CBS recently reported a positive Pit Bull story. The hero in this story is a six month old Pit Bull puppy named Cheyenne. She saved her owner Dave Sharpe from committing suicide. The United States Air Force veteran had served in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia where he survived two near death experiences. Like many veterans the effects of this took it’s toll on him. One day not wanting to suffer any longer he placed a loaded service pistol in his mouth. This is when Cheyenne his young Pit Bull came up and licked his ear.
“She came up behind me and she licked my ear,” Sharpe told the network of the low point he hit after returning. “And she gave me this look of, ‘What are you doing man, who’s going to let me sleep in your bed? Listen, if you take care of me, I’ll take care of you’,” Dave Sharpe said.
Cheyenne’s heroic act inspired her owner to reach out other veterans that suffer from PTSD. The non profit organization, Pets to Vets pairs shelter dogs and cats with vets to provide companionship. Cheyenne and Dave’s story is an example of how intuitive animals can be.
Dave said before he met his Pit Bull puppy he was out of control and started fights for no reason. It seems together the two are starting a different kind of fight. They are fighting to keep adoptable lovable animals out of the shelters and giving them to well deserving men and women that need a daily reminder that they are cared about. Animals, dogs in particular are exceptional at that task. As for a Pit Bull, well they are proving to many they are up for just that type of task.