By the way, the reason why I picked pit bulls as part of my title is because of the bad, perhaps terrible, reputation they have. In the above picture, there are two pit bulls: the grey one is Kingston; and my girl, Alex a pit mix, is behind Kingston. Any dog, regardless of his breed can be a balanced dog or a horrible dog. Many times the choice is up to the pet parent.
Yes, for the most part, a dog’s behavior is greatly determined and affected by the pet parent. Also, remember that there is always that exception. Whether you have a pit bull or a lab, make sure that you find the right person to help you have a balanced dog. Dogs are amazing teachers, and I can tell you from personal experience that they will teach you many things, patience being at the very top of my list.
It’s been a couple of months since Alex passed away and we still miss her very much. Today, May 5th, would have been her 14th birthday. I do wish we had more time together, but I am grateful for the time we spent with her. What Alex enjoyed the most was sunbathing. There were times when I had to tell her to come in or move away from the sliding doors because she was already panting. Funny how you miss the little things about those you love and are no longer with us.
Happy birthday my amazing girl. We love you dearly. Till we see each other again.
Marcela and Cynthia
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Bella, Alex, and Dexter (L – R) Alex and Dexter to Bella, “Wow! Something smells delicious.”
I had no idea what Alex and Dexter were smelling, but Bella was certainly not using her cute little nose.
Alex, “I’d love to eat whatever is that that smells amazing. Bella, “I still can’t smell anything.”
On Bella’s defense, she supposedly is part bull dog and they have a hard time using their nose.
Bella, “Oh, ok., now I can smell it.”
I wanted to lighten up the mood a little bit since my last post, See You Bailey, made a few people cry, and that was not my intention, but a million thanks to those that took the time to read it and empathize with we. Happy Hump Day!
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