Turner the Pit Bull, Living Out His Life’s Purpose
Turner is a 7 year old certified therapy dog. He is pit bull breed. Turner had a rough start, requiring lots of love and positive training. Turner was fostered and then adopted by his “parents,” Jerilyn and Russ Newman, in May 2009. I had an interesting conversation with Turner a few months back that leads me to this weeks’ blog article.
Video from “Anderson Cooper” with the “Pit Boss”
So what does this mean? Was Turner predicting the future when he told me that he felt he could become more “famous?” No. The communication from Turner was that he was very much aware of his energy and that he has a certain purpose as a part of his journey in life.Turner has worked with camps and programs for developmentally disabled children, a summer camp for children with cancer, brownie troops, school programs, a senior rehab center, a library reading program and more. Part of his life’s purpose includes a “responsibility” to serve others and, as a result, to positively represent his breed. As many of us are aware, the pit bull breed that has been the recipient of some very undeserved negative publicity. Turner’s work includes having the spot light shone on him to draw attention to the many positive aspects of pit bull.