|Barked: Sat Jan 3, '09 8:10am PST |
Mom got the same reaction working for an Agency yesterday! She had worn one of her doggy print jackets, and was asked what types of dogs she owned. She told them a Boxer and an Am Staff! Immediately came the comments "Oh a Pit Bull" "aren't you afraid it will attack you?" blah, blah, blah.
Mom doesn't let their ignorance get to her. She quietly explains she doesn't have to be afraid of her fur baby, and that too many negative stories about pit bulls are always being shown. But very rarely does anyone ever show a positive image of the breed.
She tells them how loving, friendly and good I am.
A little positive story to share. When my skin brother first married his wife, she was deathly afraid of "Pit Bulls". When she first met me, she couldn't believe that I was a "Pit". Even the kids don't have a problem coming to talk to me, give me treats or to play. Even my Skin Brothers, Step-Daughter who is afraid of Dino, my brother(a Boxer), will come and pet me and talk to me. Ben, my skin brothers two-year old, just loves to hold treats in his hand for me to take and to play with me.
It just adds fire to the fuel, when you re-act to others ignorance. Riley by all means, your mom should keep your picture on her desk to show the world. Mom always shows off pictures of me, and doesn't let ignorance of others bother her when they make a negative comment.
A wonderful site to share: http://www.understand-a-bull.com/
It lists all the states with BSL. It also has an area that shows how to fight BSL. It has a lot of positive stories about Heroic Pits that have saved their owners or even strangers. Sorry post so long. But can't let others ignorance get you upset. As long as YOU know the TRUTH about the BREED, their IGNORANCE DOESN'T MATTER!!!!
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