Proselytizing love for pit bulls isn’t my top priority. I do my best to spread the gospel of Pitbullism to all who will hear.
And I don’t just preach, when we’re on leash, Talulah and I walk the walk.
We adopted Talulah almost a year ago. She’s edging toward two years old, and she’s doing great. Her discipline level is high. When another dog approaches, she doesn’t run off to meet them. She’ll wait for other dogs to come to her. She’ll sniff, invite them to play and keep going.
Many of you know that Talulah is a Boxer/Pit bull mix. While everyone who knows anything about the pit bull breed understands that a healthy, disciplined pit is a loving, affectionate, gentle family pet, there are skeptics who fall for the pit bull stereotype that every pit will eat your face.
Talulah incredibly trainable, and she makes me proud to be her owner. Complete strangers compliment her often. They say she’s the perfect size, a great looking girl, and they often say she seems older because of her behavior and seems younger because she’s not that big.
Maybe she won’t eat your face. But the idea is that she’ll attack your child. Atheists and pit bulls carry the same ignorant stereotype … it’s that we both like to eat babies.
That stereotype is only true of Puerto Rican Atheists.
Bah dum pah.
We recently crossed a major milestone with very dear loved ones. Through their own research discovered what we knew to be true, and what we were unsuccessful at explaining. It’s that pit bulls are great with families and children.
Score one for Pitbullism!
Of course we would always strive to be responsible dog owners, because no dog is exempt from being a dog. No matter what the breed, any dog can snap. We wouldn’t use Talulah as a babysitter, just as we wouldn’t use a Chihuahua as one either.
We here at Le Café are always on the lookout to educate others. And while our annoyed, indignant behavior is often seen as assholery, we do it for your benefit.
Seriously, having Talulah in your heart is just like heaven. Won’t you ask her into yours today?
I have a few more thoughts below the fold.