This is a blue nose pit bull:
Hmmm, still not sure of the difference because, obviously, the name has nothing to do with the nose. (All of which are brown, or dark gray… just say’n.) But hey, let’s relax, this isn’t the Westminster Dog Show, and that’s not the point I’m trying to make.
The Big Guy came home the other day and reported that the new guy at work had a pit bull. Very exciting! Her name is Isis. The Big Guy has met her and he is in loovvee… but thank goodness he is faithful. Rose Marie has nothing to worry about – even though she DID chew my brand-new flosser…. and I can’t even go there with her paper addiction. It’s tragic. We’re seeking intervention…
So, this new guy at work… let’s call him “New Guy” – tells my Big Guy that his pit bull is also a rescue. Ooh, just like our Rose Marie! New Guy then begins to narrate Isis’s life story -she was a bred for puppies, they were always taken from her…. er, which is why he thinks Isis’s depressed. So he told my Big Guy that he was thinking of breeding her. Because she’s a certified blue nose pit bull! He would, counter to her former owners, let her keep the litter and, thus, her ‘depression’ would be cured.
WHOA. WHOA! WHOA!! HELLO???? Is anyone paying attention??
First and formost, if Isis, is indeed rescue, no responsible organization would have let her be adopted without her first being spayed (Liar Liar) After that, I’ve run out of steam… the other points are moot. Allowing her to have a litter? This will ease her so-called depression? Is this guy the Dog-whisperer? Is Isis truly depressed? How does he know? And what’s with the blue nose pit bull thing? Does he really believe the world needs more pit bulls? (Can we just have him check out a local shelter? What say you?)
On the flip side? The company party is next Friday. I’m packing… the Big Guy needs to step aside. He’s already wandering around the kitchen clutching his head with both hands. I will try really, really hard not to initiate a brawl. This may not be pretty… but damn… you may not align and you may not lie. This breed needs all the honest-t0-God help that’s available.
My mission? To find out what rescue would let Isis go intact and to educate the New Guy on how much this excellent breed needs advocates.
Now do the Arnold Shhwarzenegger voice here: “I’ll be bacck.”