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Judgment by breed

Published: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

To the Editor:

This letter is addressed to the woman who was in the Crystal Lake Petco on the evening of July 26.

My husband, myself and our dog, which happens to be a pitbull, were in the store shopping for fish. Every once in a while we take Bleu to pet stores for socialization. He’s very well behaved, other than the occasional jumping from excitement. He’d lick you to death before he’d bite you. He’s one of the most loveable dogs I’ve ever owned.

I just want to say, “Shame on you,” to the woman at the register who proceeded to tell her daughter that my dog is “one of those mean dogs.”

I sure hope that you aren’t teaching your daughter to judge people by their color and appearance, the way you’re teaching her to judge dogs by their breed.

You need to remember that dogs, much like people, aren’t born mean. It’s taught by the people raising and training them.

Dawn Delli

Crystal Lake

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