his new dog

his new dog

A Poem by Joyce S. Greene
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a dreaded pit bull . . .

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his new dog
a dreaded pit bull
pats my arm
begging for attention
I find I love her, too


© 2013 Joyce S. Greene



Author's Note

Joyce S. Greene
Graphic Credit: Google Images

Cesar Millan is a renowned dog psychologist/trainer

Publication Credit: Gusts 2013

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This is a subject I hold close to my heart and argue tooth and nail (no pun intended). This breed takes so much flack from the public eye and media, it's ridiculous. They have been bred for aggression since the late 1700' s. Their common name "pit bull" is proof of that. After the use of dogs became less and less necessary, due to industrialization, they became a popular fighting dog. A trend that still exists today. They were called, "bullies of the pit," a term used in British territories. "Pit," was a common term for the makeshift arenas they would be made to fight in, also used for human fighters before boxing became a sanctioned sport; hence, pit fighters. If we are to point any fingers, it can not be on the animal. They are the direct result of our own brutality, and anyone who still practices such use of them cultivates that very ugly piece of our humanity. All animals have a level of unpredictability when domesticated, they should not be considered dangerous for doing what comes natural... all dogs bite! Pit bulls in my life, have proven to be the most loyal breed I've ever encountered. Please, don't condemn such a regal, beautiful creature for our misuse, mistreatment, and lack of understanding. Your piece was one I admire and applaud! Thank you.

Posted 3 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

icelandicblue

3 Years Ago

Yes, and my hissy fit earlier was about perceiving that I was not being heard. You taught me a lot i.. read more
Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks to both of you - you've done very well vindicating that poor dog. I appreciate it and I'm s.. read more
Travis Gibson (poetic heroics)

3 Years Ago

@ice... our treatment of animals is beyond disgusting. I agree with you, anyone who commits such cri.. read more



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I have known some sweet pit bulls, too. Dogs are never the problem... A great illustration of the gentle nature of these dogs, Joyce.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Rita. I was scared to death to meet that dog and was quickly won over by her very sweet .. read more
So cute. Dogs are adorable and need love and care like humans.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

How true, Praveeta. Chloe is a very submissive, sweet dog. She has been dearly cherished and recip.. read more
Praveeta

3 Years Ago

You are welcome.
Hah...we live in a world that cannot accept the blame for ANYTHING !!!
Dogs need love....
I should write a poem and blame all my troubles on everybody else..make it long..escape all blame for everything...LOL
Scott

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

My son's girlfriend was telling us about pit bull farms after our Christmas dinner, and the owners o.. read more
Scott Metro

3 Years Ago

My pleasure Joyce....and thanks for taking time out to read it.
Scott
Wow. This was so true and cute at the same time. I love the message within. I like Cesar Milan and his show...Bravo...:).................

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thank you, Sami. Is there any subject you're not conversant in? Your breadth of knowledge is asto.. read more
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

Wow. Thank you kindly...You are welcome...:)................
Okay, I will forgive you Cesar Millan's renown - much in dispute in the veterinary and animal training community - he is a celeb, and the sentiment is just - your poem is right on the mark and on point.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Joyce S. Greene

3 Years Ago

Thanks, KL. One of Merriam-Webster's Thesaurus' synonyms for "renown" is notoriety so I guess that .. read more

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