Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Day in the Life of Your Average "Pit Bull" Dog Owner #TheMajorityProject

This post is sponsored by The Animal Farm Foundation and the BlogPaws Professional Pet Blogger Network. I am being compensated for helping spread the word about the The Majority Project, but Pawsitively Pets only shares information we feel is relevant to our readers. Animal Farm Foundation is not responsible for the content of this article.

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? 

27 comments:

  1. Hear, hear to a great cause and common sense. Have a tremendous Thursday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  2. Most regulations are expensive to enforce, time consuming and rarely make a difference. BSL is no different. My biggest issue with rescues that place pit bulls is that they are not always honest about the "quirks" of a particular dog or the "breed" and place it anyway and I think they hinders their larger cause. Having Chessies, I know that they are not the breed for everyone. Same with pit bulls and some other breeds. But for some reason those who love pit bulls do not want to admit it.

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    1. I do think each breed has it's own individual quirks, and have experienced these quirks personally from breed to breed. However, every individual dog is different and I've experienced that too. I agree that pit bulls may not be for everyone.

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  3. I agree with you, mostly the other end of the leash is the problem, not the breed. great photo and a fabulous post :o)
    easy rider

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  4. Fantastic post Ann!!!! I have always been huge Pit Bull advocate. I was owned by 2 of them in the past and they were the most kind, sweetest, beautiful pups! I have shared the video you posted as well.
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Oh really? I don't think I knew that before :)

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  5. I love this cause because the discrimination against this wonderful breed needs to stop! It even exists in the blogging world. A few weeks back, I did a book review about a children's book that teaches kids how great pitbulls are and to help stop breed discrimination. I had a give-away too. The give-away BOMBED. I attribute this to the stereo type that exists against pitbulls. It is sad. I did the review because I had met this lovely couple in November in Florida. They design the most unique pitbull T-shirts ever, that portray pitbulls in a happy and cheerful light. I spent time talking to them, emailing with them and becoming their friend. Their proceeds go towards helping fight pitbull discrimination. These people need to connect with this project. Anyway, here is the book review (the give-away is over) http://dakotasden.net/2015/01/16/childrens-bookpeanut-the-pitbull-by-thomas-andrew-athanasiou-enter-to-win/

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    1. Aw I wish I had entered. That's so sad it didn't do well... it's interesting to see how some giveaways do better than others. I experience discrimination quite frequently and within my own family even. It's very disheartening and extremely frustrating to say the least.

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  6. I love what Mark Muller wrote in his comment! So many times we want to blame the animal, and never take into account that it could be the owner. Great to see you in the post too :) Take care.

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  7. What a great post. It is really sad when a person or group blames the dog or the dog breed and not the owner behind the dog who is actually at fault.
    www.southernfolly.com

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  8. What a great post, Ann. I love how it shows that you are just an average mother and pet blogger and that your life with Shiner is just like anyone else who does those things. When I look at Shiner, I don't ever think "pit bull". Honestly, when I saw your blog title, I had to go "oh yeah, I guess Shiner is a pit bull". It's too bad everyone couldn't think that way.

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    1. Thank you Jan. It's funny that you think that about her :) I'll let her know! Definitely a shame that everyone could not think that way.

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  9. Ma never had a "pit bull" but she has friends who have them and she will be the first to tell you, if they are in a good, loving home with a responsible pet parent, they are the most lovable dogs ever! One of Ma's friends found a pit bull, Willy, wandering the streets by her house...no tags, chips, nothing. So she took him in. Ma can barely get in a photo with him without being smothered in kisses and hugs. He is a gentle giant! Of course, we always love seeing Shiner...we know she is a gentle girl who is being raised in a loving home!
    Oz

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    1. Aw how sweet! They are usually very big babies that want to lick your face a lot. Shiner is not like this though, as she's not fond of strange people that she doesn't know.Just another reason why we must look at dogs as individuals!

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  10. We're cats as you know, and Mum is a crazy cat lady first of all, but she loves many other animals too, included dogs : she often says that there are no "bad" dogs, but only bad owners. She agrees that every dog doesn't always fit to every "good" owner though. Purrs

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  11. ann & shiner....I've had friends who have owned pit bulls, have been to their home, have watched the pit bulls chillax on the floor with the babies while they napped, was never afraid to be near them, considered the people to be great friends....repeat this same story with dobies...repeat this same story with rottweilers only add an extra personnel touch as the rottweilers were owned by my grandparents...and it's sad that the stereo types that have been placed upon these breeds, is so overwhelming that even insurance companies are now..."banning them" in many ways

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    1. Yes, I've also had only good experiences with dobermans and rottweilers too. They are also both very friendly dogs! My friends were looking to get home insurance years ago and when the insurance lady came to her house, she told them "oh, you'll have to get rid of your dogs". They told her no, they'll just find new insurance.

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  12. Ty so much for sharing this and for being an advocate.

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  13. You are just the sweetest Miss Shiner!

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  14. I think the majority Project is awesome! I wish everyone with a Pit Bull would post their photos!

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  15. I adore Shiner. She sure is the "anti Pit Bull" as far as the stereo type goes. I hate so much the stereo type and how those dogs have suffered. Great post!!

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  16. Amen to irresponsible dog owners. Sophie the pit bull lived 3 doors down from us. The peeps said she was so sweet although she did try to come in here and tear me apart once. When the peeps rode the elevator with her and her peeps it was her brofur, a little dog who jumped on them and misbehaved. BTW, is Shiner attacking you in that last pic?

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    1. Well, you know that any kind of dog can dislike cats. And yes, she is totally attacking me with her tongue ;)

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  17. What great post ,it shows that it doesn't matter what the breed of dog it is only as good as its owner,xx Rachel

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  18. Can someone ask Animal Farm Foundation where these two dogs are? They sent these two to BAD RAP in Oakland and have never been seen again. They survived Spindletop and were assessed by HSUS, Animal Farm, Red Rover and Montgomery County ACC.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10200129175251921&set=a.1459932498093.2065353.1226835957&type=1&theater

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    1. Sorry to hear that. I would try to contact AFF directly. This post was sponsored by AFF through the BlogPaws Pet Blogging Network, but I do not work for them.

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