October 25th is National Pit Bull Awareness Day! And yes, I am aware that my post is a day late. (Also, my dog would like me to inform you that tomorrow is her birthday.)
This is Stanley. He is a pit bull.
He is also a recent graduate from the University of Barkford (U-Bark), California, and has a major in Being Love-A-Bull from U-Bark’s School of Essential Skills. He’s also an ambass-a-dog for the pit bull breed. Today, I have the pleasure of interviewing Stanley on Books and Bark.
Me: Hi, Stanley! How are you?
Stanley: Good, thank you very much. Here, have a paw. I do very good “shakes.”
Me: Very nice to meet you, Stanley. Good Shake! So, tell me, Stanley: how are you an ambass-a-dog for pit bulls?
Stanley: Ah, yes, cutting right to the squirrel! Well, I am an honors graduate from the School of Essentiall Skills. Which means that I am rather good at giving my People lots and lots of love. Also, I protect them from those evil, evil creatures called Rakkoons.
Me: Good for you, Stanley! What do you have to say about the misconceptions about the pit bull breed?
Stanley: Well, for one, we don’t attack anything and everything. Only squirrels. And sometimes treats. And also, I am a very good “nanny.” Plus, I only cost a couple of treats. And I can make everyone laugh. Last week, I licked my Little Person’s nose. She was very happy. I’m good at my job.
Me: Wow! Only a couple treats you say?
Although my pittie would probably object to having another nanny around… What other skills do you have, Stanley?
Stanley: I’m really good at cleaning. Especially the kitchen. I relieve Mom of so much work… I’m really good at my job.
Me: Ah, yes. My pittie is good at cleaning, too. But my mom doesn’t like it for some reason.
Stanley: *nods* My mom is strange like that, too.
Me: How have you, personally, been treated by others as a result of misconceptions about pit bulls?
Stanley: Oh. Well, it’s bad. Once, when I was taking my Little Person for a walk (don’t worry, she was on a Leash, so she was safe), one man said that I was “dangerous” and wanted to take my Little Person away from me. … It makes me feel like a Bad Dog. 😥
Me: Stanley, you sound like a very Good Dog! Keeping your Little Person on a leash is a good idea. My doggie would agree. We tend to wander off. (*my dog nods vigorously in the background*)
Stanley: Thank you! I’m afraid I must go back to my Little Person now.
Me: Of course! Well, it was wonderful having you here, Stanley! Congratulations on graduating. 😀
October 25th is National Pit Bull Awareness Day!
In honor of National Pit Bull Awareness Day, Stanley has left me a list of the misconceptions about pit bulls, and the way pitties really do harm people.
- We lick people to death.
- We snuggle people to death.
- We worry about people (to death).
- We love them to death.
- Well, sometimes, we sit on them to give them kisses, and, uh…
- We growl at raccoons and protect the house (victory or death!)
- We’re just so darn cute. It’s recommended to cover your eyes while looking at us.
- Dude. You need to buy us treats, and gourmet food, and posture-pedic beds. At least two per dog. And no, we don’t share. We do not come cheap.
- Did I mention our cuteness? Even cats think we’re cute.
- Sometimes we will destroy the furniture when we get bored. Sorry. But you should have left us some really tough chew toys! (Or a squirrel. Squirrels are always an option…)