless hamsters (who kill their young at the drop of a hat as well as the young of others if they get close enough).

  • [-1] June 25, 2014 at 11:24pm

    Wow you spend THAT much time worrying what idiots think of right and what they might have to say about it? You, my friend, have too much time your hands.

  • [-3] June 25, 2014 at 11:07pm

    Thank you Paul, I agree totally and I can NOT believe the ratbags posting here with such disregard and callousness. What they are essentially saying is if their kids, or their grandkids were in a bad situation and needed a little help that we should all walk away and leave them to their fate. Because if it’s good for THESE kids then certianly it is good for theirs as well.

    I’m sorry, yes they need to go back, but in the meantime they need to be given the basics and properly cared for (which does NOT include lawyers). We are supposed to be a civil society, not killing off our own or others young like a simple hamster does. This exactly is one of the reasons that the more people I meet the more I like and prefer my dogs. My dog would behave better with these kids then alot of people posting here.

  • June 25, 2014 at 12:48pm

    Pfftt….so he was in a liquor store (which at least in Ca there is a fine line between liquor store and convenience store- my convenience store down the road sells an embarrassing amount of different alcohols in varying sizes), they sell sodas and other non alcoholic drinks, snacks and other useful items. AND it might be right on the way to where he was headed. Jesus drank wine (on several occasions) let’s not forget. So what if he was in a liquor store to pick up whatever. I too find the judgementalism kind of wearing. If you think being in a liquor store is bad or tempting, don’t go in one- fine, but leave others alone. I and others like me can walk right into a liquor store and to the non alcoholic drinks, grab a bottled water or soda or fruit drink and a bag of chips, check out and walk out not having sinned an inch. Judge not….. Get over yourselves will ya?

  • June 25, 2014 at 12:29pm

    MMmmmm, oh yeahhhhh…….

  • [2] June 25, 2014 at 11:38am

    My mom extends that theory to why email if you can call. I have to physically call them and tell them to check their email when I send them something….ooiiieeeee!!

  • [2] June 23, 2014 at 7:09pm

    grasp. Then it briefly changed stations which was done quickly only by pushing these mechanical type buttons on the front the early memory buttons on our modern radios…you could feel them pushing against something on the innards of the machine when you push them in- there was 5 of them on the front. These buttons weren’t all that smooth or easy to push in yet it flipped back and forth between these station memory locations like nothing. Then the knob started jerking again in my hand. I’d had enough and my bravery wore out and I shut the thing off. It turned back on. So I unplugged it, and put it out on my front porch area and gave it away a few days later. TOO creepy.

    I called several electronics people to enquire why this might happen…looking for a rational explanation. No one could come up with one as this radio was all mechanical and couldn’t be affected by radio or any other waves. You had to physically go over and turn this and push that to make anything work. They were as confused and weirded out as I was. Shudders

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