The story talks about the Pit Bulls that were still living that Michael Vick didn't get a chance to pulverize. And that story made my heart sing. I know that this story will get no where near the news coverage that I think it should get, so I'm here to pass it along to whoever will listen.
Go to the link above and see the picture. It shows Leo, a certified therapy dog, with a cancer patient. This dog was doomed for certain death if left in the hands of Michael Vick. Leo is a Pit Bull. Does Leo look dangerous? Of course not, if he was he certainly wouldn't be a therapy dog surrounded by people.
Excerpt from the article linked above:
More than a year after being confiscated from Vick’s property, Leo visits cancer patients as a certified therapy dog in California. Hector is about to start training for national flying disc competitions in Minnesota. Teddles takes orders from a 2-year-old. Gracie is a couch potato in Richmond, Va., who lives with cats and sleeps with four other dogs.
As a Pit Bull owner I am so so happy that someone took the time to write this article and show that Pit Bulls are not vicious, people eating animals.
One of my clients, who knows I have 2 children, asked me if my Pit Bull, Emma, was a mean dog. I couldn't help but laugh at the question. I told her of course Emma wasn't a mean dog. If she was did she really think I'd keep her around my two kids? Come on, seriously?
Emma lets Jackson walk all over her and smack her in the face. When she gets tired of it she get up and moves away. Emma thinks she's people and attempts to sleep next to me with her head on the pillow. Emma attempts to groom my cats. Emma slept with a Pomeranian that I used to have. (Side note: I had to find a home for my Pom because she bit kids. Ironic, I know.)
It just goes to show that Pit Bulls are misunderstood and it's a damn shame.
She might beat you with her excited tail on the shins. Or lick you to death. Or maybe even knock you over in her excitement. As for being mean? Not a chance in hell.