I was thinking last night about the pit bull that attacked me 25 yrs ago, first thing that came to my head was. I’d rather go through that again than have Rheumatoid. I was shocked at my own internal honesty, the dog attack was more brutal on me mentally than the bite itself, it bit my thigh and held on, I screamed and punched it in the face. Lucky for me a boy on a bicycle, deliberately got the dogs attention away from me. He could ride his bike faster than the dog could run lol. I was however scarred mentally for many yrs, would avoid bully/ guarding breeds like the plague. 20 years later I was able to pet a pitty again :). Really sad that rheumatoid makes that experience look like a walk (crawl) in the park.
Bloggers note : I posted this blog with no intention of demonizing pit bulls or any other breed, I had a bad experience with 1 dog and completely blame the incompetent owner. 🙂