Pitbull Awareness 2022

Me under the fig leaf!

This is Hera and as Pitbull Awareness Month ends

I would like to remind my friends and especially those who are fearful of my kind a few simple things:

✽ We were bred as babysitters

✽ We are super loyal to our family, so don’t abuse our loyalty

✽ If we ever misbehave, blame the owner! [I particularly like that one! …you know, leaving food unattended, slippers in the wrong place etc!]

This look goes to those who abuse us!

Beware though

✽ Our love’s as strong as a bull

✽ Our tail is dangerously vivid

✽ Our look will melt your heart

[I mean look at that:]

This is the look to everybody else!

National Pit Bull Awareness Day is held to undo the reputational damage done to pitbulls in the previous 20 years.

Sending all my friends paw waves and slobbery kisses [to those who can take it! 😉

Copying from The National Pitbull Awareness Day for some history on how and why this day was created:

In 2007, National Pit Bull Awareness Day was created to help raise awareness on the truth about Pit Bulls. For nearly 100 years, these four-legged friends were considered “Nanny Dogs,” because they were so loyal, docile, and loving that parents would often leave their babies or toddlers with their pit bulls while they ran to the store.  Over the decades, pitties have unfortunately garnered a reputation as being ferocious, malicious, and dangerous beasts. An image far from the truth and based on the actions of maligned humans, not the animals themselves.  Pit bulls were born out of a mixture of a bulldog and a terrier in England in the 18th century, partly to help with much-needed rodent and vermin regulation from the Industrial Revolution, but also because dog fighting was, unfortunately, popular at the time. That being said, as the now-extinct Bull and Terrier breed evolved into the American Staffordshire Pit Bull we now know and love, these pups were always considered affectionate, loyal, and great family dogs by breeders and owners alike. 


Here are previous posts about pities:

Pitbull Awareness Day 2020

one for the doggies…

Pitbull Awareness Day

Pitbull Awareness Day 2019


A big kiss to my fairy godmother Giota from Pitbull Rescue who found my forever home!

Now go enjoy a wonderful weekend

& to the fortunate ones [like us]

the change of time!

Yay, we get our hour back tonight!]


53 replies »

    • Exactly, Laura! It’s my signature pose, combined with the special look I can have anything I want! 😉
      Mom says she and dad feel blessed they found me! Tail wags and kisses your way! xo 🐾

  1. OMG! Hera was the cutest puppy ever! Love those kisses!!!!!

  2. This is a perfect post, my friend. Hera doesn’t have that typical pitbull look but that doesn’t stop her from being the gorgeous goddess she is! Love her nonchalant pose on the blanket…
    I remember when I was one of those foolish enough to believe they were ferocious and dangerous dogs. How my attitude has changed!

    • I’m a half pittie, Dale but queen I certainly am!
      Mom says that before watching a tv series [Pit Bulls and Parolees] she wasn’t really familiar with my kind. Till then, the ‘bad guys’ were the Dobermans!
      We really love humans… it’s with other doggies that we sometimes disagree, but hey, do you like everyone you meet?!!!!
      Sending crazy tail wags your way and mom’s kisses! ❤️🐾😘

  3. Got that casual, paws-crossed pose licked!



  4. You are looking lovely, Hera. Excellent post, Marina. A couple of pit bulls came out and kept me company when I was working on the road yesterday. I have no idea who they belonged to, but they sure liked getting some attention.

    • Thank you, Tim [wagging tail – blushing too!]
      It was me, not my mom who wrote this!
      I bet those pitties were happy to see you. We love good company! Enjoy the day, Hera. 🐾

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