Today, I wanted to introduce you to one of my newest friends: Maddie. Some of you have probably seen her here and there on my previous posts. Maddie technically doesn’t belong to me (even in the slightest bit), but I would take her home with me in a heartbeat. Technically, she’s my friend Rachel’s brother’s girl, but I like to think that she likes us best.
She really wanted me to play with her…
Ever since I can remember, pitbulls have gotten a bad rap. They’re supposedly unpredictable, and have a prediction for hostility or violence, even. My mind was thoroughly changed upon meeting Maddie. She’s perhaps one of the shyest dogs I’ve ever met, and has a knack for always looking a little bit sad with those her big human eyes of hers. Don’t get me wrong, once she gets to know you, the mere sight of you approaching will send her into an absolute frenzy of excitement. It’s enough to make anyone feel special. She doesn’t ask for much- no pets or scratches, and maybe the occasional treat. If you hold still long enough, she will absolutely lick you to death. This is not an exaggeration by any means- I do believe that the only thing that will deter her from licking you is if you wave your limbs frantically, as a moving target is quite difficult to hit. When I’m too tired to do this, I usually emit high-pitched noises, which is an entirely useless, but an appropriate reaction to a large dog deciding to lick your feet/knees/elbows repeatedly. Do any of you have a Maddie in your life? I’m certainly glad I do.