That can be a common problem with pits and they have such a bad reputation as it is.I was on a remote part of Ireland once visiting a relative of mine and nearby there was a cottage that was rented out from time to time.An English guy was staying there with his young pitbull and he kept letting the dog run loose on the nearby beach..My cousin had a lab pup and an Irish wolfhound and one day the pitbull tried to attack the lab and the wolfhound killed it.He just picked it up and shook it until his neck broke,it was awful to watch.The guy who owned it was pissed but pitbulls have to be muzzled and on a lead in Ireland so he couldn't do anything about it.He said he thought wolfhounds were passive dogs,I asked him why the **** did he think they were called wolfhounds.
Renee, my Pit, isn't my first. I was well aware that there was a chance she would become dog aggressive and need to be kept separate from the others. Dog aggression isn't a fault in the breed according to the breed standard, but it does make owning a Pit an extra responsibility and pain in the rear.
Renee is known as my "soulmutt". She alert barks when my blood pressure spikes or my blood sugar drops. She can open any door in the house unless it's locked. She knows 11 behaviors/commands. I have a couple friends with anxiety and Renee will plaster herself to them until they leave. Her athletic ability is just amazing and she is an excellent hunter of vermin. She has an incredible amount of personality.
I know my dog and I know what she is capable of. When I take Renee out, I use a leash splitter and attach to both a collar and harness. If the collar fails, the harness acts as a back up. I also have a muzzle. The leash is required for all dogs here. The muzzle is not. I can keep my dog under control, but there are many people who do not or cannot. Rather than risk some off leash dog rushing up to my seriously not dog friendly ball of all go, no quit canine muscle and get itself killed, I keep a basket muzzle on her for everyone's safety.
Frankly, the man on the beach was a fool and an innocent dog died for it. I passionately HATE those who irresponsibly own dogs, especially dogs that already have PR issues. Clearly, the guy knew nothing about dogs if he was shocked a Wolfhound fought an attacker of it's packmate. Has everyone forgotten that dogs were bred to fulfill purposes, some of them to guard and protect? Yeesh.
I have a rabbit that I'm obsessed with. She is free roam in my living room and is litter trained. She won't walk on hardwood floor so she doesn't get into trouble.
I have been reading about birds. My local shelter has a ton of them.
Your bunny is adorable!!!!
I heartily encourage you to get a parrot. I've had friends and family who own them and they're each just awesome in their own way. I couldn't imagine life without mine anymore. She praises me when I clean, verbally comforts me when I'm sad, tells jokes she made up (some are even funny), plays pranks and simple games, asks questions, cuddles..... she's just awesome.