Friday, May 18, 2012

Pooches: The Softer Side of Mr B

He might be our Mr B, but we know to other people he might find him intimidating. With his huge head, bulging biceps, and steely gaze that some have compared to a shark.
Though Mr. B thinks it's more "Blue Steel".
Good thing for Mr. B, he works to defy misconceptions for pitbull-type dogs everywhere and show his true softie persona.
By embracing floral decor in his tepee:
Carrying his pink stuffy around town:
And wearing his bowtie...as a bow!
Mr B working to change the way people see him.
How else does your pooch change stereotypes?

12 comments:

Of Pit Bulls and Patience said...

I love that he keeps his stuffies close. Yesterday at the drive-through at the bank the lady said Skye was looking at her like she wanted to eat her. The other teller has seen us before and laughed, telling the woman that she's staring at the treat jar- not her!

It was nice to have someone else stand up for my dog so that I didn't have to!

mayziegal said...

Well, let's see. Some peoples think all terriers are cracker dogs. Brudder Ranger has his cracker dog moments but for the most part, he's super duper calm. And me, well, I try to change those stereotypes by smiling and wagging as much as pawsible!

Wiggles & WAgs,
Mayzie

Corbin said...

Aw, Mr. B, you're one great dude! It's handsome pitties like you and me that will change the world!
-Corbin

Jen said...

Elka absolutely loves children. So, when she sees them, she watches them until they're looking at her, and then lays down. A lot of the time, this also proves to reassure parents that might be wary of the Big Mean Doberman eating their children. Also, a number of her tricks are fun ones, so in addition to things like Sit, she'll high five, shake paws, Testify (well, I've called it "wave" at times), spin, pick something up.

Luv My Rosie said...

When Rosie came to my house. I made sure she was very socialized right from the start. I would walk her around the neighborhood and let people pet her. She looks very intimidating but now she is the Social Butterfly of my neighborhood. Everyone loves her. But if you make eye contact with her, watch out! She will make me wait until she can get a belly rub from someone else. I think socialization is the key. People who I dont even know know Ms. Rosie.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Mr. B. and the pink stuffy is just about the cutest thing we've ever seen!

Two Grad Students and a Pittie said...

That pink stuffy must melt everyones hearts!

Two French Bulldogs said...

we won't tell a soul you are a big lovable baby
Snuggles
Benny & Lily

Emily said...

Braylon helps defy stereotypes with her loose leash walking. Even though she is small, I think people expect to see us walking her down the street with her pulling us along like we have no control.
Hades tends to have the opposite effect with his leash manners (it's wonderful,) but he defies stereotypes with his enthusiasm and affection greeting strangers. They both have their strengths and weaknesses but I know they have positively changed many open minds.
And Mr. B may look tough to an outsider, but he never had me fooled. ;)

Alanna said...

One of my prouder moments as a pittie owner was a time in Toronto (where all pitbull type dogs are banned) when a dog trainer asked if she could use Maebe to demonstrate how a well socialized dog greets and interacts with other dogs. We had been strolling through the park when we came upon the trainer, a few rather aggressive small dogs and their owners. It was great!

Also, Maebe loves riding the subway and streetcars and showing off her canine good citizen skills :)

Unfortunately she still loves to destroy stuffies - I wish she treated them with the same kind of love Mr. B does!

daughter of the king said...

I love your blog. Your dogs are beautiful! I have a red nose pittie who just turned 1.

A Wonderful Dogs Life said...

Mr. B you are the poster dog for a sweet, well mannered, loveable, pittie.

Emma

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