Wednesday, May 16, 2007
the shelter volunteer finishes his first shift
Well, as far as I am concerned, there is the good and the bad. The good is that I met a couple of sweet dogs and we romped in the sun and grass for awhile.
The bad is that it seems that at least 2/3 of the dogs at this shelter are pit bulls, rottweilers, or pit bull mixes. There are some very small young women who do not mind going into small rooms with some of these dogs, and then walking them. I tried, but as a person who has been attacked by a pit bull and German shepherd before, I won't do it anymore. I love dogs, nice dogs, energetic dogs, ugly dogs, stinky dogs, big or small, no problem. But I was in a 4 by 4 foot space yesterday with a rottweiler who ATE HER LEASH RIGHT OUT MY HANDS. Then a pit bull mix chewed on my arm, not breaking the skin, but letting me know the possibilities. No way. I do not like aggressive dogs, and will be working in the cat section from now on.