photo caption: Jade and Bear AAAH this is the life
JADE and BEAR the misunderstood mushy wiggle butts, owned by responsible pit bull mommy BARBARA ERB. i don't usually blog about fatal attacks but the comments made by ERB'S husband really disturb me. THOMAS FOWLER says there was a struggle over keys and the dog did what comes naturally, KILL A FAMILY MEMBER.
"She came home high again, her daughter, went to attack my wife and her own dog attacked her, JADE and the police had to shoot the dog cuz the dog wouldn't release her. He swung around, knocking a mirror over and a lamp, her daughter and the dog reacted to it. And unfortunately it ended the way it did. She wasn't a bad person, she was just messed up and we tried helping her." when asked if he was close to his dogs FOWLER gets choked up and says "Yeah, well I was, they were like my family, ya know. And unfortunately we were close to her daughter but how much can you give somebody help. We didn't want this to happen."
notice FOWLER'S repetitive use of language to distance himself from the victim, "her daughter". notice how he chokes up ONLY when talking about the DOGS.
the ERB/FOWLER family hope to get the four pits back that were not involved in the attack.
Fowler says the family owned six pit bulls, all of whom were friendly, nonaggressive pets, which can be viewed here.