Some people have a strong irrational dread of pit bulls. The majority of this dread is based on an antiquated assumption that these dogs are more aggressive, unpleasant, or dangerous than others and a lack of understanding of the breed itself. Despite the fact that most people who own dogs are aware that each dog has its own unique personality, there are still some people who cling to these outdated views and, as a result, stigmatize a whole breed.
Arjanit Mehana has lately observed a change in the attitude of a neighbor who had previously disapproved of his pit dog, Simba, despite the fact that this is still a prevalent problem in the world of pit bulls. However, everything changed as Simba came to her aid and saved her life.
Mehana, who lives in an apartment complex in Sweden, found out that his Swedish neighbors did not warm up to Simba very quickly. The fact that Simba is a pitbull causes many of Mehana’s neighbors to avoid him in the hallways, despite the fact that Mehana is aware that Simba is a lovely and well-behaved dog.
Mehana’s neighbor, an older woman who lived on the same floor as her, had a history of feeling nervous by Simba, to the point where she would become icy around him.
According to Mehana, who spoke with The Dodo about the incident, “He always attempted to welcome her, but she called him cruel and looked at him with horror.” She never warmed up to him despite the fact that he was of a “bad” breed.
The fact that Simba was calm, charming, and well-trained did not appear to disturb the older woman, nor did it appear to bother the majority of the other neighbors. Their mistrust was founded on a preconceived notion, and it was challenging for Mehana to witness how roughly other people dealt with his cherished dog.
During the time that Mehana was guiding Simba back to their apartment, everything underwent a transformation. They had just started to ascend the stairs when all of a sudden Simba stopped and began barking at them. He made a beeline towards the door of the elder woman. Mehana pulled on Simba’s leash, but he stood his ground and refused to move.
At that point, Mehana realized the reason why his dog would not enter through the front entrance. He stated, “I heard a shaky voice pleading for assistance.” She begged him to stay, saying, “Please don’t go.”
After observing that the door was propped open, Mehana went inside. When he went to investigate, he found his neighbor lying on the ground helpless and unable to move. She had fallen and fractured her hip, and for the past two days she had been lying on the floor. It was just in the nick of time that Simba had found her.
During the time that she was waiting for the ambulance that he had called for, Mehana and Simba sat with her. According to Mehana, what she actually said was “Thank you for hearing me.” “At first, I had the impression that she was addressing me directly. She responded, “No, not you; the sweet doggie,” to my question.
Mehana’s neighbors found out about the incident, and upon learning of it, they showered Simba with gifts even though the victim was still in the hospital at the beginning of December. Everyone who had an incorrect impression of Simba and his generous nature started to have a fresh perspective on him.