In Defense of Pits (and their relatives)
She sent along this picture of her beloved Lola, who'll celebrate her 3rd birthday on April 16. Happy birthday, Lola! (Look at that sweet face)!
Says Liz: "I start my day by reading all the mass emails from this national bully breed rescue network I signed up with. You wouldn't believe the heartbreaking stories. (But so many happy endings, too.) The worst stories are the ones about the growing trend of pitbull-discrimination laws. What a horribly misunderstood breed.
''I'm especially interested in this because I have a gorgeous American Bulldog who is sometimes confused for a pit...She's a mush. A few months ago, we were adopted by a litter of stray kittens that showed up at my front door. I kept two of them, Sugar Ray and Valentine, and got them spayed/neutered. At first I thought I'd have to keep them apart from Lola, but they all seem to love and respect each other. (Okay, Lola would much rather they be puppies, but she's cool...)''
If you have anything to add about this debate, please do (as a comment or to my e-mail: ebrecher@MiamiHerald.com).