Friday, December 10, 2010

And Now About the Killer Dogs

After all the excitement of robberies and riding around in a police car on Wednesday, we were hoping for a quiet evening so we could both calm down and relax a little (with the baseball bat right by the front door and all the lights on outside) and so after we went to the post office not once but twice because I messed up the labels on a package and didn't notice it until we were in line at the post office and had to come back home and redo it and stopped at Los Hermanos to get something to eat (where I had a mexican style chicken caesar salad in keeping with my low carb nonsense) we settled down to watch the evening news.

Keith went outside to put something in the car and make sure it was locked and I hear all these dogs barking outside so go out to see what was going on and he yells at me to go back inside, that there is a vicious dog running around. While I'm going back inside a huge dog comes lumbering across the street followed by a pit bull. Huge goofy dog is all tail wagging but pit bull dog is snarling and snapping and barking. Keith comes back in the house and says the pit bull tried to bite him and these dogs are running around after the cats next door and trying to break down the fence next door to go after their dogs. He grabs the baseball bat and goes back outside, then comes back in to call the police about the pit bull that tried to bite him. While we are waiting for the police to come, the dogs are across the street where they break the fence and pull a little terrier type dog out of his yard and proceed to terrorize the dog and then finally kill it. The woman in the house across the street who owns the dog hears her poor little dog yelping while it is being killed but is afraid to come outside since she is home alone with her toddler and there are big snarling blood thirsty dogs running around her yard
Keith runs back in to call the police again since it's been like 30 minutes since he called and these dogs are tearing apart the little dog across the street and the woman is trapped in her house. We are also afraid that our other neighbor across the street who will be coming home any minute with her three small children might get attacked by these dogs that are running around the yards as they are getting out of their car.
As we are watching the dogs and making sure nobody is going to get hurt, a big blue truck pulls up and calls for the dogs to get in the truck. Keith runs over (with baseball bat) and yells at the woman in the truck that her dogs killed a dog and he is going to report her, so she squeals away but he was able to get her license number and as she is zooming off down the street here come the police.

The police who don't really care much about killer dogs running the neighborhood since they say they don't handle dogs and that is something for animal control to handle.

The police who reluctantly took a report that they said would be sent to animal control who would investigate, and if the dog owner wants to file a lawsuit for the damage to their dog they could do that.

Keith said that the woman in the truck looked like a tweaker hillbilly and had three young snot nosed hillbilly kids in the truck with her. Why anyone would keep a snarling vicious pit bull in a home with three little kids we don't know, but we are assuming that after she got home they called their hillbilly cousin or brother Bubba over in Oildale to come and take the dog to hide it. The dog that is probably being raised for pit bull fighting.

So, yesterday the doorbell rings, again startling me and all the cats, and I see the animal control truck parked out front and a man in an animal control uniform at the door, so I put down the baseball bat and answer the door and go out to talk with him. I explain what all happened and ask him if he got the info about the license number of the truck, show him the house where the dog got killed, so he goes over there and talks with them and they give him the dog's body to take, and then he drives off.

About all that will happen will be the pit bull's owners getting a fine and maybe the dog will be confiscated but who knows. Bakersfield is not well known for it's responsible dog owners.

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