Video goodness: Girl talks about her love for her 'best friend in the world,' a rescue dog
For every bad story out there about a member of a so-called "bully breed" of dog (pit bulls, American Staffordshire terriers, American bulldogs and the like), we have found there is an equally good story about such a dog to counteract it.
Like Louis Vuitton, who wagged his tail and allowed himself to be petted by those assembled at a recent parole hearing for the man convicted of spraying him with lighter fluid, lighting him on fire and beating him with a shovel. Or Karma, a pit bull who helps her owner care for tiny foster kittens. Or the dogs rescued from Michael Vick's Bad Newz Kennels, whose inspiring stories of redemption were recently chronicled in the book "The Lost Dogs."
The video above shows another such story of a gentle, loving member of a much-maligned breed.
We don't want to give too much away -- you'll just have to watch it yourself (particularly if you're a pit bull fan tired of negative publicity) -- but it features a little girl describing her dog, a rescue who, she explains, "used to live with bad people and now he only has one eye. Some people think he's scary, but I think he's beautiful!" We recommend you keep tissues within reach while watching.
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-- Lindsay Barnett
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