Tuesday, February 9, 2010

sweet creatures who deserve more

I've been going through pictures for a bit now. I was looking for all of the pictures of Pasqual smiling and curled up with other dogs and even the cats. All of the pictures that make him look like the innocent, sweet creature that he is. I had a whole stack I was ready to post and then I came across this one.

There are some days when people just make me hurt inside. People can be irresponsible, neglectful, they can make poor choices, choose to do nothing, they can be judgemental. Today a handful of people made me feel this way. Because of the actions and inaction of a handful of people a sweet dog I once knew won't see tomorrow.

I won't get on my soap box about being a good dog owner deserving of your dogs love. I won't preach about pit bulls and how wonderful and misunderstood they are. Tonight I feel defeated. But here's the great thing - that pit bull in the picture above, he will be able to single handedly change all that. I will go get into bed tonight and he'll plop down next to me, stare at me with his wide, innocent eyes, lick my face with his giant sand-paper tongue and I'll start to feel better.