A Pitbull, Unlike other Dogs such as German Shepeard, Or A Border Collie, is considered more dangerous to handle. But is it the absolute truth?
Pitbull owners will swear on their lives that with the help of a professional dog trainer, Their dogs are the sweetest and the cutest, and they will probably be right. This Story tells the unbelievable incident that happened to one old lady who adopted a Pitbull, and everything was great until a year later, her neighbors heard a scream...
An Inhumane World
You might haven't noticed lately, but we are living in a cruel world. Given that many people are doing good, there is a noticeable imbalance. We walk past many people who are in dire need of our help. We may walk past a beggar who needs our help.
Whether we are doing it intentionally or not, it is not acceptable the way we treat some people. Many organizations try and do their best to help those who are in need. But this is not sufficient as there are millions of people who still need help.
Animals never change
On the other hand, species other than humans do not change over time. When it comes to domestic animals like cats and dogs, they are always on their best behavior. Unless we attack them or threaten them in any way, they are the most loyal companions.
They do not betray your trust and they will protect you at all costs. Dogs put their own life at risk to save their owner's life. When someone said that dogs are a man's best friend, they sure made a point.
The kind of behavior we show towards the homeless is the same we show towards stray dogs. You know exactly what we are talking about, people generally tend to walk away from stray dogs.
They go days on the streets searching for food and water. They sleep outside in the rain, wind, or sunshine. Some people are kind enough to feed them once in a while. You may never know what kind of disease a stray dog has. It may also have ticks and other insects crawling all over them. No wonder they don't get pet by others.
The story of Valentina
A small town had a similar problem. There was a stray dog on their road that everyone was terrified of. They would usually ignore the dog and walk away from him because he was a Pitbull. On the other hand, was the kind and intuitive older woman who lived down the street.
The woman who goes by the name Valentina, lived by herself. She was quiet and mostly to her self. From a young age, Valentina had a love for dogs.
She was stopped by him
One day she was by herself, returning home from her trip to the supermarket. Suddenly, she saw a large dog waddling towards her and stopped right in front of her.
Valentina did not move from the place. If others were in her shoes, they might have walked away from the scene, but Valentina did not. She stood there and stared back at him. Both were looking at each other for at least a minute before anything happened.
A cold stare
Having always cared about animals, she tried to understand his expressions. The pitbull stood tall in front of her with a stern look on his face. She slowly started approaching closer to the dog. He was not in good condition but looked groomed enough.
Most of all, he was too thin from being starved for days. He stared into Valentina's eyes and tilted his head. In a way, he was trying to communicate with her. Not only was he silent and calm, but he wanted her to help him.
The Dog was hungry
She knew the look on this dog too well. Whenever a dog gets hungry, they make this kind of face. Valentina knew that he must not have eaten for days. She was not sure if he was an abandoned dog or born a stray.
Once Valentina asked him if he's hungry, he started wagging his tail swiftly. Almost like he understood every word she spoke, a faint smile appeared on his face. He moved closer to her and started sniffing the groceries she was carrying.
Following Valentina home
Valentina knew that this dog is harmless. His stern face may make others think that he is not approachable. But in fact, he was a wonderful and shy dog. She started worrying about the owner, who might have lost his dog. She held his chin and began speaking to him.
The more she spoke to him, the more he wagged his tail and looked into her eyes. Of course, she was not expecting the good dog to respond, but it was her way of letting him know that everything is going to be alright. She moved a bit ahead and called him. The dog promptly started following her home.
The next-door neighbor objects
Valentina did not turn back to see if he was following her because she could hear the happy dog follow her back home. She stopped in between to offer him fruit from her groceries, but he ignored this offer. Assuming that he might be shy, she kept walking till they reached home.
She was about to enter when her neighbor pulled his car into her driveway. He immediately took notice of the dog near her and did not get off his car. Like others, he was scared of the pitbull as well. With a scared look on his face, he told her to stay away from this free-roaming dog. You may never know how they would react, he said.
The shy pitbull
She assured him that she knew what she was doing. His concerns grew as there was no one else living with the woman. If he exhibited aggressive behavior and attack her, who would come to her rescue?
But Valentina dismissed these thoughts and took the dog in. She gave him a cozy corner to sleep in and went to fetch him some food. At first, the pitbull was shy. He would eat and drink limited food and water. Valentina tried playing with him, but he would stuff himself to the corner of his room.
He changed over time
Many days passed, and the pitbull was exhibiting the same behavior. Valentina adopted various strategies to make him less shy. After she was able to gain his trust, he did not shy away from playing with her.
He turned into an energetic and playful dog. He would pull her out of her seat and take her to the backyard for a quick spin. He adapted to the house and spent each minute there guarding the place when she was asleep.
With good food and company, the pitbull started growing his lost fur back. He returned to shape and no longer looked weak. He would eat his dog food at least five times a day and beg for more when Valentina sat to eat her own food.
She could not be happier by looking at his growth. Not only was he healed physically, but he healed mentally as well. He smiled all day long and helped Valentina picking the newspaper and clean up inside the house.
The search began
Valentina knew that she could not keep him forever. She printed out a few flyers and started passing them around the neighborhood. She enjoyed every minute with him, but what if the owner lost the dog and he accidentally came into her neighborhood?
Moreover, everyone in the neighborhood was scared of him and requested her to get rid of the dog. Her intention was not to get rid of him but to find his true owners. Many days passed, and there was not a single response to this poster.
Valentina was ignored
The thought of giving him up meant a lot to her. Considering the fact Valentina's family did not visit her much. They stayed in the city, and planning a trip to grandma's house was not a weekly affair.
Valentina was lonely and wanted this furry companion to be a part of her daily life. Her family did not abandon her but they did not spend enough time with her. She decided to adopt the dog officially and keep him close to her heart.
The bond grew stronger
What is noteworthy is that the dog never left her side. He would loyally follow her everywhere she went. In a way to protect her, he could even assist her by holding heavy items in his mouth. Valentina would tell him many stories throughout the day, and he would listen to her as if he understood every word she spoke.
Their bond grew stronger, and they soon became best friends. She did not name him all these days as she was not able to find something appropriate. She finally named him Base because of the sound he makes.
Judgment from the neighbors
His bark would be so loud that the bass tone of his it would be heard echoing through the streets. Thus she decided to name him Base. As much as she loved Base, people around started throwing shade at the older woman.
They first requested her to get rid of the dog, and when she refused to do so politely, they judged her every time she stepped out of the house. They thought that it was highly inappropriate for the woman to adopt such a large dog. Moreover, he was a stray, and they feared she might get attacked anytime.
Telling him more stories
But this did not stop Valentina from loving her favorite dog, Base. She ignored the comments of everyone in the neighborhood and decided to spend her final days with Base. Their understanding had increased as the days passed by.
Her favorite pass time during the day was sitting down with Base and telling him stories about her past. She stopped feeling lonely and considered him to be a blessing in her life. Day or night, Base was always around Valentina.
Quick bonding with the kids
After spending an entire summer and winter with him, Valentina's family decided to visit her. She spoke so much about her new dog that they were all eager to meet both of them. Her children decided to visit her along with her grandsons.
She prepared for their arrival by cooking their favorite food. She loved her grandchildren dearly and could not wait for them to meet Base. As expected, Base was able to get well with the kids in an instant. He was patient while they played with him in the house. The younger one even rode him, and he walked around the house and made him feel like the king of the house.
A trip to the river
Base was more than happy to be the center of attention in the house. After they spent many days playing inside the house, they got bored, so the two young boys wanted to head out to play next to a near river.
They had no intention to swim that day but enjoy a walk along the river. They wanted to take Base along with them, but Valentina did not approve of this. She was worried that he might get lost on the way or wander away to another place.
The kids were not only eager to bring Base along, but Base wanted to run and play by their side. But since Valentina did not approve of this, Base had to be tied at the backyard to avoid him from running to the river.
Valentina's youngest grandson was fascinated by the sparkling water and stepped in to touch the water. He loved the cold water flow across his feet, so he stepped further into the water. He bent down to grab a pebble from the river and slipped into the water!
The boy had no idea how to swim!
He did not know how to swim, so he could not keep himself from drowning deeper into the water. His brother was standing near the bank of the river and yelled out for help. Unfortunately, his older brother did not know how to swim either.
He was in tears and kept screaming at his brother to stay calm. If he was in the water any longer, he would drown completely. The river current was strong that day and pulled him into its path.
Valentina screamed! Did the dog attack her?
The unexpected happened at this time. Valentina started screaming at the top of her voice! The neighbors were waiting for this moment to arrive. They knew that the dog was bound to get aggressive at some point and attack her.
But this was not the case as Valentina saw Base chew himself out of his leash and ran to the river. He did not think twice to save his little buddy and jumped into the river like a brave hero.
Swallowing more water
He paddled his way across to the little boy and barked loudly as he approached him. The boy was swallowing more water at this time, and he lost all his strength to fight the current. It's almost as if Base knew exactly what was happening.
Only by hearing the scream of the boy, he was able to understand the situation. Lucky for Base, his body weight helped him reach the boy on time. The boy held on to him with all his strength, and they started paddling back to the bank.
The most hated dog in the neighborhood
The current was strong, and Base fought this as much as he could. He paddled his feat harder and harder till he reached the bank. By this point, the boy needed help. He had drunk a lot of water. The neighbors had arrived at the scene by then and helped both of them recover.
Everyone turned away this dog, but he was the only one who was able to save the boy. The same neighbor who told Valentine about the harm of keeping a stray dog arrived at the scene and congratulated the strong dog on his success.
Scared to face the dog
He later confessed that he heard several screams near the house. He did not do much but jumped out of his seat when he heard Valentina screaming. He was sure that Base had attacked Valentina.
He was scared to come out and confront the dog, fearing that he might be bitten in the process as well. He could not have been more wrong in this situation. He felt wrong for persuading Valentina to give up this wonderful dog.
Returning the favor by saving a life
After this day, Valentina swore to herself to never let go of Base. She remembered that some of the flyers were still up near the grocery store. After what happened today, Base choose to be a part of their family.
They were all shocked to see how bravely Base drew the boy back to safety. None of them would have been able to act this quickly. He was once a homeless and sick dog roaming around the streets, and after Valentina took him in, he returned the favor by putting his own life at risk.
The brave hero
The brave dog was cherished across the neighborhood. He was more than willing to sacrifice his life for her and her grandson. Valentina looked at him and smiled without saying a word. She had no words to speak, and all she wanted to do was to look into his eyes and thank him. Valentina wondered how Base broke free from the leash.
When she went back to check, Base had chewed his way out of the leash. Now the entire town loves to pay visits to Base and play with him. People may not return your kindness, but dogs always return the kindness by putting their life on the line if necessary.