Monday, March 15, 2010
To See Them for What They Really Are
In my journey of raising pitbulls, I’ve noticed a couple of things. These creatures are pretty black and white. They can either be really good or really bad. It’s such a line and there are no gray areas. I see both sides when I deal with a pitbull, however, I chose to focus on one side: the good. I can tell you in raising four different pitbulls, I’ve never been let down. I see the good in these animals. Now granted, there are some that are beyond recovery. I am telling you my experience with four different pitbulls all who have been saved or rescued. Most wondering in the wilderness. Many people tell me to be aware. That any day one will snap. After eight years and four dogs, I am fortunate to say that I have not seen this behavior. But I believe it’s because I do not see this in the dogs that I raise. I see fierce strength that is unmatched beyond any dog breed. But I also see a vulnerable, caring creature that just wants to be accepted for who they are. They are black and white. They can either be good or bad, which is what intrigues me about them. They require a strong individual to guide them to their true self. If you think I’m over analyzing these dogs, you couldn’t be further from the truth. To think that I have never encountered a bad pitdog I’ve taken in, is a testament to the capability of the breed. They can be what you see them as. I take risks every day I kiss the dog that has been estranged. I treat them the way that I want them to be, not the way they could be. I just show them love. It has taught me a lot about myself and a lot about the capability of love. They are magnificent creatures that deserve a chance.