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Old 03-31-2009, 10:17 PM
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What Animal Do I Speak Of?

By Patty Letawsky


Their love is like no other,
their heart as pure as gold.
Yet while going on a friendly walk,
they're faced with stares of cold.
They're so very close to human,
in how they act and what they do,
Unless you've known their devoted love,
it's impossible to explain to you.
They are greatly more misunderstood,
than any other breed.
We tend to punish this loyal dog,
Instead of mankind's deeds.
They are always and forever clowns,
with a wish for center stage.
Yet while displaying this sense of humor,
most people disengage.
They, oh, so want to make new friends,
and run and jump and play.
Yet when they happily approach,
most people shy away.
Often I've seen children poke,
or hop on for a ride.
And when I felt thay might get mad,
they've only beamed with pride.
I've seen there children yank and pull,
with nary a reaction.
Yet media's not interested,
unless they've put someone in traction.
When other dog's have made the news,
this breed's name they affix.
But when this brave dog saves the day,
they call him "boxer mix".
They love to snuggle up real close,
to give lots of loves and kisses,
Yet they suffer more than any,
from unfair prejudices.
Their tails wag hard and hips twist, too,
more so than other mutts.
So those of us who know the breed,
we call them "wiggle butts".
What animal do I speak of,
Whose love is so unique?
If you've truly known one,
you know of whom I speak.
There is no creature on this Earth
who will ever make you merrier.
The animal I do speak of,
it's the American Pit Bull Terrier.


Although I do not own one, Alot of my life revolves around this Breed. I actually just speant a full hour Giving Facts about this breed to some knucklehead that called them "mean dogs" . All i can do at this point is educate others, which the little knowledge i know.. When somebody says something bad about A pittbull, I get very defensive and angry, So this poem touched me deeply when i read it. Hopefully it will do the same to others.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:25 AM
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That verse has a lot of truth. My little APBT, Tallulah, now shuts down most of the time if we're around people. She's been rebuffed and rejected so many times after people realize she's an APBT . . . even after they've just been down on the ground with her, playing with her, fending off licking and exclaiming what a sweet little dog she is and how they'd love to have one like her . . . and then they ask the fatal question . . . "what kind of dog is she?"

I really limit her exposure to people now unless I know I'm around those who love her for what she is.
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Old 04-01-2009, 01:41 PM
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That verse has a lot of truth. My little APBT, Tallulah, now shuts down most of the time if we're around people. She's been rebuffed and rejected so many times after people realize she's an APBT . . . even after they've just been down on the ground with her, playing with her, fending off licking and exclaiming what a sweet little dog she is and how they'd love to have one like her . . . and then they ask the fatal question . . . "what kind of dog is she?"

I really limit her exposure to people now unless I know I'm around those who love her for what she is.
^This

Makes my heart really sad.

I loves Tallulah. You can tell her that and give her a big hug from me too.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:21 PM
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That makes me sad too.. The world Is filled with to many naive people.. Beleiving the media
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Old 04-01-2009, 09:09 PM
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The world Is filled with too many people breeding APBTs for the wrong reasons like dog fighting and to look tough on the streets. Media has nothing to do with it. Media just reports what it sees.

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Old 04-01-2009, 10:01 PM
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The world Is filled with too many people breeding APBTs for the wrong reasons like dog fighting and to look tough on the streets. Media has nothing to do with it. Media just reports what it sees.
You related to the woman and kid at the barn?
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:07 PM
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You related to the woman and kid at the barn?
I'm not sure I follow you.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:22 PM
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:47 PM
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Media just reports what it sees.
Really.. and what planet do you live on? Sure not this one!! If you believe the medial only reports what they see I have a bridge to sell you.

Many cases dogs who are NOT APBT get labelled as such.. it sells more papers. I have seen this happen first hand.
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Old 04-01-2009, 10:57 PM
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Well, that is some misinformed or not reputable media then if they do not know what is an APBT. I'm talking about reputable media.
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