The Horseshoe Wag

 

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love.  For me they are the role model for being alive.  ~Gilda Radner

In light of the recent tragedies we have heard or read about concerning our beloved breed, I thought we could all use something light to smile about.

Exuberance is a beautiful thing. It’s one of the biggest reasons we love our dogs so much. They are so in love with us and life itself that they change our whole way of looking at it. After all, they are right, aren’t they? It is the small things in life that collectively make it worth living. The horseshoe wag is one of those little gems. Every day when I come home, Dasher gives me the kind of greeting that takes over his whole body. He wags, he curls, and he dances. He goes so far as to smack his own face with that mighty tail of his. It is a display of love so great that it consumes his whole body. In my house we like to call that the “horseshoe wag.” To say that it warms my heart would be an understatement. In one fleeting moment I am reminded of how many memories we have shared together and how deep my love for him runs. So, Dasher, the feeling is mutual. 

 

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I wasn't expecting to fall in love. I never wanted a pittbull because of all the horrible stories about them. My husband and son begged to get one...I said NO!!!! After all I have grandchildren. They snuck her in like a theif in the night. I woke up to a tiny nose tucked in my ear, and a puppy curled around my neck. I turned on the light and picked her up to see what it was. She was beautiful!!! She was 4 weeks old. I instantly fell in love with her.

That was 9 years ago this October 15th. I would not trade my Sadie Mae for the world!! However, lol, because they had put her in my bed, she would not sleep anywhere else except in my bed after that first night. My husband soon regretted that decision, as she got older there was less room in the bed, and one of us had to go. Sadie would sleep in between us, back to back with me she will stretch out until she rolls my husband out of bed and onto the floor...lol. my sweet husband bought a king size bed so we all had room....lol

I  know that horseshoe wag all too well, never get tired of her love for me. Now I have 3.all girls, Sadie,Lily,and Moki. I really can not imagine a better breed of dog. And what amazes me most is how much she loves children!!! I have never had a bad reaction with her and my grandchildren, she loves them as much as I do.

And while she has never bitten anyone, I feel safer just knowing she is here. I know she would give her life to protect me and my grandchildren if needed. It truly is in how you raise them. Lily is her daughter, and Moki was left with another female pitt at wal-mart. I could only keep one and found a loving home for the other, my husband keeps in contact with the new owners and she is adjusting very well. I get very upset when people just "discard" their pitts or other pets. It was 103 degrees that day.  she is very well mannered and has become like a sister for Lily to play with. I love them all!!!