Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Lisa's Love Sponge - A.K.A. The Neighborhood Pit Bull
In my neighborhood lives Lisa.
She's the kind of neighbor that you truly want to have. We traded recipes and covered dishes at least twice a month. She's had my baked goods and desserts, I've sampled her beef and roast pork.
I swear we are wearing a path to each other's doors with odds and ends over the years.
Living there with her is son Billy, and her dog, Baby Doll. Pretty well named dog for a pitbull. You see, despite the reputation of the breed, this dog is simply a love sponge. She'll waddle down the driveway wagging her tail to say hello to people. Pretty useless as a watch dog, although you'll know there is someone coming since she does bark at passers by more to say hello than anything else.
There are quite a few Pit Bulls down here in Florida. It must be a Florida Thing, because there weren't that many where I lived in Philadelphia. You can tell more about the owner of a dog by how the dog reacts to others in the area. If you have a stereotype of a pit bull, being aggressive and snappy, then I would bet "2 to 1" that you have a person who should never own a dog... If the same pit bull was raised in a loving home, you'll end up with a dog like this one. A Love Sponge.