Spirit in the sky, who watches over all animals: It is my prayer and my request that you grant greater understanding, and acceptance to humans; those who love us, and those who hate us.
That they will know how loyal we are, how brave we are, and how loving we are. Help them to accept us as a breed in whole, and not let the few tragedies shine brighter than the many great traits that we have.
And those who would kill me, let them know, I forgive them, even though I don't understand their hatred. And those who would beat me, let them know I still love them, even though it is not the honorable way.
Thank you for all the strong traits that you have given to me, and my breed. Help those to know that I stand for courage, strength, loyalty, and bravery. And as my master already knows, let those who would come against my family know that I would surely die defending them.
And just one last thing that I would ask: Let my master know, that if you should call me away, that I will wait patiently at those pearly gates until the one who chose me, comes home.
Thanks. Here are a few more I found and thought were fitting:
1) What Animal Do I Speak Of?
Their love is like no other; their heart is pure as gold. Yet while going on a friendly walk, they're faced with stares of cold.
They're so very close to human, in how they act and what they do. Unless you've known their devoted love, it's impossible to explain to you.
They are greatly more misunderstood, than any other breed. We tend to punish this loyal dog, instead of mankind's deeds.
They are always and forever clowns, with a wish for center stage. Yet while displaying this sense of humor, most people disengage.
They, oh, so want to make new friends, and run and jump and play. Yet when they happily approach, most people shy away.
Often I've seen children poke, or hop on for a ride. And when I felt they might get mad, they've only beamed with pride.
I've seen these children yank and pull, with nary a reaction. Yet media's not interested, unless they've put someone in traction.
They love to snuggle up real close, to give lots of loves and kisses. Yet they suffer more than any, from unfair prejudices.
What animal do I speak of, whose love is so unique? If you've truly known one, you know of whom I speak.
There is no creature on this earth who will ever make you merrier. The animal I do speak of, it's the American Pit Bull Terrier.
By Patty Letawsky
2) When I Got My New Dog
I asked for strength that I might rear her perfectly; I was given weakness that I might feed her more treats.
I asked for an obedient dog that I might feel proud; I was given stubbornness that I might feel humble.
I asked for compliance that I might feel masterful; I was given a clown that I might laugh.
I asked for a companion that I might not feel lonely; I was given a best friend that I would feel loved.
I got nothing I asked for, But everything that I needed.
3) A Pit Bull's View on Life
Never pretend to be something you're not. Everyone knows you are a 70 pound lap dog, so don't pretend that you are not.
If you have a stick in your mouth, you automatically switch to super overdrive, and will be compelled to run around like you are insane...
If your people won't let you on the bed, cry, whine and look pathetic until they do, and if they don't, jump directly on vulnerable parts when they are sleeping.
Be excessive, if they ask you to get a stick, bring back a tree, if they ask for a kiss, drench their face.
If someone seems to not want to be friends, follow them around, stare at them, bark at them, cry, and if they are sitting, sit directly on them, and kiss them until they can't breath.
Always sit where everyone is, and if they are in the same place, like the couch or bed, make sure to plop yourself in between them, and do not move.
If they try to move you, be stubborn, dig in your heels, and if they do move you, refer to the rule above.
If you want to add a little excitement to your life...chase something, the cat, squirrels, raccoons, see how your people come running and yelling. I have found that porcupines and skunks work exceptionally well, but don't ever catch them, or you'll end up in the bath tub or the vet's.
Baths are always bad, unless someone is already in there, or it's with the hose or the water gun they think is punishment.
Act as silly as you can when you do something wrong, and you should get away with it. The trick is to make them laugh...
Work that tongue of yours...let them come close enough and then surprise them with a lick "snake's style" right on the mouth!
Make sure to always go for the most comfortable couch in the house... even if it is already occupied. Same thing goes for your favorite lap.
When it's in your best interest, always practice obedience, keeping a keen eye on the hand that holds the treat, unless there is something more interesting within 100 yards, then ignore everyone and focus entirely on the more interesting person/dog/thing to the point of reaching a trance state.
Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be pure ecstasy and prompt you to produce copious amounts of drool to leave on all interior car windows.
Never miss the opportunity to cuddle with a loved one...