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April 8, 2007
“What kind of a dog is that?” Our answer always depended on the way the person had asked the question. In the beginning, we recited her entire (guessed) lineage: “beagle, Labrador, pit bull,” until Jeff and I began to realize that mostly people only heard the word pit, and shut right down from there. Before we got Faith, I never noticed how often news stories made sure you knew the dog who had attacked the child or the old lady was a pit bull. How often it became a shorthand for mean and vicious: “Pitbull in a skirt,” “Legal pitbull.”