I can thank a dog for my current relationship. I had gone out on two Match.com dates with my current partner, but was leaning towards another guy (foolish, I know). Then, I received an email that he had rescued a puppy and he attached a picture of the cutest pup with the biggest head I had ever seen. Well, I simply HAD to pay a visit to the puppy, didn’t I?
I was impressed that evening, with the dog, but mainly with his owner. The pup was around 6 months old and had been rescued about 6 weeks prior. He was calm, secure, and very obedient. I’ve watched enough Cesar Millan to know that this says more about the owner than the dog. I learned more about my boyfriend’s character that night through his dog than I had in two dates. I still had trouble trusting words that were spoken to me, but I knew that his relationship with his dog and his dog’s behavior could not be faked.
Dogs have an amazing ability to see inside a person. They do not fall for external appearances; they see through that smile to the emotions hidden below. Their behavior reflects that of the humans around them; if their owners are stressed and unbalanced, they will be too. They are mirrors. If I had been more astute, I might have picked up on this from the dogs I had in my marriage; they became stressed and withdrawn, especially the dog that was my husband’s.
So if you’re a scumbag and want to keep that fact hidden, it’s probably best that you don’t get a dog. They just might reveal your true nature.
Now that’s a balanced, happy pit bull!