Sorry about putting this in here but last night I couldn't reply on the thread where I was to tell you about my "reformed" status. Here we go:
I used to be terrified of pitties. As early as 2002 I would cross the street if I saw one. Then something happend. I watched an episode of Animal Precinct. This pittie was minutes away from death from starvation. As the officers pulled off his blanket he wagged his tail. I felt like someone had hit me in the chest with a sledge hammer. I could not figure why this poor baby would do this being that he was starved to death.
Anyway, to make a long story short...I had a job that I had computer access to 8 hours a day. I went to every website possible to study the breed and it's character. I still surf pittie websites and am constantly on PBRC and Badrap.
I can now not picture my life without my bullies. They are always happy to see me and even when I just look at them they wiggle all over. I am always trying to educate those who think they way I used to.
I think the hardest part of bully ownership/friendship is the constant need to defend your babies. Living with dog aggression is a challenge but I have learned to regulate them and keep the peace. Their body language was difficult to learn too since they don't act like other dogs when it's time to rumble. Hell I even learned how to safely use a breaking stick.
Thanks for letting me tell my story and I'm glad I found this board. I am looking foward to learning more from you guys. Thanks to Idog I have learned alot but I need a pittie specific board since there are so few of us bully lovers on I dog.