A quick stop at the Animal Shelter in Atlantic City found us in a kennel fiercely inhabited by pitbulls and variations on that theme.  The dogs are beautiful beasts, don’t misunderstand me, but they frighten me.  They are powerful pups that seem to have super strength, and unless we’re talking Super Heroes, it spooks me to walk by each kennel and witness a show of all that testosterone – male or female!

But there’s a place for every pup, and I hope they find their niches.

Outside the building, there’s a sign that gives the public information about the clinic.

pit bull poster

The sign features a pitbull saturated in some gorgeous teals, yellows, greens, purples, and pinks.  Now this sign might – and the operative word is might – sway me to rethink my position on these magnificent canines.  But none of the dogs inside were coated in these pretty pastels, so, I think for now I’ll need to pass.

pit bull close up

How do you feel about these precious pups?

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  1. I’ve said this before and quite frankly its embarrassing to say again (but it is who I am). I am not an animal person but if I see a beautiful pup I would like to photograph, I will ask. Pit bulls, nope, don’t ask, keep walking.

  2. Cupcake was attacked by a pit bull that ran up from behind us and bit her on the neck and wouldn’t let go. She needed surgery and a drain and a bunch of stitches. It was a long, difficult recovery. That being said, at the Veteran’s Home, we work with a pit bull named Dottie (I know, right?), and she is one of the gentlest, sweetest, most docile and obedient therapy dogs in the program. She makes Cupcake look like a spider monkey on crack. So I am not sure how I feel about pit bulls. I guess they’re like people – some are good and some are bad. I wish they were all teal and decorated….

  3. Fantastic artwork of a beautiful animal Gemma and you’ve captured it so well. I am not a pitbull fan as I like furry and woolly kids but they are beautiful animals and unfortunately they got a stigma because of humans who raised them as fighters. I’ve met some pitbulls that are adorable and sweet. It’s not the pets, it’s the people that raise them.
    Thanks for sharing this lovely post. 😀 *big hugs*

  4. See what I mean? Nobody else will have posted a turquoise dog for this challenge! 🙂
    Hell, no! I’m sure they’re lovable as pups. Full stop! I’m not as humane as Island Traveller nor as warm hearted as Sonel.(but I love those guys too 🙂 )

  5. I would love one! About 14 years ago we took 2 brothers with terrier blood, for nearly 24 years we had regular fights here but of course you know how domineering the alpha dog can be. Now that he has passed on the other one is really a peaceful happy chappy – his name is Fletcher- and I don’t want to spoil it for him.

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