By Noca - 23/03/2009 01:02 - United States
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Like she's going to check under the table before she reacts on instinct. If you're terrified of something, you'll react. The parents should have been watching their kid, especially in a nice place. Crawling under the tables in a common, but rube, child activity and chances are she not only crawled under there, but BIT the girl on the leg. Kid's own damn fault.
You did a good job, kids should know its not polite to play under the table in a high-end restaurant. Do wonder why you would think a dog is walking around in a high-end restaurant...
Why would there be a dog in a restaurant? And what did his sister do that resembled a BITE? Anyway, yeah, that's pretty unfortunate :( I hope she's okay.
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Emile- I am afraid of big dogs aswell. Dogs can tramatize (sp?) people deeply. Depending on the situation people sometimes die from them. When I was 5, I got 3 broken fingers and a broken leg from a dog. It attacked me when I ran after my own dog at the dog park. some dogs can and will do a lot of damage to people... just look at the pitbull.
#215: What an ignorant statement. Not all pitbulls are vicious. I've known several that were very sweet dogs. Any kind of dog can be mean or gentle depending on its training and environment. I understand you have a phobia, but common sense should tell you that it's irrational to assume all dogs are as vicious as the one that bit you, despite what you feel.
wow don't say something that ignorant, #215. not all pitbulls are vicious dogs. more people are bitten by German shepherds (police dogs) followed by rotweilers every year. your experience may have been traumatizing, but you were little. don't be so quick to assume dogs are evil. they don't hurt people just for the sake of hurting people, they don't hold grudges, and the only reason they'd be aggressive towards humans is because of how their owners treated and raised them.
But you guys....it's an irrational fear, meaning that it's next to impossible to "simply apply logic and get over it" For example, I'm not afraid of dogs, but I have extreme noctiphobia, because my mom had died suddenly in the night when I was 13. I've tried, but I can't just be like "Oh, this is stupid to be afraid of the night, I'm just not going to be scared anymore!" It just doesn't happen that way.
#215 I agreed with you somewhat until the last. Then you just sounded like an asshole. My brother has a 120 pound male, unaltered blue nose pit bull. His best friend is a cat. And he try's to be a lap dog whenever possible. He also slobbers on and licks new people he meets. Point is, a small number of pitbulls are aggressive since they were actually bred to be docile "nanny" dogs. It is hard to make them anything but gentle, and those that are, are only that way because of conditioned abuse. #235 I read somewhere that it's estimated small breeds like chihuahuas and shit zhus are responsible for the most dog bites/ attacks but they are the least reported. Either way, a fear of dogs can be rational and understandable. But not if you're going to be a dick about it and refuse to educate yourself.