I am a pet blogger and a "pit bull" dog owner. "Pit Bull" dog owners are really not so different than people who own other breeds of dogs. We love and care for our pets on a daily basis in a responsible manner which includes proper maintenance, control, and containment for our dogs.
So what happens in an average day in the life of a "pit bull" dog owner and pet blogger? Let me fill you in...
I wake up, make some coffee, and get my 3 year old daughter some milk and breakfast. Shiner, my "pit bull", follows me into the kitchen for her breakfast. I pour some food into her bowl and fill her water bowl. I let Shiner outside to go potty.
Next, I'll probably sit down on the couch and go through my email, check social media, write blog posts, and visit other pet blogs. Normal pet blogger stuff. Maybe I'll fit some house cleaning in there too. After a while of this, I make some lunch for me and my little girl.
In the afternoon, I go pick up my 10 year old daughter from school. We get home, I check her homework. If I have some photos to take for my blog, I'll try to get those done in the afternoons. I take Shiner outside again for a bathroom break and a little walk.
Then, it's time for my 3 year old's nap. Sometimes, I take a nap with her if I feel like it. And sometimes, Shiner joins us.
In the evening, I do some more blog stuff - check social media, email, write blog posts, etc. and cook dinner for my family. I take Shiner outside again. After dinner, I'll finish up any blog posts I may need to write for the next day. I'll take a shower, clean up my bedroom a little bit or do some other house chores, and then sit down to play a video game for a little while.
Pretty typical daily stuff. Of course, things change from time to time but for the most part this is my schedule. It's a day in the life of your average "pit bull" owner. Not quite what you expected? Truth be told, the majority of "pit bull" dog owners are average people. People you probably come across on a day-to-day basis in your own life.
You might be aware of the negative stereotypes that are placed on "pit bull" dogs. These negative stereotypes also apply to "pit bull" dog owners. In an attempt to challenge the negative stereotypes about "pit bull" dog owners, Animal Farm Foundation has created The Majority Project. The Majority Project is a photo collection that shows how countless "pit bull" dog owners make valuable contributions to their communities and families everyday.
Reckless dog owners can't be tied to one particular breed of dog. A reckless dog owner can have any type of dog. The only thing that reckless dog owners have in common is their problematic behavior which results from a disregard to public safety and animal welfare.
Animal Farm Foundation has partnered with actor Jon Bernthal, also a "pit-bull" dog owner, on an upcoming PSA to raise awareness about The Majority Project. "Pit bull" dog owners can print their own "I AM the Majority" sign by visiting themajorityproject.com.
Take a photo with the sign and submit it, share it on social media, and help spread the word about The Majority Project. Some of the photos submitted will be featured in the PSA with Jon Bernthal.
If you've never heard of Animal Farm Foundation before, they are a not-for-profit corporation that has been rescuing and re-homing animals and making grants to humane organizations since the mid 1980's. It is Animal Farm Foundation's mission to secure equal treatment and opportunity for "pit bull" dogs. You can follow Animal Farm Foundation on Facebook.
By treating all dogs as individuals and encouraging pet owners to be responsible, we can help create communities that are safe. Creating and enforcing non-discriminatory Responsible Pet Ownership laws is the most effective path towards building safe and humane communities. Breed Specific Legistlation (BSL) is not. In fact, Breed Specific Legislation has never been efficient in reducing dog bites and enhancing public safety. It is expensive, time-consuming, and almost impossible to enforce.
We hope you enjoyed a look into the day in the life of an average "pit bull" dog owner and will join The Majority Project with us by taking your own "I AM the Majority" photo.
Are you a "pit bull" dog owner? Have you ever experienced negative stereotypes regarding you or your dog?