I know when I'm getting frustrated actually. I walk away, clear my head and come back and try to post without that emotion there. I think it's a bit rich that you 'cringe' about this thread though .
Also, Pitt Bulls are already banned throughout much of the country, they're not just facing it.
I don't really care if Dan comes back to "check" on her posts. I see no reason as to why a conversation has to stop when there are more than two people involved and one cracks the shits because it hasn't gone their way. I'm not posting my opinion to please her, or to do anything other than to express my opinion.
Her dog wasn't attacked, in fact it sounds like a boisterous young dog wanted to play and her dog wasn't wanting to. It also sounds like she 'panicked' because of the appearance of the other dog. Bluntly, get over it. It happens daily to some of us and there are much better ways to deal with it. There are people who can be called and who will do something about the dog. If you don't use that then you're just as much to blame.