That's great you are doing all those things with her!! I brought my girl into work too and people just fell in love! It's SOOO exciting when people just love your dog AND know its a Pit Bull!
I dont think you can ever really prepare for what might happen being a Pit Bull owner. I think people on this board have mentioned that they've been spit on/at, other people have called the police on them while they are playing with there dog in the same vicinity as a child... crazy things like that. I've been lucky so far in the sence that I have had more positive experiences then negative... or I guess I should say that potentially bad situations have been turned into positive situations. You will read MANY stories that the members post in the general section about "I was walking my dog today and this @$$hole said this and this..." The ignorant people will stop at nothing to criticize us for being a pit bull owner. What a sad and truly pathetic thing to worry about when there are such BIGGER problems in the world then me (and all of us) owning a Pit bull!
About your co-worker that sent you that article... OH BOY!!
Another little story to go along with people like that...
My mom was TERRIFIED of pitties and my dad was the ULTIMATE "I HATE PIT BULLS, they turn on you, they will bite, they can kill, why would you ever want to own a dog that has potential to turn on you... I know its a recessive gene ( :roll: ) , they have lock jaw... blah blah blah" You could have told him anything bad about a pit bull and he would eat it right up. Anyways, long story short... both my mom and my dad LOVE my dog now and have even been willing to listen to me ramble on for hours about how misinformed they are etc... but still to this day, my mom will call me and say "there was another pit bull attack yesterday, it was in the newspaper." I remind her every time that the newspaper does not always back things up with facts, and that I could back up my testimony about TRUE Pit temperment with FACTS!!!!!! That always gets her
I guess some people will just never accept the fact that these poor dogs dont deserve the label they have been given, but IMO, those are the type of people we do not want owning our breed anyway!!!