I know I've mentioned this a couple of times before, but until I adopted Miss M, I was very adamant about not wanting a pit bull. I didn't want a dog that could be mistaken for a pit bull. I didn't want a dog that could possibly have a trace of pit bull in their genes. And I definitely didn't want a pit bull.
The truth is, I had never actually met a pit bull in my life. Yet, somehow I really believed these were terrible dogs who would turn on their people and eat them. And I didn't want anything to do with them.
Miss M was actually the first pit bull/ bully breed I ever met. And I was instantly smitten. Miss M taught me how much pit bulls love to be surrounded by people. She showed me how easy they are to train. And I saw just how smooshy, affectionate, and goofy these dogs can be.I really feel a lot of people who hate pit bulls have never met one in real life. It's funny how many people we meet love our dogs, then are shocked to find out these are types of pitbulls. We work hard, taking our dogs around the city,meeting people, and writing about them on our blog, to show what it's really like to own a pit bull. Do you think meeting and seeing pit bulls in a positive way is enough to change perceptions? Or is the perception more deeply rooted?