Resistance is futile

In Life with Animals on August 25, 2008 at 10:08 pm

Well would YOU be able to resist this face? Meet Rosie!

Rosie is a 1 1/2 year old Staffordshire Terrier, which is a fancy way of saying that she’s a pitbull. She was found as a stray a month ago and then went into foster care through a rescue called Must Love Dogs NW and they put her on Petfinder where, indeed, we found her! Her foster parents brought her to meet us and said we could have a trial adoption… yeah right. Look at her! We were crazy about her from the moment we met. She’s great with kids and other dogs, wants nothing more than to be near us, is incredibly eager to please, smart, funny (she snorts!), crazy when she’s outside running around the backyard and so mellow when she’s inside. I’ve never seen a dog just sit on the rug and watch life unfold. No wonder they make such great therapy dogs.

My son’s father said to him “Why does your mom want a dog that people look down on? That she’s going to have to defend all the time? A dog that only white trash and lesbians like?” Yeah, I know, amazing we’re not married any longer.

And to answer that, let me say that I’ve always thought it was a good and noble thing to try and stick up for those who have no voice. I’ve done the research, I know the facts. Pitbulls are great dogs. Rosie will be an excellent ambassador of her breed and I willingly step into the role of responsible pitbull owner and pitbull advocate. I like this dog and guess what? I’m neither white trash or a lesbian. Go figure.

I never could resist a little controversy…

  1. I think she’s adorable!! What a face! You are SO right about pit bulls, they get a bad rap, and the irresponsible pit bull owners out there aren’t making it any easier on sweetie pie doggies like Rosie!!

    Can’t wait to see and hear more about her! I’m so happy for you!!


  2. What a cute cute pic of Rosie!! She looks so friendly! I’m so excited for you guys! Oh – and what a mean thing to say to JJ! Geez! I’ve never heard those rumors before, that’s just ridiculous!

  3. YAYYYY!!!!! So happy! She is adorable, and I’m so glad you found someone like you to love her. Congratulations! I’ll be on the lookout for you two at garden fever some time.

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