Jasmine, Cory and Moose

May 26, 2011  

All types of people from all walks of life love pit bulls

Name: Jasmine and Cory Grimm
Age: 25ish
Occupation: Editor-in-chief, Full-time student

Moose is our pal first and foremost. In fact, he’s Cory’s best friend. Most mornings the little fatty bullfrogs down the hallway, dragging his legs behind him and talking the whole way down the hall. When he gets to our bedroom door, he waits for us to let him in and then he’ll come up on the bed, snuggle and wait for belly rubs. I don’t think that’s a bad way to start the morning.

Whenever I come home from work, my pal is always at the door with a toy, the remote or one of my slippers in his mouth, and he sings through his teeth when I come inside. He never sheds up anything, he just carries things in his mouth, and wiggles his butt all around the house. No matter how bad my day has been, I always feel like a million bucks as soon as I walk through the door and I’m suddenly transformed into the grand marshal of the puppy parade in my own house.

Moose is the kind of friend who makes me want to be a better person. He’s quick to lay his head on my lap when I’ve had a bad day, he always forgives me if I’ve said the wrong thing, and he gives back to the community.

I think our relationship is special because, first, he’s pretty much a local celebrity. He makes his rounds at Hospice of Lancaster County, domestic violence shelters, after school programs and the Humane League of Lancaster County. He–with just a few Moosey kisses and a couple of butt wiggles–shows others that pit bulls don’t live up to the negative hype and because others see this, he’s helping to lower the euthanization rate at the Humane League because more people are apt to foster pit bulls.

Our relationship makes me realize that he’s really dependent on me and because of that, it makes me want to take care of myself so I can take care of him better. He makes me want to do good things for the community, because if I do and he’s with me, he gets all the credit, which helps other pit bulls, too. And most importantly, our relationship is special because out of all of the great things he does–he’s just a dog. He’s just my dog. And I think that’s what makes him exceptional to me.

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Comments

4 Responses to “Jasmine, Cory and Moose”
  1. doglover says:

    Moose looks like a lot of fun!!! Great Article!

  2. StubbyDog says:

    @doglover Thanks, Moose is all about fun! Check out more Moose here: http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Moose-the-pit-bull-therapy-dog/125164940892672

  3. PamMcDowell says:

    Fantastic article and a great family. Jas and Cory have worked so well with him. Just goes to show what a little love can do.

  4. StubbyDog says:

    @PamMcDowell It sure does, thanks for your comments Pam.