This is Wesley, aka SomeDog, a rescued Staffordshire Terrier Mix (aka Pit Bull) who’s anything but ordinary.
Let me tell you a little bit about SomeDog’s Life…
As a puppy, he was poisoned, dumped at a high-kill shelter in Los Angeles, and was close to death. Bullies and Buddies Rescue pulled Wesley from the shelter and rushed him to the vet. He underwent numerous tests and blood transfusions, but the true cause of his illness was never discovered. The doctors didn’t think he was going to pull through but here he is for your entertainment. Bullies and Buddies asked the public for help with paying the vet bills for Wesley; he was the first dog we ever donated money to. I fell in love and the rest will be shared on this site.
This website will take you through his life and provide insight into all things SomeDog and how I feel about Pit Bulls. Now don’t let that face fool you, it’s been quite a ride!
Wondering why I call him SomeDog? Let me explain the nickname the best I can. It might just be something you need to hear in person but here it goes… When Wesley does something, for example, steal your spot on the bed (a nightly occurrence btw), instead of letting him know I’m talking about him, I say “Some Dog just stole my spot!”. It’s endearing and makes me smile. 🙂
I am full of hope that SomeDog and the Super Dogs will change the negative perception of this marvelous breed.
The Scary ‘Pit Bull’ Word
When someone hears the word pit bull or bully breed they automatically assume the dog is mean and vicious. I’m here to tell you that is far from the truth! It’s not the breed at all; even after abuse and neglect, pit bull type dogs can be, and are for the most part, loving companions. These dogs are sweet, lazy knuckleheads who love to steal your seats, covers, and your hearts. All they want is love, affection, a comfy place to sleep, and some good food to eat. Now, I’m not saying every pit bull is like this. There are always dogs (and people too) that seem to be born bad. I just ask that you please don’t judge the good ones by what you see in the media. In all honesty, I have been bitten by a Chihuahua, Maltese, and a cat! All of which have broken the skin. Where are those news stories?
Check out this Infographic by Alissa Scheller for the Huffington Post:
Why It’s Ridiculous People Still Think Pit Bulls Are Inherently Mean
Did you know…
There is a heart-warming documentary film by Darcy Dennett called The Champions? The film follows some of the Michael Vick fighting dogs that were rescued from abusive conditions, and are now thriving in new homes. Out of the 49 surviving dogs, 48 of them were able to be rehabilitated! That’s living proof that Pit bulls are not intrinsically bad dogs when given a fair chance.
Jacqueline Johnson, from Best Friends Animal Society, wrote a story about the rescued dogs for the Huffington Post: Giving Michael Vick’s Former Dogs a ‘Fighting’ Chance Changed the Face of Animal Welfare