Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Pit Bull Stereotypes Make Me Sad

This dog is SO cute!!

       I never realized how many people buy into Pit Bull stereotypes. For an english assignment I had to write about a logical fallacy that I see occurring in everyday society. I chose what I thought is the easiest one, people making quick generalizations.  I wrote about how people quickly say that all Pit Bull Terriers are mean, aggressive, and unsafe to have around families. Basically, my essay said that this stereotype is ridiculous.
       I work with a girl who is taking the same english class as me, and the day after it was due I asked her what her paper was about. I think it had something to do with golf? I can't remember. But anyway, a guy I work with overheard my topic and went into this huge spiel about how terrible and dangerous Pit Bulls are. It made me really sad to hear his beliefs on Pit Bulls. He has never had any experience with Pit Bulls (good or bad) and his view solely came from the media.... which is a terrible source for information (without proof that it's fact).
       I do agree that their are Pit Bulls out there that are mean, but those dogs became that way because of the way their humans treated them. I think that is true of any breed though; if a dog is neglected and taught to be aggressive, that is how it will be. I personally LOVE Pit Bulls, and when I get a dog that breed is one of my first choices. :)
On Easter this year my siblings, fiance and I had a mini easter egg hunt. It was fun and silly. There were five of us, so we each had five eggs. We each took turns going into the house while the other siblings hid an egg for the person inside. I took a few really cute photo's of Chaun and Bobbi (my parent's little heeler). I nickname her Bobbi Birdman because I really like that artist. When I take her to obedience school this summer (she's just a pup) I am going to say her name is Bobbi Birdman. lol

Bobbi was attentive to me during all of the photos.
My fiance on the other hand......

Chaun doesn't normally look like such a tard;
he just can't resist Bobbi's cute kisses!!

Aw! I love them both!!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

I am seriously going to buy this shirt. Etsy + Pit Bull + Pink (I mainly wear cool colors and want to spice up my color wearability) = Perfect for me!!!!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Dogs in an Old Folks Home

      Today I went to an old folk's home with some dogs from the animal shelter. Of course, this wasn't to get them adopted, but just to make the people living in the home happy. I will admit, I was a little nervous to be around the elderly people; sometimes they are sick and say odd things that I don't know how to reply too. When I was there though, with these dogs, my anxieties were completely blown away. I loved hearing stories of the dogs that these people had in the past, or about the dogs that their children own. They were all so excited to see the pups and to ask about their breeds and names.
       The two dogs that we brought were pretty funny. The first was a cute six month old Lab - Mastiff mix (even though I can only see Lab so far). She is a crazy puppy that snatches treats and gulps them down without even chewing. The second was a thick-chested, chocolate/brindle Pit Bull Terrier. She would lie down on the cool tile floor every time we stopped. Some people didn't like her when they saw that she was a Pit, but she was actually a sweeter, more well behaved dog than the puppy.
       Obviously, my heart goes for animals, but seeing these old folks made me pretty sad. When we talked to them and asked how their day was going all but two people said "OK". One lady was even crying
(and not it a psycho, my brain is wigging out, kind of way). Once the upset lady saw the dogs she became a little happier and wanted to pet them.
        Are their old folk homes that allow pets? I feel that that would make people so much happier. I know that if I lived in a home, I would want at least a kitty. Truthfully, I can't live without pets; I have two kittens in an apartment that doesn't allow any animals.... not even fish. :P