Your Pit Bull

I happened across this beautiful letter about a most amazing dog – a pit bull. I had to share it because my grandogs – two of them – are pit bulls and they are the most amazing creatures I have ever known. Veda and Brodie live with my son and his girlfriend in SLC, UT. When I go to visit, Veda, the oldest, sits by the side of my bed until I wake up every morning. They are amazing athletes in the strength of their bodies, but have the sweetest and smartest natures, loving and attentive to everything going on around them. This article makes me miss them! Enjoy….

The Dad Letters

Dear River,

I want to tell you a story about your dog, Zoe. We found her cowering at the pound. She wasn’t barking like the other dogs. She was simply laying there, looking up at us. The tag said, “lab mix” and she was slated to be killed in a week. We fell for it, thinking we were buying a lab.

She is not a lab. She is a pit bull.

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As Zoe grew, we came to realize the pound had lied. I was scared. I felt irresponsible for letting this type of dog into my home. All of the stereotypes, preconceptions and worries filled my mind. Should I take her back? What would people think of us?

She is the definition of disenfranchised. When first time guests visit we lock her in her cage, not because she is dangerous, but because of unspoken fears. She receives wary glances from strangers as…

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