Generalizations can be good for information, but not necessarily for real-life. A summary that highlights the bad and the good usually ends with a bias toward the negative. Weighing the options on whether to interact or be a part of someone’s life based on the positives and negatives, kind of tends to defeat the purpose. Don’t take someone else’s opinion. Make your own through trial and error.
Some cliches and phobias stand solid in some areas; however, most tend to be flawed and based on personal experience. To say that a breed of dog is aggressive is to focus on that one event — that one story. The singular or few times that you’ve heard something bad or violent about Pitbulls are limited to a handful of occurrences. You may completely forget the other side of it, the thousands of times that a dog has protected or loved their owners with the utmost care and joy. Because it really matters more about how an animal is cared for and treated.
This goes back to the biblical lesson of treating others how you would like to be treated. With this, we find that many of the stories we hear about an animal attacking become so over popularized that that becomes the personal fable we tell ourselves.
One Pitbull’s story will shatter your heart. Cruel children decided to throw rocks at Buddha, one Pitbull rescued by Hopes for Paws and Ace Rescues. Words can’t really describe how scared or how rewarding these organizations are. I was shaking with anger when I saw that poor, beautiful pooch. So, sad that anyone would, or could, torment him. This is a fantastic rescue, and once again, two amazing groups of humans deserve some special thanks.