For any one who has actually spent decent time with the very wonderful breed that is the pit bull, you would know that they are one of the most loyal and wonderful breeds out there. Their dedication to their owners has been taken and twisted by people that use these animals in disgraceful manners, therefore giving these fur babies a bad rap. Unfortunetly the media loves a “good” story, any chance the news gets, it seems that they love to jump at the opportunity to make this breed look vicious and something to be afraid of. However, today in the news a bright light was shown down on these dogs!
Down in Lawrenceville, Georgia, a pitty is being celebrated as a hero after he saved his owner–not once, but twice.
Last summer, John Benton was headed out to work when the 6-year-old dog, Titan, started behaving strangely.
“He was barking and growling and then ran down the steps and got between me and the door,” Benton told Fox5 in Atlanta. Benton turned around and went upstairs. There he found his wife, Gloria, had a brain aneurysm, and had fallen and suffered what turned out to be a skull fracture.
“The doctors said that if it had not been for this dog, if he had let me leave that house, she would have either bled to death or the aneurysm would have killed her,” Benton told the TV station.
Then Titan did it again. Eight weeks ago the dog again came to the rescue of Gloria. Early one morning, Titan woke John Benton to alert him that Gloria had fallen and broken her hip.
Thanks to his amazing life saving events, the Humane Society of the United States honored Titan as its second runner up for the fifth annual Dogs of Valor Awards.
Gloria Benton, who hadn’t been so keen on having a pit bull in her house, has grown quite fond of Titan.
“He is so special,” she told the TV station. “And you just can’t give him enough love. He loves to be loved on.”
Animals are just like children, if you mistreat them, they will act out. If you teach them to be aggressive, don’t be suprised when they act aggressive!
This story was just a wonderful little highlight in my day! I just love hearing stories like this!