A friend in Philadelphia was out walking her dog when a pit bull streaked out of an open door, knocked her to the ground, and went for her small dog’s throat.
As the three of them were thrashing in combat on the ground, a passerby said: “Can I help? I have a gun.”
“Yes,” she shouted, “Shoot the pit bull!”
“Oh no,” the passerby replied, “I could never shoot a dog.”
I wonder why he asked if he could help. I guess he was waiting to shoot a human.
Another passerby grabbed a sharp stick and shoved the end into the snarling mouth of the pit bull, which then let go of its canine victim to chew on the stick.
The story has several morals:
1) People who keep pit bulls in their houses should keep their doors closed.
2) A stick well used is more effective than a gun not used.
3) Walk your dog quietly and carry a pointed stick.