Need Idea Help

United States
December 31, 2011 6:29pm CST
I'm writing a short story about a fighting pit bull, and I need help figuring out one part of my story. Something is going to happen to make help for the dog look helpless. In my first draft of the story, the dog attacked a shelter worker who he believed to be dangerous (but wasn't really). Do you guys like that idea, or do you think I need to use something else. I don't want him to attack another dog, because he is going to be good with other dogs despite his dogfighting history. Any suggestions are welcome! Thanks
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@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
16 Jan 12
Oh yeah! I got chased by a pit bull just the other day. He came out of nowhere and instinct took over and i leaped a wall better than the HULK lol. I am so glad the gates were closed.
• United States
20 Jan 12
Why are you picking on pit bulls!?!?!? You meany! lol I am at a part in my story where I am having a hard time moving on! It's a very upsetting part (that I def. don't want to make graphic) but it's still hard for me to write!!! I'll probably cry when I finally do write it! I researched how dogs are trained for fighting, and oh it's so awful! (Of course the training is awful, the "sport" is awful!)
@thezone (9451)
• Ireland
21 Jan 12
Pitbull fighting I never blame the breed, just the owners!
• United States
21 Jan 12
That makes me like you 10 times more! lol I can't stand people who think pit bulls are "dangerous animals." Breed bans make me want to....go crazy! lol. I love pit bulls!! I did a powerpoint for a class on "Pit Bull Misconceptions" and my teacher said I taught him things he hadn't been aware of. I got an A, wooot!! Pitbull fighting
@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
9 Jan 12
I would have your dog attacked by a much bigger, more vicious dog. He would avoid the bigger dog at first but the bigger dog would be getting the better of him so your dog would begin to fight back. Being the more clever of the two, your dog would win the fight but even though the attack was seriously provoked, it does not look good for your dog.
• United States
9 Jan 12
That's a really good idea, I like that you didn't make him the aggressor in the situation (because that wouldn't have fit him). Thank you! I've added this to my "short list." lol
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@MsTickle (24962)
• Australia
9 Jan 12
From the brief outline you gave I thought your dog should be the underdog, if you'll excuse the pun. I didn't want him to do the attacking but rather the defending. Of course, the evil dog is subdued but not killed or badly injured.
• United States
10 Jan 12
Yeah, if I end up using that idea, the shelter people will get the dogs seperated before too much damage is done. But I just thought of a little problem. Why would another dog attack him? I don't think the shelter workers will walk an aggressive dog by another one...hmmm...
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
Lets say, he was a new on that shelter while usually he live naturally free.He considered all on that shelter was his enemies and dangerous. His wild instinct who teach him well as a fighter and a hunter. Suddenly, everything change when he falling love whether the female, peoples (boy, girls or whatever whom it will be his master). Finally, he become a nice pet, a best friend and a great guardian.
• United States
1 Jan 12
I didn't give you a lot of details of my story, but I already have the whole story line. And I already have most of the details, he is going to get along with people at the shelter, he is going to have a man that is going to adopt him when he's ready...but something happens that changes things. All I can think of is to have him attack someone he thinks is dangerous.
@Devilova (5396)
• Indonesia
1 Jan 12
Well, sorry if I'm bothering your story lines. This is from my views about your problems. "After he attack the worker, other workers want catch him to be entered to quarantine.But during the capture, the dog got bad injured.(you who decide the injury).At the treatment, there comes someone (again, you who decide) thau fall in love with him at the first sight and want to adopt him no matter what happen.But because of the track records, he not allowed to be adopted. Finally, that someone comes everyday and help the treatments.Day by day they become closer and closer". I believe You know the rest.How about that?
• United States
2 Jan 12
You aren't bothering anything, I appreciate the suggestions! The attack on the worker is going to be at the end of the story, there won't be enough time after it for all you mentioned to happen. You actually kind of got some facts in my story right, just in the wrong section. lol
• India
1 Jan 12
hey, i do not really understand the discussion do you writing anystory, or some book. mention more so that i can give my opinion.
@carmelanirel (20979)
• United States
1 Jan 12
Wow, I read through the suggestions and I agree, regardless of the reason, if a dog attacks someone, they are adoptable. Unless you make the worker a "bad guy" that the dog sensed which may make him adoptable only if someone wanted a guard dog, but I am not sure on that. One said to call your local shelter, that might be your best bet..