|My beautiful Girl|
Girl was in the 'pit bull room' where people would look in at the dogs and say things like, 'oh, those are the pit bulls' and either close the half opened door on them or keep walking.
I was volunteering there and taking photos of the dogs and cats for the website. Like the other members of the general public, I'd heard and believed the media stories about how pit bulls had locking jaws and would clamp down on you like a June turtle and not let go until thunder strikes.
As the myths from my gothic Southern childhood faded like the San Francisco morning fog, I learned that most of these stories were just that, myths. I learned by knowing some wonderful, many wonderful pit bulls.
Girl is the inspiration for the Reunion Rescue logo and the inspiration that keeps Reunion Rescue running. I truly believe that there is a wonderful home out there for every dog. I wish everyone in the world could have a happy life with a dog like Girl.
Today is a celebration of Girl's birthday. She is a little older now and has to take a homeopathic
She is no longer the captain of our Reunion Rescue Frisbee Team where she flies into the crowd with Guns and Roses' 'Welcome to the Jungle' raging in the wind. She's no longer sought after to star in films like 'Off the Chain' and no longer volunteers at anti-fur rallies in Union Square or against animal research at UC San Francisco where 250,000 dogs and other animals painfully tortured.
There isn't as much fire in Girl's step these days, but she is owner of my heart. She has taught me how to pause and appreciate what is really important in life. She has taught me about life. I love you, Girl. Happy birthday and thank you for letting me be a part of your beautiful world.