One of my favorites quotations is from Joe Gores who said: Old age means realizing you will never own all the dogs you wanted to. I live with the growing knowledge that is all too true. The longer I live, the more dogs I meet. The more dog breed jewelry I create, the more dog breeds I become familiar with. My list of dogs that I want to add to our family just keeps growing. The Staffordshire Terrier, or Pit Bull, is definitely in the top five on that list and there's no doubt in my mind that some day there will be a bully in our critter crew.
I don't even have a Pit Bull, yet I wear one of my own Staffordshire Terrier Pit Bull dog breed pins quite frequently. It's a great conversation starter to do my bit at increasing awareness that this dog breed is the victim of myth and misnomer. That's photo of our artisan sculpture pin above. Gorgeous three dimensional detail, if I do say so myself.
If you have a Pit Bull dog lover on your holiday shopping list, this would be a unique, rare, thoughtful gift. If you're involved in bully rescue, this is a fantastic way to show your support for these fabulous dogs.
If you look at the little photo here on this blog that is my ID photo, you'll see me on a swingset glider with my grandpa's dog, Dinkle. Dinkle was a Staffordshire Terrier, my boon companion, and a pretty wonderful babysitter.