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FOR OVER ONE HUNDRED YEARS AMERICANS KNEW PIT BULLS FOR WHAT THEY DID BEST. BABYSITTING.
Astoundingly, for most of our history America’s nickname for Pit Bulls was “The Nanny Dog”. For generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you wanted a pit bull, the dog that was the most reliable of any breed with children or adults. The Nanny Dog is now vilified by a media that always wants a demon dog breed to frighten people and LHASA-APSO BITES MAN just doesn’t sell papers. Before pit bulls it was Rottweilers, before Rottweilers it was Dobermans, and before them German Shepherds. Each breed in it’s order were deemed too vicious and unpredictable to be around people. Each time people wanted laws to ban them. It is breathtakingly ironic that the spotlight has turned on the breed once the symbol of our country and our national babysitter. In temperance tests (the equivalent of how many times your kid can poke your dog in the eye before it bites him) of all breeds the most tolerant was the Golden Retriever. The second most tolerant was the pit bull. Pit Bull’s jaws do not lock, they do not have the most powerful bite among dogs (Rottweilers have that honor) they are not naturally human aggressive (in fact pit bull puppies prefer human company to their mother’s two weeks before all other dogs), and they feel as much pain as any other breed (accidentally step on one’s toe and you’ll see). The most tolerant, patient, gentle breed of dogs is now embarrassingly portrayed as the most dangerous. It would be funny if the new reputation did not mean 6,000 are put to death every day, by far the highest number of any other breed euthanized. That’s a lot of babysitters.
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I always thought it was sad that pit bulls have gained such a bad reputation through irresponsible breeding and mistreatment — as a general rule, any dog that’s not given the proper amount of care and socialization young is going to be a tricky thing, as my parent’s severely volatile Golden Retriever rescue can attest. But more to the point one of the things that is often misunderstood about Pit Bulls is that as a fighting breed it was bred to fight other dogs, not people. They’re not recommended in a multi-dog household, but a well cared for pit bull is pretty much one of the sweetest dogs ever to their owners. I once met a rescue dog who’d been stabbed twelve times by her previous owner, made a miraculous recovery, found a new home, and could still pretty much love all over anyone who’d let her (a quality in dogs I have always admired).
Heck, if anyone ever wants to read a dumb but fun book that features a rather accurately characterized pit bull, try Cathleen Schine’s The New Yorkers. That’s really what you’re in for with this breed.
I’d also like to point out that one of the best known pit-bulls in media, Petey, did not eat a SINGLE Little Rascal in his time in the He-Man-Woman-Hater-Club.