I spent the afternoon debating the ‘Pit Bull’ topic with some Frenchie people. What stuns me is that some of them were actually pro breed bans, referring to Pit Bulls as ‘cheap doorbells for drug dealers’, and speculating that they’re unstable because they spend so much time inhaling meth fumes.
Yes, really. Trust me, you can’t possibly be more baffled than I am.
Thankfully, two things arrived in my inbox which cheered me up immensely – updated photos of Dexter’s babies, and this article about a hero dog in Massachusets. A hero Pit Bull, that is.
From NECN.Com –
A dog is being credited with helping to save eleven people in Southbridge from a fire in a multi-family home. Firefighters say the dog woke up the people living there. Sadly the heroic dog didn’t make it out alive.
The fire broke out early Wednesday morning. An eleven month old Pitbull named Chaos helped save 11 people from the the building.
Fire crews from five different towns battled the blaze for 90 minutes before they put it out. Family and friends are hailing Chaos the dog as a hero.
Here’s the video –
If that’s just not cutting it, try staring at the following photo for a few moments. Take in the little pink belly, the freckled nose, the curled over ear, the delicate paw pads. Imagine blowing raspberry kisses on his belly and sniffing puppy breath stink. Breathe deeply, visualize, exhale.
Whatever you do, don’t imagine uniformed animal cops showing up at the door, and tearing him from your hands because he is a “Bull Breed”. Don’t picture the needle, or the garbage bags, or the landfill. Down that road lies madness, despair and despondence – and none of us can afford that right now.