I’ve posted about Pits on Parade before. We LOVE Pits on Parade 🙂 My last Parade was in December with my Boy. This month, in light of all the attention due to the recent court ruling, in lieu of taking a BARCS dog, I offered to go and take pictures to document the record breaking crowd B-More dog was expecting. And so it was! We had over 100 people and approximately 60 dogs! Wowzas!
The media (WBAL and WJZ, I believe) came out to document and report on our event, and there were a handful of news articles written today as well (The Washington Post and The Sun are two that I’ve seen so far).
Though the ‘mission’ of the Parade was still the same, I think we all felt this was a very important parade due to the current situation here in MD. What I personally thought was interesting, was how hard the negative comments hit, compared to prior walks. I will admit, I only had a few compared to the slew of love and support from the majority of on-lookers and observers, but it hurts more now then ever. I am only two years into this pit-bull thing I’ve certainly caught. The ladies who run B-More Dog and MABB (and all these other awesome rescue and advocacy groups, here and nationwide) already know what has taken me a bit of time to learn. Aside from needing a big heart, immunity to licking, and love for these dogs, you sometimes also need thick skin… Not something I’ve always had. I walked away focused on the 2 bad comments opposed to the 30+ great ones I over heard… I will need to get over that in time, and I do think my skin has toughened up quite a bit (but it certainly has a way to go).
I got home, and went through the 500+ photos I took, and smiled at this wonderful group of people, and those adorable dogs, and the beautiful day. My my, what a wonderful Sunday. Despite my skin that needs toughening, I know yesterday was a huge success for the proud pit bull owners here in Baltimore.
I’ve posted a bunch of photos on our facebook page, but here are a smidge of my favorites.
What a wonderful Sunday with a wonderful group of people.