This pretty girl is Miss Abbey. Abbey is my friend Steph's dog and I had the ultimate pleasure of living with Abbey my senior year of college. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better companion at the time.
Other hobbies Abbey enjoyed (many of which are still important to her) include:
- Stealing McDonald's cheeseburgers after my friends and I passed out after a night of drinking and not being capable of consuming the unnecessary amount of processed food we thought we needed
- Helping us meet boys because we had trouble doing it ourselves
- Playing football with strangers
- Walking on mulch because it feels soft on her paws
- Finding a shady spot under a picnic table at the dog park because it's hot in the summer in Columbus and the other dogs are too crazy for her taste
I understand why there are limits on breeds when it comes to rent stipulations, etc., but I wish it didn't have to be this way. If every person was able to experience the sweetness of this dog like I did, they would find it difficult to comprehend why they get such a bad reputation. Luckily, there are rescue shelters for bully breeds that make sure these sweet animals receive proper care in a home that knows how to love them unconditionally, no matter what society says about them.
In a perfect world, we would drop stereotypes and short attention spans in favor of using the analytical mind we all possess. Then, there would be no need for housing restrictions and bully breed shelters. Nor would there be a need for laws that restrict people from being people. Humans have a mind so complex that we are capable of doing this, yet we don't. As complex as they may be, dogs don't think too much about how they need to feel. Dogs don't stereotype. Dogs just know love. No matter what the breed or circumstance, that's all that really should matter.