|Puddles the Angel Doggie|
In my neighborhood, people walk with weapons. I see an assortment of golf clubs and bats, there's likely pepper spray, knives, and guns hidden from view. Apparently, there is a rash of accounts of people who no longer count on Animal Control or the Police to take care of errant pit bulls, and not just in my neighborhood: people are taking up arms. Take your weapon when you go for the mail, isn't that ridiculous? Welcome to Darfur! Well, it is said, the Good Lord helps those who help themselves.
Be forewarned, however, those who live by the sword, die by the sword. In today's society, an act of self preservation can be viewed to be animal cruelty. Also, remember what happened to George Zimmerman, he originally purchased a handgun to protect himself and his wife from pit bulls running amok.
And then there is the man in Riverside California who shoved a hose down a pit bull named Puddles, and well, her name became an ironic and self fulfilling prophecy, and the man who was tired of dealing with this dog was cast as a horrible, wretched and cruel man. The thing is, a normal dog would flee in such a deluge, but not the tenacious gripper, who was very pregnant at the time. I smell irresponsible pit bull owner, but the man who was protecting his dog was made out to be the bad guy.
I would also like to share the good news...the Bible can also SAVE in more ways than one!
This is an older media report, but I thought I would share it, since it is in keeping with the theme of this blog. Besides, I found this groovy animated pit bull angel gif, and I had to share it with all of the faithful members our our congregation here at the First Church of Pit bulls, safety advocates and pit bull advocates alike. Hey ya Pit Bull Tribe from Facebook...keep those break sticks AND the Bible handy! And for everyone else...may your angels be watching for you (and your dog) when you go for a walk.....or may you be able turn a pit bull into an angel. God works in mysterious ways, so they say!
City View, TX (KFDX) - A 77-year-old grandmother is recovering after being attacked by two pit bulls in a neighborhood outside of Austin, Texas. Luckily, a few good Samaritans came to her rescue.
The blood stains spattered on the road speak of the vicious attack.
"It was horrible. It was horrible. She was just crying, 'Help me, help me.'"
"They could have killed her. And that would have just been devastating. it was devastating enough to see her so defenseless on the ground pleading for help."
"They just ripped her. They had a rip on her head from here to back there, they had cut her right there & they had sliced her arm so it swelled up. And they had our arm just tearing at it."
These three Jehovah's witnesses were visiting the neighborhood when they heard June O'Hara's screams and joined a college student, trying to fight off the dogs.
"He come and grabbed the stick and he started beating at the dogs and they were trying to bite and attack him."
The Jehovah's witnesses decided seek a little divine intervention.
"I actually threw two Bibles. And they did back up. They backed up when I threw the Bibles at em. so the Bibles did help."
Finally, as first responders arrived, the dogs released the victim. Animal Control captured both pit bulls. AMR took June to the hospital.
"She's a very nice lady. I don't know her - but she's somebody's mother, somebody's grandmother, somebody's friend."
"The first thing she said to me when we saw her in the ER was she didn't think she was going to live through it. She actually didn't think she was going to be alive after this."
June's son, Tim, got to meet the good Samaritan ladies.
"There were some tears of thanks and joy and stuff like that. I'll find a way to go to their church and thank em somehow - there's gotta be a way. But I wish I could find out who the young man was. He needs to be thanked, too."
Tim says he wants something done to prevent this from happening to anyone else.
"My mom says she'll never go out the house again to take a morning walk like she has for who knows how many years - can't think of how many years she's been doing it. So now that's gonna tie her up in the house, and every time she walks outside she's going to be looking over her shoulder."
O'Hara has been released from the hospital. She sustained 12 puncture wounds to the head and a deep bite on her stomach.