The All American Dog has a long history that’s been forgotten by America today. The American Pitbull Terriers use to be a World War I, “Mascots of neutrality and bravery.” Today they are seen almost like a convict in public waiting to commit a crime and keep their distance from them. The breed is one of the smartest breeds out there in the world today proven by the Canine Temperament tests, American Pitbull Terriers score above average higher than any other dogs. Pit Bull Terriers are part of American history due to their powerful physical characteristics and strong bonds of loyalty, however, recent media focus have tarnished changed this breed’s image unfairly.
Canine tales are becoming an ever-more-popular medium for expression, says Garber: “Just as the pathos of human love and loss is most effectively retold, in modern stories, through the vehicle of the steadfastly loyal and loving dog, so the human hero has increasingly been displaced and replaced by the canine one” (44). The spotlight has been shifted from the larger-than-life human to the humble family pet and his canine brethren. Stories that feature a dog rather than a person are able to more convey a deeper sense of meaning, establishing their...
On 03/05/17, at 2:26pm, I Deputy Warden N. Christian was dispatched to 2482 Dawnlight Ave on a dog on dog or cat attack, no known owner. I arrived at the location and spoke to Noelle Lamp. Ms. Lamp stated that she let her cat outside when two tan pit bulls running loose came on her property and attacked her cat. Ms. Lamp was able to scare the dogs away from her house. Ms. Lamp contacted Columbus Police Department (CPD) who in returned contacted Franklin County Animal Care and Control (FCACC). I was advised by CPD Officers that they talk to a few dog owners down the street that have pit bulls and was determine those were not the dogs that attack Ms. Lamp cat. CPD Officers advised me that the dogs appear to be staying in the woody area across
What comes to mind when one thinks of the word ‘puppy’? It is probable describe a puppy as a lovable, adorable, and cuddly companion. However, one might also identify the animal as a menace and a liability or even as a delicious source of food. Why does this single word hold so many meanings? One’s past experiences and biases influences these conflicting views and attitudes. For instance, an individual’s fond view of puppies may exist because they were raised with puppies and consequently grew affectionate toward the animals. On the contrary, if another individual has not bonded with puppies as pets, then they will share the latter point of view. In the short story “Puppy” by George Saunders, the multiple characters view single events and objects with contrasting perceptions. Therefore, instead of painting a precise picture of the characters and the plot, the story expresses several views regarding the morals of the characters, the motivations of their actions, and the meaning of the events that take place. In “Puppy”, George Saunders explores the theory that perception is not an elementary, universal definition of an object or idea, but a complex interpretation that is influenced by one’s unique and varying past experiences and opinions. The complexity of perception is evident in one the story’s narrator’s, Marie’s, vantage point.
Perhaps most obviously, the dog represents emotion. The boy in the story grows up with cold people in a house that is "not happy" (316) and that expresses "an absence, a lack, which because it wasunacknowledged was irremediable" (316). The boy wishes that his family's "confined feeling might overflow and express itself in a fit of rage . . . or with some bit of foolery" (317). Of course, he knows it is not to be. The dog that his Aunt Mathilda adopts, however, represents the opposite of repressed, or perhaps nonexistent, emotion: "Her whole body, from her quivering snout to her tail ready to waggle, was full of an abundant capacity for fun" (323). It is the dog's expression of emotion that permeates Aunt Mathilda's cold exterior and provokes her to express emotion of her own. Yet the boy is still isolated, perhaps more so, as his jealousy takes hold. As he watches his aunt stroke the dog sleeping on her lap, he realizes the extent of his own isolation and feels the loss of any hope that he, too, might be the ...
When I read this hypothetical, I think about a “healthy Clydesdale horse” first. It is well muscle and strong. It stands 64 to 72 inches high and weighs 1,800 to 2,000 pounds. In the other hand, I am just a little girl who is about 5 feet and weighs 100 pounds. It means that he weighs 18 to 20 times as many pounds as I. He must be stronger than me very much. Although his hooves are shackled to the ground while his head is held in place with thick rope and even if I am allowed to wear steel – toe boots, I don’t think that I could kill him within 20 minutes. It is impossible for a physically weak person like me. If I were even able to kill him, I would be obsessed about killing an innocent animal. This is very cruel and makes me sad. Moreover,
The immensity of the bond of a dog and it’s owner goes beyond life itself. Loyalty and love are two things included and displayed in Lob and Sandy’s bond throughout the story, “Lob’s Girl”. The story itself is about a girl and a dog’s heartwarming bond that goes unbroken until the end. One piece of evidence that supports this is the fact that the moment that Lob met Sandy he fell in love with her, Another piece of evidence is that Lob was Sandy’s dog. The final piece of evidence is that Lob and Sandy’s bond is so strong and mature that they can tell that one of them are there by what they sound like.
Not too long ago, Ms. Morris’s beloved dog, Hattie, had 5 puppies. Everyone in town thought the puppies were boring and ugly. Their eyes were closed, made a little movement, and didn’t make any noise. Nobody thought the dogs were cute, and nobody wanted them.
Take a moment and picture a dog in your head. What do you see? You may see many different things depending on your own personal encounters with the species. There are many types of dogs out there. Some small, some large, long-haired or short-haired. There are many variances in what a dog can look like. One thing that does not change, or should not change, is the importance for every dog in this world to be given love and affection, no matter its characteristics. This is what leads me to believe that the obsession with producing and owning purebreds needs to come to a halt. Continuing to create these so-called “best dogs” is dangerous to not only the purebred’s health, but also devalues mixed breeds and can cost them their lives in animal shelters where they may never escape. My interest in this topic caused me to look into seeing what other people felt about it.
Through the corner of the eye weeds are falling and birds flying, and then a flash of black and white. What was it? Nothing but an energetic springer. From early in history to now, English Springer Spaniels have helped humans in many ways, along with being a great companion. From hunting to royalty.From show and spring. Springers have always been loyal and beautiful,but don't forget a great hunter too.