"Fine, adopt her, but you are not bringing that chihuahua killer to our house." - my parents (who do not have a chihuahua).
"She's cute now, but
you just wait until she grows up." - my parents (who then let her in the backyard).
"Did you see the story in the news about that pit bull that snapped and killed someone?" - my parents.
"Fine, she can come in the house, but she's going to be a vicious killer when she gets big. Then she'll have to stay outside." - a composite quote of things I'm sure my parents said to me.
"C'mere Fat Head. Come sit in my lap." - my dad, Jim.
"Are you bringing that chihuahua killer over for Christmas? We'll put the cats in the basement." - my parents.
"Jim, STOP calling her Fat Head! You're hurting her feelings!" - my mom. and she meant it. (did I mention my mom has been terrified of dogs since she was small? as in, won't get out at a garage sale if she sees a dog near the house.)
"Where did you get that sweatshirt? Can you order some for us? I want to wear it to work and tell the guys there that my cat has bitten more people than your pit bull ever will." - my dad, Jim. (referring to the MN Pit Bull Rescue hoodie I was wearing.)
"I was just driving home, and I saw some lady walking a dog that looked familiar. I stopped and asked her what it was, and she said it was a pit bull. I told her that my daughter has a pit bull, and they're great dogs. I let her know that she really should get involved with MN Pit Bull Rescue if she wants to be a breed advocate. It's especially important for these kinds of dogs. I told her if she stopped over, I'd be happy to give her more information!" - my mom.
Mission accomplished. If we never change another mind about pit bulls, we will still have been successful.
NOTE: At no time did any of us ever believe that I would be the momma to a chihuahua, and it became a running joke the second my family found out that Chad had a chihuahua. Now Pablo runs her life...and she's ok with it.
|Suvi with my niece Bella. When Bella was younger, she learned to sit on the floor, and brace herself with one hand, so that Suvi could lick her face without knocking her over. She LOVES Suvi kisses, and Suvi loves to give them!|