About my resolution to blog more often… whoops.
Well, this is going to be a quick post on an article I read earlier today. It’s no secret that I love dogs. I love hearing stories about dogs, whether they’re funny stories (check out this site for some laughs), heart wrenching stories or heart warming stories. This article I read today was a reminder to me of how loving and protective dogs can be and how dogs can defy their breed’s stereotype. A woman was leaving a playground with her two-year old child when a man approached them with a knife, ready to attack. Fortunately this story ends on a happy note; out of nowhere came a stray pitbull that scared the man away from this mother and her child. The mom then ran to her car with her kid and the pitbull followed and jumped in their car where he waited with them until the police arrived. I am amazed that this dog who had no connection to this woman or her son came to their rescue, sensing there was trouble. It’s stories like this one that remind me to thank God for these loving and compassionate creatures he’s given us as friends. I also loves how this article shows a different, sometimes unknown side of pitbulls. It breaks my heart that people only see the aggressive stereotype of these dogs. Yes, breeds will have key traits, but it’s people training their dogs to be violent that leads to a violent dog. All of the pitbulls we’ve ever met have been some of the sweetest dogs we’ve known. Hopefully tender stories like this one will show people that pitbulls aren’t always the aggressive dog they think they’ll be, that they can actually be great protective family pets. Here’s to hoping this little stray pitbull earned himself a forever home and that he will always have a special bond with this family.