The #58 rule of a fucking decent person
What the hell is that fox doing?
probably making a withdrawal seeing as he’s in line at the atm
Don’t forget to claim your FREE Grand Slam on your birthday!
I’m gonna tell my kids about this tweet some day.
Baby ducks are ruining the sanctity of marriage.
God damn motherduckers
PIT BULL AMBASSADOR “TUTORS” KIDS - “[T]he Meyers take Kyra on visits to schools, hospitals, nursing homes and libraries, where they give programs on bullying and stereotypes, kindness and compassion, and how to safely greet a dog.”
A three-year-old Pit Bull in Iowa named Kyra has been helping kids by listening to them read at school. In addition, Kyra serves as an “ambassador” for Pit Bulls by making appearances at schools, retirement homes, hospitals and other places. She is certified for good behavior and makes appearances as part of the “Ambass-A-Bulls” program of the American Rescue League of Iowa’s Pit Crew Club. Here’s more from app.com:
When Kyra is at Stowe or any other school, she is always leashed by her owners. In addition, parents must sign permission slips to allow Kyra near their children.
Ashley Meyer describes Kyra as anything but vicious. Kyra has never been aggressive around children or adults, Ashley Meyer said. Proponents of pit bulls say they are not predisposed to behavior problems.
“She’s very submissive and she loves kids,” Ashley said. “She lights up whenever kids are around.”
Stephanie Filer, manager of special gifts and partnerships with the Animal Rescue League of Iowa and a pit bull owner, said the 27 people and 12 dog members of the Ambass-A-Bulls have visited seven Des Moines elementary schools and schools in Newton, Orient-Macksburg and Dallas Center-Grimes in the past year since the Pit Crew was formed.
“We began the group in Des Moines because Des Moines has chosen to discriminate against dogs that look a certain way,” she said. “Our position is that every dog is an individual and should be treated as such.”
Side-eyeing one part of this but loving most of it. All dogs are predisposed to behavior “problems” - most dogs chew, some dogs bark when they “shouldn’t”, some dogs don’t like strangers, and some dogs don’t like other dogs - but these only become “problems” when they are not properly handled by a dog’s human through training and/or management. Denying that makes potential owners less prepared for dealing with issues when they arise, puts people at risk when certain behaviors are poorly managed, and increases the likelihood that “problem” dogs will be dumped in shelters because their humans unreasonably expected perfection from an animal that is necessarily (and wonderfully, I think) imperfect by human standards. The last objection I have to this mindset is probably the biggest one: it makes those of us who have or work with “problem” pit bull-type dogs feel excluded, like the community would distance themselves from us if BSL came knocking where we live, makes them feel like their dog is somehow less worthy or wonderful because it is a “problem dog,” makes it harder for us to reach out and say “I’ve encountered something I don’t know how to handle, please help me,” and ultimately makes everyone less safe. Dogs that exhibit undesired behaviors are just as wonderful as dogs that don’t - they just need a little more help than the rest.
I love seeing pittys in a positive light…. hate the term “submissive” though. :/