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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-20-08 06:51 AM
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140. We lived on 5 acres on a dirt road.
Neighbors and friends used to drive past the place just so they could race her. She loved to race; perhaps the whippet half?

She'd run inside the fence, and, on dirt, she always won.

It's been good to remember what a wonderful dog she was.
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  -Stray Pit Bull Saves Woman, Child from Attacker Mugu  Nov-19-08 01:04 PM   #0 
  - Dangerous Pitbull attacks and chases cutlery enthusiast  DS1   Nov-19-08 01:05 PM   #1 
  - These dogs (as i am sure you know by your comment)  amdezurik   Nov-19-08 01:10 PM   #8 
  - Just watch them carefully around other animals and don't even think about  greyhound1966   Nov-19-08 04:00 PM   #77 
     - well in a way that goes for ALL bigger dogs.  amdezurik   Nov-19-08 04:20 PM   #78 
     - It's more than just their strength, they are terriers and have been bred to kill that's their job.  greyhound1966   Nov-19-08 04:55 PM   #80 
        - Well, they were bred to kill other animals dogs, not people  bunkerbuster1   Nov-19-08 06:08 PM   #102 
        - very true  amdezurik   Nov-19-08 06:09 PM   #103 
        - No argument here either, I'm sorry if it came across that way. I love them  greyhound1966   Nov-19-08 06:32 PM   #104 
        - Actually, my one Border Collie would bite the kids  haruka3_2000   Nov-19-08 07:03 PM   #109 
        - Valid points. My sister's hobby is competitive herding, for those that don't know, think of  greyhound1966   Nov-20-08 11:08 AM   #143 
        - Many have been bred to protect, so it really depends on the lineage.  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 11:31 PM   #127 
     - My son's pitt bull was good with cats, but he ate a hamster.  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 10:39 PM   #118 
     - Here is an AWWWW!  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 10:58 PM   #121 
        - The following is a reapeat on DU, but a tear jearker.  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 11:05 PM   #123 
        - Oh, you know she was just saving them for a snack...  Dr_eldritch   Nov-20-08 12:17 PM   #144 
     - 'Scuse me?  MadHound   Nov-19-08 11:10 PM   #125 
        - I wonder too how much depends on what the owner expects of the dog.  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 11:37 PM   #129 
        - I've really never had a dog/cat problem, at least not from the dog's end  MadHound   Nov-20-08 12:03 AM   #136 
        - Thank you. The voice of experience...  Vektor   Nov-19-08 11:45 PM   #132 
        - Oh well then, since you are the only dog lover that's ever had any experience with  greyhound1966   Nov-20-08 04:22 PM   #152 
  - Ha!  flvegan   Nov-19-08 01:23 PM   #16 
  - Win! :D (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-19-08 02:14 PM   #53 
  - good dog!!  GTRMAN   Nov-19-08 01:05 PM   #2 
  - GOOD dog!!!  hatrack   Nov-19-08 01:05 PM   #3 
  - Very Good Dog.. You get a treat...  Fumesucker   Nov-19-08 01:08 PM   #4 
  - And NOT wearing lipstick, I bet. :)  Blue_In_AK   Nov-19-08 01:10 PM   #5 
  - But now guilty of pallin' around with toddlers!  beac   Nov-19-08 03:07 PM   #72 
  - bwahahaha! This dog can live at my house. I would hunt for him  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:02 PM   #82 
  - Good Doggie  Solly Mack   Nov-19-08 01:10 PM   #6 
  - That's nice, but I'm still not crazy about the breed. It's a shame what  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:10 PM   #7 
  - yup. dog behavior is influenced by genes, and so is ours.  mopinko   Nov-19-08 01:17 PM   #9 
  - I am a Humane Society volunteer, and when these dogs are seized  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:22 PM   #13 
  - it is sad. but  mopinko   Nov-19-08 01:34 PM   #25 
  - What an awful story.  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:45 PM   #33 
  - I discovered this when I found a stray pit-mix.  OnionPatch   Nov-19-08 06:01 PM   #100 
  - My son adopted a pit mix from the pound when he was 12.  LWolf   Nov-19-08 07:30 PM   #113 
     - What a lucky girl!  OnionPatch   Nov-19-08 09:16 PM   #114 
        - We lived on 5 acres on a dirt road.  LWolf   Nov-20-08 06:51 AM   #140 
  - That's why there are people like me around, to keep pits out of the clutches of the Humane Society,  MadHound   Nov-19-08 11:32 PM   #128 
  - There are pits for adoption at our local shelter.  madeline_con   Nov-19-08 11:46 PM   #133 
  - See, even dogs have a sense of gallantry! I just hope he doesn't try and  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-19-08 05:51 PM   #93 
  - You shouldn't let your dogs / cats near ANY dog, generally  Chulanowa   Nov-19-08 01:20 PM   #12 
  - I let my animals out in my own yard (and they generally stay there), but this  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:31 PM   #21 
  - I'm generally neutral on these dog-breed threads...  ljm2002   Nov-19-08 02:31 PM   #65 
     - That was one protective doxie! They were bred to hunt badgers, which  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 03:20 PM   #73 
     - I have a herd of them and only one of them is smartsie enough to  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:04 PM   #84 
     - Dachshunds are very aggressive  aphopkin   Nov-19-08 05:04 PM   #85 
        - Well, the larger ones look to me like sawn-off Dobermans.  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-19-08 05:56 PM   #96 
     - I knew of a mutt that killed a German Shepherd, too, but I've heard that they're overbred, too,  KCabotDullesMarxIII   Nov-19-08 05:54 PM   #95 
  - With GSD's, you don't need money for hip surgery. You need good breeding and common sense raising.  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:33 PM   #22 
  - Pit bulls do not weigh 100lbs  haruka3_2000   Nov-19-08 07:06 PM   #110 
     - Well, that depends on how many kids you feed it  Chulanowa   Nov-19-08 07:10 PM   #111 
     - Not pure bred, but if you cross with boxer or bull dog the weight can go up.  Tigress DEM   Nov-19-08 10:36 PM   #117 
  - That's OK.  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-08 01:31 PM   #20 
  - Eh, when a vicious wiener dog ends up on the nightly news for eating children, let me know.  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:33 PM   #23 
     - I'll take the "public safety danger."  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-08 01:34 PM   #24 
     - LOL! Ok, then.  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:35 PM   #26 
     - I'll take the snappish little shit that I can kick unconscious with one shot over the  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:37 PM   #27 
        - I'll take the "public safety danger that can rip out your throat."  Bornaginhooligan   Nov-19-08 01:41 PM   #29 
        - Well, I would take MY throat over....wait...I am not sure where to go with this...n/t  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:46 PM   #34 
        - That's pretty much it. Not that my weenies were ever snappish or bitey, but  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:41 PM   #30 
           - We have five GSD's that average about 80 pounds a piece.  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:49 PM   #35 
           - It's a bummer about the little dogs being so bitey, but then, I would be too, if  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 02:00 PM   #39 
           - Our terrier is just a lot of dog in a small package. Which is what she is bred to be.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:08 PM   #48 
           - Our ratter is a biter too...  BronxBoy   Nov-19-08 02:17 PM   #56 
              - Ours can't stand people it when people bend down over her to pet her.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:24 PM   #61 
           - I was sleeping with four of my five weiner dogs draped over me.  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:07 PM   #86 
     - Well, I still have the scars near my eye from the bite I received by one as a kid  lukasahero   Nov-20-08 12:50 PM   #145 
  - they are wicked smart though  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 01:44 PM   #32 
  - They can be really great dogs.  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:54 PM   #36 
  - I think crating is cruel.  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:02 PM   #41 
  - Me too. It will drive a good dog crazy.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:06 PM   #46 
     - It's a challenge working with damaged rescues.  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:12 PM   #52 
        - What finally worked for this dog was ignoring her.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:21 PM   #59 
           - "Not long after that, she had totally adopted me."  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:32 PM   #66 
           - wonderful adoption story  shireen   Nov-19-08 05:12 PM   #88 
  - re: big tough dogs as compensation..  Posteritatis   Nov-19-08 02:26 PM   #62 
     - That's because all those big tough thuggish types were the real thing.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:30 PM   #64 
     - Nah, they carried weapons and dealt drugs openly too (nt)  Posteritatis   Nov-19-08 03:02 PM   #71 
     - as guys age, their dogs shrink. :) We've had dachsies for over  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:10 PM   #87 
        - AAH, so that's what you call...  StopThePendulum   Nov-19-08 07:27 PM   #112 
           - you naughty thing, you. LOL!  roguevalley   Nov-20-08 12:53 AM   #139 
  - I am glad she's a good girl, and that you are a loving and responsible owner.  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 01:56 PM   #37 
     - I've posted this before, but I think it bears reposting.  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:00 PM   #40 
     - Ha! Mean ol' kitteh! My cats do this, too--they have no problem walloping  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 02:04 PM   #43 
     - I think Ren wears the pants in the family.  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:05 PM   #45 
     - lol  GTRMAN   Nov-19-08 02:10 PM   #50 
     - that is precious  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 02:14 PM   #54 
     - thanks  GTRMAN   Nov-19-08 02:20 PM   #58 
        - I have my Black Lab "Fluebie"  Botany   Nov-19-08 05:24 PM   #92 
     - awwwwwwwwww  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:12 PM   #90 
     - your babies are fabulous. my gretchen (dachsie) used to kick  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:12 PM   #89 
        - they sound so cute!  AtomicKitten   Nov-20-08 12:24 AM   #137 
           - they are my babies. :) I have to put them on a dog treadmill to keep  roguevalley   Nov-20-08 12:52 AM   #138 
     - Honestly, you have to be careful of any big dog that can be used for protection.  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:03 PM   #42 
        - True--I just generally don't trust my training/alpha female abilities well enough  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 02:08 PM   #49 
           - You are smart. A big, smart dog will run your life if you are not 'top dog'. n/t  renie408   Nov-19-08 02:12 PM   #51 
              - exactly  GTRMAN   Nov-19-08 02:23 PM   #60 
  - My wife and I are big-time dog lovers  Danascot   Nov-19-08 02:07 PM   #47 
     - Yes--there's just some risks in life I'm not willing to take, and owning  wienerdoggie   Nov-19-08 02:17 PM   #57 
  - Good news... I love it. I hope his/her owners are found.  midnight   Nov-19-08 01:18 PM   #10 
  - It's good to know he has a home somewhere  melody   Nov-19-08 01:19 PM   #11 
  - Ooo, ose a good doggy, ose a good doggy! Hey, this was November 5th  HEyHEY   Nov-19-08 01:23 PM   #14 
  - joyously recommend. nt  xchrom   Nov-19-08 01:23 PM   #15 
  - Hooray for irresponsible pitbull owners! Let them all loose!  KurtNYC   Nov-19-08 01:24 PM   #17 
  - I now think it's irresponsible to keep pit bulls indoors  Enrique   Nov-19-08 01:30 PM   #19 
  - Well, that completely negates the two pitbulls that ate their owner last year, doesn't it?? n/t  renie408   Nov-19-08 01:27 PM   #18 
  - Yes dear, posting a positive story about a dog is a bad thing indeed.  uppityperson   Nov-20-08 01:00 PM   #147 
  - All's well that ends well.  AtomicKitten   Nov-19-08 01:39 PM   #28 
  - Awww... that's a sweet ending to a great story  Cronus Protagonist   Nov-19-08 01:43 PM   #31 
  - AWWWWW  GloriaSmith   Nov-19-08 01:59 PM   #38 
  - they were meant to be. same with my Pip. I felt a huge rush of  roguevalley   Nov-19-08 05:15 PM   #91 
  - That's great!  InvisibleTouch   Nov-19-08 05:58 PM   #97 
  - great story. Glad the dog will get a home (If she/he doesn't have one already)  Liberal_in_LA   Nov-19-08 02:05 PM   #44 
  - Great story and I love dogs and think all breeds are capable of such actions.  Just A Yeller Dawg   Nov-19-08 02:15 PM   #55 
  - WHO WAS that Masked Dog? He didn't give me a chance to thank him !!!  slampoet   Nov-19-08 02:30 PM   #63 
  - NOT! The dog jumped into the backseat of the woman's car! n/t  ColbertWatcher   Nov-19-08 03:01 PM   #69 
  - this is one of those " dog doesn't bite man" stories  CreekDog   Nov-19-08 02:33 PM   #67 
  - My pug is the alpha dog over my female pitbull and boston terrier! go figure.  williesgirl   Nov-19-08 02:59 PM   #68 
  - I love you, Handsome Boy!  Dr Fate   Nov-19-08 03:01 PM   #70 
  - Well it is Florida. Which means it was Bizarro Pit-Bull.  gatorboy   Nov-19-08 03:22 PM   #74 
  - Good Doggy!  Iggo   Nov-19-08 03:26 PM   #75 
  - I WANT HIM!  The Stranger   Nov-19-08 03:28 PM   #76 
  - Angel  proud patriot   Nov-19-08 04:27 PM   #79 
  - I am not crying .... I got something in my eye  Botany   Nov-19-08 05:00 PM   #81 
  - a sweet brave little soul  shireen   Nov-19-08 05:04 PM   #83 
  - Stray Pit Bull running loose in children's playground.....  bvar22   Nov-19-08 05:53 PM   #94 
  - Good dog. K&R  dicksteele   Nov-19-08 05:59 PM   #98 
  - What a beautiful story  malaise   Nov-19-08 06:00 PM   #99 
  - Maybe he got lost.  lizzy   Nov-19-08 10:43 PM   #119 
  - Leave it to DU to turn this into a thread about how "dangerous" this breed is.  PeaceNikki   Nov-19-08 06:02 PM   #101 
  - I don't even listen to their crap any longer.  Vektor   Nov-19-08 11:14 PM   #126 
  - Very sweet story, cute how he jumped into the backseat in the family car.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-19-08 06:37 PM   #105 
  - Yup, consider yourself flamed !!!  Sequoia   Nov-19-08 06:41 PM   #106 
  - Speaking from flamesuit, Glad you're happy and not bit.  OnceUponTimeOnTheNet   Nov-19-08 07:00 PM   #108 
     - I did get bit when I was 7 or 8 by one of those ugly little dogs  Sequoia   Nov-20-08 10:57 AM   #142 
  - It's true  LWolf   Nov-20-08 06:56 AM   #141 
  - Maybe you're just delicious  Chulanowa   Nov-20-08 04:18 PM   #151 
  - I like that she's planning on adopting the dog  flvegan   Nov-19-08 06:50 PM   #107 
  - She didn't adopt him  MrsMatt   Nov-20-08 01:39 PM   #150 
  - owner  mbergen   Nov-19-08 09:56 PM   #115 
  - Now that's a nice story about a pitbull for a change.  lizzy   Nov-19-08 10:35 PM   #116 
  - Nice doggy! (never thought I'd say that about a pit bull, but what can you do?)  Hekate   Nov-19-08 10:49 PM   #120 
  - What a good doggey!  Mind_your_head   Nov-19-08 10:59 PM   #122 
  - Yay! Thank you. Now if we could start perpetuating the opinion that all pit bulls are heroes....  Vektor   Nov-19-08 11:09 PM   #124 
  - I love both of my pits,  bluedawg12   Nov-19-08 11:41 PM   #130 
     - That's what people who actually KNOW the breed say.  Vektor   Nov-19-08 11:49 PM   #134 
        - They are very loving and loyal and very intelligent  bluedawg12   Nov-19-08 11:56 PM   #135 
  - My late pit hated guns.  madeline_con   Nov-19-08 11:42 PM   #131 
  - What is Palin doing so far from Alaska?  anonymous171   Nov-20-08 12:51 PM   #146 
  - k&r for good pit bull stories.  uppityperson   Nov-20-08 01:02 PM   #148 
  - Hey - this pit bull's "one of the good ones."  Writer   Nov-20-08 01:26 PM   #149 

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