It's been five months and change since we adopted Poppy. And still the most frequently asked questions we get are:
Q. What is she?
A. A mix of Staffordshire Terrier and Labrador Retriever, we believe. She was brought to a shelter not long after she was born, along with her mom and litter mates. They were all classified simply as Pit Bulls. So we assume her mom was more of a classic-looking Pit Bull, since a lot of shelters/rescues will try to avoid the stigma (and a nearby county's complete ban on the breed) and call pittie mixes literally anything else if they can. Her dad was probably a Lab or maybe Pointer or some other hodge podge, given the shape of her snout. I keep meaning to order a doggy DNA test for her.
Q. How is she with the kids?
A. Terribly vicious. An absolute nightmare. The things this animal will do for belly rubs will shake you to your very core.
(lolololol She's the gentlest sweetest thing and loves being around children, both ours and other people's. She's doing much better about jumping up since graduating from obedience school and will now greet you politely, although the entire back half of her body still vibrates with barely-contained PET ME PET ME PET ME excitement. She wouldn't hurt a fly, though one time she did eat a stink bug.)
Q. How is she with Beau?
Yeah, there's nothing but love there, too. And it's completely mutual. All aboard the U.S.S. Dogpile.