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September 2019
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Snack-Sized

In the 'This Could Only Happen in Texas' department...

TV: So, I was watching the news last night, and a story came on about a man in Conroe, Texas, who was mauled by a pit-bulldog while out jogging. It seems the man killed the dog with his bare hands, trying to get it off of him. The guy says it was self-defense; the dog's owner claims it was murder, and her dog wouldn't hurt a flea. This is in the midst of the Conroe city council seeking to pass legislation that would make it a law that dangerous dogs must be kept on leashes, behind fences, etc. 'Dangerous' would be defined as dogs which attack other animals as well as people.

Erm...These are dogs, remember--canines. Carnivores. Anyway...

One lady, when interviewed briefly about the proposed legislation and whether she thought it would affect her own dog, said, "Oh, no, I'm not worried. My dog is snack-sized."

She hasn't known some of the chihuahuas I've known. (g) Scary little buggers!

Wicca: Imbolc was...instructive. I'll have to think about the ritual some.

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Well, I'm all in favor of leash laws. I (also) say this as a dog lover... a dog is an animal, not a person, and it has animal instincts. It doesn't understand "don't bite because it's not nice." It only understands "defend my territory/assert my dominance." You can control those instincts only so far.

Also, it's just safer for the dog! Sorry. Hot button for me. :-)

Rosemary--Yep, me too. I love dogs, especially once I'm well acquainted with them, but you never know what can happen when a dog decides you've trespassed on its territory. You always have to be careful. I hope they will pass this law in Conroe.

Chantal