Guess what? Today is Corbin’s barkday! Happy Barkday, Corbin!
To celebrate, Corbin decided to create the Blogville Pitty Post Day to talk about all the pawsitively wonderful things about pitties!
So I’m gonna pawticipate by telling you a story.
Once upon a time, there was this lady — we’ll call her, uh, Mahm* — who was skeered of pit bull-type doggies. One day her husband — we’ll call him Dat* — suggested that maybe their next dog should be a pit bull-type doggie. But Mahm said, “NO! Absolutely not! Those dogs are unpredictable. I mean, you see all those bad stories in the papers about pit bulls but never about any other doggies. So it must be that pit bulls are bad dogs.”
Well, the very next day, they went to get some food for their other doggie — we’ll call him Brudder Granger* — and there was an adoption fair going on. Mahm went over to pet the doggies while Dad got the food. She sat down on the floor and this Most Gawjuss Brindle Girlie — we’ll call her May-Zee* — went over and plopped herself in Mahm’s lap. May-Zee looked at Mahm. Mahm looked at May-Zee. And that was that. But Mahm wanted to be sure May-Zee wasn’t one of those — gulp! — pit bulls. So she asked the lady what kinda doggie May-Zee was and the lady said she was a Boxer mix. “Whew! What a relief!” thought Mahm.
Well, after they adopted May-Zee, everybody who met her assumed she was a pit bull. “No, no, ” Mahm reassured them. “May-Zee’s a Boxer mix.” But still, Mahm was worried that maybe, just maybe, May-Zee WAS a pit bull and one day she’d go cuckoo-nuts and try to eat her.
So she started reading all about pit bull doggies and she learned that she’d been awfully wrong about them. Like, she learned how they don’t have locking jaws and how American Pit Bull Terriers score real high on the American Temperament Test and how they’re used for therapy work and search and rescue. And she learned that the media-peoples don’t like to publish stories about dog bites unless it’s a pit bull.
But prolly the biggest thing that helped Mahm learn the truth abouts pit bulls was Blogville. That’s where she and May-Zee made lots of furends who were pit bull-type dogs, like Corbin, Pauley James, Daisy, Roo, The Houston Pittie Pack and Miss M & Mr. B. Reading their bloggies helped her finally and truly understand that there are thousands upon thousands of pit bull-type doggies out there that the media-peoples never tell you about — just livin’ their lives with their families, being happy and not hurting anybuddy.
Well, as it turns out, May-Zee’s dee-en-ay test showed that she was a Boxer mix after all. But by that time, Mahm didn’t care. Oh, she knows when other peoples meet May-Zee, they see her as a pit bull doggie and that’s just fine with her. She doesn’t even bother to correct ’em anymore. But what Mahm HOPES they see after they get to know May-Zee is a happy, friendly DOG who is a Most Beloved and Impawtant member of the family.
And that’s what she hopes for all the other pit bull-type doggies out there — that one day, peoples won’t judge a doggie on their looks, but what they are on the inside. Cuz when that day comes, we’ll ALL lives happily ever after.
*Names have been changed for no reason at all. Any similarity to actual persons or doggies is not really the least bit coincidental.