This could have easily had a bad ending if the pitbull in question weren’t friendly to strangers.
What are your thoughts on the video? Is it a stark divergence from your experience with your father growing up? Or the fathers of your friends?
Some men are never tested in their courage or protective instincts (or the lack of them), yet you just KNOW from other behaviors, where their sensibilities lie.
However this will sound, watching this video came at a peculiar intersection of my life where my own loyalty and love as a daughter is being tested. And it hit me at a primal level that for all his faults, my father was a MAN and protected me all my childhood. I wouldn’t wish any child to have the certainty the little girl in the video has: that her father would not come to her rescue, that her only defense is herself, even in his presence. What a lonely and miserable knowledge that must be!!
Does anyone else wonder where her mother’s judgement fit in any of this? This short video really made me think of the women I’ve known over the years who, for one stated reason or another, refused to allow their children unsupervised with their father. People are so quick to charge such women, some of whom must be discerning, with pettiness, vindictiveness, jealousy or some such. But some of those women MUST know that leaving their children with the fathers is worse than leaving them alone.