Resilience


With so many stories in the news about pit bulls biting children and being the bad guy, I revel in the stories where we see a story of triumph.

Meet Lucky, a small white pit bull puppy.

Lucky (courtesy of WRAL)

Lucky (courtesy of WRAL)

Shot, abandoned and cruelly tied to a tree left to die next to her litter mate, she was found whimpering by a jogger in the nick of time. A local newscast picked her story up in Fayetteville, NC. (Please take the time to read the story and see the accompanying video.)

 The reporting was spot on, pointing out the acts of cruelty to the pit bull puppy, the resilience of the injured puppy, the compassionate act of a stranger and the overall miracle of survival. No particular attention was paid to the breed, only that the dog was in danger and the victim of animal cruelty.

The depth of cruelty humans are capable of never ceases to amaze me, but that is balanced by the heights of charity, compassion and beauty of human acts of love. The jogger didn’t have to do anything. She could have kept on going.

Instead, she took this defenseless puppy to the local animal hospital and gave her a place in her life.

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About Leila

I hail from the East and view the world as my playground. I'm opinionated. My dog is my co-pilot, but my cat navigates better. I'm only limited by my imagination. While there are terrible things that happen in the world I am responsible for making good things happen where I live, and that affects the world at large making it a better place.
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3 Responses to Resilience

  1. Wanda Shepherd says:

    Poor little puppy. I’m glad someone found her and helped her.

  2. selwyn marock says:

    To the jogger may good fortune always be with you,in this day and age an act of compassion is becoming harder and harder to come by.

  3. Boris says:

    My reaction on this cruelty stems from treatment of pit bulls as ‘second class’ animals. When you have BSL, pit bull placebo like headlines, and miss information on their temperment like blog, World’s Most Dangerous Dogs…… http://www.petsdo.com/blog/top-ten-10-most-dangerous-dog-breeds
    it is like painting a target on their back.

    Unfortunately it is hard to blaim the sick abuser who will escalate and eventually do this cruelty to hu-mans. It would have been a cat or a duck if he could have caught them. His target was what was available and told to be of no value. He wasn’t the one who turn pit bulls image into a disposable dog.

    A big bow to Lucky’s jogger, Boris

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