This is Bella, our pure blue pit at 6 weeks old.
Today we gave her back to the breeder because she was no longer happy in our home. I know that most of you know my stance on children and pets. I never wanted children or pets, and I am especially not a fan of dogs, but this one grew on us all! (well maybe not on Doc.)
Today was a tear filled afternoon as we bid farewell to her after a year of loving, caring and training.
The great news is that she is a good dog! Actually a great dog as far as the breed goes. She is loving, cuddly, and very fun to watch and play with. She grew from this tiny 5lb puppy to a 58 lb one year old. According to her trainer, our home is less than ideal for her, because she does'nt feel that she has her own space and that has lead to some territorial issues. We determined that is was not fair for us to keep her if she was not happy with us, hence her return to the breeder.
She will meet her new owner tomorrow. Her surprise will be that she will be reunited with her momma tomorrow. We hope that by being with her momma, and her new owner that she will settle into a new routine, where she is able to relax, enjoy some quiet and continue to grow and mature. No matter what anyone says about pit bulls, with the right home, the right people they are an amazing, loving and gentle dogs.
Selecting the perfect dog for your family is hard, but is even harder when you have 10 people in your household. We will begin looking for our new pet in the upcoming months. Rumor has it that the perfect dog for our family is a Bernese Mountain Dog... so we will see!