Why are some people so ignorant that they cannot understand this?
This is an actual conversation I copied from another website. We were talking about dogs. One woman made a post about her husband getting angry and slapping her 7 year old across the face. Their German Shepherd bit the husband on the hand in defence of the child. I repeat IN DEFENCE OF THE CHILD!!!!! There was a huge fight, of course. She was pissed that he hit the child like that in the first place. Then he was insisting on calling animal control and have the dog picked up and euthanized. She was very upset about this. The dog protected her child and her husband wanted him killed. She ended up walking out and taking her kids and the dog to a hotel.
Several people commented with stories of a pet protecting their child or themselves from danger. I told a story that I have told on CafeMom. Long story short, someone tried to kidnap my daughter when she was 2 and my collie bit him pretty badly. He had about 5 major bites that drew blood and several small ones on the backs of his legs, from her running him off the property, some that bled, some that didn't He ended up with about 27 stitches. This was not a savage attack. He refused to back off so she kept biting him until he left and then she ran him off. She was also badly injured because, after the first bite, he kicked her into the wall of the barn. She got right back up and shielded my child. I didn't even know she was hurt until she came back and was coughing up blood and limping. She had two broken ribs and a dislocated hip. After I posted this, I got this comment, word for word, typos, bad grammar, and all (it is killing me to type this horribly but the site won't let me copy/paste and you have to get the typos to get a full measure of what we are dealing with here). I will not post her screen name. I shall call her DA (three guesses what it is short for). I swear to God I cannot I am not making this up. You cannot make this shit up.
DA: I cnt bleev u r so stupd. That dog atcked a persin. it dnt matter if he was protcting ur child. I cnt bleev their r ppl n this site who r dumb enuff to to bleev this BS. 27 stictches shld hve ben a call to animal control. U should hve put it 2 slee. i cnt bleev u let tht dog arnd ur kids. u shld loose them. dfax should take thme bcuz u r 2 stpd to be a mom. i hoe ur dog iz that inpornt enuff that u shld loose ur kid. it will just attck u ad ur kids evntully. Dog duz not = 2 humin. ur a bad mom bcuz ur kids dnt com furst. ur fucking dog coms furst.
This was my response.
Me: First of all, no one that types like that has any right to call anyone else stupid. Second: Animal control did come to my house. I was in no trouble. They praised my dog for protecting my child. It was not a viscous attack and I trust my dog with my kids. She probably saved my daughter's life. This man was drunk and calling me filthy names and threatening to kill me and take my child. It still keeps me up at night when I think about what he could have done to her. My dog saved her from that horror and I thank God for that everyday. Do you have dogs? Do you have kids?
DA: ur th dubazz i no lots abt kidz nd dogz. i hve 1 kid he livs wid my mom and i wudv hd 2 bt i had an abortion bcuz mi bbd ddy wudnt git a job. no i dnt hve dog i dnt lik them nd i dnt wnt them. they r mean and they bit i dnt care how nice you think urs is. he attckd a man, i dnt care if u thnk he wuz trning 2 attck ur kid. maybe he just thgt she wuz cute nd u were a bitch for lettin ur dog bit him. thts why he called u name. i bet ur kid iz ugly nd he wuz lieing. i no alot bour kiz. i no abt ur kidz nd u shld probly had a abortion 2 and keep ur dog becuas u luv itmore. o nd i'm nt the stupd 1 ur i hv i finishd hi scool nd u hv a ged nd that makes me smarter.
She knows I have a GED because we discussed it on another post.
Me: Having one child that doesn't live with you and having one abortion doesn't mean that you know about children. However, I do commend you on at least being able to spell "abortion" correctly. I don't see how you think you know so much more about children than I do. I am raising my three children and I have one on the way. I have also owned dogs my entire life and I know a lot more about them than you do as well. What about your child? If someone tried to hurt your child, would you protect your baby by any means necessary? Would you hurt him if you had to? A dog protects its pack. Its family is its pack. By the way, it is true that I did not finish high school but I also have a Bachelor's Degree and I am a kindergarten teacher. Graduating high school doesn't make you smarter and, judging by the fact that you cannot even spell "High School" only proves me right. I am not arguing with you any more. Have a nice day.
DA: U fukin bitch! ho u thnk u r? u r not smarter then me. i no mor abut kidz hvng dogs dnt mean u no anythin abut them. u shld loos ur kid. i hop ur dogs eat them and u.
I ignored her comments and she kept up and then started sending me private messages. So, I started sending her her own messages back, only with the grammar and spelling corrected. She stopped pretty quickly.
Anyway, the bad grammar is not my point because I have already taken enough crap about being a grammar NAZI. However, I am raising the issue of her stupid opinion because I have heard it before. She was not the only one that commented this to the OP. The dog was clearly protecting the child. Her father slapped her and, I know if it had been my child, I would have been the one biting him. I believe in spanking when a child needs it but slapping a child across the face is unnecessary and it is abusive. Her daughter told her that this isn't the first time he has hit her like that and it also isn't the first time the dog has behaved this way. It was the first bite but he has growled several times. He crossed the line and the dog punished him before the mother could.
The number of bites my dog gave my child's would-be kidnapper was necessary. I did have a few people comment that an attack like that, that left scars, was too much and it was reason to worry but I disagree. I was there. They were not. She was shielding the child and there was nothing I could do to protect her. He was convinced that my child was his grandchild and he was going to kill me to get her. I'm just glad my dog was able to make him mad enough that he came after me instead of my child and then hurt him and scared him enough to make him leave. This was all years ago, of course, so it doesn't really matter but still.
There IS a difference between protective and aggressive. A dog that is protective growls or bites to protect a person but an aggressive dog attacks without cause. If someone was trying to kidnap your child, would YOU hesitate to hurt them to protect your innocent child? Any woman that says no has no business being a mother. You would be considered a hero for bashing someone's skull in to save your child's life? Why should the dog be considered a dangerous predator for doing the same thing?