Diary of a Mad White Black Woman – Doggie Style

Dear Diary,

I know that as an Oreo, I should favor tiny, teacup-sized dogs that fit in Hermes bags, take to wearing tiaras and always look scared to death to be alive.

Everyone in this photo is crying on the inside.

I do love all animals, so those shaky little pets are on the list. But, and I hate to admit this, I have a special place in my heart for Pit Bulls.

On paper, this is a terrible idea! Pit Bulls are often associated with the ghetto, they’re banned from many public places and when people see them coming, they often hold their children close and dash to the other side of the street… so Pit Bulls are basically the black people of the dog world. And since they’re kind of black, as an Oreo, I should avoid them at all cost.

Was either unexpectedly approached by a pittie or an RBP. Hard to tell.

But I can’t help it. I love them!

Sure, they have big giant jaws…but those big giant jaws turn into big giant love!!

My what a big smile you have!

They also have big, giant hearts. Yes, these dogs are strong, but they’re also sweet, loyal, dedicated and often misunderstood…which is…you know, not at all how I see myself, even a little bit…

I didn’t realize how much I loved these puppers until my January video, Geeky Pet Names, where I got to work with Angel City Pit Bulls – a rescue org in Los Angeles that everyone should check out and support.

These dogs are also great metaphors. And as a I writer, I’m always looking for one of those that I haven’t exhausted. The video below is a great example of a how a little love and a little understanding can change a little life. It’s also a great example of something that will totally make me cry my eyeballs out at my desk at work. The meeting I’m about to go is gonna be totes awks now with mascara streaming down my face.

As an Oreo, I also know that I should stick to my WASPy roots and not display so much schmaltz and sincerity like I have over these dogs. So here’s me buttoning up my collar before I head off to the courts (that’s tennis courts, not courts of law, in case my black was still showing). After that I’ll swing by the club (yacht, not night) and see if I can’t get some little guy on a leash (no awkward innuendos in that last bit, right?)

-OreoExperience

 

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9 comments

  1. When I think of pit bulls I think of rap videos…I’ve been kind of mad at them because one came at my bf yesterday (he wasn’t hurt though…he just held its collar until the owner came). But methinks for some reason maybe the universe sent this video along to even out my perception of pit bulls. So I guess they’re not all bad.

    1. There are definitely pitties that are raised badly. But they’re very sweet dogs. Glad your bf was okay! That can definitely be scary! And glad you liked the video. 🙂

  2. See here for a great video detailing the history and current state of the breed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw5aThdcxsE

    FROM ACPB: “Thank you for the shout-out!!! Pit bulls have been around for a long time and were once known as America’s Dog! These days, it seems a media fad to bash this breed that we know and love so dearly. While pit bulls may not be for everyone, they certainly aren’t some sort of mythical monster. They’re DOGS! And a temperament correct pit bull, raised by responsible, loving owners, can be one of the best dogs in the world. ACPB believes that through education, information, and celebration about this dog, we can help promote positive public opinion of this breed, decrease the high level of euthanasia happening in our overcrowded shelters (where way too many good dogs are dying due to space constraints- it’s not ok!) and finally (and most importantly!) increase adoptions of ambassador-like pit bulls in need to stable, loving homes. We face an uphill battle with many states enacting BSL and breed bans, but we will never give up. These wonderful dogs need our help, and we are proud to lend our voice to this cause we care so deeply about.”
    ~Team ACPB
    http://www.angelcitypits.org

  3. Hi,
    I know you like to listen to show tunes but have you ever listened to any music from an arist called Heather Headley? I am just asking because I saw some of your views on other music.

    1. Heather was actually in Aida with Adam Pascal (who I love love love) and got to sing one of my favorite duets with him. I’m still hoping for a revival of that musical where I get to take that part! 🙂

  4. Dear Oreowriter —

    Why do you claim that the American Staff Terrier and it’s variants/off-shoots (pit bull, American bull dog, etc.) as being anti-WASP?

    I would argue that the American Staff or American Bull Dog are both essentially WASP dogs from a bygone era in our history.

    In my opinion if a WASP can not handle his or her mount, firearm, and canine than they are not worthy of embracing the WASP identity banner. These are more important than one’s abilities on the court, water or links.

    My last dog was a Bull Mastiff that I shared with a friend. As I currently travel and live between the Americas and the Great Sandbox (Middle East), I am unable to own a hound. But thank you for reminding me of my love for the breed.

    Best,

    Wustenfuchs

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