Oh, Mrs. Wigglebottom, I Can’t Stay Mad at You

I was watching one of the animal cop shows on Animal Planet and the cop was talking about how the thing that especially disturbed him was how human the faces of pitbulls can look. It’s as if the way people treat pitbulls is saying something about what they think of humanity, especially those segments of humanity most people feel compelled to protect.

This picture of Mrs. Wigglebottom made me think of that. There’s something in her eyes–some kind of look of recognition and shared… I don’t know… something… obviously not humanity, but shared life that takes me aback. I’m looking at her, she’s looking back at me, it’s a moment of us-dom.


It’s hard to get good pictures of her because the camera makes a noise between when you hit the button and the picture is actually taken, so there’s plenty of time for her to move. Here she is caught in mid-lick. If you look closely, you can also see the white tip of her tail wagging.


2 thoughts on “Oh, Mrs. Wigglebottom, I Can’t Stay Mad at You

  1. Yes, I have a pitbull and can only stay mad at her for a day or so even after she tore apart my sofa. They’re way too sweet. Regarding trying to take them for walks, you should try a Halti. It’s the only way I can take mine for walks on a leash without having my shoulder pulled out of it’s socket.

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