New Family Member

Elly Mae became a Howell family member on February 17, 2016, when my wife Mary Leigh signed her adoption papers from the Merit Pit Bull Foundation. We’d been fostering her for a little over a year. She’s a pretty girl, with her blue coat and white markings. People often admired her at the adoption events […]

Pit Bull as Metaphor

Meet Sam. He’s a rescue. The vet’s guess is he’s ten, a pit bull–Lab mix. He weighs 80 pounds. When a neighbor coaxed him off the streets of Fisher Park, where we live in downtown Greensboro, Sam weighed 43 pounds. His kidneys were shutting down. He had scars on his legs, shoulders, neck, and muzzle. […]