So there was an article published today in the Oregonian, and yours truly was quoted in it! The article was about people's perceptions about Pitbulls. All in all, not bad, until you get to the link to the anti-pitbull fake statistics page that somehow wound up in it. ugh. I made the mistake of reading the comments posted below the article on the Oregonian webpage and let me tell you, they are NASTY. People are down right nasty in this town! DAMN! It breaks my heart to see comments like "they all need to be destroyed" and "they all deserve and bullet in the head" and "white trash status symbol" and my favorite of course "they even bark more than other breeds" Really? I could have sworn that the damn great dane that I share a wall with would out bark my Polo any day of the week. I really did appreciate all the positive comments that people left in defense of these dogs, who I am positive, would have said some things as well if they could read... As of now there are about 120 or so comments from today's article, and now it is kind of a pissing match, so I am staying away, safe in my little blog world :)
I just wanted to share with you all that, yes, I am from the south, but no car parts in the yard for this little Southern Belle! I do own a Pit, and do not believe I am a "white trash symbol" nor do I own a "white trash symbol" I go to the symphony, I have traveled the world, and am on my second college degree, I do not think that I am trashy or gangsterific, nor do I think anyone who appreciates these dogs are. All the Pittie owners I know are very nice, educated people with good homes and good hearts.
When I was studying at College of Charleston, I was a Psychology major (got the paper to proove it!) I remember we were talking in class one day about violent statistics of people with mental disorders. STATISTICALLY speaking, if you were to come across two dark alleys in the middle of the night, filled with the same amount of people, one alley containing regular joes, and the other, all people with severe mental disorders, you better choose to walk with the crazies because you are more likely to be injured or murdered walking around with the regular joes. After today, and reading all the nasty nasty comments that were left in the article that I was quoted in, If I were to come to two alleys in the middle of the night, one containing regular joes, and one with Pitbulls, I would choose the dogs any day of the week.