Paean to Pit Bulls (one week after Vick cancels Oprah)

Last week the blogs were abuzz with Michael Vick’s will-he-or-won’t-he-appear-on-Oprah drama. He ultimately backed out, but the show would’ve aired this afternoon.

You won’t get to sit through Vick’s mawkish “I love animals” act or hear heartrending accounts of his own suffering, but you do have a much more satisfying option: Watch John Shipe’s Pit Bull Blues . I’d have given a kidney to be on set during filming at the 1:35 mark.

And for an extra bonus: Check out Joshua-Paul Angell’s article on Pit Bulls and temperament tests. Technically, it’s not new news – Pit Bulls have been outscoring breeds like Golden Retrievers and Beagles for years. But it’s information worth remembering and spreading.