Gulity Of Loving A Pit Bull

The stigma attached to owners of pit bulls, staffys, cane corso, or any pit mix really, is felt greatly by their owners, and yet many traverse through the bigotry with their heads held high! And Kudos to all of you for doing it!

think about the last time you saw a pit bull walking down the street….. what did you think? “Oh god!”  and  “I better get the hell outta here!” Or did you think “What a sweet looking dog, look how he holds his head up, wagging his tail at everybody!” and “What a gorgeous dog, I’d love to pet her!”  Did you cross the street or talk to the owner?

I find it particularly funny how we judge in society, I have tattoos now sometimes I cover them up and other times I don’t, when I go to my daughters school, if I wear shorts in the summer my ankle tattoo shows and I get some pretty nasty looks from some parents and even a couple of teachers, one of my neighbours told their daughter she couldn’t play here because we were drugs dealers. Nice huh?

So I can relate to how these owners feel, in more ways than just one. People look at them, and their dogs and immediately judge them as bad or wrong in some furtive way, when the majority of pit bulls owners whether tattooed or not are just like you and I, I’m sure some are pillars in their community, and some are not, just like you and I.

I like to think the tattooed people are cooler, but hey, I’m bias har har har! I have a pretty keen sense of people, I can usually tell within the first 10-15 minutes of meeting someone what they are all about, but I don’t judge anyone, especially based on their dog or the tattoos.

As I have said in previous posts, I was attacked by a malamute when I was three years old, and that malamute looked very friendly, it was at that time a trusted family breed, and when people saw that dog they didn’t cross the street, but statistically, that dog is much more likely to attack a random stranger than a pit bull is, and there in lies the myth factor and the fear mongering that the media has placed on these dogs and their owners.

A friend of mine was attacked by a golden lab, after the attack no one called for the dog to be destroyed, people didn’t cross the street. SIIIIIGH!!!!!!

Guilty for loving a pit bull…, well if that’s true than I must be the poster child for life behind bars, Yes, me, a mother, a successful business owner, a wife, and an advocate. So what are you guilty of? Do you love your dog no matter what body shape he or she has? Do you really care about the breed? Do you get looked at funny and asked if you can take your dog to “Another” dog park, just because of how he or she looks? If so than I guess you to can relate.

If not than you are lucky or blessed or maybe fortunate enough not to have to endure that, You may ask “Then, why own a pit bull, there are lots of other dogs you could choose?”  To that I can only say you will never understand unless you have spent time around a pit bull or you know someone who has one, you can never understand why I would choose to go through that. I walk those waters because there is no greater dog!  No other dog with the ability to never question or doubt their love for you, and it makes you want to be the very best you can be for them, at least if you are responsible that’s how you feel, EVERYDAY!

So the next time you cross paths with a pit bull, talk to the owner say something like “Hey nice dog!” and you will be surprised what you get in return, if you play your cards right you may just get to know the best dog in the world! The Pit Bull.

 

and to the haters out there, the ones that just hate everything, and everyone, because they can… Rest assured that no one give a shit! and have a great day!

-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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