To me Christmas has always meant giving of yourself freely and with purpose, it has meant peace and good will, it has meant family and friends, and a huge sloppy wet kiss Christmas morning because the dog really wants to unwrap that bone!
I know with everything we are inundated with all year-long can be hard, so let me leave you with just a few things to ponder before you grasp your kin and hold them close this year…
A little inspiration from my friend Stevie Ohlarik;
If you can’t adopt – foster… If you can’t foster – sponsor… If you can’t sponsor – volunteer… If you can’t volunteer – donate…or transport an animal to safety…. If you can’t donate – educate, network, and cross-post… Everyone can do something, large or small, to help save a life.
Now isn’t that what the Christmas season is all about? But should it end there? Shouldn’t it be what everyone should be doing, not trying to save the world, just a piece of it. If everyone did just one thing, imagine what that would look like.
As far as BSL goes, Don’t let it ruin a little girls Christmas or New Year, why should her friend be taken away or killed in a shelter, just because of the way he looks? Pit bulls are not ticking time bombs they are loving compassionate little creatures, who have the tenacity and drive it takes to be called man’s best friend, because now days man doesn’t seem very worthy of being a pit bulls best friend.
To all my pit bull families and friends, advocates, and rescues Merry Christmas! Thank you for standing with me, for speaking out for educating the public.
David Edelstein, Drayton Michaels, Jean Donaldson, Dr. Ian Dunbar, Kym, Kurt, Simon, Billy, Matty, Cris, Jim, and all the others I can’t possibly all fit in here.., MWAH! You all know who you are and thank you!
This year I see more people waking up from under the ether that is BSL, I see education and understanding coming before fear and bias! I see a lot of things but none of them are possible without all of you, so to each and every person that reads this blog, that shares my posts, that retweets the things I say and the messages I try to convey, who does what they can on their own to change and end BSL forever, to rescue and save a life, Merry Christmas to you as well, and thanks!
Now with that said and out-of-the-way I would like to have another stab at a contest I am looking for the best christmas photo or video of you and your dogs, or just your dogs celebrating christmas this year, show me your gifts, your hats, and costumes, show me the love you share with you pooch! The winner will be picked in the new year so you all have until January 3rd to submit your entries. please send all entries to firstname.lastname@example.org The winner will be featured on apitome’s page for pit bulls on Facebook and will be the new mascot for January on my Twitter page, and obviously will be featured here as well!
So Merry Christmas gang, and send in those pics and vids! and if you do maybe next year I’ll include a gift certificate, harness or toy! and remember to include in email what christmas means to you and your dog!