Are pit bulls cuddly, misunderstood family pets or monstrous killing machines that should be barred from city parks?
Assuming you subscribe to one of the above philosophies, there's an event specially tailored to your needs.
First, the pro-pit rally:
Back by popular demand, BullsEye Dog Rescue is hosting its third annual Pit Bulls on Parade event on Saturday, August 20 at Riverdog Canine Coaching in Issaquah.
. . . the day's festivities will include demonstrations in weight pull, agility and fly ball, and a chance for the public to try these activities with their own dogs. The event will culminate with a parade of adoptable Pit Bulls from shelters and rescues throughout the Puget Sound region.
Pit Bulls on Parade is essentially a chance for a bunch of pit-bull owners to show their dogs doing all the things that "normal" dogs do: Playing fetch, walking on a leash, not biting people--things they do quite often, though one might not know it from the news coverage that abounds any time one snaps.
As organizer Amanda Hoffman points out, pit bulls are "smart, athletic and downright goofy - a far cry from the image ingrained in many people's minds. . ."
Another rally, meanwhile, is scheduled for a week-and-a-half later on Sept. 1 and will involve a completely different take on the breed.