PEOPLE: The True Pitbull
People, the ones we assume have some form of morality, of logical thinking, of common sense.
People, the ones we assume know what's right from wrong, have superior intelligence, and are civilized.
These same people, or shall I say monsters find pleasure in the pain of these animals. These innocent animals.
And now they forever hold this negative connotation in the eyes of uneducated people. They're blinded because of the aggressive advertisement of these animals. Ignorance.
So who is the true 'bully' here?
I will never forget the day my boss called me and told me that whatever I did that night to try not to cry. I couldn't wrap my head around what I was about to walk into. I knew we had just rescued a pit, but how bad could she be? I hesitated opening the door to the back room but I took a deep breath and walked in. There she was a beautiful blue nosed pit, nothing but skin and bones running right towards me, barely being able to keep herself up. This poor animal, the starvation, the abuse she must have went through. She ran right up to me and rubbed her head against my leg. As I placed my hand on her and rubbed her chest, she licked me. Deep down inside after all the pain she endured there was still hope for love. The reputation these dogs have causing people to fear them, but no one takes a step back to see the true monster that would do such a thing to an innocent animal. To have stripped it away from food, from love, from life. But here she is, trusting another human, trusting they aren't all the same as humans assume they are. And with open arms I embraced her allowing myself to give into my pain and cry.
Her name is Hope and that's exactly what she is-- Hopeful for a better tomorrow, for love, for a home.
And she finally got it.
Posted by Andrea Hernandez