I will never forget my first encounter with a Pitbull (also known as American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, and Staffordshire Bull Terrier.) It was long ago at a BBQ pool party. Here was this pit running around the pool - and I was trying to avoid it. I was all too familiar with the “mean biting dog” reputation.
Later in the afternoon. I was sitting on the sofa, and this pit came bounding on my lap. I was scared only for a few seconds, as this lover started wagging his tail and covering my face with kisses. I fell in love with that dog. I spent the rest of the day enjoying his company.
Since then I have encountered dozens of Pits and I have yet to meet one who was mean, yet alone a biter. I am convinced that it is the owners that cause these dogs to be mean. I was expressing this opinion to a friend when I said, “Pits are a love, and that’ s no bull!”
Well, the rest is history…
Here is a cute video that shows just how lovable these dogs are: