Dogs are the best – without any doubt.
This story is just another firm proof of their awesomeness. Dogs will love and fight for the people who are good with them and show them affection.
Robert McGowan was convinced of that loyalty in a rather terrifying manner. One night, he was at home hanging out with two dogs that he had adopted from a shelter only a few days before.
The two pit bulls, called Ellabelle and Ladybug, were enjoying the company of their friend, happy that they are not in the shelter that night!
Pit bulls are widely regarded as “naturally aggressive,” but the truth is, they are sweet and caring. Actually, pit bulls like Ellabelle and Ladybug are usually quite afraid and reserved coming from shelters. McGowan told about them:
“They’re very docile and timid. They’re not aggressive at all.”
Yet, the lives of Ella and Ladybug before McGowan were not that great at all.
The two of them had suffered abuse and were mistreated, without proper care – totally opposite of the loving treatment they now received from McGowan. They had even been passed over at the shelter because people didn’t want a breed like theirs.
However, McGowan’s decision to adopt the pair most probably saved his life! It was just another regular evening, and he was in his garage, sitting on a chair near his car. Sitting there, he left his garage door open, to get some fresh air from outside. Out of nowhere, four men entered inside and started attacking McGowan.
“One just punched me straight in the eye. I was knocked off my chair.”
Yelling for the keys to his car, the men continued to beat Robert. Understandably, it’s not easy to use your brain properly when your head just got hit. He tried to respond, but the attackers were getting anxious. Eventually, McGowan told them the keys were inside the house.
The robbers weren’t aware that there was something else in the house waiting for them… TWO something else’s, actually.
Immediately after they opened the door, the girls went on the attack! They chased the robbers away and rescued their staggered friend.
“They chased them out. My girls ran into the garage and stood over me. They stood there barking, making it clear that no one was going to hurt me anymore. The four people took off.”
Unbelievably, McGowan only suffered a black eye in the unpleasant event. Pit bulls aren’t aggressive by nature, but like any living creature (humans included), they will stand for what they care about! They surely would not let four random people harm the man who was treating them nicely, with care, love, and affection!
If that isn’t a great reason to get a rescue, what is?
McGowan explained it quite precisely:
“They are rescues. Unwanted dogs. They saved my life. Please consider adopting a rescue. They might save your life too.”
Indeed, this is one amazing story!