Google this phrase and you’ll get nearly 7,000 results. Pit nutters find this phrase useful as a response to any criticism of pit bulls, but they feel it is especially convincing and appropriate when used as a retort to a story about a pit bull attack, mauling or killing.
Nutters with their own blogs often attempt to elaborate a bit more about just why Petey is supposedly relevant to anything. As you read on, though, keep in mind that 2 popular TV shows in the 60s and 70s featured “friendly” bears. Gentle Ben ran from 1967 to 1969 and The Life and Times of Grizzly Adams ran from 1974 to 1978. The two series combined were comprised of 92 episodes and five 2 hour movies with no reported maulings, accidents or deaths caused by the bears.
Petey, the faithful dog on the TV show, The Little Rascals, was a Pit Bull. He spent countless hours with children day after day and never hurt anyone. – Courtesy of Sonnet Dashevskaya and Spindletop Pit Bull Refuge, Austin branch