Pit bulls don’t get a lot of love from people because of their ferocious reputation. However, not all pit bulls are bad; some of them are true heroes.
Arjanit Mehana from Sweden owns a warm and friendly pit bull named Simba. However, Simba frightens some people, including Arjanit’s elderly neighbor who really doesn’t like the pit bull. Or rather, she didn’t like the dog, but has now completely changed her attitude after the hero dog saved her life.
Bored Panda spoke to Arjanit to learn more about Simba, how people have reacted to the dog’s heroic deed, and what people’s perceptions of pit bulls are.
“I have had Simba since he was 8 weeks old. Now he is 4 years old and is a happy little guy,” Simba’s owner explained and went into detail about what the dog loves to do. “He loves to eat Dentastix and of course what's on my plate. In the summer, swimming is one of the biggest favorites. Like running in the woods and playing with his dog buddies.”
The neighbor lives one floor below Arjanit and one day, when he and his dog were coming back home, Simba started barking and ran to the neighbor’s door. From inside the apartment, the pair heard the neighbor’s calls for help: she had collapsed on the floor and broken her hip. So Arjanit called the ambulance which took her to the hospital. If it wasn’t for Simba, the neighbor most likely wouldn’t have been found for a long time.
Arjanit told Bored Panda that he had no idea that the story about his doggo saving his neighbor would go viral. He said he only wanted to share some positive feedback about pit bulls with the world.
“People from different parts of the world have written and shared positive feedback,” he said.
According to Arjanit, he talked to one of his neighbor’s relatives and they said that she has been operated on and is now in recovery. He also confirmed to Bored Panda that his neighbor’s views about pit bulls have completely changed.
What’s more, Arjanit shared his views that it’s usually the owner, not the dog, who is at fault if the canine acts aggressively. “A labrador or a shepherd can be aggressive or kind and friendly as family dogs as any dog.”
“It is not the dog breed that is the problem, but usually the one holding the leash. Give pit bulls a fair chance,” Arjanit suggested.