Alexis – the Sweetest Pit Bull in Texas
I’ve always been a bit hesitant around pit bulls. Not that I thought they were inherently bad. But, I was always somewhat guarded upon encountering one. Even though I know deep down that the difference is in how a dog is raised, perhaps I let the media discolor my opinion.
Then I met Lexie. She was a rescue that lived on a ranch in the Hill Country of Texas. Lexie had her own fenced in yard. Not because she was aggressive, but to keep the other ranch dogs from harassing her and stealing her food. I honestly don’t think Lexie knew she was a pit bull.
When I would enter her yard, she would race over, stopping just in front of me. Then she would politely sit, smiling (I swear!), and beg to be petted. She loved meeting people and adored having her belly rubbed.
Lexie was the only dog on the ranch that was cat friendly. The cats just loved her. I got a kick out of watching the cats arch their backs as they walked underneath her to scratch her belly. She’d lick the cats and looked after them as if they were her own.
I always enjoyed my visits with Lexie. She was a sweet girl who just loved being alive.
This pit bull single-handedly changed my misinterpreted belief about the breed. They are great dogs if you just give them a chance, and a bit of love and appreciation.
I admit, there are still times when I have to stop myself from holding my breath when a pit bull greets my German Shepherd. But, because of Lexie, I know that if any problem results, it’s not the fault of the breed, it is the owner.
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