🦋 A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself 🦋
Kaira joined our family 8 months ago 🐶❤️. When I first saw the picture on the left 🤏🏽👀 in the advertisement I instantly fell in love. Her colors were unique, her face was to die for and the kennel (Catori Muraco) was reputable. I showed my parents, and decided there and then that she’d become a member of the family!
She is an American Staffordshire (Bull) Terrier/Staffy (also known as Amstaff here in Poland). A breed that is famously known as the “killer” dog used years ago for dog fights (unfortunately 😫🤷🏻♀️). While looking for a dog I was reading about and researching different breeds. I wanted a dog that wouldn’t be very big, with short fur (because I’m a little bit allergic), and that I’d like the look of amongst other things. The words that jump at you when you hear Amstaff are: agressive, dangerous, killer dog, etc. etc. 🙄🙄🙄. A very negative and unfortunate stereotype that was created due to their history. BUT things like that don’t really affect me and I never believe in everything that I’m told (one of many things I learnt on this journey), so the negative characteristics they’re tagged with didn’t make me say: “oh no I don’t want an Amstaff”. I started reading, watching videos and talking to breeders/owners. It was really hard to believe what I was hearing and seeing 😲. The main characteristic that kept coming up were friendly and sociable. Really? I thought, a “killer” dog friendly and sociable? 🙉 And boy isn’t that so true! Kaira follows us everywhere. EVERYwhere! I mean it. She can be deep asleep, but if any of us just move or open the door, she’s there! 😂🙉 She’ll be sleeping beside us for example when we’re sitting in the garden BUT if we just move, she’ll get up (barely being able to move, still half asleep, eyes barely opened 😴) and follow-it’s unbelievable, such a funny sight 😅😂! I have never seen that before, sometimes a dog wants to just go somewhere and lie on their own, BUT not an Amstaff 😆 always wants to be surrounded by people! ALWAYS! I mean it! What a great companion! So friendly and loves people is definitely true about this breed 💯!
So, who of the right mind would let a dangerous, “killer” dog near a child? 👇🏽 Did you know that they’re nicknamed the “nanny dog” nowadays? From a killer to a nanny… 🤯🤔 hmm, interesting!
If I was to describe this breed I’d use the words: friendly & sociable, loyal, intelligent, very stubborn! (maybe she gets that after me?! 😆🤷🏻♀️😜 the stubborn part especially haha 💁🏻♀️) BUT the main quality is bravery! I love that about her, and that’s exactly what I need on my journey to recovery 💪🏼She teaches me that 🏽…
Other than that having a pet is a MUST. Especially in my situation. I have so much love to give and without having a child or a partner (not just YET!) I can pour that love onto her and vice versa. She makes me smile everyday, doesn’t feel sorry for me or treats me differently (which I absolutely hate, so please never do that with anyone with a ”disability”) and loves unconditionally 🥰. A perfect friend for life! 🐶🙎🏻♀️👇🏽
🦋 Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen 🦋
Moral of the post? Don’t judge a book by its cover, don’t believe in stereotypes or in everything that you’re told, search for the answers yourself, a story always has two sides (ALWAYS), and don’t accept as true things that you’ve just heard- they are propably untrue/incomplete 👇🏽🏽 (for example: “he/she ia always complaining”… WHEN? WHY? WHAT HAVE YOU DONE ABOUT IT?… maybe due to childhood/traumas/life circumstances… dig deeper, get the complete story! Try not to judge.
🦋 The problem about stereotypes is not that they’re untrue, but that they’re incomplete. They make one story become the only story 🦋