The Problem with Pit Bulls

IMG258The other day, I snuggled with Floyd. I was feeling absolutely wrecked and wondering why I was on this planet. He let me cry into his neck and licked the tears before spooning with me. Bella joined in and it was Elene with a pile of Pit Bull. It was just what I needed. That inspired me to write this


The problem with Pit Bulls
is they love you too much.
They’ll do anything you ask
even fight another dog and such.

The problem with Pit Bulls
is that they’re too damn smart.
They know just how to snuggle & play
with keen, doggy-intelligence they steal your heart.

The problem with Pit Bulls
is they’re just so misunderstood.
Loyal, loving goofballs
they just want to be good.
To love you and lick you,
to cuddle in tight.
The last thing they want
is to be in a fight.

The problem with Pit Bulls
is they don’t have a choice.
They’re programmed to obey
they trust in our voice.

The problem with Pit Bulls
is they love you unconditionally.
No matter what you demand
their obedience is a guarantee

The problem with Pit Bulls
is there’s no problem at all.
It’s the humans who betray them
that have the real gall.

My Pit Bulls are my family.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I will keep them proudly,
no matter what anyone has to say.


9 thoughts on “The Problem with Pit Bulls

  1. I used to be “one of THOSE people”. Ones that judged. Ones that misunderstood.
    Now, after being a volunteer at the local humane society where we probably have more pits than all other breeds put together, my mind has been changed. I would own a pit any day of the week (if I didn’t already own a rescued dog). But once our dog is no longer with us, hopefully 10-12 years from now, I will most likely adopt a pit. Without a doubt. Because of being at the shelter and because of reading things like this. Because of people like you who give pits a voice. Because I have learned that they are just big babies with hearts of gold, loyal to the bone, and most of the time, gentle giants. Thank you for helping to teach the misunderstood, to understand.

    • Welcome to the pack, Rhonda! Thank you for commenting, it made me so happy to read. Believe it or not, I started out one of those too. I didn’t change my mind fully until weeks after Floyd was living with us. I was terrified of him when we brought him home … all 8lbs of him. My daughter and her dad chose him, but he wormed his way into my heart very quickly.
      Thank you for your work with animals and happy holidays!

  2. This is great Elene! I am going to read it to my pit Jack Henry tonite. I know what you mean too about the breed. When Jack Henry came into my life, I had no desire to take him at first. But after time and much education on my part, I cannot see my life without him-and I am learning there are a whole lot of folks out there who cherish the breed-

    An interesting fact I learned awhile back-the pit (or staffordshire terrier) was used as the dog mascot representing the United States during World War I-check out the posters here:

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