i think i woke up so early because allie was so deep in my head. the unexpected loss of her, the way it happened, a single vomit and then a dead dog?..lots of unhappy thoughts swirling around in my head.
if you go onto the internet you are inundated with post after post of re-posted after re-post of..."PITBULL ATTACKS..." "PITBULL MAULS..." 'PITBULL KILLS...."
Trump, ISIS and Pitbulls....the demons of the century
i get trump..he is an ignorant destructive asshole bent of puffing up his power ego.
i get ISIS...a bunch of insane and violent assholes who like to kill large numbers of innocent people because it makes them feel righteous and great.
the thing is...trump and isis are making a choice...they are choosing to be monsters that want to hurt others.
there are some dangerous pitbulls out there...overbred, poorly bred, in the hands of the wrong humans.
if you did a true census of dog bites, i would place a bet that the two breeds with the most amounts of bites would be Chihuahuas and Pitbulls. these two breeds are in the midst of a population explosion and i truly believe these two breeds have the biggest populations of humans exploiting them for money.
the more greedy humans involved, the more damage done to breeds.
in any case...despite what you read in the newspapers and on the internet...there are millions upon millions of really sweet pitbulls out there.
unlike Trump and ISIS which haven't a nice or kind bone in any of their bodies.
allie was sweet. allie was kind. allie slept with tiny 3 pound dogs, she let the cats rub up against her and pee and poop on her bed, she was gentle and kind to our demented daisy and honestly most of our dogs here couldn't be kind to daisy like that.. she had a great heart and a ton of patience. allie loved kids and toys. allie met me at the door every day with a stuffy clamped between her jaws. we hugged her, we kissed her, we rubbed her, we bathed her. we played with her. we trusted her because she was a trustworthy dog.
was she perfect? hell no..horrible skin issues, countersurfing food thief, OCD with water and rocks, an utter flailing tank when out on walks...and when folks were afraid of her..it made her nervous and she would not trust them and aggressively bark.
allie was here because like all of our other dogs...she had some broken parts. allie wasn't a demon..she was just what all dogs are at saints...our every day fucked up by the greedy, the uncaring, the neglectful, the stupid...she was just an unlucky dog. and she was a far better person than many of the folks who wrecked her in some ways.
but first and foremost...she was a good dog. not perfect but good. and she doesn't deserve to be on society's demonic list...she was a sweet and gentle girl.
there are millions of good dogs out there like allie....and some wrecked beyond repair too.
just like humans.
and she never chose to be part of a breed that humans exploit for power, for profit and wreck and then fear, demonize and destroy. she was innocent of any wrong doing..she was an innocent and kind hearted dog in an ugly world of stupidity, greed and fear.
there are millions of good dogs out there like allie.
we need to step up and protect them and stop the bad, the greedy and the stupid from exploiting them,from destroying them.
for every single human ever hurt by a pitbull...there are thousands upon thousands of pitbulls suffering terrible things at the hands of humans.
who are the real demons out there?
it sure as hell isn't the dogs.
they are the symptom of what is wrong with us.
you were a very good girl allie and we miss you.