Twas the night before christmas, a story for shelter pits.

T’WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THEY LIVED ALL ALONE, NOT AN OWNER OR FAMILY, JUST CELLS MADE FROM STONE. I HAD ENTERED THE BUILDING WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, AND TO SEE JUST WHO IN THIS STRANGE HOME MAY LIVE. I LOOKED ALL ABOUT, A STRANGE SIGHT I DID SEE… NO TINSEL, NO PRESENTS, NOT EVEN A TREE! NO STOCKING ON THE MANTLE, NO MANTLE AT ALL… JUST PICTURES OF LONELY PIT BULLS PLASTERED THE HALL,

IT WAS A SOBER THOUGHT THAT THEN ENTERED MY MIND, THIS HOUSE WAS DIFFERENT, IT FELT COLD AND UNKIND, THE ROOM AT THE END SEEMED LIKE THE LAST PLACE TO GO, AND THE DOGS LOOKED SO SAD THEIR EYES PLEADED TO ROAM. THEN I SAW ONE LAY SLEEPING, SILENT AND ALONE, CURLED UP ON THE FLOOR, IN HIS ONE BEDROOM HOME. HIS FACE WAS SO GENTLE, NOT HOW I THOUGHT THEY’RE BRED, I’LL NEVER FORGET HOW HIS FUR WAS STAINED RED!

CURLED UP ON A TOWEL, THE FLOOR FOR A BED. ALL THESE DOGS HAD FAMILIES BATTLED FOR THEIR SAFE RETURN, YET SO SADLY THEY LOST, THE DOGS ENDED UP HERE IN A PLACE COLD AS THE FROST. SOON ROUND THE WORLD, THE CHILDREN WOULD PLAY AND GROWN UPS WOULD CELEBRATE, A BRIGHT CHRISTMAS DAY. THEY ALL ENJOYED HAVING THEIR FAMILY NEAR, UNLIKE THE DOGS I SEE, LIKE THE ONE LYING HERE. I COULDN’T HELP WONDER, HOW MANY LAY ALONE, ON A COLD CHRISTMAS EVE, IN A PLACE FAR FROM HOME.

THE THOUGHT BROUGHT A TEAR TO MY EYE, AND I DIDN’T QUITE KNOW WHY, I DROPPED TO MY KNEES, AND STARTED TO CRY. THE PIT BULL AWAKENED, CAME OVER TO GREET, HE CAME CLOSE AND KISSED ME AND PRANCED ON CUT FEET, THE LOOK IN HIS EYES SAID “SANTA DON’T CRY… THEY ALL SEEM TO HATE ME AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. I’D NEVER BITTEN, I’D NEVER RUN FREE, STILL THEY SCOLDED, SHOOK FINGERS AND SAID MEAN THINGS  TO ME.THEY STARVED ME, THEY BEAT ME, I WALKED CIRCLES ON CHAINS, I WALKED A PATH IN THAT DIRT, THEY EVEN LET ME GET MANGE. STILL I DIDN’T QUESTION, DIDN’T THINK I DESERVED MORE!

FINALLY HE LAID DOWN AND DRIFTED TO SLEEP, I COULDN’T CONTROL IT, I CONTINUED TO WEEP. I KEPT WATCH FOR HOURS SO SILENT AND STILL, WE BOTH BEGAN TO SHIVER, FROM THE COLD WINTER CHILL. I WANTED TO SAVE HIM WITH ALL OF MY WILL. I COULDN’T LEAVE I JUST STOOD THERE SO STILL. MY HEART WENT OUT TO HIM ON THAT COLD, DARK, NIGHT, THIS POOR INJURED DOG THAT HAD BEEN FORCED TO FIGHT.  THEN I KNEW I MUST CARRY ON, I MUST NOT LOSE SIGHT, IT IS HARD BUT I MUST PRESS ON TO FINISH THIS NIGHT.  SO I BENT DOWN AND WHISPERED “MERRY CHRISTMAS MY FRIEND, I STROKED HIS EAR, KISSED HIM AND PATTED HIS HEAD.  EVERY YEAR AT THIS TIME MY MIND GOES TO THAT PLACE, I REMEMBER THE DOG WITH THE STAINED BLOOD RED FACE. I WISH THAT THESE HUMANS COULD SEE ITS NEVER THE DOG, BUT THE OWNER, THE ABUSER, THE THUG THAT IS WRONG. IT IS THEM WHO SHOULD PAY, NOT THE DOG ON THAT FLOOR, LEFT ALONE CHRISTMAS DAY, HE DESERVED A FAMILY AND SO MUCH MORE! THEY ALL DO!

-ANONYMOUS-

-Apitome-

About apitome

I am a mother, a pit bull advocate, but mostly I am just like any of you, I am passionate about politics, the environment and dog advocacy. I want possitive changes within the judicial system as well. I want my children to grow up in a country where we are not told what breed of dog we can own. I want to see BSL put in the trash where it belongs! I want to see the constitution protected but not manipulated *see anything on the mosque near ground zero (USA) or changing Merry Christmas to Happy Holidays (Canada)* I am not racist in any way shape or form against any ethnic group, I do however have prejudices against bad behavior! If you abuse our laws, kids, the elderly, or animals, If you move to a new country and then demand that country to change everything about it's laws & way of life to suit your own agenda, If you blatantly break those laws with no regard and show no repect for them, if you engage in dog fighting or any other forms of animal abuse, torture or neglect, or if you are a pedophile, Than yes! You are on my radar for sure, and I will do EVERYTHING within my power to see you stopped and brought to justice! Furthering that goal, I have no qualms about publishing the names and faces of convicted abusers. I am not trying to change the world, I simply want to see things improve not backslide, Mostly for my children and these wonderful dogs futures! I may say things you agree with, and I may say things that you won't agree with, I may anger you, challenge you, or just plain piss you off, but in my book that's ok as long as long as it inspires some form of action on your part. This is not a popularity contest, If I have said anything about a group or person that you don't agree with please feel free to leave a comment or simply don't come back. If You have been mentioned in my blog it is for one of two reasons, you are either an advocate or you are an abuser loser, if you are the latter I could care less what you think! I value the opinions of trash about as much as I do that of a slug! Everything in print here is a matter of public record, or came from a trusted source, with that said, I am certainly willing to print both sides of any story, in an effort to be fair and always print the truth! View all posts by apitome

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