Man's Best Friend...
Been sitting here trying to come up with a Topic for this weeks
article. So this folks is what you get. Most people might say
particularly the ladies that Man's Best Friend is their soul
mate, wife, partner, whatever, which I must agree is quite true.
They say behind every successful man is a good wife/woman,
unfortunately this particular article is in regards to Man's
Other Best Friend, The dog.
Often referred to as a Faithful Companion, the dog has many
traits and almost Human qualities that befriend them to Man. I
myself started out with a actual fear of dogs particularly ones
of the large and nasty type, once even being bitten in the
middle of the back by one around the age of if I remember
correctly about 13-14 years old. Things did change however and
the very same dogs which I wasn't feared I now handle without
any trouble, well mostly anyway depending on the circumstances.
Perhaps just a little elaboration here is to say that in most
situations I can now handle large even savage dogs.
I have for many years now kept, myself mainly German shepherds
also known as Alsatians, known as such only as Alsatians for a
long time in this country due to the War time period of the hate
of anything associated with Germany or the word German, but now
commonly know as Shepherds. Although the breed or at least some
of them originate from a place called Alsace, forgive me if that
spelling is wrong. I would also like to add here that I mention
myself as keeping them because my wife usually keeps a much
smaller breed of dog.
Okay now we have that all cleared up, I have had several German
Shepherds as Man's Best Friend over the years and they have been
generally in my opinion quite placid dogs very safe with
children, although of course one must take precautions with any
dogs and young children, not so much because the dogs are
necessarily dangerous but because young children can and often
do get out of hand often hurting the dogs and causing them to
attack the children.
I must say hear that I have never had German shepherds that have
attacked my children although they have been apt to attack
anyone threatening my children and I believe these dogs do know
the difference between play and threat. I did at one time have a
Shepherd that I acquired through a person, who had to give him
up because he was a long distance Truck driver and the dog was
fine while in the truck on the road, but when at home would
fight with the owners other dog and would usually get the bad
end of the stick. This dogs previous owner the one before the
truck driver that is, had mistreated the dog and when I first
got him, his name was Shadow by the way,
Stu!... [stumacsu] Stuart Charles Mackenzie
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