Pam - posted on 03/06/2012 ( 33 moms have responded )
I'm an animal lover, especially love dogs, but when it comes to my kids, I can't trust just anyone, and for that matter, just any dog. I do want to get a dog for my kids in the future and raise it with the family when our kids are a bit older, maybe 3.5 & 5.5. That said, I was on a nature walk with my kids, saw a couple dogs on leashes with nice older woman and they let us pet their dogs, while making them sit down, they were retrievers with smooth cute heads, very cute...and well behaved. I was okay with that. Further down the path a young guy jogging with his young pit-bull... off leash, and he let the pitbull run up to my 2.5 year old, I immediately pulled her back and he says "Oh dont worry he's just a baby himself" I could tell he was trying to convey passively that the stereotype about pit bulls dont apply to all, and I'm sure it doesn't, but as I got my kids away from him, he comes running back past the park later and brings his dog closer to my kids while they are sliding down the slide and tried to get them to pet his dog! Being a past dog owner I know how dogs can get when kids are playing, my lab/colli used to nibble on my legs as I ran from him, but this was an excited pit bull!! COMMMON! This dude needs to go somewhere else to prove his dogs nice~ not too my kids! geeez..