I don’t think his route is near us.
But I wish it was.
I am speaking of a UPS driver who has a love for dogs and, like my Jeannie, loves Pit Bulls. The breed have got such a bad reputation for being aggressive and always fighting but the truth is that men have used a few of them as fighting dogs and trained them to be the way they are.
There’s more about the breed on WebMD and I just quote a small piece from the article.
Doberman pinschers, rottweilers, and German shepherds topped lists of dogs some considered dangerous in the not-too-distant past.
These days, pit bulls often make headlines and it’s rarely good news. If it isn’t about an attack on a child or a shooting by police, it’s a tale of neglect or abuse. The heat of such reports has forged a frightening image of the pit bull as having a hair-trigger temper and a lock-jawed bite.
But pit bull advocates and some experts say the dogs get a bad rap. They say the dogs are not inherently aggressive, but in many cases suffer at the hands of irresponsible owners drawn to the dog’s macho image who encourage aggression for fighting and protection.
Indeed, the ASPCA web site gives the breed an endorsement that could fit a golden retriever. It says, “A well-socialized and well-trained pit bull is one of the most delightful, intelligent, and gentle dogs imaginable.”
So back to that UPS driver. This is his story.
UPS Driver Has The Sweetest Relationship With All The Pups On HIs Route
“I know most, but not all, of the pitties by name” 🥰
By Caitlin Jill Anders
Published on 10/16/2020
For as long as he can remember, Scott Hodges has loved pit bulls. He used to have a pittie of his own, Sheba, but after 15 years she passed away in 2004.
Luckily, Hodges has been a UPS driver for the past 32 years, and gets to see pit bulls every single day as he goes along his route. He sees lots of animals on the job, including a very friendly pig, but he’s always had a particular soft spot for the pit bulls. He’s gotten to know them all over the years — and they love him just as much as he loves them.
“I know most, but not all, of the pitties by name,” Hodges told The Dodo.
Every day, as Hodges does his UPS route, he stops to say hi to his pit bull friends (and all the other dogs, too). They know who he is by now and are always waiting for him, because they know Hodges can always be counted on to give them love and treats.
“All the pitties on my route are friendly and I give them biscuits every time I see them,” Hodges said.
In order to keep track of all the pitties he sees, he takes lots of pictures …
… and probably has at least one picture of every pit bull on his route by now.
The pitties are of course always happy to see him …
… and some like to ham it up a little more than others.
Sometimes he takes pictures of the other dogs along his route too …
… but the pit bulls will always and forever be his favorites.
Hodges is lucky to get to work a job where he can see pit bulls every single day, and he never gets tired of stopping to say hi to all of his friends.
Scott has been a UPS driver for 32 years!
My guess is that he was pretty quick at welcoming pit bulls and one can presume that he has been kind and generous to these dogs for most of the 32 years.
I think this is a delightful story and one that I am so pleased was carried by The Dodo.