Now that THE BOLD & THE BEAUTIFUL’s Jacqueline MacInnes Wood (Steffy) has brought her beautiful baby boy home from the hospital, she wants to reassure worried fans that Rise is getting along just famously with the family pet. “When Ja’mie met Rise the first thing she did was gently lick his feet,” the proud mom reported on Instagram. “They have been inseparable ever since. She thinks he’s her baby. If he cries, within seconds, Ja’mie is there to check on him and give him sweet kisses. My heart melts.
“Pit bulls get such a bad rep,” Wood continued. “And sadly, people think they were bred to fight but in actuality, they were bred to watch over children. The ‘Nanny Dog.’ If you wanted to keep your children safe, the pit bull was the most faithful and loving dog of any dog breed, especially with children. They are strong and loyal and love children. If your child had a pit bull dog as a pet, you felt that they were safe. So what happened?”
In addition to her pic of Rise and Ja’mie, Wood included a few photos from the Good Old Days of small children posing happily with pit bulls. A longtime advocate for the breed, she urges people to blame the owner, not the breed, when a dog does something bad. “Ironically enough, it is the wonderful qualities of the pit bull that have attracted it to the ‘criminal element,’ which have victimized this wonderful breed of dog,” she declared. “The pit bull breed is strong and very intelligent. They are loyal and courageous. Their main goal is to please their owner. Yes, they look tough, but again, they have not been referred to as the ‘Nanny Dog’ for almost 100 years for nothing! At one time, the pit bull dogs were the most beloved dogs in England and the United States.
In fact, back in December, shortly after Christmas, Wood stirred up some concerned fans when she posted a photo of herself in bed with Ja’mie cuddled up to her baby bump. “Did your dog know you were pregnant?” she asked. “This little girl does. She won’t leave my side. Guess she’s getting me ready for motherhood.”
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This one loves curling up into Mommy’s tummy. 💤 Did your dog know you were/are pregnant? This little girl does.. she won’t leave my side. Can’t even take a shower without her crying at the door. Guess she’s getting me ready for Motherhood 😂🤷🏻♀️❤️ * * * * * * #33weekspregnant #dogsandbabies #pregnant #pregnancy #pitbulls #dogs #babies #holidays #doglovers #dontbullymybreed #pitbullsofinstagram
Plenty of fans have expressed their worries about the pit bull and the new baby in the comments on Wood’s Instagram, but the actress is eager to reassure everyone that there’s nothing to worry about. And she’s got the super-cute pics to prove it!
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