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    New Shop Dog proves me wrong

    I have always said that I don't like pit bulls.
    I thought they were mean dogs and not to be trusted.
    That wasn't based on anything other than my opinion.
    Well......my opinion has changed.

    Several days ago we were adopted by a pit bull.
    He just showed up and stayed. I guess he wanted to be one of the shop dogs here.
    When he showed up he was kind of skinny and hand shy like maybe he had been smacked around.
    Now he is happy, very affectionate and extremely mellow.

    I really like him. Hope he decides to stick around.
    We call him Kirby.



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    Looks like he has some character to him. A lot of people swear by the breed as lovable dogs, and the only ones that I have me have been great.

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    Look at that face! Good looking dog you got there Mark.

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    He goes to the vet tomorrow for a check up. He looks a little too pink around the nose to me.

    He makes me laugh because sometimes he comes to my shop door and just stands there looking in.
    Once you make eye contact his tail starts wagging.

    If you scratch him back by his hips, he falls over kicking his leg and stirs up a cloud of dust wagging his tail.
    He likes to follow me around. If you stop for a moment he just wants to stand there and lean against you.
    He is one of the most affectionate dogs I have seen. But he doesn't come close until you tell him it is ok.

    I am pretty sure he understands when I am talking to him.
    We have had some good conversations. Kind of one sided, but he is a good listener.
    Right now he's a little camera shy but I am sure that will change.
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    America's dog. Maligned because of macho a$$wipes who think they make them look bad. The most underrated dogs around. But I'm probably biased.
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    I have some neighbors that recently moved in and have a pitbull. I wasn't particularly pleased to know that but I was over there helping their kids with their bicycles and I have to say, I had a great time with the dog. I'm not saying anything about the breed one way or the other but this one was cool, as far as I could tell. I wasn't playing gently with her either. There was plenty of bowling over going on and she kept on coming back for more.

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    I've never met a pitbull I didn't like. They're lovers, much smarter than people think and very trainable. I personally think they're great looking too, but then again, I am a huge dog lover.
    Looks like you found a great one Mark!
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    About that looking at you thing- Steeler does that to me too. He's the first dog that I have had that will stare into your eyes. Dogs are not supposed to do that, according to conventional "wisdom".
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    awww


    I like pits. But I live in an apartment. So everyone's pits are anxious and tense.

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