Where She's Not Welcome by Patrick Hickey

A “pit bull” wearing a pink collar looking down main street of a small town. She is feared and discriminated against because of what she looks like. She is a victim of the media which portrays her as a vicious killer even though she was the one thrown from a car on a freeway when she was 5 months old.


  • Joshua Potter
    Joshua Potterabout 6 years ago

    She looks like my dog. Everyone is afraid of her but she is so sweet to everybody she meets. She plays very gentile with her kitten. This shot is very sad.

  • Tracy DeVore
    Tracy DeVoreabout 6 years ago

    This reminds me a lot of our Miska. Such a sweetie, and so tarnished by a reputation she had no control over. Lovely, thought-provoking shot, Patrick.

  • Thank you. We have experienced the prejudice of BSL first hand. We were ignorant of it until we were adopted by our Maple. Now we try and do everything we can to fight it.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • TimADeVore
    TimADeVoreabout 6 years ago

    Great thought provoking shot and Tracy is right, looks just like our dog Miska from the back. They are such sweet dogs.:)

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic….I absolutely LOVE this.

  • Thank you. I appreciate you stopping to look and comment on my work.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • Susanne Correa
    Susanne Correaalmost 6 years ago

    OMG you just have to read This
    wonderful shot, but sad

  • Thank you. I have a very definite opinion on BSL and am happy to share it. That is a very informative forum post and I have an addition of my own.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • Cheri Perry
    Cheri Perryalmost 6 years ago

    What a great set of words you have chosen for this image. I am glad you have joined our group Paws n Claws What Susanne has referred you to is truly something you need to visit. Please, include feel free to speak your peace there (or in any of the forums). You will truly love reading that forum and many others we have put on display for all to read. We look forward to hearing from you.
    Excellent image you have chose with your words. :)

  • Thank you very much for the welcome and for the kind comment. I will definitely add to the forum.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • JamieGreen
    JamieGreenalmost 6 years ago

    Great PoV Patrick, and I agree. I think bad dogs are made by bad owners. Most are loving when loved . Just because a dog looks “hard” doesn’t mean it is.

  • Thanks Jamie. Just trying to do my part to help enlighten the masses.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savillealmost 6 years ago

    She looks like an angel. :))

  • Thanks. She really is an angel. Her wings are a bit ruffled and her halo has been chewed a little, but she’s the best!

    – Patrick Hickey

  • Michael Kienhuis
    Michael Kienhuisalmost 6 years ago

    A Ripper!

  • Thanks so much. Always appreciate comments.

    – Patrick Hickey

  • Chris Snyder
    Chris Snyderover 5 years ago

    What a poignant shot. So sad but true.

    I work with a fostering organization and fortunately we do foster pitties. But, there are so many abused and neglected members of this breed out there. I agree completely with you about BSL’s. I have four of my own.

  • Thanks. My wife and I volunteers with a couple of pit bull rescues here in Missouri. They are a very misunderstood and mistreated group of breeds.

    – Patrick Hickey

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