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!
✽ 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.